Ariel’s Undersea Adventure Queue Reopened with New Lightning Lane Touch Points at Disney California Adventure

Toni Ferrigno

The queue for The Little Mermaid — Ariel’s Undersea Adventure has reopened with new Lightning Lane touch points.

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The entrance and queue to The Little Mermaid — Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Disney California Adventure had been moved to the left side of the front of the building since the attraction was added to Genie+ in November of 2023. Now, with new permanent Lightning Lane touch points, the queue has returned to form, beginning under the dome of the building.

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Turning left when you walk under the dome, two new signs indicate that the stand-by line is to the left and the Lightning Lane line is to the right.

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The digital signs are themed, with an under the sea background behind the predicted wait time.

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We can also get a full view of the themed Lighting Lane touch points. This one has a starfish sitting atop it.

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The Lightning Lane queue enters at the door to the building, while the stand-by line continues past it, into the extended queue area. In our experience using Lightning Lane, once we walked through the doors, we were on the ride in the span of a few moments. The posted stand-by time was at 10 minutes and with Lighting Lane, it took us just over three minutes.

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