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Old 09-06-2011, 04:15 AM   #421
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Preferred Dining Handicap Seating Area

On September 2, there was a handicap area within Preferred Dining
There were benches and open space for wheelchairs. The area was marked off with tape on the ground rather than the typical rope and poles, so this area might be a temporary experiment. It always seemed odd that there was no Handicap seating within Preferred Dining, so I hope a permanent location is assigned.

The Preferred Dining Handicap Area is shown in Purple
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:46 AM   #422
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On September 2, there was a handicap area within Preferred Dining
There were benches and open space for wheelchairs. The area was marked off with tape on the ground rather than the typical rope and poles, so this area might be a temporary experiment. It always seemed odd that there was no Handicap seating within Preferred Dining, so I hope a permanent location is assigned.

The Preferred Dining Handicap Area is shown in Purple
Thanks I will add link to your post in the OP.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:42 AM   #423
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Thanks so much for this thread and especially the fire hydrant tip! We had PERFECT views for the 9:00 show this past Saturday and the whole time I was thinking how happy I was to be ahead of that giant crowd getting back to my hotel.

I pulled the map up on my iPhone and found the hydrant and there was one other person already in place who lauged and said "you must know the secret spot too!".

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Old 09-06-2011, 01:12 PM   #424
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Thanks I will add link to your post in the OP.
Thank you for this excellent thread. Your maps are very helpful, and made it easy for me to show the PD HC location.

Also related to PD, the PD area extended into the "blue" area on your map.
September 2 was a Friday, so perhaps the size of PD changes based on the day of the week (or the actual number of PD reservations).
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:34 PM   #425
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Thank you for this excellent thread. Your maps are very helpful, and made it easy for me to show the PD HC location.

Also related to PD, the PD area extended into the "blue" area on your map.
September 2 was a Friday, so perhaps the size of PD changes based on the day of the week (or the actual number of PD reservations).
Thanks for the observations. I was not paying as much attention to the expanded blue area you showed. I know there is a roped walkway there down to the PD area. But I seemed to remember it was a rope corridor and all PD folks were encouraged to move down to the green area. I did not realize any PD people were allowed there. Do you know if they are?

Do you recall if the whole walk way in your addition was dedicated to PD or only a slice of it - leaving room for blue behind it?
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:51 PM   #426
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Do you recall if the whole walk way in your addition was dedicated to PD or only a slice of it - leaving room for blue behind it?
The additional area was part of the path down to the front of PD. There was no one in the area, so I assume it was dedicated to PD.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:59 PM   #427
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The additional area was part of the path down to the front of PD. There was no one in the area, so I assume it was dedicated to PD.
Alright DISers! We need your help!

Anyone going to WOC anytime soon - especially those doing preferred dining - can you check what is happening with the area outlined by Nonsuch in post 424? Please ask a WOC CM if the area is kept for PD guests or is opened to other yellow or blue guests after PD is filled.

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Old 09-06-2011, 02:44 PM   #428
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We saw it on Sunday night with PD and at least the back half of the front part (the part that is close to being horizontal) was required to be kept clear for HC access and safety lane. This included the back half of the green flat areas between the access way and HC viewing so people on the stairs had to stay ON the stairs. The CM was very polite and appreciative that people followed this which is why I remember it. DBF and I were at the back of the group so there was no one behind us for about 3 - 4 feet and then the stairs started.

The HC viewing in PD also included benches, and was taped off on the ground. A few people in PD migrated there when viewing space was scarce. I did see some people being asked to move out of the taped off space so there was space for HC guests but it looked like if they didn't need the space for HC guests, you were ok to stand in it. You were not allowed to stand behind the taped space (where the access-way was). They were very strong about that. So PD only got about 3, mabe 4 tiny people deep before you reached 'must remain clear' territory.

What was also interesting is PD was allowed to sit until the show essentially started where as the group on the circle platform behind PD were made to stand up about 20-ish minutes before the show was to start (I assume to make room for everyone). Amazing the difference a rope can make.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:03 PM   #429
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MAP CORRECTION:

I just had my 4th viewing of WoC last month (August 4) and the starred Wet Zone (in front of Yellow on the map) was also Yellow; not Red.

