On July 1st, my grandma took my brothers and I to Disneyland! We wanted to go to ride The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure and Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.
We arrived in the evening and once we bought my Annual Pass, we went to The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure first. We got to go through the new gates, which were beautiful, and all the construction in the former Sunshine Plaza was exciting to see. On the way to The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure, we saw Redwood Creek Challenge Trail and my little brother wanted a map, but we didn't have time to stop and go through the trail because it was later in the evening already and we wanted to get all the attractions we wanted in. My brother went up to the Cast Member and asked for a map but the Cast Member rudely said we all had to go inside to get a map. He could have at least been polite, but he was very rude. I wanted to get a map, go in the turnstile, then turn around and come right back out just because I was angry about the Cast Member's attitude, but we just left instead.
The queue for the attraction was about 45 minutes, and the line left and went down the pier to Corn Dog Castle. It moved quickly and rarely stopped.
I loved the look of the building. The textured sand-colored paint looked really nice.
The Ariel Audio-Animatronic is very impressive
This scene was great, all the Audio-Animatronics and details was even better than the scene in the movie, but the lighting and setup managed to make it immersive without being overwhelming
The hair wasn't as odd and distracting in real life. The Audio-Animatronic actually looked really good in person compared to in pictures and videos.
I wish Flounder was more prominent in the attraction. He was more like a detail, and he had no speaking parts
When we got into this scene, all of a sudden the shells slowed down and Ursula stopped talking. It seemed like when a wheelchair is being loaded and a recording comes onto the speaker explaining, but no recording ever came, and instead we just went slowly through the scene while Ursula moved but made no noise at all. Luckily we got through about a fourth of the scene before this happened, though, and then I was able to focus on the amazing, fluent movement of Ursula. The rest of the scenes had all the audio, I don't know what happened with this one.
The entrance to this scene, with the birds and vines was really beautiful
It's odd how Scuttle got a bigger part than Flounder, but I do like Scuttle.
I'll post the next part soon, where we saw World of Color with the 4th of July pre-show!