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Old 04-16-2011, 12:32 AM   #196
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Sorry if this has been asked before, but we will be going on our first DLR trip the first week of May. WOC is scheduled at 8:30, I believe. Is it even dark enough on the west coast at that time. I live in the midwest and its just starting to get dark around 8 or 8:30 now.

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Old 04-16-2011, 12:56 AM   #197
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Sorry if this has been asked before, but we will be going on our first DLR trip the first week of May. WOC is scheduled at 8:30, I believe. Is it even dark enough on the west coast at that time. I live in the midwest and its just starting to get dark around 8 or 8:30 now.

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Don't worry it doesn't start until it's dark.
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:16 AM   #198
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Sorry if this has been asked before, but we will be going on our first DLR trip the first week of May. WOC is scheduled at 8:30, I believe. Is it even dark enough on the west coast at that time. I live in the midwest and its just starting to get dark around 8 or 8:30 now.

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Looks like sunset in Anaheim during that week will be approximately 7:35-7:40 pm.
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:07 PM   #199
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Thanks for the help! It gets dark early out there! Sunset here is at 8:30 that week.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:18 PM   #200
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I'm trying to find the best way for my height-challenged family (5 of us) to see WOC. Another possible problem, DH does not like to wait around for anything, would rather be going on as many rides as possible.

Right now, I have 4:30 reservations at WCT for a 8:30 show on Tues., 5/3. I've looked, but can't find out what time is the latest we can have dinner and still be the first ones lined up in the PD area.

Also, since DH hates waiting, would we be better off grabbing FPs and taking our chances? I'm worried because our kids are really short, and will be bummed if they can't see anything. We are taking my mom, and she just wants to see the show. If we have to, we can tell DH he doesn't have to wait around, he can just go ride more rides, which he'd be happy to hear. My mom wants to eat at WCT anyway, so the meal there isn't too much of an issue.
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Also, since DH hates waiting, would we be better off grabbing FPs and taking our chances? I'm worried because our kids are really short, and will be bummed if they can't see anything. We are taking my mom, and she just wants to see the show. If we have to, we can tell DH he doesn't have to wait around, he can just go ride more rides, which he'd be happy to hear. My mom wants to eat at WCT anyway, so the meal there isn't too much of an issue.
Usually people opt for the picnics or dinner so they don't have to wait in line to get a FP for the show. At night, you wait no matter how you got your ticket.

There is not line at night. Just big groups who wait to go into their area, than they wait more in their area. But once you get a spot in the viewing area, hold onto your FP and you can go in and out. That might help DH.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:54 PM   #202
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I'm trying to find the best way for my height-challenged family (5 of us) to see WOC. Another possible problem, DH does not like to wait around for anything, would rather be going on as many rides as possible.

Right now, I have 4:30 reservations at WCT for a 8:30 show on Tues., 5/3. I've looked, but can't find out what time is the latest we can have dinner and still be the first ones lined up in the PD area.

Also, since DH hates waiting, would we be better off grabbing FPs and taking our chances? I'm worried because our kids are really short, and will be bummed if they can't see anything. We are taking my mom, and she just wants to see the show. If we have to, we can tell DH he doesn't have to wait around, he can just go ride more rides, which he'd be happy to hear. My mom wants to eat at WCT anyway, so the meal there isn't too much of an issue.
The only way to get a guaranteed good spot for WOC is to wait. If your DH hates waiting I would seriously consider skipping WOC. Spend the money on a reserved Fantasmic spot that does not require waiting. My two cents...

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:03 AM   #203
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I think everyone hates waiting, onr of the big reason why most of my family does not want to see WOC. No problem spending the money on dinner but the and no seat is a bit of a bummer, They have all decided to save the money and do USH for one day.

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Old 04-23-2011, 02:27 AM   #204
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We couldn't pull the trigger on doing one of the dining packages or getting our fannies out of bed early enough to do the fastpass - so we did the bar option at Ariels.

The CMs were polite but firm on the cover charge issue.

I really didn't mind paying the cover charge, believe me, I spent thousands on cover charges in my younger days...., so this one didn't sting too much.

Our table was not near the water, but before the show started, I asked our server if it was ok that we go and stand by the window, which is right next to the bar entrance and just behind the tables on the railing.

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Old 04-25-2011, 01:59 PM   #205
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Random question. Sorry if it has been answered but I can't get through all 14 pages of this thread right now........

If I hop over to DCA at 9:30 or 10 am to get a FP for WOC..... can I get a FP for Soarin' at the same time? Or does WOC lock down your FP for awhile?

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Random question. Sorry if it has been answered but I can't get through all 14 pages of this thread right now........

If I hop over to DCA at 9:30 or 10 am to get a FP for WOC..... can I get a FP for Soarin' at the same time? Or does WOC lock down your FP for awhile?

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You'll be fine to get both... WOC fastpasses are separate from the system.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:45 PM   #207
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After reading all the options/suggetions, we opted to pass on the picnic and try for the FP. We ended up with Blue for the 9:00 show. We watched from the bridge and had a great time! Thanks for all the great tips!
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You'll be fine to get both... WOC fastpasses are separate from the system.
Thank you for the response, and don't I feel silly. I had already cut and paste this into my cheat sheets (from the first post!!)

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No effect. They are not linked. The WOC FP is a misnomer and Disney initially planned to call it a "Showpass". But they had logistical problems using that name and decided to just call it "FASTPASS". However it is not a FP at all but really just a reservation for a show. It does not get you into the show early or get you anything special other than admittance. And it has no effect at all on being able to get other FPs.
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I hope this has not been asked yet, as I did not read the entire thread but...

Does the day of the week make any difference in crowds at the WOC? Specifically would a Sunday or Monday be any different in crowd levels?

And of the two shows - is the early or late show better for lower crowd levels?
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I hope this has not been asked yet, as I did not read the entire thread but...

Does the day of the week make any difference in crowds at the WOC? Specifically would a Sunday or Monday be any different in crowd levels?

And of the two shows - is the early or late show better for lower crowd levels?
Not sure what you mean by "crowd levels". It is typically full every night and full is full. The specific night does not matter if all the shows are full. So the answer is no.
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