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Old 10-17-2010, 11:16 PM   #31
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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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Old 10-18-2010, 01:31 AM   #32
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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.
This past Friday there were three shows. DD went back to the hotel for jackets around 6:30 and as I was waiting for her near the entrance, the crowds were streaming in.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:08 AM   #33
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UPDATE 10/18/2010

Demand for the first show (everyday) remains high, and to get a fastpass you need to enter before opening (9:30) to 10:15am to be sure to get a WOC Fastpass. Or, have reserved a Picnic or Dining WOC ahead of time. To get Blue you need to enter at 9:30 and go directly to the Fastpass machines. The lines are much shorter now and only one person of your group needs to be in line, but all tickets must have been scanned at DL OR DCA to get a fastpass,

On weekend nights:
Friday & Sunday with 2 or 3 shows the last show is usually available into the early evening.
On Saturday they will run out in early afternoon.

FastPass Distribution Information:

They have one show Monday - Thurs,
Three shows Friday,
Two shows Sat & Sun.


The Fastpasses still run out at about the time shown. 10:30am on 10/15.
1st show (8:00 or 9:00pm) Everyday
9:00 - 9:50 = Blue
9:50 - 10:15 = Yellow
10:15 - 10:45 = Red

2nd Show (10:15pm) Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
10:45 in the same order:
Ask a Cast member and they will tell you when (after) they change.
They do not know this ahead of time, as there are too many variables.

3rd Show (11:15pm) Fridays2:30 or later
Blue (Now includes Preferred), Yellow, Red

Picnic Box:
Orderd ahead of the day you get the 1st show Blue or Yellow
Purchased the same day (When Available) 2nd show Blue or Yellow
Note: "Picnic Meal" Fastpasses aka: Reserved Viewing are exactly the same as a Blue or Yellow fastpass obtained by having one person waiting 5-10 minutes in the Fastpass line!

Reserved Dining "PREFERRED Viewing" (A $30 meal at Arials or WCT)
Early Reservations = 1st Show that day
Later Reservations = 2nd Show (when available) that day...

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Old 10-18-2010, 03:20 PM   #34
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This past Friday there were three shows. DD went back to the hotel for jackets around 6:30 and as I was waiting for her near the entrance, the crowds were streaming in.
they have a 3rd show because of the haloween treat at Disneyland. DCA gets an extra 10k ppl after 6...

ElecTRONica also becomes very populated too.

heres an updated non fastpass frontal view...

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Old 10-18-2010, 05:03 PM   #35
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I added links in the OP to posts #33 and 34. Thanks!
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:47 PM   #36
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Just wanted to pass on some info from our WOC experience. We were at a 8:15 WOC show about a week ago. We had blue fastpasses and stood at the railing in one of the sections labeled "H" in the picture in post number 34 above. For our show the section labeled "H" that is closer to the front was reserved for people in wheelchairs, the section immediately behind it (the one with the trellise, and next to the preferred dining section labeled as "Best") was NOT reserved for those in wheelchairs.

We got close to the trellise without having it impact our view of the show. We enjoyed the view from our spot.
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:33 PM   #37
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What great information here!! Thanks everyone!! I'm still alittle confused though on where to sit, I just can't visualize any of it. Does someone have a picture of the area, railings or whatever. I like the fire hydrant area idea, but don't quite understand it (trying to visualize it more, and it's not working LOL). Thanks!!
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:13 AM   #38
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What great information here!! Thanks everyone!! I'm still alittle confused though on where to sit, I just can't visualize any of it. Does someone have a picture of the area, railings or whatever. I like the fire hydrant area idea, but don't quite understand it (trying to visualize it more, and it's not working LOL). Thanks!!
I'd really look at that map that Albort has in his post above. It will give you an idea of how the sections are layed out. Look at the arrrows into the areas too, since there is only one entrance per area. The biggest dilemma is knowing what area you will be in. If you get a regular FP it could be one of the three colors. Picnic will give Blue or Yellow. Dinner of course the dining area(PD) on the map. Once you find out where you are going it gets much simpler. But if you don't know until the day, you might want to print out the post that that map is from, you can find it way at the top of this thread.
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:20 AM   #39
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I know there's already a bunch of maps, but for some reason I still could not wrap my head around them. I screenprinted a map from the Disneyland website, and for some reason(maybe because it's from behind where we'll actually be coming from?) filling in the colors on here really helped me.

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I know there's already a bunch of maps, but for some reason I still could not wrap my head around them. I screenprinted a map from the Disneyland website, and for some reason(maybe because it's from behind where we'll actually be coming from?) filling in the colors on here really helped me.


Nice picture but possibly a little misleading. The area in your dark blue is the preferred dining (PD) area - not the "blue FP" area. Your light blue area is the blue FP area. The PD area does not have a universal color. Some people use light blue and some green. When they do the pre-show Carnival of Color it is considered green.
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What great information here!! Thanks everyone!! I'm still alittle confused though on where to sit, I just can't visualize any of it. Does someone have a picture of the area, railings or whatever. I like the fire hydrant area idea, but don't quite understand it (trying to visualize it more, and it's not working LOL). Thanks!!
This is the best photo of the WOC viewing area I have found and you can click on it and it expands further.

http://www.mouseplanet.info/gallery/...niel_K_Lew.jpg

Here is a link to the fire hydrant spot in blue FP. I saw WOC from this exact spot one time and it is pretty good. Not the best spot IMO but a good spot that gives a different perspective than being near the water. You can see the whole breadth of the show from here very well.

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WoC dining package for lunch. WCT will offer a prix fixe lunchtime meals in addition to the already available Dinner Packages.
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This is the best photo of the WOC viewing area I have found and you can click on it and it expands further.

http://www.mouseplanet.info/gallery/...niel_K_Lew.jpg

Here is a link to the fire hydrant spot in blue FP. I saw WOC from this exact spot one time and it is pretty good. Not the best spot IMO but a good spot that gives a different perspective than being near the water. You can see the whole breadth of the show from here very well.

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...5&postcount=53

Hydroguy is correct. My "Secret" spot is not the very best. Yellow Wet, Red Wet, Front of Preferred Dining, VIP, and some of the spots of Blue are better if you are there very early and run to get a front rail spot. But it is much better than most places, and you can see the entire show without anyone in front of you.

However, behind the yellow fire hydrant is very easy to get to. Get to DCA early and get a Blue Fastpass. It will give you as good of an overall view as anywhere except VIP. The main advantage is it will save you a TON of time. Here is what it looked like on Monday 11/15 at 7:41. This is 11 minutes after they let in the herd.
No waiting at all.
Just walk up to the spot and enjoy without fighting for a spot.


NOTE: They have made some recent changes: The section labeled "BEST" on my original map is now a handicapped section. This reduces the Preferred Dining a lot, and makes it much less worth the extra money, unless you are one of the very first to line up and rush to the front.

ps: Hydroguy you are the best for overall tips... Keep it up.... Hope to meet you soon.

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WOW! I was coming on here to ask all of these questions! Thanks again! Your WDW vet guide is still 1 of my favourite reads!

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