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Old 02-08-2013, 06:42 AM   #1
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New little mermaid ride....having big problems?

Ok, so this maybe just because its a new ride, teething problems etc.....but just mentioning incase anybody knows......

so just got back from 2 weeks at WDW, we done the magic kingdom on our first day, after going straight to enchanted tales with belle we then walked onto little mermaid with no queue. nice ride.......definately a good addition. we came out and was going to do it straight again but this time the queue was building up so we changed our mind. anyways for the next 2 weeks everytime we went back the ride was closed. multiple times the cast members said the ride would be open in the afternoon..........but we never saw it open again after that first ride.

anyone know what was happening?
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:48 AM   #2
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Think a couple of others on recent trips have mentioned this too. Could be technical. It was only briefly stopped once when I was there as they were having problems with the lap bars.
Hopefully it won't become the new splash mountain
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:42 AM   #3
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To me (and we rode it twice in a week), it seems to have a really short period of time for you to get in the ride vehicle and sit down. There is not much of a space before you actually start the ride. We were there 1-27-13 to 2-1-13.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:22 AM   #4
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Was there the day before MLK and it was down for most of the day - never got to ride it and was the one new attraction at MK we were looking forward to.....
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:44 AM   #5
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hope the issues are worked out by our next trip...my 3yr old is in love with Ursula(and all the other witches to be honest)
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:56 AM   #6
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hope the issues are worked out by our next trip...my 3yr old is in love with Ursula(and all the other witches to be honest)
My daughter loves Ariel, but loves the witches too. LOL She is 16 but at Disney she is 5.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:06 PM   #7
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We were just there from Marathon weekend through MLK day and were in the MK about 5 of those day. I only saw the ride down once during the afternoon.

Also, this was one of my 2yo DS favorite rides this trip (aside from Dumbo and Goofy's Barnstormer of course)
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:18 PM   #8
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I've always strongly associated with Ursula. I pretty much am her without the tentacles and pet eels.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:53 PM   #9
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I've always strongly associated with Ursula. I pretty much am her without the tentacles and pet eels.
I LOVE Ursula. I don't even know why. I just love her to bits
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:23 PM   #10
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We were there during the previews in October. The ride stopped twice while we were on it - one time for quite a few minutes so my 3 year old hates it.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:38 PM   #11
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So strange... I've never seen the one at DCA down (and I go a lot.) It's also almost always a walk on, but that's because it's been there for awhile. I personally love that ride and am sad to see that so many people don't like it. The Little Mermaid came out when I was 3 years old and was one of my very favorite childhood movies, so that ride is very special to me.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:18 PM   #12
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We were there Suoerbowl Sunday when it was closed... Then the next day it was closed all morning... And then Thursday there was a sign saying the ride was closing for the day at 6pm... Weird!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:27 PM   #13
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We were there Suoerbowl Sunday when it was closed... Then the next day it was closed all morning... And then Thursday there was a sign saying the ride was closing for the day at 6pm... Weird!
LOL, I guess that seems somewhat fitting.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:44 PM   #14
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We were there both Wednesday and today, and both days had signs up all morning saying the ride was closed until 1pm. However we weren't there in the afternoon to see if it did open at one.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:35 AM   #15
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I was disappointed with this ride when we went in November. I think bc it was new I expected more of a technology thing as opposed to what was there. The walk through to the was well done though
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