This is what Princesslullaby, CuteDiana, PpgBelle4, and JonnaSe
think Ariel's princess list would be.
Ariel would find Cinderella boring. She's too calm, rooted, and subtle in her humor. She doesn't have anything to relate to her. Cinderella doesn't have any grand discoveries or outbursts, which Ariel would love. Ariel is easily distracted and hard to interest, so Cinderella wouldn't hold her attention. She wouldn't get excited about her descions or anything. Ariel wouldn't get involved nor relate to Cinderella's story.
Basically it's the same for Cindy. Ariel would love a more adventurous, rebellious, risk-taking princess, and Snow White isn't that. But she would at least entertain her more than Cinderella. Ariel would find a cuteness appeal with Snow White, and would find some scenes of her funny and entertaining, but that's about it.
Ariel would admire her for sure and respect her for working so hard for her dream, but other than that there's no common ground. She would love Tiana's determination (this is the one thing they share), but would find her pretty boring otherwise. Ariel would prefer a princess that goes through some sort of great transformation in personality and Tiana is the same girl by the end. And Ariel would also find Tiana a stick in the mud.
Aurora would for sure be Ariel's favorite of the classic Disney Princesses. She'd love Aurora's dreaminess and romantic attitude, and especially the scene where Aurora dances with the owl. And a few of Aurora's witty remarks, she would love it. Ariel would also relate to Aurora's restlessness. But then she wouldn't understand why Aurora would choose to go with the fairies instead of sneak out after Phillip. Ariel would love Aurora's romantic personality, and dreaming for her prince and stuff, but she would be like 'ARE YOU CRAZY ? GO WITH PHILLIP ! FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!'
Ariel has a strong desire to be an adult, so she'd admire Pocahontas' strength and womanliness. She'd love Pocahontas' daring, playfulness, and sneakiness. But Pocahontas doesn't have a fiestiness Ariel would love. But she wouldn't agree with Pocahontas' decision to let John Smith go, especially after working so hard for him.
Ariel would find Belle very interesting, and would relate to her longing for adventure, and would like how strong minded she is. Ariel could relate to Belle to being the odd one out and not fitting in. I think she would like Belle for being non-conformist and firm in what she believed in. Ariel would even like or understand why Belle stayed with her father, because Belle and her father are close. But other than that, perhaps wouldn't relate to her or enjoy her personality as much as the ones above, and wouldn't particularly admire her.
Ariel would admire how she didn't know that much about the "ouside world" yet she knew she had to get out of the palace, and that she actually did it. She would love Jasmine for her firey personality, how bold she is and how she is not afraid to take a stand. Ariel would find her funny for her sassy attitude and cleverness.
Ariel would really love Rapunzel's personality, and would equate her discovery of the world outside her tower to her discovering the human world. She would understand her longing and obsession for the lanterns, because it's like how she knew the human world was where she belonged. She would get a sense of excitement just seeing Rapunzel's excitement.
There's a lot of things Ariel would like about Mulan. First off, Ariel would relate to Mulan not fitting in, thinking she belongs as someone else. She would love Mulan taking this huge risk and going off into the army, and proving to everyone that she could do it on her own. Ariel wants to be seen as an adult, so she would admire Mulan's transformation from a nervous, awkward underdog girl to a confident, calm woman. She would love Mulan's determination and how she never gives up, even when she has the opportunity for an easy escape.
Up next: Rapunzel!