Rumor: ‘The Voyage of the Little Mermaid’ May Be Permanently Closed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Back in April we reported that LiterallyNobody on the WDWMagic forums was saying that they were hearing rumors that The Voyage of the Little Mermaid would not reopen when the parks reopened.

Here’s what they said:

I mentioned a few months back that super high resolution pictures of the props from Voyage of the Little Mermaid we taken for archival purposes to prepare for the eventual closure. Just found out from the same source the plan is to not open it again once Hollywood Studios re-opens. It is done.

Sad that some cast members won’t be rehired for it, but the writing has been on the wall for a bit I think.

In my original article I talked about how this rumor wasn’t new and there had been talk about it before.

Now, Blog Mickey is also hearing that it is closed permanently at Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

As Disney continues to evaluate their phased reopening plans, has learned that the plan is to keep the Voyage of the Little Mermaid show permanently closed.

So yet another source is coming out saying the same things. They also pointed out that the attraction does not have social distancing markers placed in the outdoor queuing area. They rightfully pointed out that other stage shows are having social distancing markers placed around them for when the issues between Disney and the Actors’ Equity Union ends the shows can begin as quickly as possible.

If you visit the Blog Mickey article, they have photos showing the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen Sing-along and the Disney Junior Dance Party all marked properly, while The Voyage of the Little Mermaid is untouched.

So it appears that the rumors from April, and even sooner, were true! You can see my original article on the rumor HERE.

Truthfully, The Voyage of the Little Mermaid show has gotten past it’s prime. It could simply be that they are going to relaunch it after they do the live-action film? But with the money being very tight at Disney, I don’t know how many changes we will get anytime soon.

What do you think? Comment and let us know.

Source: WDWMagic, Blog Mickey, PNP

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