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Old 12-28-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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How long should we expect Merida's line to be in mid-January? We'll be there for AM EMH on the 10th and 17th, and also at RD on the 18th. One of the EMH days we'll definitely be doing New Fantasyland (possibly the second as well, if it's a big enough hit with the kids). Should we meet Merida immediately after RD on Friday? That's our last day in the parks, so I'll be kicking myself if I leave it to the last day and the line's huge or something.

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Old 12-28-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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Was there yesterday and the wait was under an hour. I would think that it would be 30-45 minutes in January.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:20 PM   #3
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We waited 45 mind the week before Christmas when we went in the afternoon.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:12 PM   #4
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We went late morning in mid-December. Not the busiest crowd day, not the slowest. And the wait was about 30 minutes. Keep an eye on this web site though. He keeps hearing rumors about Merida leaving soon. Nothing concrete yet, but his info has historically been very good. If you have an android phone, his character finder app is pretty great too:

http://kennythepirate.com/
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:40 PM   #5
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We went late morning in mid-December. Not the busiest crowd day, not the slowest. And the wait was about 30 minutes. Keep an eye on this web site though. He keeps hearing rumors about Merida leaving soon. Nothing concrete yet, but his info has historically been very good. If you have an android phone, his character finder app is pretty great too:

http://kennythepirate.com/
Rumors of her moving where??? My DD would be SOOO sad if we couldn't see her, so hopefully no changes for a few weeks
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:23 AM   #6
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Rumors of her moving where??? My DD would be SOOO sad if we couldn't see her, so hopefully no changes for a few weeks
The rumor is of her leaving, not moving. Since its just a rumor for now, I wouldn't worry too much.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:30 AM   #7
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It wouldn't make sense, where it's such a popular meet and greet- but that's just my opinion!

Merida was the one character we didn't get to meet when we were there the first week of December. We tried a few times not realizing how long her line got, i wish I had planned to go there first once the park opened. Twice we went to get into line only to be told she was taking a break and the line was ending. Another time we waited 30 minutes and didn't even get to the entrance before we had to leave for a BBB appointment. I'd say if it's a must for you- do it early!
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:49 AM   #8
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I hope Merida will continue appearing in the parks! She's becoming in official Disney Princess in July 2013. If she doesn't meet, she will be the only Disney Princess that doesn't regularly appear at one of the parks.

Link: http://www.doctordisney.com/2012/12/...ey-princesses/
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:27 AM   #9
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I would go the day you are at rope drop. First thing.
She doesn't come out until about 15 minutes after park opens though...
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:18 PM   #10
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I hope Merida will continue appearing in the parks! She's becoming in official Disney Princess in July 2013. If she doesn't meet, she will be the only Disney Princess that doesn't regularly appear at one of the parks.

Link: http://www.doctordisney.com/2012/12/...ey-princesses/
Ooh, good to know about being the 11th! I'll just keeping that the rumors stay rumors.
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Ooh, good to know about being the 11th! I'll just keeping that the rumors stay rumors.
I'm hoping that at least you will be able to meet her somewhere in the parks!
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I'm hoping that at least you will be able to meet her somewhere in the parks!
Thanks!! I'll keep watching the boards for word otherwise just in case.
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