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  • Trip Report July 1, 2011: Summer Trip to see Little Mermaid, World of Color, Star Tours, & more!

    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.




    The queue


    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!

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    Re: July 1, 2011: Summer Trip to see Little Mermaid, World of Color, Star Tours, & m

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    • #3
      Re: July 1, 2011: Summer Trip to see Little Mermaid, World of Color, Star Tours, & m

      Originally posted by sbk1234 View Post
      Nice report. Looking forward to seeing more pics.
      Thanks!

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        Re: July 1, 2011: Summer Trip to see Little Mermaid, World of Color, Star Tours, & m

        can't wait for me thanks.

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        • #5
          Re: July 1, 2011: Summer Trip to see Little Mermaid, World of Color, Star Tours, & m

          SO COOL......Thank You Jessica....for shareing........Jim
          Soaring like an EAGLE !

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          • #6
            Re: July 1, 2011: Summer Trip to see Little Mermaid, World of Color, Star Tours, & m

            Looks like the beginning of a fun day!!

            Looking forward to the rest...

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            • #7
              Re: July 1, 2011: Summer Trip to see Little Mermaid, World of Color, Star Tours, & m

              Thanks, everyone! I'll post the next set of pictures up soon. Next is the 4th of July World of Color pre-show and World of Color itself

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                Re: July 1, 2011: Summer Trip to see Little Mermaid, World of Color, Star Tours, & m

                Looking forward to seeing the World of Color pics
                disney lady

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                • #9
                  Re: July 1, 2011: Summer Trip to see Little Mermaid, World of Color, Star Tours, & m

                  Great pics!!!! You got some great ones inside of the ride!




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                  • #10
                    Re: July 1, 2011: Summer Trip to see Little Mermaid, World of Color, Star Tours, & m

                    Thank you! I'll post them soon, I'm just picking which pictures to put in right now

                    ---------- Post added 08-12-2011 at 09:52 AM ----------

                    Originally posted by penguinsoda View Post
                    Great pics!!!! You got some great ones inside of the ride!
                    Thanks penguinsoda! I was suprised that any of them came out! I forgot my camera and took pictures with my phone, no flash, but I still got a few that weren't too blurry in the ride that surprised me.

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                    • #11
                      Re: July 1, 2011: Summer Trip to see Little Mermaid, World of Color, Star Tours, & m

                      disney lady

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