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Old 03-10-2013, 09:56 PM   #31
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Most will be leaving on Tuesday I would say, but that week will be busier than a normal week. The cheer season is FINALLY over after this competition and a lot of times (as it is with our daughter) this is one of two weeks that she has off for the next year. We opted to stay a couple of extra days for this reason.
I can't wait!! SO EXCITED&.BRING ON WORLDS!!!
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:40 PM   #32
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but what really annoyed me was at the end of the park day and everyone is tired waiting for a bus(my baby was asleep in my carrier), bunch of cheer groups are shouting/chanting their school cheers non-stop walking and waiting while they are waiting for buses. If some random group was obnoxiously shouting and bothering like that at WDW, I bet CM will do something about it (or people will complain)....
You were annoyed because they were having a good time and in a good moody cheering and chanting in a public place?
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:47 PM   #33
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On Sunday the 28th....what exactly does this mean as posted on the Cheer website? What time is this taking place and how will it affect the park?
"Dance Worlds Semi-Finals and International Junior Dance Finals Competition at World Showplace Pavilion at Epcot"
Should we AVOID Epcot on the 28th? We are due to arrive that day and were planning on an evening in Epcot and Illuminations. That would be our one Epcot day.
I saw on the website that these dance competitions take place Fri, Sat AND Sun at Epcot, not just on Sun. the 28th, we were pretty much planning our trip on these same days with our Epcot day on Monday. I don't know how this will affect the park as many will actually be competing. I didn't realize this was going on this weekend until I saw your post. I may rethink this and move our trip to the weekend before or after.

We were there in early Feb. when there were several dance groups in Epcot chanting, cheering and yelling and I'm sorry, but I don't find it enjoyable especially when waiting for the buses (as one of the posters mentioned).

I do see the host resorts are ASM & CBR which we're not staying at. I completely understand they have the same rights to be there of course. But, we have a right to not have to listen to their chanting, cheering and carrying on all day while we're trying to enjoy the park too. Hmm, as far as cheering and chanting in a public place, I guess the people that are doing it, see that as "fun" and the people that have to listen to it and get get blasted out by it all day may find it...umm, a little "rude" ??...

My niece was there this weekend for the cheer competition and my SIL (her mom) wanted to stay in a different resort than all of the other cheerleaders because she didn't want to deal with all the craziness, LOL! Thanks for the heads up on this as I did rethink our plans and moved our trip to the next weekend and actually saved some $$$ so worked out better for us after all.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:42 AM   #34
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As a cheer mom I can tell you it is PEEK CHEERLEADING COMPETITION season. From February to April, there are going to be dance teams, cheer teams, etc in Orlando. College Cheer, High School Cheer, All-Star Cheer, Recreation Cheer. They will all have their turn. <3 We love it! The HP Field House is one of several prime locations for cheer competitions. Along with the Silver Spurs Arena (Kissimmee) Orlando Convention Center, Gaylord Palms, and the Peabody Hotel. We live 45 minutes away in Tampa and are always going to Orlando area for competitions.

What you see there now is nothing compared to the Cheerleading Worlds Competition to be held April 27-29 2013. They HP Field House fills to capacity so they have to have one of those jumbo screens outside for all the late arrivals who can't make it inside. We started taking DD 9, there to watch for the first time last year, will go back again this year. You have teams fro all over the world and people coming from all over the world to watch. It is the Olympics of cheerleading.

We will be at WDW when the Worlds are on. I read that the finals will be at World Showcase. Do you know what date/time and where?
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:05 AM   #35
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What you see there now is nothing compared to the Cheerleading Worlds Competition to be held April 27-29 2013.
Would a lot of the cheerleaders hang around after the competition, into the first week of May, do you think?
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:06 AM   #36
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As a cheer mom I can tell you it is PEEK CHEERLEADING COMPETITION season. From February to April, there are going to be dance teams, cheer teams, etc in Orlando. College Cheer, High School Cheer, All-Star Cheer, Recreation Cheer. They will all have their turn. <3 We love it! The HP Field House is one of several prime locations for cheer competitions. Along with the Silver Spurs Arena (Kissimmee) Orlando Convention Center, Gaylord Palms, and the Peabody Hotel. We live 45 minutes away in Tampa and are always going to Orlando area for competitions.

What you see there now is nothing compared to the Cheerleading Worlds Competition to be held April 27-29 2013. They HP Field House fills to capacity so they have to have one of those jumbo screens outside for all the late arrivals who can't make it inside. We started taking DD 9, there to watch for the first time last year, will go back again this year. You have teams fro all over the world and people coming from all over the world to watch. It is the Olympics of cheerleading.

