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Old 01-25-2013, 06:05 PM   #196
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wanted to say that last October the sundays were low at EPCOT
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:03 AM   #197
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We are considering a trip for 2013 and I have a few questions. We've been the last two years and stayed from appx. the 7th - 14th both times, with FD.

I am considering any time on/around October 30th (so we can be there for my niece's bday) or mid-November. I really, really want FD.. we like our character and signature meals so well worth it for us, I think.

I am a bit concerned about the crowds due to F&W if we go around the end of October. Epcot is our fave park. How busy can we expect it to be. We've been pretty spoiled at the beginning of September.. low wait times, walk on for rides, etc.

Does anyone have any thoughts or advice to offer?

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We have been there in October 2008 & 2012. Crowds were definitely heavier last year than in 2008, but nothing compared to summer crowds. (I think the difference was, here in the south fall breaks are becoming popular with the school systems.) We walked on or had little wait times on most rides. The ones with longer lines, we got fastpasses. We did avoid World Showcase on Friday and Saturday night since we knew it would be crowded. The other nights of F&W were enjoyable.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:55 PM   #198
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We have been there in October 2008 & 2012. Crowds were definitely heavier last year than in 2008, but nothing compared to summer crowds. (I think the difference was, here in the south fall breaks are becoming popular with the school systems.) We walked on or had little wait times on most rides. The ones with longer lines, we got fastpasses. We did avoid World Showcase on Friday and Saturday night since we knew it would be crowded. The other nights of F&W were enjoyable.
Thanks thats helpful. We don't have a week long break in Oct so we are pulling out of school so good to know how the crowds are, and where to avoid on the weekend.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:02 PM   #199
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So I was told the ToT 10 miler is Oct 5th- we would be arriving Oct 6th. Does anyone know if things are closed or anything going on after the race? Also how many days do the crowds usually stick around?
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:15 AM   #200
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We have been there in October 2008 & 2012. Crowds were definitely heavier last year than in 2008, but nothing compared to summer crowds. (I think the difference was, here in the south fall breaks are becoming popular with the school systems.) We walked on or had little wait times on most rides. The ones with longer lines, we got fastpasses. We did avoid World Showcase on Friday and Saturday night since we knew it would be crowded. The other nights of F&W were enjoyable.
Thanks!! I think We're going to aim to go around the end of October then. We're spending one day in Epcot and I think we'll aim to get there at 11, enjoy WS and the F&W and later in the afternoon we can head over to FW once it starts to get busier.

Another question..

I know that after October 31st, they roll out the Osborne lights in MK. Does anyone know how soon after the 31st they do this? I've never seen them and I would love to... so I might shift our timing a bit if I have to so that we can see them.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:45 AM   #201
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So I was told the ToT 10 miler is Oct 5th- we would be arriving Oct 6th. Does anyone know if things are closed or anything going on after the race? Also how many days do the crowds usually stick around?
I am no expert so I am sure someone can give you a better answer but I have heard crowds are really only affected on that day at that part it doesn't seem to expand out to other parks. That is when we are looking at showing up also so I would be interested to see what others say about that.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:17 PM   #202
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Well after going back and forth about going in Oct or Nov we have decided to stick with what we know. We are going to go in Nov. We love seeing all of the holiday decorations at the parks and resorts!! So you can remove me from the list. I hope all of you have great trips.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:18 PM   #203
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Myself, DH, DS-4, and DD-20 mos (at trip time) are booked at POFQ! I have been planning this for months! My DH thinks I'm crazy I can't seem to make my mind up about our ADRs but know we will be hitting up the Tuskerhouse for Donald's breakfast and Chef Mickey's. We are excited to be there for FW and hope for FD!!!
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:39 PM   #204
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Well after going back and forth about going in Oct or Nov we have decided to stick with what we know. We are going to go in Nov. We love seeing all of the holiday decorations at the parks and resorts!! So you can remove me from the list. I hope all of you have great trips.
I edited the first post to remove you. Feel free to stick around and chat with us though!

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Myself, DH, DS-4, and DD-20 mos (at trip time) are booked at POFQ! I have been planning this for months! My DH thinks I'm crazy I can't seem to make my mind up about our ADRs but know we will be hitting up the Tuskerhouse for Donald's breakfast and Chef Mickey's. We are excited to be there for FW and hope for FD!!!
to the group! I have added you to the first post. What ADRs are you thinking about? We really loved Tusker House breakfast! It was really fun and had good food!
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OK Guys, a little help.

I know it is 8 months away but I am trying to plan out the first bit of our holiday.
Ok a little background is needed for this to make sense.
My Mum, Nan, Dad and his GF are all going on 24th Sept the week before my sister and I. We join them halfway through their holiday, they then fly home and we have 2 weeks just us (my sister and I).

Our plan so far is-

24th - Check-In 7pm & Meal at House of Blues
25th - Magic Kingdom, Electrical Parade & Wishes Fireworks (if on)
26th - Epcot
27th - UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
28th - Blizzard Beach / Lazy Morning, Downtown Disney then Rainforest Cafe
29th - Animal Kingdom then Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
30th - BUSCH GARDENS
1st - Hollywood Studios, sister and I arrive around 7PM then Meal
2nd - The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour, Magic Kingdom, Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party
3rd - SEAWORLD
4th - Keys to the Kingdom Backstage Tour, Animal Kingdom, Electrical Parade & Wishes Fireworks (if on)
5th - Hollywood Studios, Typhoon Lagoon, Balloon Flight then Splitsville
6th - ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE
7th - Cinderella's Royal Table (Breakfast), Epcot, Be Our Guest
8th - Mum, Nan, Dad and Dad GF Check-Out 2pm

The bolded things are things that need to be booked in advance so might move dates, times etc

Anything I have missed out or any way you think I can improve on it?

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Baylie My question is about the 7th you have breakfast at the castle and BOG both at MK then spending the day at Epcot. Any reason to not just stay in the MK so you are not going back and forth between parks? Maybe do Epcot on the 2nd then go to MK close to the time for MNSSHP to start. Just a thought.
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would you please add us? Oct 20 - 25 at Grand Floridian. Thanks!
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Hi guys

we are on the DDP for 11 days and staying at the SSR. I think we will try some of the DTD restaurants.

Guess we will try T-Rex and HoB.
Can anybody tell me about the gospel brunch there?
As DH does not like fish i think we wont go to Fultons, but what other table service restaurants would be worth going to?
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Hi guys

we are on the DDP for 11 days and staying at the SSR. I think we will try some of the DTD restaurants.

Guess we will try T-Rex and HoB.
Can anybody tell me about the gospel brunch there?
As DH does not like fish i think we wont go to Fultons, but what other table service restaurants would be worth going to?
Fulton's does have steak and other options besides seafood/fish. T-Rex is definitely on our "must-do" list for this year!
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