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    Voyage of the Little Mermaid

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Description And Comments

Voyage of the Little Mermaid is a winner that appeals to every age. Sweet but not saccharine, its story is engaging, its special effects impressive, and its characters memorable. The show is a highlights package of the Little Mermaid film so don't expect it to make sense if you have somehow made it this far without seeing the movie. While the show is mostly evergreen, its 25+ years in existence are very noticeable in the laser effects.

We get a lot of mail from Europeans who complain about the “soppy sentimentality” of Americans in general and of Disney attractions in particular. These comments of a man from Bristol, England, are typical:

English cynicism made it hard for us at times to see Disney stories as anything other than gushing, namby-pamby, and full of stereotypes. Other Brits might also find the sentimentality cloying, Maybe you should prepare them for the need to rethink their wry outlook on life temporarily.

Touring Tips

Except during the busiest holiday periods, it’s unusual for anyone in line not to be admitted to the next showing of Mermaid. Typical waits are under 25 minutes most of the year.

When you enter the preshow lobby, stand near the doors to the theater. When they open, go inside, pick a row of seats and let 6–10 people enter the row ahead of you. The strategy is twofold: to obtain a good seat and be near the exit.

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