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Old 01-28-2013, 11:27 PM   #1
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Would you leave MK just to see Fantasmic?

We have never seen Fantasmic, but we're only planning a morning half day trip to DHS..

we do have park hoppers so I was thinking of leaving early on one of our two MK days just to go over and see Fantasmic... is it worth the trouble?

Mon - MK full day
Tues - Epcot full day
Wed - 2/3 day at AK, evening at DTD
Thur - full day MK
Fri - morning at DHS before departing

I know if we do choose to leave for Fantasmic, Thur would logistically be better (smaller crowds at HS since Monday is evening EMH at HS)... but we love ending our trip with Wishes, so really we're thinking of Monday night...

thoughts??
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:32 PM   #2
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I finally saw Fantasmic for the first time on my most recent trip, and I loved it. I found it to be the best of the 3 evening shows. I would absolutely go over to DHS to see it.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:34 PM   #3
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YES! Definitely, 100% see Fantasmic! It's an amazing show! We see it every time we go! Totally worth leaving MK early! You will absolutely love it! The music is great and the special effects are so unique and special!
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:37 PM   #4
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You will hear a lot of mixed reviews about F! here on the DIS. Personally, I enjoy it, and I think if you're interested you should give it a shot. Since you are planning two days at MK, I don't think it should be a problem. Have fun!
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:38 PM   #5
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Personally, we hated Fantasmic, but everyone should probably see it for themselves to decide.

If DHS is going to be a 1/2 day, why not make it the 2nd half of the day?
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:39 PM   #6
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Personally, we hated Fantasmic, but everyone should probably see it for themselves to decide.

If DHS is going to be a 1/2 day, why not make it the 2nd half of the day?
Because it's their departure day.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:48 PM   #7
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Because it's their departure day.
I'm saying to alter that schedule. Do their 1/2 day earlier in the week after lunch so they don't have to go to DHS twice. Do the DHS 1/2 day and Fantasmic all in one shot. They can do their extra 1/2 day at MK or something instead.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:56 PM   #8
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thought about it, but with DD4 - we will want two almost full MK days and we plan on leaving HS around noon to drive back - we have a 10-hour drive.

All we want to do at DHS is: I take daughter to TSM first thing and then to see Woody and Buzz while DH goes on ToT and RnR...if time we might catch a couple other things then we'll eat lunch and go.

But we'd love to see Fantasmic.. so we might make a go of it..
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:11 AM   #9
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We have done exactly what you said, left MK to go see F! It is fun! Just watch Wishes on your other MK night.
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By the way, if you paid for park hoppers you might as well use it!
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:45 AM   #11
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Been there, done that, didn't regret it! I had never seen Fanasmic! and heard it was spectacular. It was definitely worth the hop. In my opinion the show makes a great opener or closer to any trip.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:00 AM   #12
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I think everyone needs to see it once.

If it were me I would do it this way.

Mon: Ak at rope drop. I didn't look up the park hours, but it usually closes the earliest so then go to DHS in the evening just to catch Fantasmic. Nice show to start off the vacation!

Tues: MK all Day

Wed: Epcot All Day

Thurs: Another full day at MK (as planned)
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Do DHS in the am and then more MK in the afternoon /evening. ( my choice)

Friday: If you didnt do DHS yesterday, go back to do Toy story and the other things you planned.
If you have finished with all the DHS you need, this leaves your morning open for going back to your favorite attractions/ park, ( or sleeping in and enjoying the resort) then go to DTD at the time you had already planned.

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Old 01-29-2013, 02:15 AM   #13
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Have done it many times before; will do it again.

So worth it.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:15 AM   #14
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I really like Fantasmic! Your plan will work fine. Or you could go Wed if Fantasmic is running that day.

We usally hit AK at rope drop. Flame tree BBQ for lunch. Hit HS in time to see parade. Eat at 50s diner and ride ToT and RnR and then watch Fantasmic.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:15 AM   #15
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no.

we visited wdw 9 Times before watching fantasmic,it did not live up to the hype
you never know til you see for yourself though,we won't be watching again.
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