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Old 09-21-2012, 07:04 AM   #1081
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Thanks Andy! That's great!



So, strollers are allowed in the WOC viewing area? I was assuming we'd have to park outside.
Strollers are fine in the WOC viewing area.

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Old 09-21-2012, 07:07 AM   #1082
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I think my head is going to explode!
I tried reading the whole thread but kinda pooped out.

Let me see if I got this straight.

There are 3 sections now. Yellow, Blue and Green.

Blue is good, and you can get a FP for that section at 9am (we are staying at the GC)
Yellow can be good too, and you don't need a FP for that.

Green comes only with PD....

Right?
No need to read this whole thread. That would take some time!

Read the OP, the links int he OP to other key posts in this thread, and then posts over the last month or two (the most recent posts).

I will be seeing WOC in mid-October and will scope out what I see and compare notes with others who have posted here and update the entire OP. I was planning to do all of this in July but had a misadventure.

Good luck! WOC rocks!

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Old 09-21-2012, 11:45 AM   #1083
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So, strollers are allowed in the WOC viewing area? I was assuming we'd have to park outside.
This wasn't required, but we decided to fold up our stroller when it came time for everyone to stand for the show. Folding the stroller gave us more room to stand.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:33 AM   #1084
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Just wanted to share my experience from Wed. Sept. 19th. My dh and I arrived at the park (yay for our anniversary trip with no kids) at around 2 ish. We had originally planned on doing the picnic meal to ensure that we got FP's, but ended up decided to take our chances. We went over and got or FP's as soon as we arrived and got yellow just as expected. Well after that we decided that we wanted to just sit down and relax and eat. So, we ended up going to WCT and just checked to see if we could get the WOC lunch and they said it was no problem. We had a great lunch (loved the dessert tray) and got FP's. We had a great spot front and center on the second level. Perfect view. I am so happy that we did it that way.

Our only complaint was that just as we stood up and the show was about to start and family worked their way up throught the crowds and pushed their kids right up into our space. My husband wasn't too pleased. I would never just squeeze myself or my children into someones area or even expect to get a spot at the last minute, but such is life at Disneyland. Anyway, thanks for all the great info from this thread.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:44 AM   #1085
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Just wanted to share my experience from Wed. Sept. 19th. My dh and I arrived at the park (yay for our anniversary trip with no kids) at around 2 ish. We had originally planned on doing the picnic meal to ensure that we got FP's, but ended up decided to take our chances. We went over and got or FP's as soon as we arrived and got yellow just as expected. Well after that we decided that we wanted to just sit down and relax and eat. So, we ended up going to WCT and just checked to see if we could get the WOC lunch and they said it was no problem. We had a great lunch (loved the dessert tray) and got Red FP's. We had a great spot front and center on the second level. Perfect view. I am so happy that we did it that way.

Our only complaint was that just as we stood up and the show was about to start and family worked their way up throught the crowds and pushed their kids right up into our space. My husband wasn't too pleased. I would never just squeeze myself or my children into someones area or even expect to get a spot at the last minute, but such is life at Disneyland. Anyway, thanks for all the great info from this thread.
I am so confused... So they do still have a red section?? Is it in the same spot as the first map in this thread??
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:25 PM   #1086
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I am so confused... So they do still have a red section?? Is it in the same spot as the first map in this thread??
OMG! I am sorry. Now I've got the colors messed up in my head. It was front and center Green on the new map. Sorry for the added confusion! I don't know what I was thinking.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:45 PM   #1087
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When you purchase the WOC meals do you get a seat for the show or just a special place to stand?
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:34 PM   #1088
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When you purchase the WOC meals do you get a seat for the show or just a special place to stand?
A pass to a specific area to stand.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:00 PM   #1089
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Hi all!

I'm trying to gather information for our first family trip to the Land...we are WDW veterans and went this last March. I see that the WOC is one of the "must" dos of our trip. We are starting our park day on a Thursday, so there is only one WOC show. DH cannot join us until afternoon due to work. I'm wondering if we should order a picnic so that we can get him a fastpass as well since he won't have activated his park pass for the day in the morning.

If so, we would get a yellow, correct? I'm not seeing any suggestions anywhere for "decent" viewing in the yellow area. Does anyone have any?

We will have two kids with us: DD (5) and DS (8). I like the idea of scoping out the area in the day, but I'm wondering if there are general thoughts as to better viewing areas than others.

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Old 09-25-2012, 05:59 PM   #1090
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Hi all!

I'm trying to gather information for our first family trip to the Land...we are WDW veterans and went this last March. I see that the WOC is one of the "must" dos of our trip. We are starting our park day on a Thursday, so there is only one WOC show. DH cannot join us until afternoon due to work. I'm wondering if we should order a picnic so that we can get him a fastpass as well since he won't have activated his park pass for the day in the morning.

If so, we would get a yellow, correct? I'm not seeing any suggestions anywhere for "decent" viewing in the yellow area. Does anyone have any?

We will have two kids with us: DD (5) and DS (8). I like the idea of scoping out the area in the day, but I'm wondering if there are general thoughts as to better viewing areas than others.

Thanks!
In this updated map, you will see a few yellow stars and green stars located near the center. These are the premium spots for viewing WoC in the yellow zone (according to Hydroguy's research)

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So, I was at the parks over the weekend and Monday and saw WOC on Sunday, September 23 at the second show, 10:15pm. First of all, WOC FPs for the second show weren't even available until sometime after 5pm (we got blue at 6pm). Then CMs weren't even collecting FPs at the second show and just letting everyone in. It was deserted. We arrived a few minutes before the show and here are some pics:




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So, if you can, do the second show.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:41 PM   #1092
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So, we are interested in seeing the second WoC show on Sunday at 10:15 Oct. 14.

Is there a way to figure out when the second show passes will start being available so we can aim for blue?
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Are all shows the ones where you can wear the special ears or is that only select shows?
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Are all shows the ones where you can wear the special ears or is that only select shows?
All the shows, and I'm sure Disney would love it if you did. I did not see anyone except cast members wearing the glow ears on August 21.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:41 PM   #1095
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So, we are interested in seeing the second WoC show on Sunday at 10:15 Oct. 14.

Is there a way to figure out when the second show passes will start being available so we can aim for blue?
No not really. There are rumors that if you ask the CMs at the FP machines they may give you want even before official distribution.

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