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Old 01-21-2010, 08:00 AM   #1
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Exiting after Spectro

Is it possible to leave MK after Spectro is over, but before Wishes starts or is Main Street too difficult to navigate through?
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Watch Spectro from Town Square, right in front of the train station or Tony's Town Plaza. Then it will be SUPER easy to leave!

This has been our strategy for Spectro and Wishes for 5 years running and we're usually first in line (or close to it) for boats and busses back to the hotel!!
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We did

It was a semi-crowded evening. We watched Spectro at the very end of the route in Frontierland and then "excused me" our way over to Main Street and out. I wouldn't try it with a stroller or younger kids, though.

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I only had the once experience trying to get from a spot a few yards from Liberty Tree Tavern back out to the front of the castle for Wishes. It was just DH and I, and frankly I was pretty nervous. I've never been in a press of people like that, and in a pretty dark area to boot. If I'd been pushing a stroller or holding onto a little hand, I'd have been wigging a little.

That being said, if you start out by, say, Casey's or even the hub, you can walk through a lot of the stores on your way up Main Street as they're connected. That is if you think you can do it without plunking down some change
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Watch Spectro from Town Square, right in front of the train station or Tony's Town Plaza. Then it will be SUPER easy to leave!

This has been our strategy for Spectro and Wishes for 5 years running and we're usually first in line (or close to it) for boats and busses back to the hotel!!
Do these areas fill up fast? What time do we need to start claiming our spot?
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Do these areas fill up fast? What time do we need to start claiming our spot?
Generally spots along Main Street and the Hub fill up an hour or two before the parade begins. We've found that catching Spectro or the MVMCP parade in Liberty Town Square is best, and then leaving through Frontierland/Adventureland past Crystal Palace and then either through the shops or Main Street sidewalk after Casey's is best. You'll likely arrive @ the end of the parade route just as the parade is ending, the ropes will drop and off you go.

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Either watch Spectro from behind the train station or else if you are up closer to the castle stay on the Adventureland side of Main Street and then go through Casey's and all of the stores down to the Emporium and then exit - they are all connected. You never have to step foot on Main Street until you are by the fire station if you want.
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Do these areas fill up fast? What time do we need to start claiming our spot?
Yes, they fill up fast; we typically plop down about an hour ahead of time. It's a good excuse for us to cop a squat, eat some popcorn, drink a soda, and people watch. We're typically pretty pooped from the day and are glad to have a seat; even if it is on street curb.
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Generally spots along Main Street and the Hub fill up an hour or two before the parade begins. We've found that catching Spectro or the MVMCP parade in Liberty Town Square is best, and then leaving through Frontierland/Adventureland past Crystal Palace and then either through the shops or Main Street sidewalk after Casey's is best. You'll likely arrive @ the end of the parade route just as the parade is ending, the ropes will drop and off you go.

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Thats what we do. It is still congested, but it is manageable.
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It is also going to depend wildly on how crowded MK is that night. Even on any given week, Saturdays are typically rather busy, while non-emh weekdays are a bit less crowded.

It is possible on any given night, but as some posters have stated, there are certian 'crush' areas where crowds can be tight. If you are leaving then, yough - you will most ceratinly be going withthe herd flow - so passage is possible. Crossing the Main ST area during that time frame can be a bigger challenge.

AS another poster said, the further you are formthe gate, the more you'll be behind the crowd when it comes to DIsney transport. The lines for the buses can get long at that time, the resort monorail lines are not as bad. But again I say, I've seen wide variability on bus lines even within the same week.

We've left aroudnthen many times - or even at park close - even on busy Easter week, it is still doable. The WDW staff does an amazing job of clearing folks in ahurry. Don't be all that discouraged by long lines. It COULD take you half an hour in the bus lines, but typically it is much less.
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Watch Spectro from Town Square, right in front of the train station or Tony's Town Plaza. Then it will be SUPER easy to leave!
Yes, this is a great place to watch and then be able to exit the park quickly. That is what we did on NYE.

And Denise, just wanted to say a quick 'hello' because I don't Olathe, KS listed very often. That is where I live too!!
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If you watch spectro in frontierland can you hop on the train and make it to the front gate, or will they already have shut down the train in anticipation of Wishes?
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i thought the train @ disneyland closed before the fireworks. it did when i was there in july 2007.
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If you watch spectro in frontierland can you hop on the train and make it to the front gate, or will they already have shut down the train in anticipation of Wishes?
Yes, the train closes ~ an hour before Wishes.

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