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I’m kind of stunned by how many of you guessed question B and not A. I would think if one knows the answer to B one would also know the answer to A! It’s almost like a prerequisite!
(Answer A) The classic Disney film that this old, bearded dude (King Triton) has a part in is called “The Little Mermaid” (maybe you’ve heard of it). (Answer B) This carving of him can be found at the entrance to Ariel’s Grotto in Paradise Pier, DCA.
Seriously, do you know how many people guessed “Ariel’s Grotto” but didn’t guess “The Little Mermaid”??
The name of the movie isn’t “King Triton”! OMG! >:(
Some of you that correctly guessed the movie thought this was King Triton’s Carousel. I can see that mistake happening, but to not guess the movie… All I can do is snort derisively <snort>.
On the other hand, to look at how impressive Triton is here… Ariel’s daddy certainly makes his presence known. I mean to look at that picture one might think it’s “The Big Triton” movie and this is Triton’s Grotto.
Ariel’s Grotto used to be a meet & greet area in Disneyland, but Tinkerbell and her gang of miscreant fairies came, kicked Ariel out and turned it into Pixie Hollow.
I can get why Pixie Hollow would be placed on the outskirts of Fantasyland, I can. They’re fairies. It’s Fantasyland. Gotcha. But their proximity to Tomorrowland is inapropriate. I don’t trust Tinkerbell that close to technology and neither should Disneyland. Watch the DVDs if you don’t see what I’m getting at.
Let’s just say: if one of the Astro Blaster rockets should break loose, send it and the guests riding it, flying into the marquee of Star Tours or something, the people who let Tink that close to a rocket ship have only themselves to blame! They should be well aware by now that Tink has a thing about watching people fall to their deaths.
Furthermore, and speaking only for myself, Tink and her fairy clique belongs in Critter Country with the rest of the animals!
But I digress…
Now Ariel’s Grotto is a restaurant which offers Character Dining– a chance to eat as Ariel and other Disney princesses visit tables.
Which, by the way, is why I’ve never set foot in the place. I really, really, really don’t like being bothered when I eat.
And let’s say I was okay with strangers coming up and talking to me while I ate– what If I’m eating some crab or snapper dish and I see Ariel approaching me…
I have to dive under the table and hide, or put up with the drama when she sees what I’m eating. Who needs that? Not me.
You can also watch World of Color from there as an alternative to fastpass general viewing, which is cool. You do need a reservation though. You can’t just walk in and expect to see World of Color from the restaurant without one.
So there you have it: “The Little Mermaid” and Ariel’s Grotto.
Thanks to everybody who participated. This was a fun one. I enjoyed all of your comments!
Congratulations to those of you who got the whole kit and kaboodle correct:
Ashley Hodgson — 3 comments to answer this challenge? You need a vacation, girl. 😉
And good try to you guys who guessed half correct:
I’ll have a new one next week, so when you’re in the Disneyland Resort (Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Downtown Disney and all of the Disney hotels), keep your eyes peeled and take in everything.
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Mission Tortilla is Officially Closed. Rumour has it that Ghirardelli’s (The Chocolate Company) will replace it.
And of Course Star Tours, Little Mermaid, and Mickey Soundsational Parade now officially open.
On opening morning, the queue for the attraction stretched from the entrance of Tomorrowland, filled the central plaza and stretched down Main Street, U.S.A. Following the attraction's opening around noon, the line moved off Main Street, but still ranged between two to four hours throughout the day.
Also on Thursday, Disney officially opened the new Little Mermaid attraction in California Adventure. The event included a live performance by the voice of Ariel herself, Jodi Benson along with Sherie Rene Scott who portrays Ursula in Broadway's "The Little Mermaid" show. Also in attendance was the original voice of Ursula, actress Pat Carroll.
Following Thursday's grand opening, the rush to experience the new attraction was felt Friday morning as eager guests filled a massive extended queue that wound its way throughout Paradise Park, along Grizzly Trail and into the park's entryway, Sunshine Plaza.
Soundsational Summer is officially underway with Star Tours, Little Mermaid, and Mickey’s Soundsational parade now open. We’ve seen it all and we will share our thoughts.
Paul Rode Star Tours again and Daniel got to ride 4 times. Does the whole Multiple Destinations hold up?
Daniel and Paul's review of Little Mermaid – Arials Undersea Adventure.
Daniel and Pail’s review of Mickey Soundsational Parade.
Tip of the week with TommyPix.
Places at the DL Resort to cool off
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In this episode, everything is Food Food Food! Daniel and Paul also visit the Main Street News Stand and go over the latest news, and as always, a very explosive tip of the week. Click MORE to see full show notes.