STAGE TUBE: BWW Checks Out New Little Mermaid Ride at Disney in CA

June 23
5:17 PM 2011

Earlier this month, the Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort debuted a new ride inspired by The Little Mermaid. BroadwayWorld's Audra Stafford checked out the new attraction at its opening, which was accompanied by some familiar voices.  Check it out below!

Set in and around Ariel's underwater world and located inside a new space on Paradise Pier, The Little Mermaid~Ariel's Undersea Adventure combines the enduring appeal of a classic Disney "dark ride" with wonderful technological innovations to offer guests a personal journey into the scenes of the film.  Created by Walt Disney Imagineering, the attraction features the characters from the beloved motion picture, including many of the original voice talents, and is enhanced with the iconic award-winning songs of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken.  Glen Keane, supervising animator and character designer for Ariel in the film, was a creative consultant in the attraction's development.

The Little Mermaid~Ariel's Undersea Adventure adds to the excitement of Disney Soundsational Summer, a season that offers guests even more ways to make special memories at the Disneyland Resort.

STAGE TUBE: BWW Checks Out New Little Mermaid Ride at Disney in CA
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Audra Stafford Audra Stafford is excited to share her love of San Diego theatre with! As the entertainment reporter for ABC-10 in San Diego, Audra covered the world premieres of A Catered Affair and Dancing in the Dark at The Old Globe, the West Coast premiere of Xanadu at the La Jolla Playhouse, and she was also one of only two journalists in the nation to be embedded in a production of CATS during its national tour.

Audra has also interviewed many of Hollywood?s and Broadway?s finest actors, directors and producers, including Scott Sanders, Tom Hulce, Frankie Valli, Robin Williams, Jon Voigt, Helen Mirren, George Lopez, Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Jerry Bruckheimer and Henry Selick.

Audra is a distinguished graduate of San Diego State University?s Television, Film and New Media Production program, where she earned two Student Emmys. She also received an Emmy for her work as producer of 10-4 San Diego. Audra is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild.

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