Disney announces 'The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure' coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios in 2024

Dec 19, 2023 in "The Little Mermaid - A Musical Adventure"

Posted: Tuesday December 19, 2023 10:08am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced that "The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure," a fully reimagined theatrical production inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios classic "The Little Mermaid," will debut in the newly refreshed Animation Courtyard theater in fall 2024 at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Disney says that when it opens, the show will feature stunning new set pieces, cutting-edge effects, and a bold new design that captures Ariel's imagination and emotions through her unique view of the world around her.

"The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure" will include musical numbers inspired by the film including "Part of Your World," "Poor Unfortunate Souls," and more.

The new show will replace the original Voyage of the Little Mermaid, which debuted on January 7, 1992, had its final performance in 2020 and did not reopen from the pandemic shutdown of Walt Disney World.

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pdude81Feb 07, 2024

Next time try standing up and exclaiming "I want to dip my...." Nevermind, that's RNRC.

gerararFeb 07, 2024

IG account @officialdisneyauditions posted some new concept art for the puppeteer casting call.

Magicart87Feb 06, 2024

I've long theorized that this CM position would be more fun with a taser.

TrainsOfDisneyFeb 06, 2024

I have. It was a 4th of July and one of the Main Street ops guys was yelling prison guard style that everyone must remain inside the tape for the duration of the show and then must exit through the walkway behind. It was actually soooo intense I found it comical. I figured it was his first and last shift working in that role haha.

Weather_LadyFeb 06, 2024

Methinks you weren't there. Aberrations happen. This was one. Your experiences do not define the outer reaches of human possibility.

Weather_LadyFeb 06, 2024

Why not? It's not like we get many Disney do-overs.

lewiscFeb 05, 2024

Casting Notices for previous Disney shows gave rehearsal dates as well as the projected show opening date

TrainsOfDisneyFeb 05, 2024

Theatre shows are often tricky though. I used to visit Frozen sing along a lot to see Equity Ben back in the day and multiple CM’s told me to just walk around the back and sit on the left side if I wanted to. Then on a random day, I was scolded for not following CM directions. It was really bizarre cause like I was going to end up taking a seat in the theatre either way, what difference did it make to her where I sat? A show like the little mermaid should really load guests to slightly off center, fill in the rows, and then allow guests to go around the back and fill in from the other side. That way guests get the best available seats on a first come basis.

Bill CipherFeb 05, 2024

Not to continue to derail, but cast members are indeed allowed to yell under specific circumstances. Many attractions have specific guidelines on what predetermined spiels can be said over PA systems, and addressing a specific guest or party to follow directions with a PA is almost always an instant violation in non-emergency situations. In theatre shows this often manifests as the, "move all the way down," but you'll often see it on flat rides for a, "remain seated." Raising your voice is required to be heard over a noisy environment or ride system. Point being, there is a distinct difference between yelling for safety/efficiency and yelling rudely.

LiraelFeb 05, 2024

Times like this its good to look like a foreigner. I make a completely blank "no hablo english. Is this Hagrids?" face at the CMs and remain in place until guests actually shows up at my row and there's no space, at which point I'll obviously move as much as needed

ParentsOf4Feb 05, 2024

I’ve been going to WDW for 40 years. During Covid, I was diligently wearing my mask both indoors and outdoors. I was at the Germany Pavilion and got a beer at the outdoor kiosk near the lake. I walked to a park bench, sat down, and then, as allowed, took off my mask to sip my beer. I spilled a bit and stood up to get a napkin. As I reached down to grab my mask, I was screamed at by a Cast Member to sit down immediately or she was going to contact security. And I do mean screamed at the top of her lungs. As she screamed, I could see small droplets of spittle flying out from the edges of her mask. Mind you, she was about 20 feet away and the nearest person to me. This was outdoors and the next closest person besides her was perhaps double that distance away. We all were a bit more stressed back then.

ToTBellHopFeb 05, 2024

My view was better than everyone else’s. They kept saying nonsense like, “sir, there are children!” and “why me?!” which made it very hard to hear the singing dolls. I demanded a re-ride.

plutofan15Feb 05, 2024

Agree 100%! Did you at least have a good seat on the boat?

ToTBellHopFeb 05, 2024

I was yelled at to put my pants back on once. So rude. I should be allowed to get comfortable on “it’s a small world”.