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View Poll Results: If staying onsite, which do you tend to do?
Go to MK a.m. EMH 48 33.57%
Go to MK p.m. EMH 54 37.76%
Go to HS a.m. EMH 44 30.77%
Go to HS p.m. EMH 34 23.78%
Go to EPCOT a.m. EMH 34 23.78%
Go to EPCOT p.m. EMH 37 25.87%
Go to AK a.m. EMH 38 26.57%
Go to AK p.m. EMH 24 16.78%
avoid all a.m. EMH 32 22.38%
avoid all p.m. EMH 30 20.98%
We always stay offsite, so we don't have a choice. 4 2.80%
We go to EMH if we feel like it at the time. 41 28.67%
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:11 PM   #46
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We go to almost all evening EMH. The last hour is the best part of the day!
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:47 AM   #47
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Only nighttime ones. In fact, we plan around EMHs. It only took us about 7 trips to realize it, but EMHs, especially the late ones, are the best time to get anything done during xmas. There will still be crowds, but by then, the little ones are gone and locals have gone home (unless they're staying in a resort).

What we typically do, or plan to do, is say MK is open till 2am with EMHs. We'll wake up, go to the park until about 2pm. We'll go back to the hotel, relax - maybe take a nap, then head to our dinner reservation. After the dinner reservation, we head to MK for the night - maybe go on one ride, then get in line for the parade and Wishes. Following Wishes, things start clearing out a bit after about 45 minutes. Then, it's time to go on the rides.

It's not a TON less crowded than usual, but for example - if you normally wait 45 minutes for a ride, the wait is more like 25. We actually got lucky once, and my sister and I got to ride the runaway train consecutive times.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:32 PM   #48
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There's no option for this on the poll, but we do go to EMHs, but that is the only time of the day we go to those parks.

If Epcot has PM EMH, we'll spend the morning at Animal Kingdom, head to Hollywood Studios in the afternoon then go to Epcot that night for Illuminations and EMH.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:34 PM   #49
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I like the evening EMH's. Towards the end of the night the park empties out when most people have gone back to their resorts and their kids have tired out. We are late risers and night owls. The rides are walk-ons and we can get a lot done our last hour.
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We always try to do the following EMH:
AM at AKL to ride the safari and see all of the animals up and about
AM at HS to ride and get a fastpass for TSM
PM at MK bc it's really fun once all of the little kiddos have gone to bed
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:58 PM   #51
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LOVE PM emh!! Being the only person on the entire POTC at 11:40 is really cool! Walking on all the kiddie rides is awesome. I would never ever wait an hour for Peter Pan's Flight. After 10pm, you would be surprised how few kids are left in the parks! I also love to sleep in too! If I have to get up too early, I am super cranky.

My schedule this time is going like:
HS noon-11pm
MK noon-midnight
Resort Holiday Hop (ADR@11AM)
EPCOT noon-9:30
Get up early for AK because I went to bed earlier the night before.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:18 AM   #52
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My kids are young (5,2,2) and they are early birds. We take advantage of the AM EMH at MK but they get tired too early to bother with the PM EMH so we just avoid those.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:00 AM   #53
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LOVE PM emh!! Being the only person on the entire POTC at 11:40 is really cool! Walking on all the kiddie rides is awesome. I would never ever wait an hour for Peter Pan's Flight. After 10pm, you would be surprised how few kids are left in the parks! I also love to sleep in too! If I have to get up too early, I am super cranky.

My schedule this time is going like:
HS noon-11pm
MK noon-midnight
Resort Holiday Hop (ADR@11AM)
EPCOT noon-9:30
Get up early for AK because I went to bed earlier the night before.
I have always avoided the extra hour parks because I want to avoid crowds, but now I may rethink for this trip. Only problem is I don't hop.

I will be at WDW 12/12-12/18. I had planned on doing my touring plans based on Easy WDW but I hate waking up early and the parks close so darn early. Park hours are hard on night owls ( notice what time it is now...this is normal for me.)

If the extended hours parks are not really that much busier in December, maybe I will give it a try. Maybe the 2am MK night would work for me after all?

I was a MK for the 24 hour park opening night and it was wayyyyyy too busy for me.
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