Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid, a dark ride in Fantasyland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
Written by Robert Niles
This Omnimover dark ride takes you on a musical tour through Ariel's undersea world. The ride itself is a copy of The Little Mermaid ride at Disney California Adventure, but with a much more elaborate and somewhat interactive queue, themed to Prince Eric's Castle.
I do not understand how this ride has only ranked 7 thus far, it is one of the best rides there!!! The animations are truly awesome,and if you have a child that enjoys colors, music, and under the sea adventures I recommend this ride. My son and I only waited 30 minutes at most to get on the ride ( that was in January). There is a lot to see while you wait in line as well. - Meg T.
Very good new addition to Fantasyland. Its a retelling of another Disney classic The Little Mermaid. ITs a very fun and relaxing ride thats definately worth the wait. - Justin Knight
This ride is a great addition to the fantasyland ride list. It fits right in with the quality of the Winnie-The-Pooh ride and the Peter Pan ride and with the closing of the Snow White ride, this makes the Little Mermaid a fitting replacement. As I said in my review of Enchanted Tales with Belle, this attraction will become a classic over time. - Justin Kermgard
Besides the colorful nature and loud music, this is a mixture of all fantasyland rides put together. When will WDW build a unique ride that doesnt go round and around. - B Higgins
7/10. New Fantasyland is amazing and having a new ride is great, I enjoyed my time on Under the Sea. - Nick Dakuginow
It was absolutely beautiful. The attention to detail both in the queue and on the ride is spot on. The digital crabs in the queue were fairly entertaining and the kids will love it. The ride itself and the technology incorporated impressed me. Ursula's animatronics were creepily good. It tells the story very well, for those rare few who havent seen the movie shouldnt get too confused. Overall, two thumbs up! - Iris Hernandez
The approach to the attraction is very impressive. The ride was at a walk on both times I rode, so I found it easy to stop, enjoy the environment and let people pass by. The ride is very impressive. What I liked most about it was how much I felt like I was in the movie. The grotto where she keeps her human stuff, The Under the sea room, Ursula's cauldron, The Kiss the Girl area are all exactly as I remember them from the movie. They also use very advanced annimatronics - especially Ursula and the Sebastian figures. That said, there are also a LOT of static (fish along left wall as you enter Under the Sea) figures which, because of how great the animation looks, really stand out. I give it a solid D-Ticket status. Most amazing of all - it DOES NOT DUMP into a gift store! What?!?! I know! - Rob McCullough
It's somewhere between Mansion and Winnie the Pooh. It's a classic dark ride that was made big, so don't go in expecting your mind blown but rather a cool long ride. What is commendable is the outstanding queue that perhaps is more impressive than the ride itself. - Skipper Adam
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