"It's Disney, why wouldn't they find some idiots who are willing to pay money to be the first to see a copy of a mediocer darkride, some restaurants and some shops."
Isnt that a little harsh? I would want to avoid long lines at the "mediocer darkride" and be able to eat at a fancy restaurant without making a reservation, therefore I wouldn't be an idiot ;)
Call it a hunch, but there isn't a prayer that anyone will cancel now.
We can only get to Orlando about once every 4 years or so and we'll be there the first two weeks of November. We'll leave on the 14th and you're telling me it will all open on the 19th... That's just too cruel.... :(
Whether or not the whole expansion is a success or not remains to be seen. And I don't think anybody expects The Little Mermaid to be an E ticket. What in Fantasyland is an E ticket?But that isn't the point.
The point, as it seems to me, is to make the whole of Fantasyland more engaging, immersive, and offer more space and experiences for families. It's already started to pay out on this with the indoor circus play area, adding an extra Dumbo, and the Casey Jr. water play area. And the environment looks to be a huge leap forward from what Fantasyland has offered up until now.
I will say that it makes me scratch my head when I hear that the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train won't be open till 2014. That seems like an awfully long time.
Someone also e-mailed Disney and got a response saying AP previews were still not set but would be before 11/19.
Also, WDWMagic is reporting that Storybook Circus will also be fully open.
Not sure that that is true at the moment. Nevertheless, from what I hear - and I don't get there that often, even though I'm an AP holder - there is rarely ANY line for TLM. Partly because people are doing other things *Cars Land*, partly because it is a one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater, and yes, partly because there's not a whole lot of new ground broken on this ride. Or new water, I guess.
Point being, after the initial wave (sorry) of people for a new attraction, I don't expect any lines for this one. I was at DCA just last month, in the middle of summer, and walked right on to this A/C attraction which def isn't that old.