We were pleased to find the Little Mermaid show at MGM open again last night (apparently its been open all week, based on the schedule), and extra pleased with the changes that were made. Like they recently did with the Beauty and the Beast show, there were a few changes made to make the story a little clearer. Ariel's 'perch' is much taller, now and her opening speech is longer now with the voice of her father added into it. The new 'bit' with her father talking to her at the beginning, replaces the spot where he talks to Sabastian (now gone). The puppets seem to move with more freedom, now, because they were coming up to the edge of the stage front, now, and Flounder actually was stuck out over and past the stage (we were in a new first row, and my brother could almost touch him as Flounder 'teased' him). There were new special (visual) effects in the show, as well. These changes (to both shows), and the fact that they continue to fill almost every show show that these shows will be here for some time. Now I wonder when they will bring the new Aladdin stage show to MGM to replace the dearly departed Hunchback show?