Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure Ride

On May 31, 2011, Disney's California Adventure Park had a ride preview of The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure. It was only for Annual Pass Holders and you had to show your pass in order to ride. They also had limited edition ride pins just for AP holders also.

Here are some pictures from the ride and at the end is a video that was posted online and I thought is was a fantastic video of the ride!

Gotta love Disney landscapers! This wavy succulent was so cool!! I'd love to know the name of it, so if anyone out there knows, can you put it in the comments for me?

This picture of one of the tile murals in the queue is compliments of my friend Heather.

I rode it twice, once early in the day with friends, and then
at the last minute with Mr. Diva when he drove down after work.

Mr. Diva is still working on holding the camera still when he takes pictures. ;-D

This picture of the ride entrance was also taken by Heather.

Just a warning, we were not allowed to take any flash photography, so I followed the rules and consequently, many of the pictures are a bit blurry, under exposed or over exposed, but these were the best of what I got.
After you pass Scuttle, you "descend" under the sea!

Entering the "Under the Sea" room -- so fun!

Kiss the girl already!
What? Ursula can't believe she got her voice back and got her man!
Everyone is celebrating, including Ariel's Dad, King Triton!

Prince Eric and Princess Ariel
And since Scuttle started the whole story, it is of course, important that he ends it as well.

This is a really cute, very Disney dark ride! I loved it, but I don't think it is my favorite dark ride in DCA. Monsters Inc. is still my favorite DCA ride, hands down. But the Ariel ride is beautiful and definitely one I will ride over and over again! Well done imagineers!

Here is a fantastic video made by

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Star Tours - The Adventure Continues

We got the chance to ride Star Tours two weeks early because they were having some soft opening times when we were there for the weekend. Here are a few pictures and then a video of more of them at the end.

Look what happened to Rex!!

This is the droid from Sector 2!

I loved this window at the end of the queue area where different travelers walk past it.

I'm a little sad that the lady with the eyebrows is gone.

Okay, and I had to add this because it is so funny!