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Old 09-09-2012, 09:29 AM   #1006
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I have the opportunity to get VIP tickets for WOC. I have never seen it before. Will this be a good viewing area? Are there benches in the VIP area?
The VIP area is separated into 2 sections, benches in the front and standing behind. The standing area is for Club 33 and VIP tours. The benches are used by Disney invited guests.

You can arrive at the VIP section just before the show starts.
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:30 AM   #1007
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So we will be going Oct 1st doing the CC dinner package. We will need HC (we have a scooter). there is one showing (8:15) that night. We have never saw the show before. What time should we get in line and where would you advise us to try and see the show from (I have read this entire thread and I am more confused that I was when I started)
I do not know about the HC sections so hopefully someone else will chime in. Until someone else has better info, I would recommend you show up at the viewing area at 6:45PM and start askign questions of the WOC CMs about where to go for HC. Mostly you want to be at a rail somewhere for those who can stand.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:39 PM   #1008
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The VIP area is separated into 2 sections, benches in the front and standing behind. The standing area is for Club 33 and VIP tours. The benches are used by Disney invited guests...
This may depend on how many VIP guests there are on a given night. When we were there, there weren't many people in that section, so all VIPs got to sit on a bench. The benches were full, but no one was standing.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:56 PM   #1009
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So we will be going Oct 1st doing the CC dinner package. We will need HC (we have a scooter). there is one showing (8:15) that night. We have never saw the show before. What time should we get in line and where would you advise us to try and see the show from (I have read this entire thread and I am more confused that I was when I started)
You'll definitely need to ask the CMs about all that. I thought that they set up a handicapped section in the dining area if it was needed, but that was back when the WoC dining options were Ariel's Grotto or WCT.

I went with my mom and her scooter in November 2011, to the second show (general admission, not dining). So things could be different now, but I haven't read anything saying so. Dining may work similar to this, or maybe not even remotely like this.

From what we could tell for general admission, they had a separate waiting area at the front of each color's line. This queue was just for people in wheelchairs, scooters, and with other special needs, and their parties. You needed a Fastpass to wait in this line. I imagine if someone had an invisible disability they would probably need a GAC, but if you have a scooter that's all you need. (If my party were more than 6 people I would double check with City Hall or Guest Relations, because I think 6 is often the cutoff for how many people can be in a party with someone using handicapped seating/etc.)

Anyway, the handicapped queues were allowed in first, before anyone else. Guests could either take the handicapped area if they wanted, or they could choose any other area in the color of their Fastpass. Only when the handicapped people had their places, did they start letting in the other guests.

So IF that is still the case, then if you WEREN'T in the dining section, then in theory all you'd have to do is arrive maybe 10 minutes before they started letting the handicapped people in. We were careful to get there much earlier than that, but from what I could tell, if you didn't want the handicapped area, then it didn't matter at all how early you were, as long as you got there before they allowed the other guests in, because you could find a good area somewhere. (If you arrived after they were done letting the handicapped people in and they were letting in the other guests, however, I imagine you'd be relegated to the handicapped section. If that were full, I don't know if the person in a scooter could get any view at all.)

Again, I don't know if that's how they do things now, and I'm not sure if dining does the same kind of thing or if you'll just have a designated handicapped section that's where your party will be and that's that. But at the barest minimum I would plan to be there 10 minutes before they start loading anyone in, whenever that is. More is probably better unless someone can tell you exactly what you need to do from experience. It's also probably best to ask several CMs beforehand, and hope you get similar answers from at least a couple of them. Which I hear can be a rare occurence.

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:34 PM   #1010
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I'm confused reading these pages, which may be ok because we are not going until December. I suggest the moderators start a new thread or update the first posts with the current information.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:17 AM   #1011
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I was thinking the same thing. I think I will just ask them if I can go down there with my CCR FP... Can't imagine they would say no.
let me know if that works out for you. im going about December 9-14th-no exact dates yet.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:26 AM   #1012
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I'm confused reading these pages, which may be ok because we are not going until December. I suggest the moderators start a new thread or update the first posts with the current information.
I am going to update the OP soon. The problem with updating with "current information" is that things seem have been changing so much that there really is no current. I will be seeing WOC in a month and want to check what I see against other recent reports and then do update.

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Old 09-10-2012, 07:50 AM   #1013
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We had WoC lunch reservations at WCT - therefore, first showing of WoC. We ended up standing for the show not down at the front rail but the section with all the steps - we chose the top step. Great view - hard to take it all in at times. We were happy with the location and having the steps to stand on - can't imagine being in the general admission area which was right behind us. The general admission area behind us was packed solid with people when we got there and we were one of the first in the reserved section. To be honest, I don't remember them offering us the option to go down further to the front railing. I believe that they directed us right into the area with the steps.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:07 PM   #1014
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so what fp do ppl need to get down in the very front row agienst the railing?
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:27 PM   #1015
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so what fp do ppl need to get down in the very front row agienst the railing?
Reports from the past several weeks are that a Blue FastPass will allow you up the very front (wet zone) row. I observed that myself on Aug 21.
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ty and dose any one know what time blue fast passes are offered or when they run out has it changed since the op?
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:48 PM   #1017
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The VIP area is separated into 2 sections, benches in the front and standing behind. The standing area is for Club 33 and VIP tours. The benches are used by Disney invited guests.

You can arrive at the VIP section just before the show starts.
Thank you for the info!
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Sorry if this has already been answered. What color FP comes with the picnic meals now? We will be arriving at noon on Wed. Oct. 19th and would like to see WOC that night. I know we could try to make dinner reservations, but I am trying to save a little money.
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Last I heard it was yellow.
Is this the yellow section from the original photo, or this photo:



We are so confused about the whole WOC seating thing! I was thinking we could just go ahead and do the picnic meal, instead of spending an hour or more at a table service restaurant with the meal package. At least we would have a FP for the show. But I would really like to have some idea of what section we might get!
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Is this the yellow section from the original photo, or this photo:



We are so confused about the whole WOC seating thing! I was thinking we could just go ahead and do the picnic meal, instead of spending an hour or more at a table service restaurant with the meal package. At least we would have a FP for the show. But I would really like to have some idea of what section we might get!
The map above shows the current sections. The section you get does not really matter. What matters far more is that you get one of the good spots in whatever section you are in. And the only reason to do a picnic is if you are going to arrive late in the day and want to make sure you get a FP. Otherwise just get a regular FP.
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The map above shows the current sections. The section you get does not really matter. What matters far more is that you get one of the good spots in whatever section you are in. And the only reason to do a picnic is if you are going to arrive late in the day and want to make sure you get a FP. Otherwise just get a regular FP.
I read that resort guests are allowed in the park 30 minutes early to get FP for WOC. Does this significantly impact getting a FP if you are not a resort guest? Or is that still even accurate? I know there is one hour early entry every day for resort guests to one park or the other. The day we are planning DCA is not an early entry for resort guests.
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