Voyage of the Little Mermaid

58 Days: Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Voyage of the Little Mermaid – part show, part animation

Hello everyone, and welcome to #Day58 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Today we’re taking a look at a show over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios — Voyage of the Little Mermaid!  This is a unique show in that it tells the story of Ariel from both a live acting perspective as well as an animation perspective.

We all probably know the story of Ariel, the Mermaid princess who fell in love with Eric.  The only problem was that Eric was a human, not a Merman!  Day after day Ariel longed to be able to meet him, to experience life on land, but to no avail — until Ursula the Witch gave her legs in exchange for her voice!

The Voyage of the Little Mermaid does a good job of combining live actors and animated scenes, as you can see from this picture:

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Ariel and Prince Eric, with King Triton animated.

The Voyage of the Little Mermaid isn’t a show that we see on every visit to Walt Disney World, but it is one that we’ll see every couple of years.  If you like the story of the Little Mermaid, I urge you to check it out if you haven’t yet, especially if you have young Princesses of your own that love Ariel!

Do you and your family stop by to see Voyage of the Little Mermaid, or do you skip it?  Let me know in the comments, and tell me what your favorite part of the show is!  Thanks, now go out and make today a great Disney Day!

Maelstrom

The Maelstrom Trolls: Day 66

Maelstrom

Maelstrom: #Day66 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!

Hello everyone, and thank you for stopping by today in our #DisneyWorldCountdown series!  Today is Day 66, and for this day, we are taking a look at Maelstrom, that boat ride that explores all of the things that make Norway special and unique.  I don’t know about you, but I love this attraction!  I love the  Hidden Mickey in the mural — see if you can see it here:

Maelstrom

Find the Hidden Mickey — it’s easy to spot!

In addition to the mural, I like the different scenes exploring Norway’s arctic upbringing, and water background.  But the best part about Maelstrom to me is the trolls!  I love the way we end up in their domain, and how we have to get away fast before they cast a spell on us!

The Maelstrom Trolls. Image Courtesy & ©Makin' Memories

The Maelstrom Trolls. Image Courtesy & ©Makin’ Memories

Special thanks to my friend Melissa for sharing her photo with me!  You can find more of her excellent work on her Flickr account!

Then, at the end, I like how we emerge in a Nordic village.  If I had one thing that I wish they would do, it would be that they would update or fix the movie that they have at the end, because I really enjoy those sorts of things that share a bit of the culture of the country we are visiting.

Do you and your family like to ride Maelstrom?  If so, what is your favorite part?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today!

 

Little Mermaid

83 Days: Journey of the Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

Image ©Disney Parks

Hello, and welcome to Day 83 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Today we are taking a look at one of the new attractions in the New Fantasyland section, and that’s the Journey of the Little Mermaid!  This ride is similar in nature to the Seas with Nemo and Friends, but the theming of course is based on the Little Mermaid.  If you have been to Disneyland, you will find that the ride itself is identical to the Journey of the Little Mermaid to be found in the Paradise Pier section of California Adventure, but the queue for the attractions are vastly different.  Because of that, I think that the Walt Disney World is a better overall attraction than the one at California Adventure.

Of course, simple because this is a new attraction at Walt Disney World makes it a popular attraction, and it’s not uncommon for the wait times to be be greater than 30 minutes.  When I wrote this post yesterday in preparation for today, the wait time was at 45 minutes.  That’s not terrible by any stretch, but it’s not short either.

What do you and your family think of the Journey of the Little Mermaid?  Have you been able to check it out yet, or will you be doing so soon?  Let me know in the comments please, and thanks for stopping by!

98 Days: Mickey’s PhilharMagic

Mickey's PhilharMagic is one of my favorite shows at Disney!

Mickey’s PhilharMagic is one of my favorite shows at Disney!

When it comes to shows, and incredibly cool ones at that, not too many rank higher than today’s choice for our #DisneyWorldCountdown.  We are at day 98 in our countdown, and today we are taking a look at Mickey’s PhilharMagic — that incredible show that combines great music, incredible scenes from some of your favorite Disney movies, wonderful smells, and Donald Duck!  Located in Fantasyland next door to Peter Pan’s Flight, Mickey’s PhilharMagic is a great way to get in out of the Florida summer and cool off, relax your feet for a while, and take in all the music you love from such movies as The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Peter Pan, and many more!

One of the columns just to the right of the movie screen.

One of the columns just to the right of the movie screen.

When it comes to great music, incredible movie scenes, and wonderful smells, Mickey’s PhilharMagic is right up my alley.  Tell me, what do you think of it?  Is it your kind of show, or do you skip by it?  Let me know in the comments below, please, and thanks for stopping by My Dreams of Disney, where we strive to turn My Dreams of Disney into Your Dreams of Disney!

 

 

Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – The Little Mermaid

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia segment!  I’m joined by my friends Jenn from Disney Babies Blog, Heidi from Heidi’s Head, and Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, and today I’ve got a little Little Mermaid trivia for you!

The Little Mermaid…

Did you know that on January 20, 1990, The Little Mermaid nearly one the Best Picture Golden Globe award?  Here are all the details, courtesy of our friends at This Day in Disney History:

Although nominated for Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, The Little Mermaid is edged out by Driving Miss Daisy at the Golden Globe Awards. The Little Mermaid does win Best Original Song – Motion Picture for “Under the Sea” – written by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman. Ironically they beat out another of their own tunes nominated – “Kiss the Girl” (also from The Little Mermaid). Alan Menken is awarded Best Original Score – Motion Picture for his work on The Little Mermaid.

Now, before you head over to see the rest of the entries, why not take a look at the sing along video that I found of Under the Sea!  It’s got the lyrics, so if you don’t know all the words, no worries, just keep singing along!


Under the Sea Lyric Video on Disney Video

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today! Please click on the images below to see the rest of the entries, and everyone, go out and make it a Disney Day!

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