I called the Switchboard at WDW, which in turn they transferred me to main # at MK !! So feeling a liitle embarassed that I went through all of this to find out about Ariel, I explained I was wondering what would happen to Ariel while her grotto was being refurbished?? The Cm got off the phone for a few minutes and confirmed it will be closed from 9/13 -11/10? (I think~~ Nov sometime ) Anyway she said there would be a place to see Ariel but they were not sure where as of yet, and to check back closer to the actual time it would be closed!! She was very helpful and very understanding of how important this is to my DD!!
I feel much better and it will make my DD very happy!!