Tuesday, November 25, 2014
25 years ago, 'The Little Mermaid'.....
On Nov.17,1989, Disney's "The Little Mermaid" premiered in theaters, charming audiences with the tale of a young mermaid who dreams of life on land as a human. Based on a Danish fairy tale first published in 1837, the animated movie quickly gained popularity with the score by Alan Menken, who won an Academy Award for best Original Music Score.
This animated classic has inspired many past and current offerings at the Disneyland Resort. Ariel's Grotto first opened in 1996 at the former site of the Monsanto House of the future in Disneyland Park, allowing Guests to take photos with Ariel at her throne. The location was renamed Triton's Gardens in 2001 when the Ariel's Grotto character dining location opened in Disney California Adventure Park. (In 2008, Triton's Gardens was rethemed to Pixie Hollow.) Ariel continues to greet Guests at Ariel's Grotto restaurant and Fantasy Faire.
During the recent expansion of Disney California Adventure Park, Ariel got her own attraction, The Little Mermaid- Ariel's Undersea Adventure. And Guests can also see their favorite undersea friends in "Fantasmic", Mickey & the Magical Map," "World of Color" and Mickey's Soundsational Parade."
When my daughters were young, they Loved Ariel and we even had 2 cats, Ariel and Eric....Dr Lee