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Old 08-30-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Secrets and Tips for Touring

So, after hearing about the secret tip that you could use your fast passes after the time that they originally said, I started to think what other kinds of secrets, and tips are out there. For the record, I had never heard of this fastpass tip until I read about it ending.

So, I come to you DIS'er's. You all do know the best kept secrets and tips on touring the parks!! What is your best kept secret tip!

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Old 08-30-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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Take a picture of your photopass card incase you lose it as you can still claim your pictures (and I did lose mine so this tip saved my pics!)

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Old 08-30-2012, 04:58 PM   #3
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The fastpass return time is now being enforced. You could previously go back anytime after the return window opened, but now you must use your fastpass before the window closes as well. (They started enforcing that in March.)
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:59 PM   #4
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If you are driving to the parks, take a picture of the parking lot sign, that way you won't have to remember after a long day.

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Old 08-30-2012, 05:12 PM   #5
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Right, as PP mentioned that tip about using your fastpass even after it expired is no longer true.

Hmmm let me think what else

1. If there are two lines to a ride, use the one on the left. For some reason more pepople use the one on the right.

2. The cashiers at the counter service stand take orders on their right and their left.

3. Don't just follow the crowd or masses. Try to look for other openings, lines turnstiles etc. For example, if there is a long line at the turnstiles closest to the entrances, try to look for other turnstiles. Again, most people will just follow the person ahead of them without realizing "Oh wait, there is no one over there at the far ends of the entrance."
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:24 PM   #6
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3. Don't just follow the crowd or masses. Try to look for other openings, lines turnstiles etc.
Same holds true for bag checks. A tram will pull up and the masses will flock to one side and not look at the other one.

Also, and this might make some a bit miffed but I try not to get behind anyone with a large stroller with a huge bag stuffed underneath because most of the time, the person will attempt to just push the stroller through and then we have to stop and wait for the large bag to get put on the bag check table.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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The Great Movie Ride in DHS has two different ride "outcomes". One involves a Western theme and one involves a 1930's gangster theme. If you see the ride more than once, when you get to the front of the line, ask the cast member who ushers you in to the boarding area where you should go to see the one that you haven't seen before. Otherwise, you could end up seeing the gangster scene over and over.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:40 PM   #8
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Those are pretty good thoughts. If you think about it, Americans are always taught to stay to the right, so it make sense that we would typically go right. Go left...good tip.
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