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Old 01-22-2013, 06:18 AM   #1
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Best walking route to ETWB?

Hi! I'm hoping someone can give their opinion on the best route to take to get to ETWB at rope drop this Friday. I found a map online that shows the location, but I was wondering if I should take the right handed spoke from the hub or the left spoke as far as distance/crowds and how easy it is to find the attraction for someone not familiar with the park? I would welcome any suggestions - I'd hate to be delayed in getting there because we get lost or take a less than optimum route. Thank you so much!
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Hi! I'm hoping someone can give their opinion on the best route to take to get to ETWB at rope drop this Friday. I found a map online that shows the location, but I was wondering if I should take the right handed spoke from the hub or the left spoke as far as distance/crowds and how easy it is to find the attraction for someone not familiar with the park? I would welcome any suggestions - I'd hate to be delayed in getting there because we get lost or take a less than optimum route. Thank you so much!
Right spoke and and then left up behind the castle (past Merida and the Wishing Well) or, even better, straight through the castle--assuming its open.
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We were directed to go past merida one rope drop to the right of the castle. But the castle was open and everyone going thru the castle got there before us.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:43 AM   #4
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Right spoke and and then left up behind the castle (past Merida and the Wishing Well) or, even better, straight through the castle--assuming its open.
Yes.
Unless there is some sort of problem, the central Castle (#24 map below) archway/pathway (drawbridge) will be open to walk through in the early mornings.

Then walk past the Carrousel (#20)
through the Castle Wall area (#4)
and you're there (#5.)


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Thank you so much!
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And we would have to veer off to the left to grab PP fastpasses before heading to Belle correct? I sure hope so coz this is the plan on Sunday :-)


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And we would have to veer off to the left to grab PP fastpasses before heading to Belle correct? I sure hope so coz this is the plan on Sunday :-)


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Once behind the castle, yes. It's not far out of your way at all.
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yes, but if you veer off to do that you probably (almost certainly) will NOT be in the first Belle group.

We did the direct to Belle twice on our recent trip (1/8 and 1/15) - first time barely got into the first group (this was moving it 2 adults and a 13 year old); second time was at the beginning of the 2nd group (3 or 4 families were in before us in the 2nd group). That was going directly there after watching the opening show (did watch the show from a good viewpoint so weren't hovering by the gates).

When we came out on 1/8 (a Tuesday thus a slower MK day) the posted wait was 75 minutes).

SO I'd suggest go directly to Belle and do that first then get PP FP. Just my 2 cents.
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If you miss the first show, about how long of wait might the second one be?
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Not that long. I wouldn't make being in the first group a huge priority.
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yes, but if you veer off to do that you probably (almost certainly) will NOT be in the first Belle group.

We did the direct to Belle twice on our recent trip (1/8 and 1/15) - first time barely got into the first group (this was moving it 2 adults and a 13 year old); second time was at the beginning of the 2nd group (3 or 4 families were in before us in the 2nd group). That was going directly there after watching the opening show (did watch the show from a good viewpoint so weren't hovering by the gates).

When we came out on 1/8 (a Tuesday thus a slower MK day) the posted wait was 75 minutes).

SO I'd suggest go directly to Belle and do that first then get PP FP. Just my 2 cents.
Ah, nevermind, I see you said the wait was 75 minutes. So yeah, I guess good idea to try and get on the first group lol.
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Not that long. I wouldn't make being in the first group a huge priority.
Thanks Mesa, and as usual, very helpful
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Thanks Mesa, and as usual, very helpful
It's definitely huge to get there ASAP, but you should be fine if you make any of the first four groups or so. After that the wait starts to get bad.
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