When Disney opens The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Disney California Adventure in June, Guests will be treated to lifelike-animated figures of popular characters. Today, Disney has shown off one of the Audio-Animatronics capabilities that will be featured in the ride.
In a behind-the-scenes video, Imagineers are seen programming and installing the large new Ursula animatronic figure, showing off her range of motion and other capabilities:
Ursula is just one of many advanced animatronic figures seen in the new dark ride based on the film The Little Mermaid. Ariel, the Little Mermaid herself, will feature highly articulated facial expressions, and plenty of other creatures will dance and sing as Guests travel “under the sea.”
The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure will open at Disney California Adventure on June 3, 2011, followed by an opening at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Florida sometime in 2012 New Fantasyland expansion.
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