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Old 06-21-2013, 10:49 AM   #91
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Is there a 'good' area to sit? Something better than being at the back?

Just looking for some direction once we walk in the door It will be my mom and my first time going.
I prefer to sit near the center aisle about 5 or 6 rows back or more. If you're in the front row or even second row, you end up looking at the orchestras' feet the entire show. It's just too close.

So I sit about 5 rows back, at least, and I try to get as close to the center of the aisle as I can. That's my preference.

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It's about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the narrator. I've had some that "breeze" through the readings, and some that really take their time and put a lot of emotion into it. But about an hour usually.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:54 AM   #92
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Hello i have 2 girls 3 and 8 do you think they are too young for the CP show? I have been to WDW many times but never in December and do not know about CP packages......tia
Last year my girls were 4 and 7. The younger one fell asleep and the older one loved it, she sat totally awestruck by the whole thing.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:45 PM   #93
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I am waiting too. This is our first Christmas trip. Just DH and I. I want to book the dinner package and have made all our other ressies but not that one. I don't really mind who the speaker is just want to see it. I hope they open them soon.
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:31 PM   #94
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In past years, how quickly do the dinner packages sell out or do they?
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:01 PM   #95
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Sunday December 8@645. Please just release the info!
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This will be our first CP.....what are my chances of getting Christmas Eve??
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In past years, how quickly do the dinner packages sell out or do they?
They do sell out and quickly. There will be restaurants that will openings, but it might not be a place you want. The popular restaurants sell out fast.

Germany and Morocco seem to always have openings up until December. LOL And it may not be a day/time you want.

So I suggest to get on there, if not at 6 am the day of, at least sometime that day to get what you want.

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This will be our first CP.....what are my chances of getting Christmas Eve??
If you're online at 6 am, same chances as everybody else.
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So I suggest to get on there, if not at 6 am the day of, at least sometime that day to get what you want.



If you're online at 6 am, same chances as everybody else.
Last year the CP was not available to be booked until 7am, both online and on the phone.

I don't know if that is usual, or just something that happened last year.
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Last year the CP was not available to be booked until 7am, both online and on the phone.

I don't know if that is usual, or just something that happened last year.
Whichever. Whatever day they get released, be online at whatever time they announce they're available. LOL Usually dining is 6, so I assumed 6. I don't remember the time I was on last year, just the day
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They do sell out and quickly. There will be restaurants that will openings, but it might not be a place you want. The popular restaurants sell out fast.

Germany and Morocco seem to always have openings up until December. LOL And it may not be a day/time you want.

So I suggest to get on there, if not at 6 am the day of, at least sometime that day to get what you want.

If you're online at 6 am, same chances as everybody else.
Good to know, since I have never been at Christmas before, I have never paid attention. As a follow up, how far in advance do they typically announce when they will start taking reservations?
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Good to know, since I have never been at Christmas before, I have never paid attention. As a follow up, how far in advance do they typically announce when they will start taking reservations?
I want to say about a week or a few days. It's not a whole lot of notice. At least from what I remember. I think a few posts up someone mentioned that the narrator announcement, last year, was like June 13, and then they started selling packages on the 26th.

Whats agitating is that when you call them, nobody ever knows anything about it. So they say. Some CMs will tell you July, some will even tell you August. I wish if they didn't know, they would just say, "I don't know". I learned the hard way years back to just not call Disney Dining about these packages and keep my eyes open on the blogs. I can tell you this. It won't be August. LOL If you wait till August, you will miss out. I expect an announcement any day actually that they will begin selling them the first part of July or even sooner.
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It's killing me! LOL! I made all of my ADRs today, but really want Christmas Eve. I don't know why I do this to myself - it's an annual torture. I have always gotten Christmas eve, but not always the time or restaurant that I want. I think I'm aiming for Teppan Edo this year - and not the last show, but I'll take either of the other shows. But the wait is going to drive me mad!

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Old 06-22-2013, 11:45 AM   #104
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I really expected to hear more about CP by now...at this rate it'll be mid July before we can make ADRs...
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Whichever. Whatever day they get released, be online at whatever time they announce they're available. LOL Usually dining is 6, so I assumed 6. I don't remember the time I was on last year, just the day
I mentioned it so people won't worry if they are not avilable at 6am.

Last year they announced the day and everyone waiting, myself included, assumed 6am. But for whatever reason it was 7.
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