We’re back this week with more photos of an attraction that’s coming soon to New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park – and something tells me that fans of Disney history are really going to like this one!
This time, Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) has given us an up-close look at the detailed queue that will lead guests into the Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid attraction.
Let’s look at how WDI really used detail here to set the attraction’s tone and tell a story: The queue starts out by winding guests through the remains of an old shipwreck. The wood is faded from the sun, balustrades are missing, and the wreckage is dotted with starfish and algae.
Further along, guests will find themselves enveloped by the towering rocks on which the ship perished, with the path leading into caves under Prince Eric’s seaside castle.
Examining the surrounding rocks up close, it looks like the wooden ship wasn’t the only watercraft to meet its end in this area.
What do you think? Which attraction should we feature right here next week?
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Check out more posts in the “All in the Details” series from Walt Disney Imagineering:
- All in The Details: Tinkering in Maurice’s Cottage at New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park
- All in the Details: The View from Belle’s Village in Magic Kingdom Park
- All in the Details: Introducing Prince Eric’s Castle at Magic Kingdom Park
- All in the Details: A Peek Inside Belle’s Library in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park