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Old 03-29-2011, 09:19 PM   #181
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Everything is reserved. You cannot see WOC without a reservation. Read the OP again. Some of the reserved area is "preferred". The picnic "reservation" is the same thing that comes out of the FP machines for free.

thanks, hydroguy! so preferred dining section are for those who do dinner at ariel's grotto or wine trattoria. picnic boxes or lunch at wine trattoria is reserved seating, likely getting a blue or yellow section depending on how early you bought the picnic lunches online.
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thanks, hydroguy! so preferred dining section are for those who do dinner at ariel's grotto or wine trattoria. picnic boxes or lunch at wine trattoria is reserved seating, likely getting a blue or yellow section depending on how early you bought the picnic lunches online.
No, there is no "seating" of any kind. It is all standing. Otherwise yes to everything!
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:08 PM   #183
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No, there is no "seating" of any kind. It is all standing. Otherwise yes to everything!
got it! thanks again!
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We are planning on getting the picnics...two questions:

1. Can adults get the kid meal? DH is not too kean on the adult meals.
2. Saw at the begining of the picnics that every meal got a reusable tote, but saw on the DL website that you have to purchase 4 meals to get one. Have they changed this?

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We are planning on getting the picnics...two questions:

1. Can adults get the kid meal? DH is not too kean on the adult meals.
2. Saw at the begining of the picnics that every meal got a reusable tote, but saw on the DL website that you have to purchase 4 meals to get one. Have they changed this?

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1. Yes, they are all the same price and the show FPs are the same despite what is ordered.
2. Hard to say. It doesn't seem like Disney has changed this all of a sudden but that experiences vary.
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:14 AM   #186
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woc dining pkg question

How big is the preferred section for the woc dining packages? I know many people suggested having early reservations so you can line up early--even with the preferred section--is there much room at the rail (will have a child with me and would like a decent view for her)? I want a decent view if I pay for the meal package--would be a bummer otherwise.
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How big is the preferred section for the woc dining packages? I know many people suggested having early reservations so you can line up early--even with the preferred section--is there much room at the rail (will have a child with me and would like a decent view for her)? I want a decent view if I pay for the meal package--would be a bummer otherwise.
That is a funny thing about the Preferred Dining area. It barely has any rails. But it does have wide sections of steps, that if you are at the top of you still get that front of the tier view. The only thing that makes it better is it is positioned to look directly at the water screens or the view that the show was designed around.


Your chance of getting a front of tier view is not much better or worse than being in the yellow area. Blue has a lot fo rail, some great some good. Red has a lot, little good, lots of, some bad.
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We are planning on getting the picnics...two questions:

1. Can adults get the kid meal? DH is not too kean on the adult meals.
2. Saw at the begining of the picnics that every meal got a reusable tote, but saw on the DL website that you have to purchase 4 meals to get one. Have they changed this?

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2. I think its one tote for every 4 meals vs a tote for each meal. We ordered 2 picnics early March & got a free tote.
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How big is the preferred section for the woc dining packages? I know many people suggested having early reservations so you can line up early--even with the preferred section--is there much room at the rail (will have a child with me and would like a decent view for her)? I want a decent view if I pay for the meal package--would be a bummer otherwise.
Unfortunately there is not much room at the rail. Maybe enough room for 4-5 families at the front of the rail. That is why I am so adamant about being one of the first to queue up early for PD. You want to be in front. Check this awesome photo from the OP to see the whole WOC viewing area: http://www.mouseplanet.info/gallery/...niel_K_Lew.jpg. I have screen captured part of this below and labeled the area. The red line is the rail - with enough room for maybe 4-5 familes.

The PD section itself is fairly spacious (see yellow area below). And of course if you are tall enough you can be 2-3 people deep behind the rail. But if you are at the rail it does not matter how tall you are. Your view will be excellent.

As Ski said there are also spots on the stairs and that would be my second choice if you are not at the rails. This is the blue area below.

FWIW I added the queueing area in purple. This was the queue when we did PD in July 2010 - but Disney moves things around so I am not sure if they still queue here.

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thanks hydroguy

Your picture helps a lot! Will plan to be there early!
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The Preferred Dining section has changed slightly since the beginning of the year.

1. The Upper PD section is now smaller by moving the BLUE HC to the center.
2. A Preferred Dining HC section has been added to the lower tier.
3. Depending on the amount of Preferred Dining sold, the remaining upper
section of PD becomes Yellow & blue overflow**.

**This is a mistake... The upper tier is a very good spot, and I think DLR should have kept the upper tier for PD only. There are a few BAD Spots in PD if you arrive late. If you paid ($40) for a "Preferred" section, Disney should provide you with a guaranteed better view.

It is confusing, as they have not been consistant on using the upper (Stair) sections for Yellow & blue overflow. It took me a while to determine this. The last time I verified this was the 2nd show last Friday, 04/08/11. I stood in the Yellow Overflow section of PD when I arrived 15 minutes before show time with a Yellow Fastpass.
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When collecting FPs in the morning, which color area is distributed first? Is Blue or Yellow done first? Is Red last? Or do they mix it up? Is there any way to request one color over another (other than by trading with someone else)?

We'll be staying at the Grand Californian, so we can get FPs early. I'm wondering what section I might expect.
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When collecting FPs in the morning, which color area is distributed first? Is Blue or Yellow done first? Is Red last? Or do they mix it up? Is there any way to request one color over another (other than by trading with someone else)?

We'll be staying at the Grand Californian, so we can get FPs early. I'm wondering what section I might expect.
Blue Yellow Red, if a second show that day same order for the second show when they run out of reds for the first.

If you want another color just wait it takes about 30 minutes per color, if there is always a line present going as fast as possibe.

Look at this post on time estimates of WoC FP distribution by Disneyland 1951, who has offered data on the days distribution for probably over ten shows.

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...2&postcount=64

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When collecting FPs in the morning, which color area is distributed first? Is Blue or Yellow done first? Is Red last? Or do they mix it up? Is there any way to request one color over another (other than by trading with someone else)?

We'll be staying at the Grand Californian, so we can get FPs early. I'm wondering what section I might expect.
Ski answered your question, but please read the first post in this thread which refers you to links which answer this.
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Thanks for the info! We shall see soon
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