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Once Upon An Island opened in 2015 with a mission to create unique character experiences and everyday magic on a more intimate level.

No lines waiting to greet your favorite character for only a few minutes.

At Once Upon An Island, we invite you to sit down for tea with your favorite princess, or swim into our magical salon to turn into a mermaid or princess yourself!

Once Upon An Island remains the only daily, small venue character experiences in Southern California. Both a destination of its own for travelers and a regular celebrity favorite, Once Upon An Island is an experience all it's own full of unique and imaginative play opportunities daily!

Swim in today for a magical play date, or to plan your next magical birthday party!

We are open for play 7 days a week by appointment

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Mermaid Experiences 

Swim in ANY day to meet a real Neverland Mermaid & transform into a mermaid yourself! Even your favorite princesses can turn into mermaids too!

Great for a fun day out, or a great way to "shellebrate" a special day!


Princess Experiences

Intimate, magical one-of-a kind!

Makeovers, dress up, tea parties, mermaid beach play and more make our princess experiences a true dream come true.

One-on-one, or with a small group, princess experiences are perfect for an intimate celebration or just a fun, special day!

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All-Inclusive Birthday Parties

From character entertainment and stunning high end decor to food and drink, dress up, makeovers and more! Our All-inclusive parties are the crème de la crème! 

Magical memories to last a lifetime.. and no stress for mom!

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Traveling Characters

Our incredible characters from Mermaids to Pirates to Princesses can come to YOU wherever you are to make your event extra magical!

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