Home>Walt Disney World>Magic Kingdom>Fantasyland>Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid

Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid

Location:Magic Kingdom
Type of Attraction:Indoor dark ride
Height Restrictions:None
Typical Wait Time:20-40 minutes
Is It Scary?Nothing scary here!

Quick Links:

Magical Moments
Hidden Mickeys & Other Secrets
Did You Know…?
Touring Tips
Photo Gallery

Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid resides in Eric’s castle, surrounded by waterfalls and geysers. As you make your way across the bridge toward the entrance of the attraction, you’ll be greeted by a carved-wooden statue of Ariel (in her well-known “Part of Your World” pose). You’ll then meander along a seashell-laden path past a shipwreck and into the coastline caverns.

Upon reaching the end of the line, you’ll board your very own clam shell on your way to meet Ariel as she shows off her collection of things and items. Continuing on, you’ll enter a gigantic room filled to the brim with many of the familiar nautical characters seen in the film’s “Under the Sea” scene conducted by Sebastian. There is something to see everywhere you look, from dancing turtles to sax players. After exiting the room, the atmosphere gets dreary and gray as you enter the sea witch’s lair. Accompanied by Flotsam and Jetsam, Ursula is singing “Poor Unfortunate Souls” around an orb capturing Ariel’s voice.

You’ll then move forward out of the ocean to find Ariel and Eric in the famous “Kiss the Girl” scene, with fish spinning and singing around them much like in the film. It’s a whimsical, touching moment to be sure, but looming ahead is the foreboding silhouette of the giant Ursula, now the new ruler of the seas. All seems lost until, facing her ultimate demise, Ursula collapses to her death in a cloud of dense smoke. With Ursula defeated, the next scene shows Eric and Ariel kissing, with Ariel regaining her voice. The final scene in the attraction depicts Eric and Ariel’s wedding. Triton is seen giving his blessing as Ariel and Eric wave goodbye, surrounded by Flounder, Scuttle and Sebastian.

Back to Top