The odds are not so "grimm" to be honest. Rumor is most daytime guests will have a chance to ride even before they open for the AP and DVC previews... I am willing to bet that some regular day-guests will get to ride around the 12th or so.. but that's only an educated guess... and not something you can count on...
I am going to be there next weekend and keep hoping for an even earlier soft opening. Keeping my fingers crossed but I am lucky enough to be going again in Dec and will definitely get to catch it then.
wow , that's cool , right now i'm assuming that this october will be the only time i ever actually get out to WDW , ( i'm in lake tahoe NV ) and i have never even got to ride a " soft open " even at Disneyland , so Nemo would be awesome!
as much as everyone is looking forward to it... it's really only going to be riding along and looking into a big fish tank with nemo and friends projected into the water. now it's been awhile since they had the ride going that it seems new to most people, it aint gonna be everest.