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Old 10-05-2012, 11:57 PM   #1111
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I'm sorry. I'm sure this is answered somewhere but I can't seem to find it. Is there any place outside the park to see WOC? We'll be staying at DLH. I thought I remembered reading about a view from the PPH pool? Is that the best option?

We won't be getting in until an hour before closing so it doesn't make sense to buy the extra day. (At least not anymore since it means buying a one day ticket.)
I am not an big expert on this but I understand you can see it from some parts of the PPH. Nothing like seeing it up close. You can also see it from some parts of the GCH.

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Old 10-06-2012, 01:36 AM   #1112
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I am not an big expert on this but I understand you can see it from some parts of the PPH. Nothing like seeing it up close. You can also see it from some parts of the GCH.

Thank you! I guess we'll poke around and see what we can find.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:20 PM   #1113
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Seems to me the pool at the pph doesn't face the right direction. We had a view of woc from our room... Sort of sideways but could hear the music fine with the window open. But it doesn't compare to seeing it from the park.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:45 AM   #1114
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YEA!!!!! Finally made it through reading all 75 pages!!!!

Ok, so have a game plan -- CCT (was thinking of doing dining right at 5:00 for the 8:00-ish show, but also considering the later show), eat and go straight to WOC to arrive early (hopefully done with dinner in time to arrive 60-90 minutes early). ASK to go down to the front preferred area..... Still a little confused about the queueing processess (where to go when I get there to queue up for preferred dining so I can make sure to be one of the first in to get a spot at the rail and don't spend a lot of time wondering around lost while other people beat me to it! I'm 5'6" and my DS 14 is a few inches taller than me, but will also have DS7 who will be miserable if she can't see, so have to make it to a premo-front rail spot! So, any further word on the queue process? (We will be willing to arrive early and wait, just need to know where to go when we get there!) I know this is still changing and to ask CMs, but with my luck I want to be as prepared as possible, so any tips there would be great!

Also, we will be there the week of Christmas. (21-27) Any tips on that time of year? I keep going back and fourth between the early show and the second show (I am assuming there will be a second show at that time of year with peak crowds?) We are used to long days at WDW, but don't want to be too tired to enjoy the show. Also, was planning on doing it on Christmas Eve - my thoughts being treat ourselves to a nice Christmas Eve meal at CCT, and then take in the show for the wow-factor! Then head back to hotel (DLH) to get ready for Santa and an early morning the next morning. We will be in each park at least 2 days (5 day park hoppers), so we could possibly do WOC the day before (12/23). I know I've read to do it as early as possible to allow for cancellations, but really wanted the special event for Christmas Eve. (Although have thought of popping over to DL for the characters in pjs at closing). Any thoughts on Christmas Eve?

It's taken me a while to read through this whole thread But a BIG thank you to everyone for all your work in putting all this together!
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:27 PM   #1115
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We saw the show last Thursday (10/4) so I wanted to post our experiences. First of all, the queuing is so much better than a year ago. Last year, we started in one place, then we were moved to another, then to a third place before finally being let in. Every time we moved there was a lot of pushing and shoving and we lost ground in terms of our place in "line".

This year we had Yellow (got our tickets mid-afternoon I think - maybe 2 or 3pm). My husband arrived in the queuing area at about 7:10 and he was the first person there. (We had been told to line up near the Golden Zephyr - he asked cast members nearby and they told him where to stand). They literally put up the ropes right around where he was standing. A few people arrived soon after he did and by the time the kids and I got there at 7:45 or so there was a big line. They let us into the viewing area at about 8:00 I think. We went right to the front boardwalk area. We could have gone anywhere in that area that we wanted to - there is no distinction between blue and yellow in that front wet zone - they just let the 2 colors in from opposite sides.
We were just to the right (when facing the water) of the semi-circle area and our view was great! We loved being up front. It was not too crowded - lots of people but not shoulder to shoulder.

Of course, by the time we visit next year, I am sure the whole process will have changed yet again!
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DD and I are heading to the parks tomorrow () and are planning to catch WOC on Thursday. I see there's rain in the forecast, which is fine since we love the parks on rainy days, but was wondering - do they cancel WOC if it's raining? I'm sure they would in a thunderstorm or if it's windy, but what about just rain? Thanks for any info - just trying to be prepared
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DD and I are heading to the parks tomorrow () and are planning to catch WOC on Thursday. I see there's rain in the forecast, which is fine since we love the parks on rainy days, but was wondering - do they cancel WOC if it's raining? I'm sure they would in a thunderstorm or if it's windy, but what about just rain? Thanks for any info - just trying to be prepared
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:19 AM   #1118
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All I can say is WOW! WOC certainly lived up to our expectations!

