The Little Mermaid – Ariel Undersea Adventure Overview | California Adventure Attractions

The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure Sign

Join Ariel under the sea and experience her story as you watch scenes from The Little Mermaid come to life during this incredible Disney dark ride at Disney’s California Adventure.

The Little Mermaid – Ariel Undersea Adventure Details

Disneyland Resort Park  Disney California Adventure
Location in Park  Paradise Gardens Park
Height Restrictions  Any Height
Age Interests  All Ages
Thrill Type  Slow Ride/ Dark Ride
Hours  Continuous
Wait Times   45+ Minutes
FastPass+  Yes
Accessibility Information Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV
Princess Ariel
Princess Ariel.

Attraction Overview

Ariel Undersea Adventure is a slow-moving dark ride that transports guests into Ariel’s story. Guests board a “Clammobile” ride vehicle and are taken through several classic scenes from the Little Mermaid film including the iconic “Under the Sea” musical number. Guests will really feel like they are under the sea with Ariel when they make their way to Ursula’s sea cave and watch as the sea witch herself sings “Poor Unfortunate Souls”.

This attraction is suitable for guests of all ages and all guests will find themselves singing along during this celebration of the classic Disney animated film.

Ariel Inside The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure.
Ariel Inside The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure.


Ariel's Undersea Adventure on Disney Map

Location & Wait Times

This attraction is located within Paradise Gardens Park in Disney’s California Adventure. Wait Times can reach 45+ minutes on average, guests can utilize Fast Pass + for this experience in order to minimize their wait time.

The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure Building
Ariel’s Undersea Adventure is located near Pixar Pier.

Queue Experience

The queue line is long and partially outdoors. Guests will walk through a rocky coastal castle crossing bridges and waterfalls, and then enter a cave and travel the rest of the line indoors until they reach the loading area.

Loading area for Ariel's Undersea Adventure.
Loading area for Ariel’s Undersea Adventure.

Written by

Megan Woodard

Contributing Writer

Megan was born into a Disney family. Her first trip to Disney World was when she was only 18 months old. Now as an adult, Megan loves to share the magic of Disney with her two toddlers. Keeping up with Disney news and Disney World knowledge is a fun hobby for Megan. Disney World is her favorite place to be and continuously brings back her childhood joy.

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