The Little Mermaid is an all new Broadway style show that is performing on the Disney Wish. Here’s our review.
Every Disney fan knows the story of The Little Mermaid, but those expecting to see the same events play out in the new Disney Wish show will be pleasantly surprised. This tale is reimagined and updated to reflect more on the times of today. Ariel wants legs so that she can meet Eric, yes, but it is more about her wanting to take control of her own life in order to be happy. The love story is still there however it is not the focus of the show, which is a refreshing change.
With the new The Little Mermaid film coming out soon, it can be assumed that it too follows suite and gives fans a story where Ariel takes things into her own hands, and doesn’t need to be saved. Rather, she can save herself.
In an effort to avoid spoilers we won’t go into too much detail, but this is a welcome adjustment to the classic story, while still being sure to embody what everyone loves about the original story.
The cast members that are a part of The Little Mermaid on the Disney Wish do an incredible job. They can sing, dance, and act — and all bring something to the table. The massive set design and puppets help to bring the story to life, and will make the audience feel like they too are under the sea. As for the costumes? Well, they need to be applauded too.
It is clear that so much blood, sweat, and tears went into this telling of Ariel’s story, and it really delivers. It is nice to watch something and not be able to predict exactly how it is all going to play out. But of course, keeping all the fan favorite songs as a part of the show was important and makes it easy to sing and dance along in your chair.
This version of The Little Mermaid might be different, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t feel like the same Ariel — because it does. It is impossible to say which version is better, so let’s just stick with that this one is different, and equally as amazing.
The show itself is immersive and fun. It doesn’t hesitate to welcome the audience to be a part of Ariel’s world, as actors sing and dance up and down the aisles. There will be a lot of laughter, but there are also some intense moments. Everything about the experience is heightened by the use of the video screen in the back. This adds to the set design and makes every moment feel that much more real.
Get ready to be wowed by The Little Mermaid show when you embark on the Disney Wish!
Another show featured on the Disney Wish is Disney Seas The Adventure.
About The Little Mermaid – Disney Wish Show
Rediscover the adventure, music and magic in this Broadway-style production developed exclusively for the Disney Wish.
Dive into a dazzling adaptation of the Disney animated classic The Little Mermaid. Adventurous mermaid Ariel longs to explore the forbidden shore above. After falling in love with a human prince, she strikes a risky bargain with the sea witch Ursula, trading her voice for human legs. But, unless she and the prince can share true love’s kiss before the sun sets in 3 days, Ariel will be doomed to serve the sea witch forever.
This dazzling retelling begins when a group of storytellers find an enchanted treasure chest. As they explore the whozits and whatzits hidden within, the story of The Little Mermaid comes to life, featuring a reimagined script and jaw-dropping visual effects sure to leave the whole family speechless.
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Tessa Smith is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved Film and TV Critic. She is also a Freelance Writer. Tessa has been in the Entertainment writing business for almost ten years and is a member of several Critics Associations including the Critics Choice Association, Hollywood Critics Association, and the Greater Western New York Film Critics Association.