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  • On May 23, 2010
    Karen from NL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi panel. I have heard that Ariel's grotto is closed due to Fantasyland expansion. Will it be open by October? My daughter loves Ariel and can't wait to visit the grotto. If not,where else can she be seen? I have booked BBB and lunch afterward at CRT

    Hi Karen! Ariel's Grotto closed permanently to make way for a new Little Mermaid attraction in the expanded Fantasyland, so unfortunately, it won't be open for your October trip. However, Ariel is still greeting guests in the Magic Kingdom. She and Prince Eric can be found daily in Adventureland -- just check the Times Guide when you enter the park for their schedule.  It's also quite possible Ariel may appear at your lunch at Cinderella's Royal Table. I recently had breakfast there, and my daughter and niece were delighted that Ariel was greeting diners that day. The server told me that Ariel is now appearing every day in the Castle. Also, don't forget to visit The Voyage of the Little Mermaid attraction at Hollywood Studios, where Ariel performs daily. The show is a must-do for Ariel fans!

    Hope you have a magical time in October!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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