But TSMM and TLM both have significant problems. TSMM has a very confused backstory, at best - you're shrunk down in a set of toy carnival games that's sitting in Andy's room, which is in a building in a full-sized pier. I believe the most appropriate word is...WAT? As for TLM, there are basically two ways to interpret it:
1. It's an attraction in which we are really going and experiencing Ariel's adventures with her. We truly travel under the sea and meet the characters for real. Sounds great...except that has nothing to do with California, and very little to do with a realistic boardwalk theme.
2. It's just an old dark ride on a pier. We're not really going to see Ariel - we're going to ride a ride that shows an imitation of her. Thematically perfect for Paradise Pier! But very, very unimpressive as entertainment.