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Old 03-27-2013, 05:00 PM   #166
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I just cannot imagine being there with crowds like that. I hate being smushed by sweaty strangers trying to exit the park after Wishes - this must be like that x10!

The ONLY way I'd do it during crowds like that is to get there at RD and leave before lunchtime. There's not much to be said for atmosphere when you can't even move for all the people.
At least the strangers weren't sweaty. Too cold, lol!
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:15 PM   #167
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What is crazy is that you see these long wait time yet there are still FP left for the ride! HELLO!!
Goes to show people don't do their homework before going.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:22 PM   #168
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Can you imagine all those folks who planned this week for their first ever visit? I wonder how many will never come back based upon the crowds and cool weather? I think Disney should do a better job of letting people know up front what it means to go at busier times.

For those who know, it is not that big of a deal (go early, stay late etc) but for a first timer, it is already overwhelming and ad to the mix what is going on now, it would be stressful if anything.
First timers here. These past four days were our first ever at Disney World. And it has been awesome!!! We will totally come back. Thanks to these boards, we knew what to expect and for Coloradoans, the weather doesn't feel that bad. Got all of our priority attractions done in every park and then some.
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First timers here. These past four days were our first ever at Disney World. And it has been awesome!!! We will totally come back. Thanks to these boards, we knew what to expect and for Coloradoans, the weather doesn't feel that bad. Got all of our priority attractions done in every park and then some.
Good news and even better attitude! You have more patience than me.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:14 PM   #170
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You'll be fine. Everything will return to normal on April 8th.
That's what we've found. The farther into April, usually there are smaller crowds unless Easter is on the 12th or something. A couple of years ago, it was April 24th. We arrived on Easter Sunday and we had very short waits.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:26 PM   #171
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What is crazy is that you see these long wait time yet there are still FP left for the ride! HELLO!!
Goes to show people don't do their homework before going.
That made me laugh because it's so true, but there are times we've skipped getting a FP because we had an ADR or were park hopping and the return times have been HOURS later. That won't be the case for everyone who failed to FP a 120 minute line but it does happen. No ride is worth 120 minutes for me!
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Or be the person that thinks "it wont be that crowded. Who goes to WDW at Easter (or Christmas)?"

Uh, everyone!!
And then goes to Guest Relations to complain about the crowds.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:49 AM   #173
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At least the strangers weren't sweaty. Too cold, lol!
Haha, that's true! I suppose that would be a minor improvement...

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First timers here. These past four days were our first ever at Disney World. And it has been awesome!!! We will totally come back. Thanks to these boards, we knew what to expect and for Coloradoans, the weather doesn't feel that bad. Got all of our priority attractions done in every park and then some.
So glad to hear you've had a good time despite the crowds! You are brave souls!


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No ride is worth 120 minutes for me!
Me neither! Of course, it's easy to say that when you're a local passholder and not a once-in-a-lifetime vacationer. But I still can't imagine standing in a line that long for any attraction at WDW. I think it would take a meet & greet with Walt's ghost to get me in a line that long

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And then goes to Guest Relations to complain about the crowds.
Do people seriously do that?! I mean, do they really think Disney would discourage crowds?
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We went back tonight at 8pm and there was a definite improvement in lines. Space was still long but we had FP's that we got before our break. By the end of the night, there were no lines anywhere. ETWB was 5 minutes at midnight. Walked on HM, BTMR, Buzz, Speedway after 11pm. It's nice that they kept the park open until 1am but it's hard to believe it is worth it with the lack of crowds and almost all food areas closed.
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We had talked about taking a trip to WDW this week, if we ever found decent airfare. I'm glad we didn't, I would have hated to spend all that money and have everyone be cold and grumpy from lack of sleep.

October is looking better and better.
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We were there yesterday from 7am until noon, when it started too gey really crowded. We followed Josh's suggested spring break itinerary and were able to do everything on our list. It was madness at noon though and we were all glad for the break at the hotel at that point.
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Good news and even better attitude! You have more patience than me.
Well, it was thanks to your advice and the advice of other DIS peeps that we knew what to do. Thanks a ton for being on here!!! We leave for Cocoa Beach today and we have had so much fun!!!!!

We did rope drop every day and had a plan of action for the rides. We also had ADRs for each day to give us some chill time. On our MK day, we did EMH rope drop to Wishes, but we took a break back at our hotel in the afternoon. It worked out perfectly!

We would have had no idea about any of that without the info people provide here. Thanks, y'all for being willing to help a newbie out.
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Well, it was thanks to your advice and the advice of other DIS peeps that we knew what to do. Thanks a ton for being on here!!! We leave for Cocoa Beach today and we have had so much fun!!!!!
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And then goes to Guest Relations to complain about the crowds.
those are the same people that would also complain (probably quite loudly) if they were denied entrance due to a staged closing!
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We heard a group complaining about the rain last Sunday to a cast member. Like they can control the weather...
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