Voyage of The Little Mermaid – Hollywood Studios – Disney World

Facts at a Glance About Voyage of The Little Mermaid

Park: Hollywood Studios Location: Animation Courtyard Height Requirement: None Fastpass: Yes
Quick Notes: Live musical show in a theater with actors, puppets, film, special effects.
Disney Warnings: None
Our Additional Cautions: Includes darkness, loud noises, simulated lightning and thunder, laser lights, light effects including flashing and twinkling lights, steam/fog effect near the ceiling, rain water and bubbles coming down on the audience. Evil octopus character may be scary to the very sensitive. Pre-show area can feel crowded and the lack of windows and relatively low ceiling can make it feel tight.
Length: The show is approximately 17 minutes.
Special Needs & other info: You can remain in your wheelchair or ECV during this show. Reflective Captioning, Assistive Listening, Audio Description.

Overview of Voyage of The Little Mermaid

Voyage of The Little Mermaid takes you on a pleasant journey through many of the scenes from the Disney classic, The Little Mermaid. It should be suitable for every age group. It includes live actors, film, large and small puppets, special effects and music from the movie. We consider this a major attraction well worth seeing.

Queue and seating information for Voyage of The Little Mermaid

The outdoor portion of the queue is covered. Guests then enter and wait in a nautical themed room with no seating. It’s air conditioned and dimly lit. The room can feel crowded.

The theater-style seats are relatively comfortable but people of size may find them tight.

Wheelchair/ECV information: Guests with wheelchairs and ECVs are directed to stay to the left in the waiting room. Stay to the left also when the door to the theater opens to get to the wheelchair/ECV seating in the rear. You can remain in your wheelchair or ECV for this show. The back row has cut-outs for wheelchairs along with at least one companion seat for each wheelchair/ECV space.

Details about Voyage of The Little Mermaid

The theater is dark—at times very dark—though this doesn’t seem designed to cause fear. There’s black lighting on the colorful neon-like puppets. On a couple of occasions a rain drizzles down on the audience. It feels like a lot of water while it’s happening but it’s really a slight sprinkle that dries quickly. It’s brief and doesn’t really soak through clothing. On a hot day it’s a wonderful relief to be in this cool, damp environment. Though the theater is climate controlled, on a cold day it could feel chilly and uncomfortable. The water itself feels cold.

Some bubbles are released from above to simulate water bubbles. There’s an effect on the top of the room with lights and lasers projected on a blanket of fog that gives the appearance of waves, so that you feel like you’re under the sea. The huge, evil, octopus-type character (Ursula from the film) takes the stage, and may scare some sensitive people.

There are other special effects like lightning, a steam effect and loud noises such as thunder sounds. There are some brief flashing lights and twinkling lights.

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