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    Re: Am I the only one who likes the Little Mermaid ride?

    I think it would have been cool to make it a water/boat type attraction ala POTC.

    It seems like the feel and sense of real water would have made it feel more immersive, along with better lighting, and better effects mixed in as well. Another neat thing they could have used would have been those clear plexiglass "bubble walls" that you see in restaurants, or behind the seafood counter in nice supermarkets etc.

    Thosd could have been put along the length of the walls in the "undersea" portion, and would have looked fantastic when properly lit, and lent a really cool sense of being under water, along with a special ceiling where they could project an effect that looks like the surface of water from below, with ripples, sunlight, etc

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    Re: Am I the only one who likes the Little Mermaid ride?

    Quote Originally Posted by whitestrat View Post
    I think it would have been cool to make it a water/boat type attraction ala POTC.
    At this point I say demo TLM and rebuild it to be better, maybe get John Lassiter on it. He fought tooth and nail to get his Carsland he should do the same for TLM. I do like the idea of a boat ride. Is it too late to make that change?
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    Re: Am I the only one who likes the Little Mermaid ride?

    I think it's great. This tupe of ride is what - to me - defines a Disney ride. Could it be better? What couldn't? But I think it succeeds greatly in nearly every way.
    Give us more like this, Disney.

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    Re: Am I the only one who likes the Little Mermaid ride?

    Quote Originally Posted by sbk1234 View Post
    I think it's great. This tupe of ride is what - to me - defines a Disney ride. Could it be better? What couldn't? But I think it succeeds greatly in nearly every way.
    Give us more like this, Disney.
    This is certainly true

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    Re: Am I the only one who likes the Little Mermaid ride?

    Quote Originally Posted by coolwowzer View Post
    i love it, its like the original fantasyland darkrides. Toad and pan show almost zero of the movies plot but are still great tastes on how the world would look and feel to be in.
    exactly!!!!!


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    Re: Am I the only one who likes the Little Mermaid ride?

    Making it a boat ride would definitely had made it a better experience. The projecting a bright blue, ripple-y image on the ceiling so it felt like you were truly underwater in some scenes would have been great as well. (Maybe having some animatronic fish swimming about directly overhead as well.)

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    Re: Am I the only one who likes the Little Mermaid ride?

    i like it!

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    Re: Am I the only one who likes the Little Mermaid ride?

    by making it a boat ride would entale a singal disbatch system not the Omnimover. As someone said before (sorry!) it give the ride more of feeling that the show is all for you.
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    Re: Am I the only one who likes the Little Mermaid ride?

    The clamshell shaped vehicle works well on the Haunted Mansion
    where it suggests that we need protection,
    but on the Little Mermaid it seems feels prophylactic,
    unnecessary in this case.

    And speed it up by at least 45 seconds per ride.
    There's not that much to see. At a faster pace you might get
    that extraordinary Haunted Mansion ballroom feeling of wanting more time to take it in.
    And people who do want more time to marvel at the shiny, simply moving plastic fish
    can always ride again. The line is always short and fast.

    The Disneyland Resort is taking far too long to give us the trackless ride system that has been so extremely popular on Tokyo's Pooh for so long. That could have been trippy in a bigger, more lively & creatively animated "Under the Sea" room. But, hey, they saved money.

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    Re: Am I the only one who likes the Little Mermaid ride?

    Quote Originally Posted by gatheringrosebuds View Post
    ^ I agree! Even if Monsters Inc. makes no sense thematically and its animatronics are no where near as advanced as TLM, I like it much better. I think it boils down to the fact that it does a better job at immersing the Guest into the world of Monstropolis, the very thing that I felt like TLM failed to accomplish. . .
    Exactly.

    And I liked the drive-by Christmas lights camparison by Malina.

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    Re: Am I the only one who likes the Little Mermaid ride?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneylandfan85 View Post
    But then, Little Mermaid isn't exactly themed to California either.
    But it does fit the theme of the pier, which fits in Ca.

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    Re: Am I the only one who likes the Little Mermaid ride?

    This ride saved my last trip! My daughter whom was 3 adored it more then I could have ever imagined. I ended up riding this ride about 50 million times and the smile on my daughters face will always make me a fan of this ride. I do not think all rides need to have violence or high drama or aggression to be fun or entertaining. I further feel it tells the story in a way that all ages and audiences can enjoy. While it may not be everyone's favorite ride... I feel that's what makes Disney... Disney! Something for everyone.

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    Re: Am I the only one who likes the Little Mermaid ride?

    Quote Originally Posted by DARTH MAUL View Post
    But it does fit the theme of the pier, which fits in Ca.
    Not exactly. It may have to do with water it does not fit the whole 1920's sea side theme park. If they would have gave it it's own mini land like at WDW then it would work.
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    Re: Am I the only one who likes the Little Mermaid ride?

    I am ok with the ride. I agree about the abrupt ending though. Also I was wondering...why does it have the huge line on the side of the building? Is there plans to use it as an overflow line for something in the future? Seems like a lot of wasted space.

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    Re: Am I the only one who likes the Little Mermaid ride?

    Quote Originally Posted by DARTH MAUL View Post
    But it does fit the theme of the pier, which fits in Ca.

    Other than the fact that it is set in medieval Europe, complete with a Prince?

    Little Nemo fits DCA, TLM fits Fantasyland. Let's switch them around!

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