If it's a warm, non-windy night and you don't mind getting damp, I highly recommend that area. I liked it better than PD or Yellow behind PD, as you get a great view of the water-level effects. (Unlike fireworks, not everything takes place over your head.) It's probably the best place to view WoC.
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I just had my 4th viewing of WoC last month (August 4) and the starred Wet Zone (in front of Yellow on the map) was also Yellow; not Red.

If it's a warm, non-windy night and you don't mind getting damp, I highly recommend that area. I liked it better than PD or Yellow behind PD, as you get a great view of the water-level effects. (Unlike fireworks, not everything takes place over your head.) It's probably the best place to view WoC.
I did not want to confuse things but when I went on August 21 that area just to the left of Preferred Dining was red and yellow. I think this is the spot to which you are referring. I had a yellow. The spot was officially red. When I went down to the front there the CMs were saying that red section was also open to yellows. It was a mixed red/yellow section.
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This will be our first time watching WoC. We will stay onsite so we'll be getting a FP at 9 am, thus I assume we'll be getting one for the blue section. I've read all the advice and know that we need to get in line 60-90 min before the show (only 8:15 pm that night) in order to get a good spot. I don't mind getting in line that early but, since we will only have one day for DL and DCA, we would like to take advantage of it. So I'm wondering, if I go by myself to stand in line lets say at 6:45 pm, and the rest of the family arrives around 7:30 pm, how easy is it to hold a place for a family of 5 (2 adults, 1 teenager and 2 kids)? Can they easily find their way inside to join me (hopefully to a front rail)? Or should I plan at least 2 adults to save a place? Or more? We won't have a stroller, so I don't know if you can even save a place there.
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This will be our first time watching WoC. We will stay onsite so we'll be getting a FP at 9 am, thus I assume we'll be getting one for the blue section. I've read all the advice and know that we need to get in line 60-90 min before the show (only 8:15 pm that night) in order to get a good spot. I don't mind getting in line that early but, since we will only have one day for DL and DCA, we would like to take advantage of it. So I'm wondering, if I go by myself to stand in line lets say at 6:45 pm, and the rest of the family arrives around 7:30 pm, how easy is it to hold a place for a family of 5 (2 adults, 1 teenager and 2 kids)? Can they easily find their way inside to join me (hopefully to a front rail)? Or should I plan at least 2 adults to save a place? Or more? We won't have a stroller, so I don't know if you can even save a place there.
Sorry but that will probably not work. People kind of crowd into empty space and it would be really hard for 1 person to save spots for 5 people. Three people could probably hold the spots, but 1 would be asking for trouble IMO.
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Thanks for letting me know. So I will need to plan this a different way. It's fine since WoC is a priority this trip since we missed it last year by a couple of weeks.
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Sorry but that will probably not work. People kind of crowd into empty space and it would be really hard for 1 person to save spots for 5 people. Three people could probably hold the spots, but 1 would be asking for trouble IMO.
I think it depends quite a bit on how long it'll be before the other folks show up.

In July I did the first show, blue section, and had my wife and three kids with me. I was in line early, and I brought a couple of overshirts / sweatshirts with me. When I got in, I went straight to the section where I wanted to be, on the rail, and I put the two sweatshirts over the rail on either end, and then laid down on the ground. People laughed, but it worked. About 15 minutes later my family joined me, having not waited in line.
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I think it depends quite a bit on how long it'll be before the other folks show up.

In July I did the first show, blue section, and had my wife and three kids with me. I was in line early, and I brought a couple of overshirts / sweatshirts with me. When I got in, I went straight to the section where I wanted to be, on the rail, and I put the two sweatshirts over the rail on either end, and then laid down on the ground. People laughed, but it worked. About 15 minutes later my family joined me, having not waited in line.
I really don't see myself lying on the floor, but the sweatshirts are a good idea Maybe DH and I could save a spot and let the kids ride ToT or CS for the last time. Although, after a 7 am MM, and a full day with 2 parks, by that time they will likely be lying on the ground by themselves
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