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Walt Disney World Orlando Sights

Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid

  • Amusement Park/Water Park

Updated 04/17/2015

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The shipwreck theming, craggy grotto rockwork, waterfalls, lagoons, and magical landscape of this attraction draw you into Ariel's world long before you board a giant clamshell for a journey under the sea. As you wend your way through the long queue, you'll see starfish embedded in rocks, a sandy beach, palm trees, sea-grape plants, and other authentic seaside touches. Once inside the cavern beneath Prince Eric's Castle, you can join in an interactive game that plays out around every corner starring Scuttle the seagull and his animated crab pals. Through a cave portal, you'll enter the castle's stone hallways, where you hop aboard a clamshell ride vehicle and, thanks to cold air and light effects, feel the sensation of descending under the sea. You'll float past animated and Audio-Animatronic scenes from The Little Mermaid film, including a Broadway-style "Under the Sea" number with Sebastian conducting the undersea orchestra. There are fish conga lines and ominous scenes starring

villainess Ursula but, of course, a fairy-tale ending is in store featuring Menken-Ashman show-stopper "Kiss the Girl." Most children love this ride, but some tots are afraid in the dark Ursula scene. For people with disabilities : Guests in scooters must transfer to a standard wheelchair to ride; equipped for handheld captioning and audio description. You can get a FastPass+, but you'll miss the fun of the interactive stand-by queue.

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Fantasyland, Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, United States

Sight Details:

  • Duration: 7 mins. Crowds: Absolutely! Audience: All ages.

Updated 04/17/2015


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