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Disney California Adventure: Little Mermaid dark ride nears completion
Disney California Adventure: Little Mermaid dark ride nears completion

Walt Disney Imagineering has begun installing the audio-animatronic figures in the new $100-million Little Mermaid dark ride at Disney California Adventure in advance of the attraction's June 3 debut. Photos: Concept art for the Little Mermaid dark ride In the last few weeks, crews installed a version of the evil sea witch, Ursula, which at 7 1/2 feet tall and 12 feet wide is one of the largest animatronics ever created by WDI. Located in the marquee scene of the dark ride, the Ursula figure can squash, stretch and bounce along to the music as she sings her big diva musical number, "Poor Unfortunate Souls." Ursula's flexible rubber skin allows for a wide range of...

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