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Friday, August 22, 2014

Photo Friday: A photographic comparison of Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid

Welcome to another Photo Friday!

This week it's 2 for 1 day!  Well, sort of.

During my May trip to Disneyland, I noted a change to the main cavern portion of the Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid attraction at Disney California Adventure.  The lighting was drastically different than the Magic Kingdom version.  Later, I found out Disney was testing a different lighting level to see if it improved the attraction.  The main reason, as I understand it, was to eliminate guests seeing production elements such as light instruments, projectors, etc.

So see for yourself - which do you like better?

Here is the Magic Kingdom version (this shot is from June, 2013):
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and this is a similar shot from the California Adventure version (this shot is from May, 2014):
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So which version do you like better?  Post your thoughts in the comments section below!

1 comment:

MintCrocodile said...

I like the newer version.

The old version was like dark, dark, dark, bright!!! (Under the sea), dark, dark, dark, the end.

With the newer version, the lighting is a bit more cohesive with the rest of the attraction and it hides a lot of the rigging up above.

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