We are back again inside the queue for Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid and what a magnificent queue it is. It sets up the story for the attraction you are about to board the way every queue should but it does so by employing several different techniques. There are the subtle changes in lighting, from the bright sunshine outdoors into the sunlight spotlit coves and into the dark and mysterious caverns that lead right up to the beautiful sunset of the loading area. The mood changes right along with the lighting, from the playful virtual crabs who help Ariel recover her collection of human world items, to then the darker tone of the mythical sea paintings inside the dimly lit underground chamber and then back to a more jovial tone with the Scuttle animatronic (that is so impressive it begins to blur the lines of reality) who provides the perfect transition into the storyline you’ve begun to enter. Every element comes together in a queue that is now the standard bearer at the Magic Kingdom and we hope is only a sign of things to come.