Disney dives deep behind ‘The Little Mermaid’ ride music, reveals animatronic King Triton, “Kiss the Girl” scene and new concept art

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With the opening of The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure less than two months away at the Disneyland Resort, today Disney has offered another behind-the-scenes peek at the making of this new dark ride.

The new video focuses on new orchestration of Alan Menkin’s famous music from the film, The Little Mermaid, to fit with the timing and feel of the upcoming attraction. In addition to insight about the music, the video also offers a first look at a KIng Triton animatronic, the “Kiss the Girl” scene, and a piece of artwork that appears to depict Ariel’s transformation scene in which she trades her voice for a pair of legs:

Here are still frames from the above video of the newly-seen ride elements:

The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure opens at Disney California Adventure on June 3, 2011, followed by Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom some time in 2012.

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