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Old 03-29-2013, 11:18 PM   #31
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Could you see anything from way back by the Mummy?? Trying to figure out how to catch the parade and the concert! Any advide would be appreciated....
Well, we were on the sidewalk by the entrance to the Mummy attraction, not actually at the entrance itself.

At this point, if you want to even attempt to have a decent spot for both the parade and the concert, I'd probably suggest trying to get a spot on the sidewalk in front of Despicable Me as that would put you among the earliest parade watchers to get to the concert area. You'll need to stake out your parade spot really early though if you want this to work.

I'm planning on 2 more concerts this year, Pat Benetar and Pitbull, and because I expect both to be popular I'm planning to skip the parade and get to the concert area fairly early to stake out a decent spot where I can see the show and still breathe.
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Thanks!! We may try the Despicable Me area. A couple of us really want to catch the parade and a couple of us want to catch the concert. Tough call. Are there big screens so you can at least see from afar?? Its been a few years since we have been to Mardi Gras. My Aunt LOVES Pitbull. Cracks me UP!!

2 weeks and we will be at Hard Rock. Getting super excited!!
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Thanks!! We may try the Despicable Me area. A couple of us really want to catch the parade and a couple of us want to catch the concert. Tough call. Are there big screens so you can at least see from afar?? Its been a few years since we have been to Mardi Gras. My Aunt LOVES Pitbull. Cracks me UP!!

2 weeks and we will be at Hard Rock. Getting super excited!!
I would suggest standing close to Monsters Café if you want to see both. There are large video screens but from the DM area I don't know how much you're going to see. Plus there isn't a lot of room to move area in front of DM. If you stand near Monsters Café you would be directly across from the stage...in most cases...and will have a better view of the stage.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:28 PM   #34
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So we ended up staying at Backwater longer than expected and did not get to the concert area early. We initially tried watching over by Monsters Cafe on the Twister side but the audio was awful there so we went into the concert area and we were able to find a very open are on the Despicable Me side toward the front. Great view of the video screen and we could also see the stage itself pretty clearly.

Great show - in my top 2 shows for this Mardi Gras season.
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Pitbull concert was crazy crowded as expected. Had a great time anyway!!!
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Pitbull concert was crazy crowded as expected. Had a great time anyway!!!
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Pitbull concert was crazy crowded as expected. Had a great time anyway!!!
Definitely crazy crowded. Unfortunately, didn't really get to enjoy it as much as I wanted to because my one friend kept making his displeasure at being there known and then I had to keep going back and forth between my friends inside the barricades and my friends who were outside. However, all in all, I think this was a great Mardi Gras season and I was able to enjoy most of the concerts. Looking forward to seeing who they bring in next year.
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Headed to Orlando this Friday!....Sure hope the weather is good for the last Mardi GRAS parade of the year!
The Boy is super excited, plus he gets to tell the Minions all about his encounter with the DESPICABLIMP![IMG][/IMG]
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Since Mardi Gras is over for another year, I'll unstick the thread.
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