Voyage of the Little Mermaid to be Replaced?

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    Since New Fantasyland opened, there have been rumors of a new show replacing Voyage of the Little Mermaid. Rumors have ranged to this being the home of the Interchangeable/Black Box attraction a Tangled show.

    The show did not return following the COVID-19 pandemic but in September 2020 signs on the building were removed and then replaced with another sign for the show.

    We are considering this rumor Blue Sky due to a significant amount of conflicting information.

    RUMOR TIMELINE

    October 27, 2020: Cast members are self reporting that Disney has announced the layoff of entertainment cast members at the following shows at Walt Disney World. Voyage of the Little Mermaid is among the shows with layoffs.

    September 11, 2020: A new billboard has been installed on the exterior of Voyage of the Little Mermaid and @WDWNT on Twitter has posted a photo:

    September 9, 2020: BlogMickey.com is reporting that the windows at The Studio Store have been blacked out.

    September 8, 2020: Exterior signage was removed from the building for Voyage of the Little Mermaid and BlogMickey.com posted photos of the updated building.

    August 1, 2020: BlogMickey.com is reporting that Voyage of the Little Mermaid is not expected to re-open.

    April 24, 2020:WDWMagic.com user LiterallyNobody is reporting that props from Voyage of the Little Mermaid were recently photographed for the archives and the show is not expected to return when the parks reopen. This may only be a temporary measure or could lead to a permanent replacement for the show.

    User marni1971 reiterated that this area was at one point considered to be the home of the rumored “Black box” attraction.

    September 7, 2015: WDWMagic.com user wdwmagic reported that the scheduled refurbishment for Voyage of the Little Mermaid did not take place.

    July 30, 2015: WDWNT.com is reporting that Voyage of the Little Mermaid and Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream are expected to close before the end of the fiscal year, September 27, 2015. WDWMagic.com user marni1971 has also reported that he has heard similar information.

    April 8, 2015: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 has reported that the Tangled: The Musical show that’s coming to the Disney Cruise line is still likely for Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

    April 2, 2015: The Disney Parks Blog reported that Tangled: The Musical is coming to the Disney Cruise Line this November.

    May 14, 2013: The latest rumor from OrlandoParkNews.com points to the Tangled stage show once rumored as a Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage replacement may actually be the replacement for Voyage of the Little Mermaid

    September 24, 2012: Entertainment Cast Member and WDWMagic.com user drew81 posted a rumor that Voyage of the Little Mermaid would soon be replaced by a Phineas and Ferb stage show.

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