the little mermaid

Videopolis – Part of Your World (Violin, Piano duet)

Taylor plays the violin mostly by ear and Kyle adds just the right amount of improvisational flourish to make this one of my favorite versions of The Little Mermaid’s ‘Part of Your World’ yet. That’s saying something considering the number of videos there are on… Read More »Videopolis – Part of Your World (Violin, Piano duet)

History of Disney’s Audio-Animatronics

Walt Disney led his company through the invention of many technologies. In animation there was the Xerographic Cell transfer process and the Multi-plane camera, just to name a few. But one of Disney’s most major inventions was the animation of the human figure in real… Read More »History of Disney’s Audio-Animatronics

Behind the scenes of Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid at Magic Kingdom

Disney has released a new video hosted by Imagineer Chris Beatty who gives us a sneak peek at the making of Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid. The video includes some never-before-seen sketches, artist renderings, attraction maps and more, and shares some details on Prince Eric’s castle and the attraction’s creative queue.

Also included is a brief talk by Imagineer Eric Miller with some behind the scenes glimpses of rock work from a few weeks ago.

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How Long Will You Wait in Line?

The crowds were out in full force at Disneyland this weekend. Of course this is to be expected. School is out and two new rides have just opened.

Tomorrowland could be best described as very very crowded. If you do not need to approach Tomorrowland from Main Street at the moment just don’t even go there. Access Space Mountain from the other side of the park and avoid the Jedi crowds.

I had a plan of action to get the most possible rides on Star Tours. I booked a room in one of the Disneyland Resort hotels so that we could get the Soundsational Summer Package. Not only does this give you early entry into the parks on certain days it will give you something even more valuable. 2 Fast Passes per guest. This is a huge deal if you want to avoid standing in the line for Star Tours.

The early entry hours this Sunday meant that Disney resort guests could enter Disneyland at 7am which is one hour ahead of the rest of the park guests. This should have got us a head start but of course after leaving the park at midnight the night before things didn’t quite work out as planned. So we were a little late reaching the Fast Pass kiosk at 8:15am.

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Behind the Mural at The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure

Here’s a short interview with Imagineer Larry Nikolai who created the mural found in the loading and unloading area of The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure. Nikolai designed the beautiful mural located at the entrance himself by creating a scaled rendering in his garage.… Read More »Behind the Mural at The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure

Animators preview new The Little Mermaid Attraction

The best preview video so far of the upcoming attraction, “The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure”, has just been released. Ariel’s Undersea Adventure opens June 3rd at California Adventure, Disney World fans will have to wait until some time in 2013. In the video, the… Read More »Animators preview new The Little Mermaid Attraction