What an exciting moment! Jodi Benson and Pat Carroll, the familiar voices behind Ariel and Ursula from 1989’s animated hit, “The Little Mermaid,” reunited and rode the new attraction, The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Disney California Adventure park yesterday. They’ve obviously remained good friends, because they greeted each other with warm hugs and hellos outside the attraction. As Pat said before she boarded one of the clam shells, “This is an exciting day!” For guests and fans of their movie, “The Little Mermaid,” it’s been 22 years of waiting for a Little Mermaid attraction. For Jodi and Pat, it’s been 25 years! They began working on the film in 1986. It was so much fun to see their reactions to the characters they helped bring to life. It’s also fun to hear Pat laugh, because you can hear Ursula in her wonderful laugh. Check out this video and see for yourself this special moment.
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Ariel and Ursula Meet Jodi and Pat at Disney California Adventure Park
by Valarie Sukovaty, Disneyland Resort