Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disneyland > Disneyland (California)
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-22-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
rsleleux
DIS Veteran
 
rsleleux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 505

Advice for Fantasmic 2nd seating

Can anyone offer me advice for seeing Fantasmic. We will be able to see it on Oct 20th, my son's birthday! My son is a night owl and while this is not great for school, it works really well for a late night at theme parks! Last May, we attempted to go to Fantasmic but it was insanely packed and we decided to get out of there. I really want to see it this time and we will be there at a busy time, it is UEA so we are expecting big crowds! Our plan is to catch the 2nd show. What is the best way to get to the seating area while the mob of people are leaving the first show? Thanks in advance for your help!
__________________


rsleleux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 04:34 PM   #2
HydroGuy
The code is more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules
Inquiring fairy minds want to know: Does Hydroguy like World of Color?
 
HydroGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Colorado, USA (formerly SoCal - now SoCol)
Posts: 14,882

This should help:

"Fantasmic! Superthread" http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2671983
__________________
Upcoming:
August 2015 for the D23 Expo | WDW, 2015 May?
Completed:
DLR 11/2014, JC Blog & WOCWD Blog (Tropicana), 07/2014 (DLH), 11/2013 (Day Trip), 8/2013 GCH (CCI for D23 Expo), 10/2012 CCI, 07/2012 GCH, 08/2011 CCI (D23 Expo), 06/2011 GCH, 09/2010 BWPPI, 07/2010 GCH, 08/2009 (Day Trip), 05/2009 Doubletree Anaheim/OC, 11/2007 (Day Trip), 06/2007 BWPPI, 08/2006 (Day Trip), 11/2005 BWPPI, 08/2005 BWPPI, 07/2003 HoJo's, 07/2000 PPH, 1966-1998 Numerous Day Trips Including... 06/1981 (Grad Night)
WDW 05/2013 Swan, 02/2012 CBR, 03/2011 Dolphin, 05/2008 AKL, 06/2006 FW Cabins
DLR Paris 06/2007 - Newport Bay/Santa Fe/Holiday Inn (solo) - see my Trip Observations
Tokyo Disney Resort 11/2009 - SunRoute Plaza (with DS13) - see my Trip Report (with photos)
HydroGuy DLR Tips Compilation, DLR Abbreviations List, World of Color Superthread
HydroGuy is online now   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 09-22-2012, 09:03 PM   #3
rsleleux
DIS Veteran
 
rsleleux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 505

Thanks Hydroguy, I had read this thread before but I didn't remember finding out what is the best way to enter the viewing area for the second show? When we went in May it was insanely packed and after the fireworks there was a mob of people leaving and we decided to leave as well. We were squished like sardines in a can trying to leave. So I'm wondering where should I be located during the first show or fireworks that I can easily get into the viewing area for the second show. I saw where it said arrive at least 40mins before the show starts.
__________________


rsleleux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 09:12 PM   #4
Satchmo128
I could ride Expedition Everest over and over and over and over and...........
 
Satchmo128's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 926

We will be there that weekend as well....and just curious, what is UEA?
__________________
Me (33) DH (37) Max the Kitty

Trips to Cali Parks: 1999 (April), 2003 (March), 2005 (August), 2007 (September), 2010 (January), 2012 (October), 2014 (July)
Trips to WDW Parks: Our Honeymoon - 2009 (February), 2010 (September), 2011 (November), 2012 (December), 2013 (November), 2014 (December)
Satchmo128 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 09:31 PM   #5
ociana
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Salem, OR
Posts: 207

Quote:
Originally Posted by rsleleux View Post
Thanks Hydroguy, I had read this thread before but I didn't remember finding out what is the best way to enter the viewing area for the second show? When we went in May it was insanely packed and after the fireworks there was a mob of people leaving and we decided to leave as well. We were squished like sardines in a can trying to leave. So I'm wondering where should I be located during the first show or fireworks that I can easily get into the viewing area for the second show. I saw where it said arrive at least 40mins before the show starts.
I would recommend being in Critter Country. Have a late dinner/snack at Hungry Bear or ride Pooh/Splash until the show lets out. Everyone will head toward the hub and you are behind them.
ociana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 09:54 PM   #6
HydroGuy
The code is more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules
Inquiring fairy minds want to know: Does Hydroguy like World of Color?
 
HydroGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Colorado, USA (formerly SoCal - now SoCol)
Posts: 14,882

Quote:
Originally Posted by rsleleux View Post
Thanks Hydroguy, I had read this thread before but I didn't remember finding out what is the best way to enter the viewing area for the second show? When we went in May it was insanely packed and after the fireworks there was a mob of people leaving and we decided to leave as well. We were squished like sardines in a can trying to leave. So I'm wondering where should I be located during the first show or fireworks that I can easily get into the viewing area for the second show. I saw where it said arrive at least 40mins before the show starts.
If I understand your question then the F! thread talks about some options.

1. During the first show hang out in the HM and Splash Mtn area and then move in to the F! viewing area as people leave towards the hub

2. If you are in the hub area make your way thru Frontierland and hang out there by the MT boarding area until they get some clean up done and let folks
into the viewing area.

If you want to avoid being in a tight crowd the first option is by far the best.
__________________
Upcoming:
August 2015 for the D23 Expo | WDW, 2015 May?
Completed:
DLR 11/2014, JC Blog & WOCWD Blog (Tropicana), 07/2014 (DLH), 11/2013 (Day Trip), 8/2013 GCH (CCI for D23 Expo), 10/2012 CCI, 07/2012 GCH, 08/2011 CCI (D23 Expo), 06/2011 GCH, 09/2010 BWPPI, 07/2010 GCH, 08/2009 (Day Trip), 05/2009 Doubletree Anaheim/OC, 11/2007 (Day Trip), 06/2007 BWPPI, 08/2006 (Day Trip), 11/2005 BWPPI, 08/2005 BWPPI, 07/2003 HoJo's, 07/2000 PPH, 1966-1998 Numerous Day Trips Including... 06/1981 (Grad Night)
WDW 05/2013 Swan, 02/2012 CBR, 03/2011 Dolphin, 05/2008 AKL, 06/2006 FW Cabins
DLR Paris 06/2007 - Newport Bay/Santa Fe/Holiday Inn (solo) - see my Trip Observations
Tokyo Disney Resort 11/2009 - SunRoute Plaza (with DS13) - see my Trip Report (with photos)
HydroGuy DLR Tips Compilation, DLR Abbreviations List, World of Color Superthread
HydroGuy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 01:08 AM   #7
rsleleux
DIS Veteran
 
rsleleux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 505

Quote:
Originally Posted by HydroGuy View Post
If I understand your question then the F! thread talks about some options.

1. During the first show hang out in the HM and Splash Mtn area and then move in to the F! viewing area as people leave towards the hub

2. If you are in the hub area make your way thru Frontierland and hang out there by the MT boarding area until they get some clean up done and let folks
into the viewing area.

If you want to avoid being in a tight crowd the first option is by far the best.
Thanks! That was exactly what I needed to know! I did read it late at night and I could have missed it! I definitely want to try to avoid the tight crowd as much as possible!
__________________


rsleleux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 01:19 AM   #8
rsleleux
DIS Veteran
 
rsleleux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 505

Quote:
Originally Posted by Satchmo128 View Post
We will be there that weekend as well....and just curious, what is UEA?
UEA stands for the Utah Education Association. It's 2 day convention where all public teachers come for training. As a result all public schools k- 12 are closed. There is a mass exodus from the state to DLR
It is when schools in Utah are out for a Fall break, expect heavy crowds.
__________________



Last edited by rsleleux; 09-23-2012 at 01:38 AM.
rsleleux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 01:20 AM   #9
2Brave
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 42

I wouldn't go through Fronteirland. I just 5 minutes ago on a Saturday night watched fireworks from the hub then went to F! There is a rope in Fronteirland And by the time they let you by all the spot where full. My wife waited in Fronteirland and I went against the crowds in front of jungle cruise. I found a seated spot almost to the back rope.

