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Little Mermaid at Disneyland

edited June 2011 in Disney
Anyone seen the new ride at Disneyland yet? I'm dying to hear about it. http://bit.ly/kOs21g

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  • I rode it last week--it's very cute! The all the big scenes in it are based around the musical numbers, so it's a nice showcase of the score. As usual, I think humans are more difficult to depict than other, more "cartoony" characters, so Ariel herself looks a little bit off to me, but Ursula is wonderful and the big "Under the Sea" room is terrific and detailed.
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    The interstitial bits are great at providing atmosphere and showing off different parts of the story. I hope Howard would have enjoyed it!

  • Thanks for the update. I hope to get out there to see it myself eventually.
  • edited June 2011
    Had the good fortune to attend the opening day events for Ariel's Undersea Adventure! What a thrill seeing the musical numbers from the film come to life in Disney animatronic fashion! Here are a few shots I took:

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    Here's a little panorama of the event area...
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    Jodi Benson singing "Part of Your World"...
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    Sherie Rene Scott doing "Poor Unfortunate Souls"...
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    Queue for Ariel's Undersea Adventure...
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    "Kiss the Girl" scene with Eric and Ariel..
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    Mermaids in the pool at the Disneyland Hotel afterparty!
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  • Great photos. Thanks for posting!
  • I was just about to post a thread about Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast (also, Aladdin) in the Disney Parks, but luckily I decided to look through the existing threads before I did so since this mostly seem to fit! :)

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    I recently visited Disney World's New Fantasyland and I was just hoping to start a discussion about the Under the Sea-ride and just the way the movies Howard worked on are present in the parks overall. I don't know if anyone else have been, but I really enjoyed it.

    Personally, I really loved the Under the Sea/Journey of the Little Mermaid/Ariel's Undersea Adventure ride, I'm a big sucker for dark rides and I thought it was really wonderful and I loved how much focus the music had in it. Honestly, seeing my childhood favourite movie like that made me a wee bit emotional. I agree with @jnyama on the human designs though. While I liked them for the most part (they WERE very pretty), I feel like the designs on e.g. the Snow White-ride are better as Ariel seemed very rubber-y in comparison.

    We also got a chance to see Voyage of the Little Mermaid at Disney's Hollywood Studios, which was very nice too. I loved the visuals especially for that one, and it made me really want to see the Mermaid get up on Broadway again - hopefully if the visuals in the Dutch production work out, they'll bring it back at some point.

    In addition, we saw the Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage!-show which was nice enough. I thought the way it was cut down seemed a bit fragmented, though I suppose that everyone who goes to see it has already seen the movie and can fill out the blanks for themselves.

    New Fantasyland in general has a huge Little Mermaid/Beauty and the Beast focus, which made me happy. It's really cool hearing a twenty-something year old guy you don't know sing the lyrics to "Gaston" very loudly while sitting in Gaston's Tavern.

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    Side-note: sorry that this got incredibly long, as I said I originally intended it as a thread-starter. ;)
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