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After Every Storm


There is a

See how we've adapted old services & created a brand new Mermaid Shop & Play Experience not just to meet new guidelines, but to make sure you all feel safe & at home in our little wonderland!

Once Upon An Island Mermaid Shop for Children on Balboa Island

Walk in to meet a mermaid ANY day & Transform into a real mermaid with one of our most popular services, Neverland Mermaid Play!

Original & empowering Princess stories!

Feel good about introducing your little ones to our original princess charactersDerived from the classic fairy tales you know and love, but told from the perspective of mermaids! Focused on modern and empowering themes for girls like friendship and adventure!

Read our original fairy "tails" here!



Incredible Birthday Parties!

One-stop-shop all inclusive packages make it simple for mom, and unforgettable for all!

Spring & Summer Camps

Earn your fins at our famous "Mermaid Academy"

"Every child (and adult's) dream come true. A flawlessly executed, high end experience with both child and adult in mind!"


Intimate Princess Experiences

Spend a special day with your favorite princess one-on-one or grab a group of your besties for tea parties, story times, makeovers, dress up, mermaid beach play and more! 

In-Home events

Mermaid Pool parties (including swimmable fins) Special character visits and more!

More than just birthday parties!

Every day should be magical, they're only this age for a short time! Swim in to turn into a mermaid in our magical Jellyfish Salon with a Neverland Mermaid (our daily walk in service!), schedule a playdate with friends, celebrate accomplishments, or just spend special time with mom - there's always a reason to come in and play. We celebrate imagination everyday!


"The ladies & gentlemen dedicated to perfecting every detail of the adventure and experiences of your children are truly gifted individuals..."

(see full review here)

—  Becca Lecou Cardenas, 1/1/2018

Once Upon An Island does not provide or represent copyrighted or licensed characters. All characters are original representations of classic, public domain characters, and or parody versions based on new and original versions of classic fairy tales of various origin.