All my pre trip advice I got was go through Fronteirland. I have 4 small kids so a seated spot was a must and I barely got this. This idly first trip to DLR in years so I don't have much experience on crowds but they seem very heavy tonight.
__________________
2Brave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 01:23 AM   #10
2Brave
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 42

Sorry. Typing on my phone. Meant to say this is my first trip to DLR. in years
__________________
2Brave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 01:28 AM   #11
rsleleux
DIS Veteran
 
rsleleux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 505

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2Brave View Post
I wouldn't go through Fronteirland. I just 5 minutes ago on a Saturday night watched fireworks from the hub then went to F! There is a rope in Fronteirland And by the time they let you by all the spot where full. My wife waited in Fronteirland and I went against the crowds in front of jungle cruise. I found a seated spot almost to the back rope.

All my pre trip advice I got was go through Fronteirland. I have 4 small kids so a seated spot was a must and I barely got this. This idly first trip to DLR in years so I don't have much experience on crowds but they seem very heavy tonight.
Thanks! I think we are going to hang out around Splash Mt (Critter County) enter behind everyone.
__________________


rsleleux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 07:37 AM   #12
HydroGuy
The code is more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules
Inquiring fairy minds want to know: Does Hydroguy like World of Color?
 
HydroGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Colorado, USA (formerly SoCal - now SoCol)
Posts: 14,882

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2Brave View Post
I wouldn't go through Fronteirland. I just 5 minutes ago on a Saturday night watched fireworks from the hub then went to F! There is a rope in Fronteirland And by the time they let you by all the spot where full. My wife waited in Fronteirland and I went against the crowds in front of jungle cruise. I found a seated spot almost to the back rope.

All my pre trip advice I got was go through Fronteirland. I have 4 small kids so a seated spot was a must and I barely got this. This idly first trip to DLR in years so I don't have much experience on crowds but they seem very heavy tonight.
I think you posted this in a thread a week or two ago and while your experience is of course valid it was clear it was an exception. I have done this with four kids without a problem. Many other posted similarly.

__________________
Upcoming:
August 2015 for the D23 Expo | WDW, 2015 May?
Completed:
DLR 11/2014, JC Blog & WOCWD Blog (Tropicana), 07/2014 (DLH), 11/2013 (Day Trip), 8/2013 GCH (CCI for D23 Expo), 10/2012 CCI, 07/2012 GCH, 08/2011 CCI (D23 Expo), 06/2011 GCH, 09/2010 BWPPI, 07/2010 GCH, 08/2009 (Day Trip), 05/2009 Doubletree Anaheim/OC, 11/2007 (Day Trip), 06/2007 BWPPI, 08/2006 (Day Trip), 11/2005 BWPPI, 08/2005 BWPPI, 07/2003 HoJo's, 07/2000 PPH, 1966-1998 Numerous Day Trips Including... 06/1981 (Grad Night)
WDW 05/2013 Swan, 02/2012 CBR, 03/2011 Dolphin, 05/2008 AKL, 06/2006 FW Cabins
DLR Paris 06/2007 - Newport Bay/Santa Fe/Holiday Inn (solo) - see my Trip Observations
Tokyo Disney Resort 11/2009 - SunRoute Plaza (with DS13) - see my Trip Report (with photos)
HydroGuy DLR Tips Compilation, DLR Abbreviations List, World of Color Superthread
HydroGuy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 11:00 AM   #13
2Brave
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 42

While getting a spot for the second show was tough last night (a saturday)I would still have done things the same way. We went through the F! area around 5 and most of the seated spots where saved. We only had one night to do both fireworks and F! Watching fireworks from the hub the first time was worth the effort

Thanks for all the tips to do it this way.
__________________
2Brave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 01:36 PM   #14
Here4mydisneyfix
Andrew Sutton, you genious man, you! She will remember the Rose forever...
 
Here4mydisneyfix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 714

I did the second show 5 months ago and the first show was PACKED, but that made the rest of FL, NOS and CC pretty dead, so we did rides for a bit and then hung out around NOS for a few mins until the first F show was over. As people were shuffling out, we headed right in and got a spot right up front against the railing. The show still didn't start for a bit, but the wait wasn't terrible while sitting there with snack and cocoa. BEST seat I've had for F yet and you really can't beat the short lines for rides during the first showing!
Here4mydisneyfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.