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Old 10-19-2012, 09:19 AM   #1126
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I guess I'm a little confused. We are going in a month and also going to CCT for the WOC pass. So you said you went to te rail but should have headed for the light post. Can you please clarify so I know where to try for? Thanks so much for posting!
As you walk in to the preferred area, cast members are standing at the stairs. You can go right at that point, to be at the upper rail, elevated over those below you a bit, or down the stairs to the rail that makes a U-shape at the water where you will get wet.

If you tell them you have Carthay Circle passes, you will be directed to the upper area unless you ask otherwise. (We didn't know to ask.)

The light tower will block your view from the upper area unless you want to go further to the right and the end of the roped off preferred section. Benches for handicapped seating take up the most centered of the viewing area in this upper railed spot.

We were focused on the railing since my 4'9 daughter can't see over anyone in a standing situation. It wasn't until the lights dimmed that we realized we were staring a the big black light tower between us and the water.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:37 AM   #1127
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Thanks so much! My daughter will be 11 when we go so she is too big to pick up if she cant see and I would be totally annoyed by the light post. So I appreciate your warning!
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:59 AM   #1128
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Thanks everyone for the updates! I've got to make my CCT reservations soon. Still debating whether to go for lunch or dinner time reservation. I know at first it seemed like the people with dinner reservations had better choices for viewing area than lunch, but then it seemed to be the same (lunch or dinner) for CCT (I know WCT was different, be we want to try out CCT). So does that still seem to be the case? (No difference in viewing aread between lunch and dinner for CCT?)
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:14 AM   #1129
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Bump. Today I finally got the OP revised to reflect what I experienced a couple weeks ago with WOC and a CCR lunch package. The good news is this was all consistent with what folks have been reporting for the last several months.

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Old 10-28-2012, 01:19 PM   #1130
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Thanks Hydro...

Good to hear we are on the right track

Can't wait for 3 more weeks!! Woohoo! My first trip to WoC
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:42 PM   #1131
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We could have gone anywhere in that area that we wanted to - there is no distinction between blue and yellow in that front wet zone - they just let the 2 colors in from opposite sides.
We were just to the right (when facing the water) of the semi-circle area and our view was great! We loved being up front. It was not too crowded - lots of people but not shoulder to shoulder.
This was exactly our experience! I think we were in the same spot - only we had blue FPs (collected at about 11 am while I was waiting out the rest of the group for baby swap in 2 hour standby at RSR ). No one stopped us from crossing over to where we thought we'd have the best view. We were on the rail right on the center line if you look at the map in the OP. I have DS7, DS5 and DD3, so it is a MUST for us to be on a rail. We arrived 90 minutes before the show (this was Tuesday, Oct. 16 for an 8:15 showtime) and people were already being let in to the viewing area. After the show, when I asked DS7 if he liked it as much this time as he did last time (it was one of his favorites from our last trip), he said "no. It was better!" I guess viewing spot does make a difference!

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Old 10-29-2012, 11:41 AM   #1132
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Fantastic picture, lisachrystine!
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:53 AM   #1133
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That is an amazing picture. What kind of camera, lens, etc. did you use to take it?
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:20 PM   #1134
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That is an amazing picture. What kind of camera, lens, etc. did you use to take it?
Thanks! I actually didn't even have my DSLR with me this trip. I used a Nikon Coolpix P300, set to P, so I could turn the flash off. It's an amazing little point and shoot camera. The only one I've ever found that does well in low light.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:42 PM   #1135
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Can you buy the light up ears for WOC still? If so, where & how much? Thanks!
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:21 AM   #1136
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Can you buy the light up ears for WOC still? If so, where & how much? Thanks!
When we were there at the beginning of October you could buy them and they were all over the place - most stores in DCA and DL had them as did the World of Disney.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:19 PM   #1137
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Can you buy the light up ears for WOC still? If so, where & how much? Thanks!
My guess is that these won't be around for much longer. It really hasn't gained any popularity. It's cool when everyone in the viewing area has them on (AP previews), but in my recent visits I've only seen a handful of people with them on at each show.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:00 PM   #1138
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Can you buy the light up ears for WOC still? If so, where & how much? Thanks!
This past weekend, the Glow With The Show Ears were available at many locations in both parks. Also at WOD in DtD. The cost with tax is about $25, without any discount taken.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:57 PM   #1139
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My guess is that these won't be around for much longer. It really hasn't gained any popularity. It's cool when everyone in the viewing area has them on (AP previews), but in my recent visits I've only seen a handful of people with them on at each show.
You might be correct. The price needs to be $10 or less

There was a promotion for AP holders at the end of September, for free Glow with the Show Ears for every $50 spent. I wonder how many were given away, or is interest so low Disney can't even give them away
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:21 PM   #1140
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Is this list still accurate as to what rides close early?

California Screamin'
Games of the Boardwalk
Golden Zephyr
King Triton's Carousel
Jumpin' Jellyfish
Mickey's Fun Wheel
Silly Symphony Swings

Since this list does not include toy story how bad are the wait times during the show?
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