Thursday, March 27, 2014

Journey of the Little Mermaid at Walt Disney World

New Fantasyland opened late 2012 in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, and, arguably, the main attraction in this beautiful area is "Under the Sea, Journey of the Little Mermaid."

Please note, I will be taking us under the sea, looking at the queue and several scenes from the attraction itself, so if you want to be surprised, please read no further! Our adventure begins outside the castle...

...and continues into some nearby caves...

...where we find treasure... well as other, not pictured surprises! I don't want to give away ALL the fun! We continue under the castle...

...and out into our loading area, the docks, to take us fathoms below!

We board our clam mobile. This ride vehicle is very similar to the vehicles in The Seas with Nemo and Friends, so I am assuming it is an all ages ride with no restrictions.

A neat effect takes us underwater, and we begin to see Ariel's journey to meeting her prince, and becoming human. "Look at this stuff, isn't it neat?"

We are treated to the hit songs from the beloved cartoon, "under the sea."

The ride isn't without a villain, as all good tales should have a good protagonist. We come upon Ursula singing about "poor unfortunate souls."

Prince Eric is urged by Sebastian to "kiss the girl."

To be honest, the scene that comes next, where Ursala is done in, is a little lacking, in my opinion, but at least we have a strong finish featuring King Triton and Sebastian.

And finally the happy couple.

At the end of the day, this is just a dark ride, but one done on a large, and more wondrous scale, and is a delight for the entire family.

Portions of this article were originally posted on the Tips From the Disney Diva Blog, where Nick is a contributing writer.


  1. i love this ride..the colors, the dancing fish, the music..the happy ending!

  2. I haven't been on it yet so I scrolled the photos quickly! Can't wait to try it out.

  3. This is definitely in my bucketlist! And I love the Ariel figurehead :)


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