New Ride: The Little Mermaid – Ariel Undersea Adventure
This Disney attraction was inspired by the movie, The Little Mermaid – Ariel Undersea Adventure. The Little Mermaid’s Ariel Undersea Adventure is actually a thrilling ride that takes guests into the undersea world of Ariel. The Little Mermaid’s Ariel Undersea Adventure is the newest ride in Disney theme park. While the California Adventure’s Little Mermaid’s Ariel Undersea Adventure ride was opened to park visitors in June 3, 2011, the one in Fantasyland at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom was opened for business at December 6, 2012.
The quirky underwater adventure begins when guests board pale, clam-shaped boats that will take them to the underwater world of Ariel and her friends. The departure point for this adventure is a 86-foot-long Victorian style building decorated with beautiful hand painted murals that describes the major characters in the adventure.
During the journey into the underwater world of Ariel and her friends, guests will find virtually all their favorite characters from this classic movie along the way. Ariel, Prince Eric, Scuttle, Sebastian, Flounder, and Ursula – the wicked witch which has a height of 7.5 feet and a width of about 12 feet – are some of the famous characters guests will encounter during this adventure.
A ride on the Little Mermaid’s Ariel Undersea Adventure will re-create some of the scenes from the movie and make guests to feel like they are part of the Little Mermaid Film. During the exhilarating trip to Ariel’s under-the-sea world, guess will have an up close and personal view of Ariel falling in love, Ariel regain her legs, Ariel losing her voice, and Ariel winning the prince during the musical contest.
The stylish Little Mermaid Ariel’s Undersea Adventure ride features world class audio animatronics characters, energetic songs, and absorbing special effects that convey guests to the scene of the Little Mermaid Film. Almost 200 audio-animatronics figures can be seen during the course of this adventure. Of these 200 animatronics figures, 128 of them occur at under-the-sea scenes alone and 50 of these 128 figures are starfishes. Ursula, the wicked undersea witch, is the largest of all the animatronics.
The various songs that make up the soundtracks of the original film are also part of this Disney attraction. Guests will enjoy the melodious tune of the Oscar winning “Under the Sea”, “Kiss the Girl”, “Part of Your World”, and “Poor Unfortunate Souls” during this thrilling adventure. Guest that are well acquainted with the movie will recognize the voice of Jodi Benson (Ariel) and Pat Carroll (Ursula) as from the songs rendered by the animatronics during this pleasant journey.
A ride on the Little Mermaid’s Ariel Undersea Adventure is breathtaking and awe-inspiring. It’s an absolute must for any young girl visiting the park. Creating this awesome adventure was not cheap. With a cost of over $100 million to construct, it’s worth the wait in line for the experience for the whole family.