Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid

Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid is an attraction located in New Fantasyland at Disney World. The Little Mermaid ride allows guests to plunge under the sea, entering a whole new world of aquatic life.

In this review, we’ll take a detailed look at Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid. This is a beloved attraction that fans of The Little Mermaid won’t want to miss.

Additionally, Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid is perfect for smaller children and accommodates most guests.

Expect to hear classic tunes and see favorite characters, including King Triton, toward the end! Just don’t make any deals with Ursula along the way. She’s the type that likes to trick unsuspecting mermaids!

This article was updated on April 17, 2022.

Here’s a quick reference chart for the Journey of the Little Mermaid at Magic Kingdom.

Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid Magic Kingdom


New Fantasyland

Height Requirement:


Eligible for Disney Genie+


Ride Type:

Slow Moving Clam Shell

Seats Per Vehicle:

Up to three

Rider Switch:


Good For:

Little Mermaid Fans
Small Children

Scare Factor:


Must-Do List:


Perfect For:

All ages

Special Mention:

Ariel meets as a mermaid next door to this attraction at her grotto.

Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid ride at Magic Kingdom was added back in the New Fantasyland area several years ago now.

The attraction has a long queue, and the ride is a reasonable length. So be prepared to walk a decent way to get to the ride’s loading area.

Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid is the kind of ride that children love because there are many bright colors and familiar tunes. And “under the sea” all the creatures come to life and put on quite a show!

Need to Know: Journey of the Little Mermaid has a tremendously long queue. The outside distance of the line is relatively long.

Additionally, the inside is a reasonably long length. If there is a long line visible from the queue’s outside, I would skip this one and ride it later.

With that being said, this is usually an easy attraction to ride most of the day. Journey of the Little Mermaid is an excellent option to ride during the late afternoon to evening hours.

On another note, I’m not crazy about heading to this attraction in the event of rain. First, you could get stuck in the outdoor portion of the queue.

Additionally, when you finish, there are not many nearby options for shelter in the event it’s still raining.

You could potentially head over to the Big Top Souvenirs next door at Storybook Circus after exiting the Little Mermaid ride. However, you might get drenched by the time you get inside the tent.

Best Time to Ride: Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid is usually pretty easy to ride up until about 1:00 p.m and then again after 6:00 p.m.

Here is a portion of the outdoor queue as you see it heads into caves toward the back.

Under the Sea is an Omni-mover attraction like Haunted Mansion and Space Ranger Spin. You’ll have to step onto a slow-moving platform to board your clamshell.

Before long, Ariel will be waving and dancing as you pass. Unfortunately, the fun mood is darkened by Ursula. But don’t worry, everything turns out alright in the end.

Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid Photos

Here are a few photos from the attraction.

Preview Journey of the Little Mermaid here via YouTube: Complete Ride

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Have you ridden Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid? It’s one of my favorites, leave a comment and let me know yours!

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