Voyage of the Little Mermaid is an excellent show to attend should your kids (or your inner kid) love the Little Mermaid and would like to enjoy a more live action version of some of the show’s most famous parts. This show is actually a combination of live actors and puppets, which makes it a great remake of an old Disney classic. The show itself has been on stage since 1992, so it’s definitely an oldie but a goodie in terms of Disney live shows.
The show begins with a preshow that showcases artifacts from the movie, including King Trident’s famous trident. The actual show itself begins with the ever-popular Under The Sea featuring over 100 backlit puppets performing the famed song and dance routine. After, it goes straight to the song Part of Your World, and then finishes up with Ursula’s Poor Unfortunate Souls. Poor Unfortunate Souls is actually preformed by a gigantic Ursula puppet that measures nearly 12 feet tall and 10 feet wide. There’s a remake of the scene where Ursula steals Ariel’s voice, involving a montage from the original film, and then an epic battle scene where Ursula meets her untimely demise at the hands of Prince Eric. Following that there’s the scene where King Trident releases his daughter from the sea and she and Prince Eric go off to live happily ever after.
The show itself lasts between fifteen and seventeen minutes. It’s a great way to experience a little bit of the magic of visual Disney while not taking undue amount of time away from exploring the rides and the rest of what Walt Disney World has to offer. The next time you’re at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, be sure to check it out!