The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Disney California Adventure is the highlight of 2011.  The park continues to spend that nice $1.1 billion shopping spree it received back in 2007.  Now, one of the most anticipated attractions of the expansion is almost ready to open.  While construction crews are still hard at work making the exterior structure look dazzling, the inside is nearly complete.  Disney Parks Blog released the first video from inside the ride and needless to say, it’s looking pretty fantastic.

The interior looks fantastically detailed.  The main show pieces are in along with most of the static set figurines.  The audio animatronics have yet to be placed inside, however once that happens programming the figurines will begin.  The OmniMover ride system that is similar to the ride system on Haunted Mansion and Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters (or Space Ranger Spin).  Little Mermaid is rumored to open the sea floor in May 2011 along with Star Tours 2, Mickey’s Soundsational and a newly rennovated section of Paradise Pier.

Stay tuned for more updates about Disney California Adventure.