Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid

Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom
Reader rating Reader rating 5.5 / 10

Main Details

  • Park
    Magic Kingdom
  • Land
  • Ride Type
  • Restraint
    Lap Bar
  • Thrill Level
  • Pre-Show
  • Post-Show
  • Operates Reduced Hours
  • Gift Shop

Queue Details

  • FastPass+
  • FastPass+ Demand
  • Standby Line
  • Standby Wait
  • Single Rider Line
  • Interactive
  • Rider Switch
  • Indoor Queue
  • Outdoor Queue
  • Comfort Level

Ride System

  • Type
  • Seating Layout
    1 row per shell, 3 guests per row.
  • On-Board Audio


  • Age
    Children under age 7 must be accompanied by person age 14+
  • Accessibility
    Must Transfer to Wheelchair
  • Captioning
    Handheld Captioning and Audio Description.

Extra Magic Hours

  • Morning EMH
  • Evening EMH


  • On Ride Photo

Important Dates

  • Grand Opening
    Nov 19 2012

Announced on 12 September 2009, Ariel's Adventure opens in 2012 - 2013 at the new Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom. The brand new attraction is based on the new Little Mermaid attraction being added to Disney's California Adventure opening in 2011.

Fans of Disney's animated classic, The Little Mermaid, will journey under the sea to meet Ariel and her friends on an exciting new musical adventure. This new attraction will take guests through beautifully rendered scenes featuring classic songs from the popular animated feature. The attraction will be part of the expanded Fantasyland that was announced at the D23 Expo on Saturday by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo.

Concept Art

Ariel's Adventure announcement art

Show scene model - Under the Sea

Show Scenes

1. Load
2. Scuttle and Sebastian
3. Descent
4. Ariel's Grotto
5. Under the Sea
6. Ursula's Lair
7. Ascent
8. Kiss the Girl
9. Love's First Kiss
10. Happily Ever After
11. Unload
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