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  • On Oct 13, 2012
    Doreen from NJ 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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    Hello, I've seen on this site that the dress rehearsal for Little Mermaid was yesterday. Will the ride be operating on most days between now and its official opening. We will be in the park Nov. 8th, 9th (for the Very Merry) and the 12th.

    Hi, Doreen!

    According to several unofficial blog sites, The Voyage of the Little Mermaid, and other fantastic new additions to the New Fantasyland expansion soft opened this past week. Because the attractions are now in Dress Rehearsal mode, there isn't a guarantee that any particular attraction will be open for Guests to enjoy every day, at any time, between now and the previews which open on November 19th.

    However, Cast Members will surely strive to keep these attractions open as much as possible, as Dress Rehearsals allow everyone involved to make sure that every possible kink has been worked out, that every expected occurrence does, indeed, occur and that each attraction goes above and beyond Imagineers' expectations now that Guests are part of the fun. Take a look at, one of my favorite unofficial sources of information for all things Disney, where you'll find photos of the newly-opened areas. has an unofficial posting which includes several videos, too. Take a look at all the fun!

    I am thinking that, with three days in early to mid-November in Magic Kingdom, you'll most likely be one of those Guests who gets a sneak peek into the magic of the New Fantasyland expansion. Enjoy!

    Send more questions as you think of them; we love to help!
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