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Old 11-16-2012, 10:53 AM   #331
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These posts are scaring me a bit.

Got a princess lover in the house now, so trying to see some of them during the party. Our day is next to the last party (Dec 20), so pretty confident it's gonna sell out.

Historically, how bad are the lines for Cinderella, Charming, et al, Rapunzel/Flynn and Snow White?

My daughter is heavy into Beauty & the Beast right now, so a bit bummed about no more M&G with Beast.
This is one of the more popular M&Gs, with lines rarely less than 45-60 minutes during the party. You may get lucky with less during a parade or towards the end of the night, but probably not. The best way to do them is get in line before the party. In my experience around 6:15p works well.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:55 AM   #332
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What time are people lining up to watch the first parade? I would rather go to the 10:30 parade but not sure if my kids will make until then. We are doing the wishes dessert party the night before so our only priority is the parade.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:57 AM   #333
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What time are people lining up to watch the first parade? I would rather go to the 10:30 parade but not sure if my kids will make until then. We are doing the wishes dessert party the night before so our only priority is the parade.
On Main Street, you're looking at 60 minutes prior for a front-row position. Figure 45 or so for a similar spot in Frontierland or Liberty Square.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:00 AM   #334
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This is one of the more popular M&Gs, with lines rarely less than 45-60 minutes during the party. You may get lucky with less during a parade or towards the end of the night, but probably not. The best way to do them is get in line before the party. In my experience around 6:15p works well.
Thanks for the feedback. We're also doing CRT earlier that day, so that should alleviate some of my "gotta meet the princesses" anxiety.

Question for you: Obviously we can't line up for more than one character at 6:15. Which would you recommend? We do plan to do M&Gs during the first parade, so just trying to prioritize based on level of popularity during the parties.

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Old 11-16-2012, 11:09 AM   #335
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Thanks for the feedback. We're also doing CRT earlier that day, so that should alleviate some of my "gotta meet the princesses" anxiety.

Question for you: Obviously we can't line up for more than one character at 6:15. Which would you recommend? We do plan to do M&Gs during the first parade, so just trying to prioritize based on level of popularity during the parties.

Thanks!
The three most popular M&Gs during parties are consistently the Seven Dwarves, the princesses/princes (that you asked about), and Jack Sparrow--in that order. If you are interested in the 7Ds and are satisfied with the princesses at CRT, then do the 7Ds first, and line up even earlier than 6:15p.

But, one reason this princesses are very popular is because they meet with their respective princes, which you won't get at CRT. Add in that one of those princes is Flynn...well, there you go.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:32 PM   #336
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The three most popular M&Gs during parties are consistently the Seven Dwarves, the princesses/princes (that you asked about), and Jack Sparrow--in that order. If you are interested in the 7Ds and are satisfied with the princesses at CRT, then do the 7Ds first, and line up even earlier than 6:15p.

But, one reason this princesses are very popular is because they meet with their respective princes, which you won't get at CRT. Add in that one of those princes is Flynn...well, there you go.
I know my oldest will want to meet Abu & Genie, but I'm wondering of they'll be as crazy as 7D or Scrooge McDuck if he's there as rumored. From your experience, or that of others who have been do you think we'll be able to squeeze in more than one M&G and still enjoy the parade and rides?
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I know my oldest will want to meet Abu & Genie, but I'm wondering of they'll be as crazy as 7D or Scrooge McDuck if he's there as rumored. From your experience, or that of others who have been do you think we'll be able to squeeze in more than one M&G and still enjoy the parade and rides?
See my response in the other thread regarding Abu and Genie. Seven Dwarves will definitely be the worst, then Scrooge (who is confirmed), then others. I only prioritized the ones you listed, there are others in between.

I focus on characters usually, and have been through as many as six or seven M&Gs in a night with time for other things. I know others who've done even more.
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On Main Street, you're looking at 60 minutes prior for a front-row position. Figure 45 or so for a similar spot in Frontierland or Liberty Square.
Thanks for your help!!!
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Whoops, posted on the I'm attending thread before I saw this one. The two groups we really want to meet are princes and princesses and the royal family (Cinderella and stepsisters). What order would those of you who have been there before do them in? What time should we get in line? Thanks!!
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On Main Street, you're looking at 60 minutes prior for a front-row position. Figure 45 or so for a similar spot in Frontierland or Liberty Square.
What would you recommend for the second parade?
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Whoops, posted on the I'm attending thread before I saw this one. The two groups we really want to meet are princes and princesses and the royal family (Cinderella and stepsisters). What order would those of you who have been there before do them in? What time should we get in line? Thanks!!
Princesses/princes first, getting in line for them about 6:15p or so.

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What would you recommend for the second parade?
Maybe 15 minutes less for each.
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Mine is pretty basic. This will be my 3rd MVMCP and I'm not doing many characters or rides. But here it is:

Arrive at 5pm, eat dinner at Columbia Harbour House (my fav CS in MK)



I hope everyone has a good time!
I have read that Columbia Harbor House closes at 5 on party days. You might want to get there around 4:45 just to be safe.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:16 PM   #344
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What would you recommend for the second parade?
If it helps, at Monday night's MVMCP, we got prime spots in Liberty Square for the 2nd parade about 10pm. So mesaboy2 is right on the money with his timing recommendation.
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See my response in the other thread regarding Abu and Genie. Seven Dwarves will definitely be the worst, then Scrooge (who is confirmed), then others. I only prioritized the ones you listed, there are others in between.

I focus on characters usually, and have been through as many as six or seven M&Gs in a night with time for other things. I know others who've done even more.
Where is the line for Seven Dwarfs? Scrooge?
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