This Disney California Adventure Park major attraction not only is a new spectacular jewel in the transformation of Paradise Pier, but it will be one of the most heartwarming attractions ever to sing its way into guest's hearts-another great reason why this will be a "soundsational" summer at the Disneyland Resort.
From the moment guests enter the queue, they will be serenaded by a medley of songs from the 1989 blockbuster," The Little Mermaid," one of the most beloved Disney films of all time.
Scuttle, the seagull, will greet guests as they pass throuh the broken hull of a shipwreck before they enter Ariel's Grotto and go under the sea to become part of Ariel's world on the ocean floor. Imagineers are especially proud of Ariel's hair as her mane has been animated to appear underwater, suspended and floating, similar to how her hair is always in motion in the film.
Ursula, the evil sea witch, plays a big role in the story. Ursula's Audio-Animatronics figure is 12 feet wide and 7.5 feet tall. She is designed with a squash and stretch function in her torso so that she can bounce along with the music, making her even more bewitching.
Innovative technological advancements and clever special effects help bring this new attraction to life. It is immersive, involved and full of characters from the film. The experience is about fun and the hope is that guests will exit the attraction with huge smiles on their faces...or tears of joy.
...The attraction experience is approximately 5 1/2 minutes from the time guests load the clam shell to the time they exit the clam shell
...If King Triton looks familiar atop the attraction's main archway, it's because this is the same Triton who once appeared near "The Little Mermaid" meet-and-greet area in Fantasyland
...This attraction also will be included in the new Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort where it will be called "Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid," opening at a later date
...There are 184 Audio-Animatronics characters in the attraction, including the spinning starfish
This is an "amazing" attraction,it's worth the wait...DR LEE