The LA Times has revealed a scene-by-scene breakdown of Ariel's Undersea Adventure, the Little Mermaid-based attraction which is set to open at Disney California Adventure in 2011.
A detailed preview on the LA Times website reveals the planned sequence of the new ride, although it doesn't give away the closely-guarded ending. A version of the $100 million attraction is due to open as part of an expanded Fantasyland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in 2012, under the name Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid.
Ariel's Undersea Adventure will utilize an Omnimover ride system similar to that employed by Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, and will feature "clamshell" ride vehicles reminiscent of those used in the Nemo & Friends attraction at Epcot. After encountering an advanced animatronic version of Ariel, guests will travel on a journey under the sea featuring music from the classic "The Little Mermaid" movie.
The full, spoiler-filled preview of Ariel's Undersea Adventure can be found in Brady MacDonald's article on the LA Times website.
Disney is investing $1.1 billion into updating Disney's California Adventure, which will see a number of attraction upgrades and additions over the next 2 years. This includes the recently-opened nighttime spectacular World of Color, plus a whole new land - Cars Land - featuring the $200 million Radiator Springs Racers attraction.
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