The Journey of The Little Mermaid ride and Belle’s Village, including Gaston’s Tavern and Bonjour Village Gifts, all opened to regular park guests today for its first dress rehearsal. The previously opened Storybook Circus and Enchanted Tales with Belle were also open. Let’s take a look.
We were among the first guests let in on the morning of Oct. 12, 2012. A sign let guests know this was a dress rehearsal, so it was possible not everything may be in working order. But it all looked beautiful and we didn’t encounter any problems.
Walk with us as the shrubbery walls are pulled back and guests are let inside:
Walk through the full detailed queue and through the entire ride for Under The Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid:
A cast member shows off all areas of the Be Our Guest Restaurant:
Before we head inside his Tavern, let’s talk with Gaston:
Take a look inside Gaston’s Tavern:
Enchanted Tales with Belle:
There’s also a new meet and greet area for Ariel:
The whole area takes on a new look at night:
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Since New Fantasyland is under a soft opening, aka dress rehearsal, there’s no schedule of when the various attractions will be open or closed. The Be Our Guest restaurant is supposed to start serving on Nov. 19. Public previews officially also begin on Nov. 19 and the grand opening for all areas except Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride (2014) and Princess Fairytale Hall (2013) will be held on Dec. 6, 2012.
Videos by Banks Lee, Matt Roseboom, Anthony Armenia and Daniel Andersson.