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Revised date for Pete’s tent and Ariel’s grotto



The revised soft opening date for Pete’s Silly Sideshow character meet tent is Thursday, October 4. This will feature Minnie & Daisy together from one line and Donald & Goofy together from another line.  Chip n Dale will move to Frontierland and the characters in the tent will cease their other meets at Magic Kingdom. 

Ariel’s Grotto soft opening date is tentatively set for October 12th.  You’ll be able to see her in her fins, but Eric will not be present.

Cast Member previews for New Fantasyland are scheduled for October 22-November 2. 

Annual passholder previews should be the two weekends following.


  1. Ariels Grotto soft opening is the day we arrive! Does that mean we’ll be able to “walk through” the land? Will we have to look for “someone standing by a door” in order to experience while we’re there? Thanks. So excited that we might be able to see a little of this. Won’t be back till spring of 2014.

  2. Thanks for the info, Kenny! DD is getting a surprise mermaid makeover on Oct. 29th, and it will be so amazing if Ariel is open by then! :)

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