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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.

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Posted: December 16, 2013

You'll ride in clamshell-shaped seats through Ariel's undersea world, enjoying the music of Sebastian the Crab, then escaping the lure of Ursula the Sea Witch in this abbreviated retelling of Disney's animated hit The Little Mermaid.

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70 votes, so far

Typical dark ride but glad it's there 8/10 - Owen Scott

So, not as amazing as it could be (not necessarily should be). In many ways, it's as charming as most older Disney dark rides. However, just because it's an omnimover ride system, I think manu have the unfair expectations of a ride as grand as Mansion or Pirates. - Ringmaster A

You closed Snow White's Scary Adventures but opened THIS. Shame on you Disney! - Angela White

I wish I could rate this ride higher... I was really holding out hope that it would be something a little different. I thought that the audio animatronics were beautiful, and of course, I love the story of the Little Mermaid, but it left me wanting more. It is an improvement over Nemo, so that is something and the queue is pretty. - Michelle Morgan

Wonderfully themed queue and great animatronics. Mostly the best-of scenes from the movie. - Aaron McMahon

When the outside it better then the inside you are doing something wrong. The master story tellers at Disney fail to come up with an original story with original music but rehash the original story in 4 minutes in a mediocre ride that looks like it could have been made in the 80's. It's sad. - O T

I enjoyed this ride. The queue is beautiful, and I don't think the ride itself deserves some of the bashing that it has gotten. I think it's well done, minus a few major flaws... (uh, Ursala's death?). I think it's a very worthy addition to the Fantasyland line up. - Bryce McGibeny

The queue and show building are one of the most beautiful and detailed of any Disney attraction. Considering WDW's penchant for cost-cutting and penny-pinching, I'm surprised this didn't end up as an elaborate walk-through attraction. It's a classic dark ride in the style of "Peter Pan's Flight" that's way too short. Since the movie is so great and popular and the land is lacking in E-ticket attractions, they could have probably done something more here. - Chris C.

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