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Old 11-22-2012, 09:52 PM   #16
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I think folks on the DIS, and in general (including all of the Disney "bloggers"), get way too concerned about crowds. With proper planning, it's definitely manageable.

In fact, when we went to WDW for the 4th we got to the parks around noon and stayed to about seven and got everything done we wanted to (which was a fair amount) without waiting more than 25 minutes. Of course, we utilized FP.

Have a general TP and use FP. You'll be fine if you do.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:16 AM   #17
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Here now and as expected it is REALLY crowded. We are visiting for a total of 12 days so we don't care that it is crowded yet - we are just doing what we can and not stressing. Everyone will leave Sunday and it will be a lovely week after that crowd-wise.

Something hilarious we noticed yesterday. Arrived late Tues night, went to Walmart, got a very late start yesterday. Attempted MK until we saw lines for monorail/ferry so we went to plan B and went to Epcot. Crowded, but not insane at 11am. Went over to Land and got Soarin FPs for 6pm.....and the FPs for Living with the Land.....all distributed for the day! Now that is the epitome of the uneducated Disney holiday traveler.

Whoever said go left if the crowd goes right was correct. We told our son we are just going to react and do the opposite of crowds.

One ride and a stroll through the countries at Epcot and went to AK - very crowded but emptying out like you wouldn't believe at 3pm. Did Tough to be a bug, watched parade from Africa and went on what may have been the best
safari I've ever seen. Not a productive Disney day by my normal standards but we had a wonderful one.

Today at DHS at 8:30 - we were in and on TSMM by 9:05 with fastpasses for 10:35. Walk on Star Tours and Muppets and back for TSMM again. Then it
was CRAZY with people everywhere. Hung out at animation and went back to the hotel at noon (never done that before!)

Next week will be very different. Low crowds and less clueless people.

BTW - the weather is GORGEOUS - a little nippy perhaps in the shade and at night but sunny and clear and beautiful all day!
What is even crazier about the Living with the Land was that it wasn't so much people just going right. It was lack of knowledge of the attractions and the use of fast passes. DH & I talked about that because we got in standby because it's kind of a tradition for us. The standby line was 10 minutes and we noticed a lot of people going through the fp line. It was really odd.
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