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Topic: LP Lotion: New Fantasyland Dress Rehearsal Featuring The Little Mermaid and Belle's Village

Fri 10/12/2012 3:35p
This topic is for Discussion of LP Lotion: New Fantasyland Dress Rehearsal Featuring The Little Mermaid and Belle's Village
Today New Fantasyland helds its first full dress rehearsal. Here we cover the newly opened areas - Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid and Belle's Village.
Fri 10/12/2012 7:41p
The queue for the Little Mermaid looks stunning! I've been on the ride at DCA, but this definitely makes me want to go again - at least to see the queue first-hand!

I have to say, the whole area looks amazing. And I can only imagine how much better it will all look once the new Mine Coaster is completed as well. Really makes the old portions of Fantasyland look sad.
Fri 10/12/2012 8:41p
Looks great. The ride is just ok. After seeing it today I was unimpressed with the whole thing.
Fri 10/12/2012 8:47p
Yeah, we thought the ride in DCA was just ok too. At least this one has a nicer queue.

It's a shame they didn't improve the ride - they gave it an E-Ticket queue for only a C-Ticket attraction.
Fri 10/12/2012 8:58p
I think it all looks really great and I am so excited to see it all done.
Moon Waffle
Fri 10/12/2012 10:09p
Fantastic looking exterior/queue!

As for the ride, well, the problem with this ride is that it doesn't take you anywhere NEW. It is just a very, VERY condensed version of the movie which we already know by heart.

Disney's best rides are those that take you somewhere new - even if they are movie-based. A great example is Radiator Springs Racers....yes we all are familiar with the Cars characters, but in this ride you get to do something you do not see in the movies...get prepped for a race across ornament valley.

Little mermaid would have been much better if it were personalized somehow and didn't just feel like a complete re-hash of the film.
Sat 10/13/2012 12:00p
Thank Triton that we get to stand in doors for the long lines this will draw, even though it is a rehash, or only has main scenes.
Sat 10/13/2012 12:01p
and Gorgeous rock work and building details. Wonder how much you can see form the old Fantasy land when the dwarves mine coaster mountain is completed ?
Sat 10/13/2012 12:17p
The Little Mermaid area really reminds me of the outdoor portions of Mermaid Lagoon at TDS, which is a huge improvement for MK. Hopefully the interactive elements and all of the details within arm's reach in the queue will be well maintained. Belle's village area looks very nice too!

Have they begun testing the Little Mermaid ride with FP yet? At DCA, the line constantly moves very quickly. Even when the entire overflow queue was filled, the wait time was still under an hour; these days, it seems that 10-15min is the average wait. It looks like there's a lot of themed queue space in MK, which makes me wonder how long they're expecting the waits to be, and how FP will impact it.
A Happy Haunt
Sat 10/13/2012 1:10p

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