Theme park fan creates viral ‘The Little Mermaid’ roller coaster concept

by Tharin White

Theme park fans always love to conceptualize their idea of the best theme park, ride or show, but user UltraVioletLights on Planet Coaster took that a step further. Their “The Little Mermaid” coaster concept features drops, twists, turns and extreme levels of detail for a fan-made creation.

The Little Mermaid ride concept, made on Planet Coaster by UltraVioletLights.

Planet Coaster, and before it, Roller Coaster Tycoon, have been consistently good online communities to watch for unique theme park concepts. This “The Little Mermaid” roller coaster concept proves that it is still true. Planet Coaster came out nearly five years ago, and new creations are still being showcased. In fact, we previously published an article on 10 amazing Planet Coaster attraction creations.

【Disney】アリエルのジェットコースター!ディズニー「リトルマーメイド」に乗る プラネットコースター Ride the「The Little Mermaid」POV Planet Coaster

The above ride concept POV features a day and night ride, as well as fly-overs of the project.

The Little Mermaid ride concept key scenes.

The ride concept, which is just under four minutes in length, features numerous ride elements and scenes. The notable scenes, showcased above, include an encounter with Ursula, the Prince Eric celebration finale and the King Trident golden castle ride-through. While this ride concept is more focused on the sights instead of the thrill, it does align with other Little Mermaid rides around the world.

Tour The Little Mermaid ride with Imagineers and the original movie animators

Disney offers adventures into the “The Little Mermaid” film in many ways at their theme parks across the globe. At Disney California Adventure, there is The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure ride. Walt Disney World offers a near-exact copy of that attraction with Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid. Walt Disney World also has a Little Mermaid-themed hotel section at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, there is the “Voyage of the Little Mermaid” show. At Tokyo DisneySea, guests can step into Mermaid Lagoon, an entire land themed to the classic animated film. “The Little Mermaid” characters can also be seen at meet and greets, in shows and during parades at Disney Parks around the world.

What do you think of this Planet Coaster ride concept? Do you play Planet Coaster? Or is there a Planet Coaster concept you’d like to see become a reality? Let us know in the comments.


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Matthew Brewster January 28, 2022 - 6:17 pm

Easily the worst ride concept I’ve ever seen!

Khal February 8, 2022 - 12:33 pm

I absolutely loved it. So wondrous and a lot of unexpected elements. Reminded me of Journey to the Center of the Earth.


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