Part of New Fantasyland involves a Little Mermaid section. Prince Eric’s castle towers over two attractions: Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid (a ride) and Ariel’s Grotto (a meet-and-greet). We spent plenty of time at both on our most recent family trip to Disney World!
First, I have to say that The Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney movie. I just love the music, the characters, the story! So, I was really looking forward to this new part of Fantasyland. However, I didn’t think that my three boys would be all that enthused. Turns out, they loved it, too!
In the ride, you board a clam shell and visit scenes from the movie. The clam shell seats two or three people. The highlight (for us, anyways) is the “Under the Sea” room, where this infectious song plays. We got into the habit of dancing in our clam shells as we passed through this room. Other riders probably thought we were nuts, but we had a blast!
In the meet-and-greet, you get to see Ariel for a brief visit. They move you through this attraction pretty quickly. It’s fast, but so worth it!
Are you a Little Mermaid fan? If so, I highly recommend this new part of Fantasyland!