The 1989 Disney classic movie The Little Mermaid has come to life in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. The classic dark ride attraction, called Under The Sea – Journey Of The Little Mermaid, is a great ride suitable for all ages. It is basically a duplicate of the same ride in Disney’s California Adventure theme park in California, but that just means that folks on both coasts of the United States get to enjoy a fun, musical voyage.

Great Detail Before The Ride

While the rides in Florida and California are very similar, the exterior and queue areas are very different. The version in Florida is incredible. You pass by the majestic castle of Price Eric, and then wonder around beaches and waterfalls until you enter a cave-like area. There are plenty of things to see from the human world here. At last you enter the loading area, and are greeted with your own personal clam shell vehicle (an Omnimover) and a beautiful mural that sets the stage for the ride.

Pictures

Let’s take a detailed look at the entrance queue for Under The Sea – Journey Of The Little Mermaid.

In the ride's loading area you are treated to amazing artwork.  But let's look at the journey that takes you there.

In the ride’s loading area you are treated to amazing artwork.  But let’s look at the journey that takes you there.

Even the entry sign has a nautical theme.

Even the entry sign has a nautical theme.

Ariel is a ship's figurehead in front of the castle.

Ariel is a ship’s figurehead in front of the castle.

Prince Eric's castle is both majestic and beautiful.

Prince Eric’s castle is both majestic and beautiful.

This turret at the end of the walkway is a great design touch.

This turret at the end of the walkway is a great design touch.

Soon you see starfish and flowing water.

Soon you see starfish and flowing water.

The waterfall is beautiful, adding sound and motion.

The waterfall is beautiful, adding sound and motion.

Inside you see plenty of things from the human world.

Inside you see plenty of things from the human world.

Little blue animated crabs are busy organizing everything.

Little blue animated crabs are busy organizing everything.

And soon you are ready to get into your personal clamshell for a journey under the sea.

And soon you are ready to get into your personal clamshell for a journey under the sea.