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Old 08-31-2010, 12:14 AM   #16
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Albort, if I try that little spot by the Zephyr... nobody will try to chase me away? How early can I stake that spot out, do ya think? I don't mind the 10:15 show but 9:00 would be better. I have a friend coming in on a last minute trip and she really wants to see WOC Friday night... dining is booked up, naturally. So it looks like we will need to try it without a FP.
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:26 AM   #17
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hmm, past few nights, 11:15 shows never ran out of tickets... the lastest was maybe 8PM... ironically.

and yes, that area is always crowded with ppl when fastpasses do run out... except for the 11:15 show.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:17 AM   #18
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yeah, for cancellation of shows, Disney wants to make that clear with the guest. They claim they bought the ticket which entitles them to a refund. but no, the tickets are just a perk.



where people can stand to watch it.
Al, I changed the OP to incorporate your non-FP area. Thanks!
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:59 PM   #19
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Quick question for those of you in the know . . .

Have they made changes to these areas?

Specifically, is the area labeled "BEST" still considered part of the preferred dining section? I've seen reports that it is now considered part of the blue section.

I'm trying to decide between the picnic meal and a dining package at Ariel's Grotto.

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Old 10-10-2010, 09:31 PM   #21
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Quick question for those of you in the know . . .

Have they made changes to these areas?

Specifically, is the area labeled "BEST" still considered part of the preferred dining section? I've seen reports that it is now considered part of the blue section.

I'm trying to decide between the picnic meal and a dining package at Ariel's Grotto.

Thanks!
Preferred Dining gets to go in the blue area but still gets there own section of it which is more direct inline to view the screens. Regular Blue gets the outer area of the Blue section.

The area labeled Best is still in the preferred dining section.

Picnic will get you a blue or yellow ticket. It doesn't really matter because your view is more dependent on where in the section you are versus what color it is.
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Quick question for those of you in the know . . .

Have they made changes to these areas?

Specifically, is the area labeled "BEST" still considered part of the preferred dining section? I've seen reports that it is now considered part of the blue section.

I'm trying to decide between the picnic meal and a dining package at Ariel's Grotto.

Thanks!
They have not made changes. And the "best" section in SS Columbia's thread is subjective. I have seen the show from near there (right next to VIP) and do not think it is best. The best view I have had in four times is the very front of preferred dining ("PD 1"). I also have seen the show from the absolute front point in the red section ("Red 1wet") and that too was excellent. The back section of blue (labeled "best") gives a different experience. Not bad - I liked it - but would not call it best myself.
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:38 AM   #23
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How early can we book the dinner packages? I'm wanting to do either Ariel's or WCT
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You can find all the details right here

On the Disnland.com page for WoC, dining tab.
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You can find all the details right here

On the Disnland.com page for WoC, dining tab.
yeah...I've tried reading it a few times now. I see picnics are 30 days..are the Table Services also? I want to do the package for Dec 30 and I want to make sure I haven't missed it.
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yeah...I've tried reading it a few times now. I see picnics are 30 days..are the Table Services also? I want to do the package for Dec 30 and I want to make sure I haven't missed it.
Not sure if this is always the case but we made our Ariel's Grotto reservation (with the WOC pass) the last time we went only a few weeks in advance and had no trouble getting a reservation.
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we just made our reservation for ariels grotto for the day after thanksgiving and it sounds like they still had openings.

i have a question for someone who might know. our reservation is for 6:30 and the world of color starts at nine that night. will that be enough time eat and get in line so we will get a good spot?
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Wow! So much information! Thank you!

But one thing I can't find, when is the best days to view WoC on the weekend? Friday night, Saturday night or Sunday night??

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yeah...I've tried reading it a few times now. I see picnics are 30 days..are the Table Services also? I want to do the package for Dec 30 and I want to make sure I haven't missed it.
The TS WoC dinner packages at Ariels and WCT can be booked 60 days(two months) like any other TS dining reservation at DLR.
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Wow! So much information! Thank you!

But one thing I can't find, when is the best days to view WoC on the weekend? Friday night, Saturday night or Sunday night??

Thanks!
Right now it doesn't matter. Those nights are all considered the weekend. Since going to offseason they all have had two shows, the weekdays have one. Some have been slower but there doesn't seem to be a great pattern or at least too few people reporting back. Keep in mind that your view is most effected by how close to the railing you are in any section or row of the viewing area.

Last Friday there was a third show added. That night DL was closed to regular guests for Mickey's Halloween party and DCA got much busier. I'm not sure if this happened on Friday night again this week it was also a MHP night.
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