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Old 01-24-2014, 07:58 PM   #31
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I'm really surprised by that.
That's weird--I don't think that's me you quoted.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:00 PM   #32
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I'm really surprised by that.
I've noticed several mornings recently that Tower of Terror had a longer wait than Rock n Roller Coaster or Toy Story Mania.

That happened to us one trip when one (or more?) of the elevators wasn't working, so I wonder if that might be going on.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:01 PM   #33
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Thanks for checking this out! And thanks for letting us know.

Now the only remaining question for me is whether an offsite guest can get FP+ in two different parks in the same day. I started a thread a week ago asking if any offsite guest had tried this, and haven't yet seen anyone report on this.
I would love first hand intel on that (just because I'm curious) but I seriously doubt it. The way they have everything linked electronically I am pretty sure (let's go with 98%) that the computer will read the card and *know* the person already got FP in an earlier park.

Yes, to the other poster - the Komodo Dragon died a few weeks ago. We really liked him - so exotic. Personally I hope they get another one but only if it is one that has to be in captivity for a reason (ie injured or something). Right now there are barred geese (or something like that) in his spot.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:07 PM   #34
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I'm really surprised by that.
I was too (surprised that the person could not get a TOT FP this morning) - that's why I mentioned it.

Basically - We met a really nice couple while waiting at the turnstiles. Helped them with FP decisions etc and then ran into them later at the Drawing Class - that's when he told me about the TOT issue. He also mentioned that when he got in line it was a 30 minute wait and he watched it change to 85 minutes in a second (so I'm thinking that there was a mechanical issue.....?) Maybe earlier in the day they knew they might be having an issue and stopped putting out FP? I really have no clue and am just guessing.

I know TSM was glitch-y this morning - we rode it first thing (no wait walked fast) and after almost every screen we had to wait with the 'zero' targets for a bit.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:08 PM   #35
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The Olaf they are talking about at Disneyland is on the roof of their meet & greet location. He is animatronic and has a variety of phrases. I believe he is interactive as I'm pretty sure I saw a little boy hanging out there waiting to have Olaf wish him a Happy Birthday.





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Old 01-24-2014, 08:10 PM   #36
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We did the M&G with Anna and Elsa on Tuesday, it was an AM EMH day. I went straight back once we got in and I was fourth in line at around 8:15. By 8:30 there were over 10 groups in line. My husband did a few rides with the kids then he came and switched out with me around 9:15. We were in by 11:10. It was completely worth it!
They brought the ropes out around 9 and the CM's opened the doors right at 11. He said that two CM's came by sometime after 9 and took orders for quick service breakfast, and everyone went up one by one to pay.
I enjoyed talking to the guy in line behind us and my husband also struck up conversations with others. By 11:45 they were lining up in front of the church and along the wall headed to Mexico!
One neat idea for autographs was the Frozen storybooks that they were selling in the Norway store. Also saw someone with a print they bought at the Studios that they were going to have the princesses sign.
They were truly beautiful and elegant!! A highlight of our trip.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:17 PM   #37
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That's weird--I don't think that's me you quoted.
Hmmmm. Weird indeed. All I did was hit quote and erase the extra stuff I didn't want quoted.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:19 PM   #38
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The Olaf they are talking about at Disneyland is on the roof of their meet & greet location. He is animatronic and has a variety of phrases. I believe he is interactive as I'm pretty sure I saw a little boy hanging out there waiting to have Olaf wish him a Happy Birthday.





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Well crap, why can't they replicate that, details and all, at WDW? That's so adorable!
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Hmmmm. Weird indeed. All I did was hit quote and erase the extra stuff I didn't want quoted.
No worries, just noticed my name up there. Cool pics of Olaf!
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No worries, just noticed my name up there. Cool pics of Olaf!
Maybe the MDE app exceeded its quota of glitches for the day and shipped a few extras over here to the DIS?

So do you think you'll wait out the Frozen like at DLR? I think it's still been running around 90 minutes. If you don't have the Mousewait app yet, you should get it. I enjoyed watching time trends leading up to our trip.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:36 AM   #41
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we will be at epcot on sat. we had ADR for norway at 8:40 should I let my hubby just go ahead and get in line for A & E while the rest of us eat breakfast? or what would you suggest?
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we will be at epcot on sat. we had ADR for norway at 8:40 should I let my hubby just go ahead and get in line for A & E while the rest of us eat breakfast? or what would you suggest?
I'm not gonna lie, but that would be a huge time-saver for the rest of you. (Sorry, Dad.)

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Maybe the MDE app exceeded its quota of glitches for the day and shipped a few extras over here to the DIS? So do you think you'll wait out the Frozen like at DLR? I think it's still been running around 90 minutes. If you don't have the Mousewait app yet, you should get it. I enjoyed watching time trends leading up to our trip.
Wasn't planning to, but then I showed the girls your two pictures. I'm so stoopid.
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Wasn't planning to, but then I showed the girls your two pictures. I'm so stoopid.
LOL, you can always DIS while you're in line. The good news is that their line at DLR isn't AS long as the one at Epcot. They meet continuously all day. But it ends at 5 I believe.

The bad news is that their line isn't set up to accommodate one person holding a spot. It's just poles and chains...... tight quarters.

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Now you're just being mean.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:36 AM   #45
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Now you're just being mean.
You have to go! Olaf reportedly falls asleep, snores, and, talks in his sleep... I would go just to watch that!
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