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Old 08-09-2012, 11:13 AM   #886
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I will be eating at Carthay Circle at the end of the month. If no one else gets answers before then, I will update this thread with my experience when I return.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:52 PM   #887
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We're here at DL now, but I just had to stop by The Dis and say "Thank You" to HydroGuy for making a memory possible that would not have happened otherwise.

We watched the WOC show, and it was absolutely amazing! We got soaked, and laughed the whole time. Both my daughters were crying during the show (I may have got a little something in my eyes too). My girls gave me a couple of huge hugs that I may never forget.

We went to the first show. I got in line about 70 minuted early, and it was worth it. In HydroGuys pic below we stood between the green and yellow star at the front rail of what used to be the RED section (it's apparently BLUE now).

Without this Thread I would have had no idea where to go or what to do. Thanks for the special memory HydroGuy.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:23 PM   #888
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Just back from CCR dining package (Friday 10/8/12 10:15 show), and the Red Dot in Jojomo's post is where they had us view from.

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Old 08-13-2012, 04:44 PM   #889
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Just back from CCR dining package (Friday 10/8/12 10:15 show), and the Red Dot in Jojomo's post is where they had us view from.

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Did you get any idea of how one can now view from the old preferred dining section closer to the water (the green section in Jo's copy of my map)? Is that still preferred dining or regular FP now?
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #890
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I was not able to figure out how much the standing areas have changed, but I did notice the changes I have highlighted in the photo. We stood at the purple dot, but that area I have colored light blue was all blue. I walked down to the lower area to make sure our spot was better and I thought it was. The top of the stairs was blue and someone offered to let us stand there with them, but I thought being behind the railing and roses was better (and it was -- people ON the stairs were putting kids on shoulders). ( The part I colored orange was the trellis, arch thingy -- good for finding our way back to our saved spot as we each left to find food.)

I kind of suspect things have shifted left, meaning green is more to the left, eating up some of yellow, and yellow has moved further left, eating up all of red. But that's just my guess. Or maybe Green has just shrunk in size. I don't think the overpriced dining really gains you much and perhaps others agree and the number of preferred has shrunk.

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Did you get any idea of how one can now view from the old preferred dining section closer to the water (the green section in Jo's copy of my map)? Is that still preferred dining or regular FP now?
The old preferred dining seemed to be regular FP now when I was there. The WCT people were in the round circle in the middle, the CCT folks were in the area from the red dot all the way down to the next walkway.

I have to say I wasn't overly impressed with the CCT section. I liked dining at CCT, but doubt I will trouble myself to get the WOC dining. Not my favorite viewing point.
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Did you get any idea of how one can now view from the old preferred dining section closer to the water (the green section in Jo's copy of my map)? Is that still preferred dining or regular FP now?
IDK, we arrived 15mins before showtime (10PM on Friday 8/10) and got the following view:



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IDK, we arrived 15mins before showtime (10PM on Friday 8/10) and got the following view:


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Was the section in front of you yellow, I'm guessing?
Seems like, similar to Fantasmic, going to the second show gives you a better chance of getting good views without having to wait long. The section in front of you looks very empty for 15 minutes before show time.
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Did you get any idea of how one can now view from the old preferred dining section closer to the water (the green section in Jo's copy of my map)? Is that still preferred dining or regular FP now?
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The old preferred dining seemed to be regular FP now when I was there. The WCT people were in the round circle in the middle, the CCT folks were in the area from the red dot all the way down to the next walkway.

I have to say I wasn't overly impressed with the CCT section. I liked dining at CCT, but doubt I will trouble myself to get the WOC dining. Not my favorite viewing point.
From what I was told (on 8/1), the preferred dining that is green on the map is pretty much the same (of course, this would be a week before Andy was there, so maybe it changed again). I was told WCT preferred dining was PAST the circle closer to the water. I think the circle was one of the colored FPs (the guy I overheard ask a CM why he couldn't sit in the preferred dining area I was in was in the circle area). The CM said even though I dined at CCT, I was welcome to choose a spot in the WCT area.
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Was the section in front of you yellow, I'm guessing?
Seems like, similar to Fantasmic, going to the second show gives you a better chance of getting good views without having to wait long. The section in front of you looks very empty for 15 minutes before show time.
We've always done the 2nd show (with preferred dining), so have never really had to deal with the 1st show level of crowds. Plus.....Friday was HOT HOT HOT in DL/DCA so I think a lot of ppl called it a night early on.
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My family and I did the WCT WOC dinner package tonite. We had the earliest reservation time for the 2nd show which was 7:00.

Our viewing location for the show was just in front of the circle. We stood on the top step. There was no one in front of us until the railing area.

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My family and I did the WCT WOC dinner package tonite. We had the earliest reservation time for the 2nd show which was 7:00.

Our viewing location for the show was just in front of the circle. We stood on the top step. There was no one in front of us until the railing area.

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You mean in the back of the area marked green in the map? On those steps?

If so, then the different reports here suggest then dining area is moved around from one night to the next. Pretty confusing.
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You mean in the back of the area marked green in the map? On those steps?

If so, then the different reports here suggest then dining area is moved around from one night to the next. Pretty confusing.
Yes in that area just in front of the circle on the steps.
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The old preferred dining seemed to be regular FP now when I was there. The WCT people were in the round circle in the middle, the CCT folks were in the area from the red dot all the way down to the next walkway.
Trying to decipher above. What do WCT and CCT stand for? Thanks!
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WCT = Wine Country Trattoria

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