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Old 06-10-2011, 02:34 PM   #766
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Am I the only one not excited by the Little Mermaid ride? It's like Nemo but with Ariel, all slow and riding in clam shells. It just seems boring. I've watched the videos of the CA version. I mean, I'm sure it will be nice to ride and be in air conditioning and I will ride everytime I go but I'm not excited by it. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a different story though!!! Very excited for that one!!!
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Am I the only one not excited by the Little Mermaid ride? It's like Nemo but with Ariel, all slow and riding in clam shells. It just seems boring. I've watched the videos of the CA version. I mean, I'm sure it will be nice to ride and be in air conditioning and I will ride everytime I go but I'm not excited by it. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a different story though!!! Very excited for that one!!!
You're not alone. Until they added Snow White, FLE was a whole lotta noise over nothin' in my book.

This isn't nearly as big a deal as it's being made out to be.
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:04 PM   #768
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Am I the only one not excited by the Little Mermaid ride? It's like Nemo but with Ariel, all slow and riding in clam shells. It just seems boring. I've watched the videos of the CA version. I mean, I'm sure it will be nice to ride and be in air conditioning and I will ride everytime I go but I'm not excited by it. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a different story though!!! Very excited for that one!!!
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:03 PM   #769
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I'm perplexed right now. We are planning a fall of 2012 trip and I had settled on dates in mid-September. Now I am nervous that one of two things is going to happen:

1. We will miss the opening of the first phase by a week or even a day and not get to see any of the new stuff (just my luck!)
2. We will be there for the opening and it will be packed and chaotic (I choose to go in September to avoid the crowds!)...

Ideally, I'd like to be there a week or two AFTER the phase one opening. In the past, how far out has Disney given set dates for openings such as this?
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:03 PM   #770
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I also agree (and I LOVE the Little Mermaid). I'm excited for the updated theming and forest areas of the park. I visit MK so often that I do not ride attractions very often anyway. If they do the ambiance well, I'll be happy.
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:49 PM   #771
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The Little Mermaid attraction is just fine as it is. And I think it is something to be excited about.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:12 PM   #772
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The Little Mermaid attraction is just fine as it is. And I think it is something to be excited about.

I agree! I'm very excited about it! It's another classic dark ride. I love the FL dark ride attractions.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:47 PM   #773
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The Little Mermaid attraction is just fine as it is. And I think it is something to be excited about.
I very much agree!! I'm also one of the Nemo fans too - I love that ride!! Not every ride needs to be super-fast or sensory overload - I really like the simple rides and enjoying every minute of it!

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Old 06-10-2011, 08:06 PM   #774
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I'm really excited for the new Little Mermaid ride! I've been waiting for it, since I was about 6yrs old! I'll probably jump up and down the first time I get in line .
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:41 AM   #775
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What is making you excited for the Little Mermaid ride??? I'm so not being confrontational, I just don't get it. I love everything about Disney as much as the rest of you but I can't get excited by this ride. Is it just that you've grown up with watching the movie and love it so much that any ride that features Ariel would be worth it to you?
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:30 AM   #776
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when do you think we'll have dates?

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I'm perplexed right now. We are planning a fall of 2012 trip and I had settled on dates in mid-September. Now I am nervous that one of two things is going to happen:

1. We will miss the opening of the first phase by a week or even a day and not get to see any of the new stuff (just my luck!)
2. We will be there for the opening and it will be packed and chaotic (I choose to go in September to avoid the crowds!)...

Ideally, I'd like to be there a week or two AFTER the phase one opening. In the past, how far out has Disney given set dates for openings such as this?
My first post. I have been reading this board and love all the advice and finally joined. Love WDW and this board! TandL's question above is a great one. Anybody know historically the timeline for when Disney would disclose estimated opening dates? Not, when will FLE open, but when will they tell us the projected opening dates?
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:52 AM   #777
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I agree with you. When I saw the concept on youtube I was completely excited! But after seeing the actual ride it was a huge let down.

That said, I am still very excited about the FL expansion!

By the way, I don't get it when people say being at WDW is better than being at work. I know being a WDW is better than being at work, but at work I'm not spending thousands of dollars! Also, a LOT of places are better than being at work!

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What is making you excited for the Little Mermaid ride??? I'm so not being confrontational, I just don't get it. I love everything about Disney as much as the rest of you but I can't get excited by this ride. Is it just that you've grown up with watching the movie and love it so much that any ride that features Ariel would be worth it to you?
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What is making you excited for the Little Mermaid ride??? I'm so not being confrontational, I just don't get it. I love everything about Disney as much as the rest of you but I can't get excited by this ride. Is it just that you've grown up with watching the movie and love it so much that any ride that features Ariel would be worth it to you?
I wondered the same thing too. Yes, it's new. Yes, it's Little Mermaid which hasn't really had a ride. Yes, the expansion as a whole is very exciting!! But.....for anyone who has seen the video of the DL version, it's basically the same thing as Nemo. I mean, even down to the ride vehicles. I guess I'm disappointed that with all of Disney's AMAZINGLY talented imagineers, this was the best they could come up with.
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What is making you excited for the Little Mermaid ride??? I'm so not being confrontational, I just don't get it. I love everything about Disney as much as the rest of you but I can't get excited by this ride. Is it just that you've grown up with watching the movie and love it so much that any ride that features Ariel would be worth it to you?
What makes me so excited - is because it is at Disney World .

So after riding that, I can head over to Splash Mountain, then over to Epcot for Soarin' and a quick Beverly photo, then over to AK to watch FOTLK, hop on over to DHS and ride the new Star Tours, and back to MK to take a pic of the beast's castle.
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I guess I'm disappointed that with all of Disney's AMAZINGLY talented imagineers, this was the best they could come up with.
That's exactly how I feel
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