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Old 06-10-2011, 03:25 PM   #256
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In the first year WoC had 3.1millions viewers

On the anniversary weekend Disneyland put up this blog post that has links to blogs with bits of the show's history.

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blo...cMedFBJK010005
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:21 PM   #257
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We did WOC twice this past weekend 6/17 (9pm) & 6/18 (10:15) - both times we had Blue FP's and walked into the area about 15mins before show time. Both times we stood by the Hydrant.

Here's the view you can expect to get - this is the relativly new Pirates segment (in HD), shot on my little Sony TX1.

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Old 06-20-2011, 09:35 PM   #258
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We will be at DLR next week and does it still hold true that the wait time for the later showing is not as long as the 1st show (9PM)? Also if we want FP's to the later show (10:15) what time to we head to DCA to get them? TIA!!!
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:20 PM   #259
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We will be at DLR next week and does it still hold true that the wait time for the later showing is not as long as the 1st show (9PM)? Also if we want FP's to the later show (10:15) what time to we head to DCA to get them? TIA!!!
On Friday, 6/17 they started issuing 2nd show Blue at 11:50am. I am not sure about today, but 2nd show Yellow was still available at 3:20pm.

The lines to get a WOC Fastpass remain short, less than 5 minutes all day.

With it now being Summer (tomerrow) and many Annual Passholders blocked out, WOC fastpasses are available until late afternoon.

The wait time for each show remains the same, for the best spots show up 20 minutes before the earliest time on the WOC Fastpass (1-1.2 hours early).

NOTE: The Little Mermaid ride was down all afternoon!
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Note: I didn't read all 18 pages of this thread for my question, so if has already been answered point me in that direction

Okay. So assuming i got my fastpass and was going to line up early so i could get a good spot, would my whole party (me + 1 adult, 3 kids) have to wait with me? The people I am going with will want to see WOC, but they don't appreciate the shows as much as i do and therefore will not care to wait in line for it for an hour(?)

So i guess what i am asking is, is there an actual roped off line? & what would you say about holding spots for others?

I suppose this is more of a ethics question.
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So i guess what i am asking is, is there an actual roped off line? & what would you say about holding spots for others?
Yes there is a roped off gathering area, where you wait to enter paradise park, the viewing area. In Paradise Park, it is also roped off to create different areas where you view from, versus the walking access.

Holding spots is a little different in this case versus the fireworks or a parade. OK to do, sure, but harder to do. Many people come in at once, a big mass flowing into the viewing area. So it might be better to all go in, cover your parties area, then have some leave( ask for your show passes as you leave, to return, to do other things. This is just to establish your place, because everyone comes in at once, places are found, and then you have time.

Where as with a parade places gradually fill in and it's easy to hold onto your territory as people slowly approach your opening area, you can fend them off one at a time.
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Yes there is a roped off gathering area, where you wait to enter paradise park, the viewing area. In Paradise Park, it is also roped off to create different areas where you view from, versus the walking access.

Holding spots is a little different in this case versus the fireworks or a parade. OK to do, sure, but harder to do. Many people come in at once, a big mass flowing into the viewing area. So it might be better to all go in, cover your parties area, then have some leave( ask for your show passes as you leave, to return, to do other things. This is just to establish your place, because everyone comes in at once, places are found, and then you have time.

Where as with a parade places gradually fill in and it's easy to hold onto your territory as people slowly approach your opening area, you can fend them off one at a time.
Ooh. I was under the impression that you wait in line for a long time and then are let into paradise park just before WOC starts. That makes more sense.
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Ooh. I was under the impression that you wait in line for a long time and then are let into paradise park just before WOC starts. That makes more sense.
When you get your Show Pass, it will have return window that's 1 hour long just like a regular FP.

So your ticket may say for example 9pm Show with a return of 7:30 to 8:30pm. People will be let in to Paradise Park about 7:15. So you can see how this could equate to a 1hour 45minute wait. So I'd suggest getting there at 7:15, find a spot along a rail, then in 10 minutes it will be filled in around you. Some people leave getting thier Show Pass back at the top of Paradise Park. They can do a ride or two, use the restroom or get food ect...Just be careful because Screemin, Little Mermaid, and Toy Story may all have significant lines that could make it hard to get back for show time.
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When you get your Show Pass, it will have return window that's 1 hour long just like a regular FP.

