Welcome to Sam’s Disney Diary Episode #5 — The Little Mermaid: Ariels Undersea Adventure
As the excitement and anticipation of the Walt Disney Wrold Magic kingdom New Fantasyland continues, we can get a sneak peak at one of the new attractions with a quick visit to Disneyland Resorts California Adventure.
Originally planned for Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Worlds Magic Kingdom in the mid 1990s, “The Little Mermaid” dark ride was “Shelved”. Researching the history of the attraction I uncovered some very interesting things, including the virtual ride through of the “attraction never build” on the 2006 DVD version of the Little Mermaid.
The Little Mermade Attraction was revived when the Disney California Adventure and WDW Magic Kingdom expansions where announed. The DCA version of the attraction opened on june 3, 2011 replacing the Golden Dreams Theater and the WDW version will be part of the fantasyland expansion phase 1, to open in 2012.
While the rides will be almost identical the attraction in Florida will have a much more elaborate theme as the Queue will lead to Prince Eric’s castle. Hope you agree the attraction looks to be well worth the wait..
Hope you enjoy my quick history and ride through of the attrction…