A reimagined stage show inspired by Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Little Mermaid” will replace “Voyage of The Little Mermaid” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The old show has been closed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, even though Disney released a 30th anniversary pin for the attraction last year. The announcement of the new show confirms the permanent closure of “Voyage of The Little Mermaid.”
“The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure”
Disney was surveying guests about “Voyage of The Little Mermaid” this summer, which suggested some form of the show would return.
The new show is called “The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure,” and concept art depicts the “Kiss The Girl” scene with a stage surrounded by seashells. Disney did specify that “The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure” is inspired by the animated film, not the live-action.
“The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure” will open in the “newly refreshed” Animation Courtyard theater in the fall of 2024.
Disney wrote, “As part of our continued investment in the Parks experience, Disney Live Entertainment has been dreaming up innovative ways to bring new life to the beloved story of Ariel’s journey to be part of the human world. When it opens, the show will feature stunning new set pieces, cutting-edge effects, and a bold new design that captures Ariel’s imagination and emotions through her unique view of the world around her.”
In addition to “Kiss the Girl,” featured songs will include “Part of Your World” and “Poor Unfortunate Souls.”
Watch our video of “Voyage of The Little Mermaid” below.
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