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Ariel returns to fins and Gaston moves in.

Ariel in fins photo @crushinator twitter feed.

Ariel has moved into her new Grotto today (officially soft opening) and Gaston began meeting guests in New Fantasyland as well.  The new Little Mermaid ride is open as well as Gaston’s Tavern.  The only portion of New Fantasyland that isn’t open, but is complete is Be Our Guest restaurant.  It will be quite a while before the Seven Dwarves Mine Train opens and the new Princess Hall will not open until 2013.

With Ariel relocating and Gaston beginning to meet day guests, Eric is no longer meeting guests at Walt Disney World.


  1. Will Eric be out with the other princes at MVMCP? We’re staying in Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation, against my son’s will, and the only thing that saved it was the picture of Eric on the wall. He said he wants to meet him, and I told him we could.

  2. Is Ariel not meeting at all in Adventureland anymore? We’ll be visiting the week of 11/12. I thought new fantasyland would not be open for our visit? Where can we meet her? I’m confused.

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