So your ticket may say for example 9pm Show with a return of 7:30 to 8:30pm. People will be let in to Paradise Park about 7:15. So you can see how this could equate to a 1hour 45minute wait. So I'd suggest getting there at 7:15, find a spot along a rail, then in 10 minutes it will be filled in around you. Some people leave getting thier Show Pass back at the top of Paradise Park. They can do a ride or two, use the restroom or get food ect
Okay, this makes so much more sense now. We will all get there 15 minutes before the return time to get our spot and then i'll wait while they go do whatever. Thanks so much for the clarification!
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Different arrival times to get WoC Show Passes.

Coming at different times to DLR and need your WoC Show Passes?

This question comes up now and then and I had to deal with it too on my last visit. I was getting to the park early, my friend coming after work. How do we get the same show time. Normally I would get my FP then buy a picnic for the late arrival person or people, timing my time to all get the same show that the picnic tickets would provide.

Found out, if your group has a split arrival. Early people get thier Show Passes. Late people come in activate thier tickets on entry. Go to WoC Show Pass distribution area by GRR with someone from the early group. Show the Show Pass recieved earlier and ask CM for same color/time for late arrival people. CM will write out, not just use the machine, to make matching color/time ticket for the late arrivals.

Will work if.
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2. Later arrivals have activated thier tickets, hoppers or AP's by entering a park.
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Coming at different times to DLR and need your WoC Show Passes?

This question comes up now and then and I had to deal with it too on my last visit. I was getting to the park early, my friend coming after work. How do we get the same show time. Normally I would get my FP then buy a picnic for the late arrival person or people, timing my time to all get the same show that the picnic tickets would provide.

Found out, if your group has a split arrival. Early people get thier Show Passes. Late people come in activate thier tickets on entry. Go to WoC Show Pass distribution area by GRR with someone from the early group. Show the Show Pass recieved earlier and ask CM for same color/time for late arrival people. CM will write out, not just use the machine, to make matching color/time ticket for the late arrivals.

Will work if.
1. Somone got a regular Show Pass.
2. Later arrivals have activated thier tickets, hoppers or AP's by entering a park.
3. CM indicates they must still be distributing show passes at GRR.
Nice to know that there may be an option to be able to see the show together. Thanks!
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UPDATES FROM JULY 1, 2011


These are the changes from the July 1, performance of the 4th of July Pre-show. There are quite a few changes, improvements for most people (BLUE or Non-Fastpass holders), and very bad for the Preferred Dining Fastpass holders that do not arrive very early.

PREFERRED DINING Area was again reduced by eliminating the Upper Stairs to Yellow and Blue, and the Flat round Fountain and area behind the lamps were changed to YELLOW ??? The Preferred Dining area was oversold and anyone arriving later than 45 minutes before the show, had a spot worse than many of the Free Fastpass areas. This will make late arriving PD ($40) less than happy. It may be that they are selling fewer PD meals.
BLUE The Entrance was moved from in front of the Mermaid entrance towards the bridge. The Lower areas became PD, the old entrance became an early exit. The upper areas towards the center are easy to get to if you line up early (25 min before the earliest time listed).
YELLOW Is greatly expanded to include the flat area and the area behind two lights that was a bad spot for PD. Just past it towards the Bridge is about 10' of good viewing area!

NEW NON_FASTPASS STANDING They have added standing room in front of the Mermaid Ride and behind BLUE in front of the Red Tower. These are OK views, you will not see as much as if you are at the better Fastpass spots, and fill in 30-45 minutes before show time. A big improvement for those without Fastpasses.
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UPDATES FROM JULY 1, 2011


These are the changes from the July 1, performance of the 4th of July Pre-show. There are quite a few changes, improvements for most people (BLUE or Non-Fastpass holders), and very bad for the Preferred Dining Fastpass holders that do not arrive very early.

