Disneyland to debut The Little Mermaid, Star Tours 2, Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, Disneyland Hotel upgrades with big media splash

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Disney will kick off the Soundsational Summer at the Disneyland Resort with a press event on June 2-3, 2011 spanning across both theme parks and into the nearby Disneyland Hotel.

Today we received the schedule for Disneyland’s upcoming media event which will officially premiere The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, Disneyland Hotel upgrades, and even a look at “What’s Next?” for the Disneyland Resort.

The press-only premiere events won’t be open to the public, but you can definitely follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest news, pictures and updates, and then check back here to InsideTheMagic.net for complete coverage afterward. And after the attractions have held their grand openings, the public will be invited to enjoy them!

To follow along online with us while we’re there, the schedule of the events we’ll be attending is:

Afternoon and night of Thursday, June 2, 2011
Premiere of the Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
Premiere of Mickey’s Soundsational Parade
Disneyland Hotel pool preview

Morning of Friday, June 3, 2011
Premiere of Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
“What’s Next” Presentation

UPDATE: Disneyland will be streaming video of the Star Tours grand opening ceremony online. So you can tune in live to see it at 9:30 a.m. PDT on Friday! Then check back here or on our YouTube channel for video of that ceremony, the Little Mermaid opening, Soundsational Parade, Disneyland Hotel update tour, and plenty of exclusive and unique interviews.

And to help build even more excitement for all of these new additions to the Disneyland Resort, Disney sent along four videos showing off each of the major attractions.

Behind the scenes with Mickey’s Soundsational Parade rehearsals:

A scene from Star Tours: The Adventures Continue featuring Sebulba and podracing on Tatooine:

(This is part of a longer clip, first released when Star Tours 2 was announced at 2009’s D23 Expo.)

Making-of The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure:

Disneyland Hotel upgrades including the new pool area with monorail slides:

So be sure to virtually join us online for our trip to the Disneyland Resort on June 2 & 3, 2011 during the fun-filled Soundsational Summer premiere!


  1. Tiger

    Wow it all sounds so exciting! 🙂 I will be there on the 3rd through the 5th of that weekend. Although I wont be able to do this (you guys have the coolest jobs on the planet lol) it will be fun to just be around and suck up all the atmosphere of the press and activity like I was around WOC last year! Cant wait!!

  2. Rush

    Wait, so the opening of Star Tours 2 on June 3 ISNT open to the public?? Am I understanding that correctly?? I bought tickets and made arrangments just to make sure that I was there on opening day! Can someone please clarify this??

    1. Ricky Brigante

      Star Tours 2, the attraction, will be open to the public on June 3. However, the opening ceremony itself may or may not be visible by the public. After the morning ceremony concludes, the ride will be open to all.

      1. Tiger

        Sounds like what they did with Finding Nemo in ’07. Had a big morning ceremony and then opened the ride up for General Public after that.

  3. Jimmy

    Does anyone know what time the Mermaid event will be held????

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