Ate lunch at Carthay to get reserved seating. When I entered with DD, CM said I could either be in back Carthay area or wet zone (WCT section). When DH caught up with us, they weren't going to let him join us in the wet zone so guess all I can confirm is YMMV.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:51 AM   #1119
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I think I saw the answer to this earlier, but I wanted to make sure I got the correct answer.

We are going to DCA on a Thursday, no EE. If the park opens at 9, when will WOC fastpasses be available at GRR? We are going to get fast passes to RSR first, but don't know if after that we should do rides for a little bit, or if it will be open at 9 to get them at that point.

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I think I saw the answer to this earlier, but I wanted to make sure I got the correct answer.

We are going to DCA on a Thursday, no EE. If the park opens at 9, when will WOC fastpasses be available at GRR? We are going to get fast passes to RSR first, but don't know if after that we should do rides for a little bit, or if it will be open at 9 to get them at that point.

Thanks everyone!
WOC FPs would be available starting at 9AM park opening on such days and last until the afternoon at least.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:53 PM   #1121
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So Hydroguy - have you made it back to check it out yet to see what the proceedures seem to be these days? Can't wait to get your official take on it with the changes from this summer with CCT!
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So Hydroguy - have you made it back to check it out yet to see what the proceedures seem to be these days? Can't wait to get your official take on it with the changes from this summer with CCT!
Also on standby for the WOC report. . .
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:30 PM   #1123
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Me too!! I'm anxious to get the updated scoop even though I already booked my WCT dinner package.

And thank you sooooo much for the info in this and your other superthreads!!! I've been to DLR 12 times but now I feel like a newbie with all the new attractions and entertainment that have opened in the loooooong 6 years since my last visit!!

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Old 10-19-2012, 09:48 AM   #1124
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WoC report for 10/16 show

Woke up Tuesday morning late thanks to the Halloween party the night before and got a wild hair. Called and made lunch reservations at Carthay Circle so I wouldn't completely obsess about how early to get to WoC or whether we'd get there in time for the blue fastpasses. We'd only done one sit down meal and were getting tired of counter service anyway.

When we called at 10:00 they had a spot for 11:50.

The show was at 8:15, with our tickets saying we had to be in the area by 8:00. We were back in the Paradise Pier area around 5:00 and CMs were already lined in pairs along the area. I ask a couple of guys where the preferred seating group lined up and they told us under King Triton at the Ariel Ride. I asked what time people tended to start queing up and dude says, "oh, with preferred seating you can wait until 8:00!" I tried not to look at him like he had two heads.

At 7:00 we came back around and the girl at the preferred area spot wasn't letting anyone in yet and there appeared to be almost no one waiting at the ropes, just a handful under Triton. Ariel was a walk-on, so we rode that and came back out to find the area had been opened.

We didn't know we could ask for the front viewing area and when they asked and we told them "Carthay", we were herded into the upper part along the rail, although within those few minutes, the rail along the front was already filled before we got there.

We plopped down, backs to the rail for an hour, and people watched, especially the girl who worked her way one foot step every two minutes to wriggle between me and the couple who had gotten there right ahead of us and were to our left on the rail. It was fun to watch her attempt at stealth.

I wanted a nice meal and less stress about lining up more than two hours early for a show, so the fact that you can't actually see the surface of the water from my height when the lower areas fill in wasn't a make or break problem, but it might be for people who shelled out the money just for the viewing.

The area to our right facing the water was already packing them in towards the back of the area when we walked up to the rail at 7:10

Our main mistake was focusing on the rail nearest the center that we could stake instead of spotting the light tower directly in front of us. The view was just okay.

I'm glad we got to see it. I loved the Brave and Pirates sections. But it's not something I'd do preferred seating again for, nor would I feel like I needed to spend hours to get the best view. I guess I'm more of a Fantasmic chick



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I guess I'm a little confused. We are going in a month and also going to CCT for the WOC pass. So you said you went to te rail but should have headed for the light post. Can you please clarify so I know where to try for? Thanks so much for posting!
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