PREFERRED DINING Area was again reduced by eliminating the Upper Stairs to Yellow and Blue, and the Flat round Fountain and area behind the lamps were changed to YELLOW ??? The Preferred Dining area was oversold and anyone arriving later than 45 minutes before the show, had a spot worse than many of the Free Fastpass areas. This will make late arriving PD ($40) less than happy. It may be that they are selling fewer PD meals.
BLUE The Entrance was moved from in front of the Mermaid entrance towards the bridge. The Lower areas became PD, the old entrance became an early exit. The upper areas towards the center are easy to get to if you line up early (25 min before the earliest time listed).
YELLOW Is greatly expanded to include the flat area and the area behind two lights that was a bad spot for PD. Just past it towards the Bridge is about 10' of good viewing area!

NEW NON_FASTPASS STANDING They have added standing room in front of the Mermaid Ride and behind BLUE in front of the Red Tower. These are OK views, you will not see as much as if you are at the better Fastpass spots, and fill in 30-45 minutes before show time. A big improvement for those without Fastpasses.
Thanks for the update but folks like me are confused whether you think this is permanent or only for the 4th weekend?
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Thanks for the update but folks like me are confused whether you think this is permanent or only for the 4th weekend?
Things that I believe are permanent are:
BLUE:
The entrance change away from the Mermaid ride entrance.
PERFERRED DINING: Changing the upper stairs to BLUE and YELLOW.
NON-Fastpass Standing areas (Now that the walls in front of Mermaid are gone) there is room for this and between BLUE and the Red Tower, this makes sense, and adds a lot of OK viewing.

Things the Puzzle me?
Having YELLOW fill in the circular area that was PD allows a lot more people into this area. However, instead of having 60-80 uncrowded PD viewers they have 300 very crowded into the area, because this is flat when the show starts 20-30 kids go up on sholders blocking the view behind!

PERFERRED DINING: Now only the very front has an excellant view, and holds only 40-50 viewers! The areas that are were BLUE are not the best & late arriving Guests that paid a lot of money, are shortchanged.

CAST TRAINING
WOC is one of the last places you would want to work, therefore it is mostly new less skilled Cast members. They are nice, but often have conflicting instructions and incomplete training. (Using Blue Fashlights to guide you to YELLOW, allowing Non-Handicapped to fill up the benches early, allowing kids on sholders, etc.) They allow nearly anyone to switch to another area. Since they take your colored pass when you enter, they have to depend on the honesty of the Guests (Bad Idea). This is especially bad in PD and Handicapped areas.

I don't know everything but observe a lot...
There are other items I did not mention because they are minor or I could not verify__
Eg: For the 2nd show they were having people with RED Fastpasses enter the Redwood Creek trail --- Is there an exit to the gates between the corndogs and Mermaid ride?

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Things that I believe are permanent are:
BLUE: The entrance change away from the Mermaid ride entrance.
PERFERRED DINING: Changing the upper stairs to BLUE and YELLOW.
NON-Fastpass Standing areas (Now that the walls in front of Mermaid are gone) there is room for this and between BLUE and the Red Tower, this makes sense, and adds a lot of OK viewing.

Things the Puzzle me?
Having YELLOW fill in the circular area that was PD allows a lot more people into this area. However, instead of having 60-80 uncrowded PD viewers they have 300 very crowded into the area, because this is flat when the show starts 20-30 kids go up on sholders blocking the view behind!

PERFERRED DINING: Now only the very front has an excellant view, and holds only 40-50 viewers! The areas that are were BLUE are not the best & late arriving Guests that paid a lot of money, are shortchanged.

CAST TRAINING
WOC is one of the last places you would want to work, therefore it is mostly new less skilled Cast members. They are nice, but often have conflicting instructions and incomplete training. (Using Blue Fashlights to guide you to YELLOW, allowing Non-Handicapped to fill up the benches early, allowing kids on sholders, etc.) They allow nearly anyone to switch to another area. Since they take your colored pass when you enter, they have to depend on the honesty of the Guests (Bad Idea). This is especially bad in PD and Handicapped areas.

I don't know everything but observe a lot...
There are other items I did not mention because they are minor or I could not verify__
Eg: For the 2nd show they were having people with RED Fastpasses enter the Redwood Creek trail --- Is there an exit to the gates between the corndogs and Mermaid ride?
I just did PD on June 23 myself so was a little too early to see this - but did notice how the LM ride was changing things and how the CMs did not control people from that area very well.

If you or anyone else can confirm after July 4 the permanency of these changes I will get the OP updated.

THANKS!!!

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