We will be at WDW when the Worlds are on. I read that the finals will be at World Showcase. Do you know what date/time and where?
Does this mean the crowd levels will be high in the parks ? Will this be affecting attendance all week? We'll e there 4/27-5/5. Most of our past trips to WDW were the last week of April / beginning of May and they were never crowded. Just sometimes MK was a bit busier than usual. Can you tell me approx. what year they started these competitions? And can you tell me where the HP Fieldhouse is? Never heard of it. I'd like to know when these finals are at the Ws too so I can avoid the crowds and do a diff park that day.
We were there once in Dec (1st week) when the POP Warner thing was going on. Well, we were staying at POR that year and I'm not sure if all the kids competing were staying there but it sure felt like it. I was actually mad at Disney for not informing us that the resort we chose was going to be hosting these competitors. We would have opted for another more quiet resort. The entire place became noisy and crazy and so busy ! The pools...forget it! Nuts! We could not even use the food court...and we LOVE POR b/c it is so quiet and serene. Not that time ! TG for the Dis so that we can be informed of these things!
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:12 AM   #37
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Would a lot of the cheerleaders hang around after the competition, into the first week of May, do you think?
We're going to be there a few days before you arrive so I'm sure we're going to see bigger crowds...I like this time of year b/c the crowds are moderate (usually), It's not really Hot and Humid, and it barely rains...always seemed like a perfect time to visit. We are staying at the POLY so I doubt our resort will be affected but I guess you never know.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:14 AM   #38
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Sorry! I'm not a Cheer Mom -I was quoting somebody else before asking my question about where within World Showcase they hold the finals.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:56 AM   #39
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I'm sorry if I offend anyone here but yes large groups of loud teenagers do disturb a lot of people. I'm sorry but running or tumbling down the hallways and yelling or cheering as a group can be very disturbing. People may be trying to sleep or just relax. I have a young child who naps or someone could be sick. I ended up sick on our last trip with a major sinus infection. I was in bed early every night. I can handle some noise and a few kids just being kids but groups of loud teenagers just outside my door would be too much. Sure they deserve to have fun and blow off steam but not at the expense of everyone else. I have no issues with them being loud and noisy at the parks or even at the pools (during the day). But not around the hotel rooms especially at night or early in the morning. The way I look at it, I won't complain about you cheering and having fun at those times even if it's bugging me cause yes they should have fun. But then they better be respectful when others are trying to get some rest. Unfortunately this doesn't happen a lot and the parents need to do a better job and reminding them to be respectful of others.

We switched from akl to as music this otrip because we needed more space with my little guy(family suite) This is making me a little nervous. I really hope there are no competitions April 14-22. Anyone know? And if there are where do I find out what resort they are at. If music is a host resort I may consider spending the extra money and do a split stay at a deluxe to at least try and avoid it on the weekends.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:59 AM   #40
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You were annoyed because they were having a good time and in a good moody cheering and chanting in a public place?
I was annoyed (and seems like most everyone around me at the time), because more than a few different groups are cheering and chanting NON-STOP, and it was very loud. We did hear those cheering during the park hours here and there, which didn't bother us. But hearing them from multiple groups non-stop at the end of the park closing while waiting at the bus is not something I enjoy.
I never thought "having a good time" means being loud non-stop, especially when you are in somewhere the general crowd is around. If you are at competition/school grounds, yes that's perfectly fine. I don't let my kids squeal/yell loudly at public places even though that's them having fun, because I know other people will not find it fun.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:45 AM   #41
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My worst experience ...

Bathrooms at American Pavilion at Epcot. Every stall had a cheerleader in it changing her clothes ... we were lined up out the door waiting for these girls to come out ... not sure why it takes 10+ minutes to change your clothes but it did.
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Just got back from a week at CBR. Vacation started out nice enough, but by mid-week the cheerleaders began pouring in for some sort of National competition and I felt like I was unwillingly thrust into the middle of Spring break. Loads of people milling around in the food court when you wanted to grab a quick bite, and the pool areas were much busier.

Earlier in the week we had usually 8 to 10 people on the Disney park buses. By Friday they were full to standing capacity. It's not that the kids were causing trouble...it's just the situation when you suddenly have hundreds of kids in a resort having fun. The noise level and crowd level increases, our ability to enjoy the amenities decreases. If it was peak season we'd expect that, but we specifically attempted to go during off-season for a peaceful quiet resort experience as we had in October a few years back. Oh well, live and learn.
We went at the same time last year and it was the same. We stayed at CBR and the girls were everywhere. None of them were rude or anything, like other groups we've encountered, but yes, waking up at 7 am to hear them screaming and practicing cheers, or trying to get kids to sleep at 10 pm and hearing the same, or them laughing and giggling around the rooms, was less than pleasant lol.
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Bathrooms at American Pavilion at Epcot. Every stall had a cheerleader in it changing her clothes ... we were lined up out the door waiting for these girls to come out ... not sure why it takes 10+ minutes to change your clothes but it did.
I need more coffee. At first I read that as "bathrooms of America pavilion". Lol.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:05 AM   #44
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I've never been when I noticed any school groups!

I've never been when I noticed any school groups or tour groups being a problem! I guess anytime their are large groups(whatever the age) over the top it does become harder to make your way to the buses, thru the parks, to the lobby, pool or whatever. It can just be expected! I can't imagine anything any worse though than when I was at MK over the 4th! I was packed in like a sardine! LOL! Or trying to get through Epcot during their wine and dine! I know alot are going to disagree but instead of enjoying it that kind of ruined Epcot for me. I couldn't see the countries for the crowd of people standing or sitting around in front of the vendors eating and drinking from one end to the other! LOL! They never moved! I don't know what I expected! You couldn't see or even take a picture of anything! LOL! I enoy Epcot more on a normal crowd day of people! LOL!
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With these situations, it is always a balance. Last year at the mnsshp we attended, there was a large foreign camp group or something that decided to literally stop in middle of hub in front of castle (and spilling into main street) and do some sort of cheer right after the first set of fireworks, just as all of the parents of younger kids (like us) were trying to leave park. They created a total (and unnecessary) bottleneck for several minutes, and simply would not move- and then even their group photographer decided they should start posing for pics, so they started additional poses/cheers/etc. That was last straw. My wife said-we need to get out of here- i am normally pretty patient, but i agreed. So i simply scooped up our toddler, told my wife to hold on (to my belt), and i literally plowed a path- other dads followed suit after seeing me take lead. My son thought it was super fun!
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