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Voyage of the Little Mermaid
This seventeen minute, elaborate stage show is sure to delight both adults and children alike. The Voyage of the Little Mermaid premiered on January 7, 1992 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and runs continually throughout the day. Amazing puppetry, water effects, singing and dancing are just some of the highlights of this truly wonderful show.
Unless you intend to visit this attraction early in the morning, I would highly recommend that you obtain a Fastpass. Make sure that you make a note of your return time as you will only be given a 10 minute slot in which to return, unlike the usual one hour of other Fastpass attractions. Bear in mind that if you turn up late, you may not be allowed in and that your Fastpass is only valid for the time on your ticket. The show plays every twenty minutes.
Voyage of the Little Mermaid is based on Disney’s animated film ‘The Little Mermaid’ and features all the characters from the film, using some of the original film clips along side some special effects and live performances.
Your journey begins as you wait in a room filled with undersea objects and artefacts including an old diver’s suit and fishing nets. Then, as the theatre doors open, you are transported into the undersea world of Ariel and her friends. As you wait for the show to begin it feels as though it is raining and you realise that you are being sprayed with a gentle sea mist to create the impression of being under the sea.
Sebastian the crab and over one hundred puppets sing and dance on stage to the well know song “Under the Sea” and then we meet Ariel, who appears on stage sitting in a giant clam-shell, and Eric, her human love. If you have ever seen the Disney film you will know the rest of the story.
Some of the scenes may be slightly scary for the younger children, especially when Ursula, the evil sea witch appears. Ursula appears as a huge, octopus puppet, which stands twelve feet tall and almost ten feet wide. She moves around the stage waving her tentacles whilst singing “Poor Unfortunate Soul”. Her pet eels, Flotsam and Jetsam, are somewhat frightening too!
The special effects during this show are amazing and together with the colourful puppets and film clips it is one show that you should not miss.
Wheelchair transfer is not necessary for The Voyage of the Little Mermaid as the theatre is wheelchair and ECV accessible.
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