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    Question Little Mermaid planned for Disneyland?

    We all know the the Little Mermaid attraction was designed for Disneyland Paris and we all envisioned the ride in our favorite park in Anaheim.

    I was watching some time laps videos of Disneyland's construction and an interesting little bit stood out.

    At about 1:10 into this video (which appears on a DVD) we hear Tony Baxter mention that the Chicken of the Sea was to be placed where Eric's castle exit is.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ex-M9SFnwA"]YouTube - Building Walt's Dream - Disneyland's Construction PT 3[/ame]

    Is this the same Eric's Castle that was originally supposed to house the Little Mermaid attraction?

    Am I crazy, or did Tony slip up?

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    Re: Little Mermaid planned for Disneyland?

    Hmm...that is interesting. I remember hearing that it was damaged when they removed it, but Tony did say Eric's castle area and something about Small World. hmmmm....
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    Re: Little Mermaid planned for Disneyland?

    That's where it would have gone if they had built it as Tony wanted. But they are building it at DCA instead. At one time, they even considered putting it where Buzz Lightyear is now. Tony has wanted a Little Mermaid attraction for a very long time!
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    Re: Little Mermaid planned for Disneyland?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dustysage View Post
    That's where it would have gone if they had built it as Tony wanted. But they are building it at DCA instead. At one time, they even considered putting it where Buzz Lightyear is now. Tony has wanted a Little Mermaid attraction for a very long time!
    Wow, makes the outrage over the thematic clashes in DCA seem a little misplaced now doesn't it? The Little Mermaid in Tomorrowland would have been far worse.

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    Re: Little Mermaid planned for Disneyland?

    I believe the reference to "Eric's Castle, north toward Small World" is a reference to Eric's Castle in Storybook Land.

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    Re: Little Mermaid planned for Disneyland?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Cutlass View Post
    Wow, makes the outrage over the thematic clashes in DCA seem a little misplaced now doesn't it? The Little Mermaid in Tomorrowland would have been far worse.
    You wouldn't have known that the building was in Tomorrowland, because you would have entered through the area that was then the Little Mermaid Meet and Greet, just off of Matterhorn Way.
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    Re: Little Mermaid planned for Disneyland?

    Quote Originally Posted by Circa1966 View Post
    I believe the reference to "Eric's Castle, north toward Small World" is a reference to Eric's Castle in Storybook Land.
    I guess that is by Small World.

    It just stuck me because I know they wanted to put the ride in the former motor boat cruise area.

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    Re: Little Mermaid planned for Disneyland?

    Eric's castle as in Eric's miniature castle in StorybookLand.
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