Everyone anticipates Nemo Subs for this year. Al has reported the opening is scheduled for the July 4th weekend.
I just believe that is TOO LATE for next year. I believe it should open at least a month before that. Why? 1) To allow locals to see it before the summer crowds to avoid this year's POTC traffic jam. 2) Get the ride tested and bugs worked out before it is put on peak demand. (Remember what happened this year when Pirates opened only to have daily shutdown causing flaw!)
Now is this possible to move up the date? Well, remember that Space Mountain was not going to open until most of the 50th celebration was over. Remember that Matt forced Disney to spend overtime to get SM up and running before summer. That cost LOTS of money but it was worth it since it really was popular for guests. I cannot even image what the 50th would have been like without SM for most of last year! So anything is possible if enough money is spent.
I think we need that kind of leadership to get the Subs up and running AHEAD of schedule. I think with an early summer, positive "buzz" on the Subs, summer crowds will pack the park. Otherwise, if there is any setback in the schedule, Subs might not open even at the beginning of July. I think some out-of-town guests might delay their trip to DL to see the new attraction, reducing summer attendance.
What do you think? Is opening early important?