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Old 11-20-2013, 08:07 PM   #106
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We were in the parks 11/10-11/15. We found the crowds much lighter than June. 11/13 we were in Epcot and test track was 10 minute wait at 7:00. The weather was chilly and windy so that might have had an effect on that. We got a snack at Mexico and sat to wait for illuminations at 8:30. Walked out after and right on a bus for AoA.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:34 PM   #107
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OP's post was surprising for me to read. We were in the parks from 11/11 - 11/16, and found the crowds to be pretty light. We followed the easy WDW advice and visited the most recommended parks, and ended up waiting in very minimal lines. In fact, I think the only lines I waited in that were that longer than 20 minutes was for a dole whip and to meet characters in Hollywood Studios. Most of the rides were walk-ons, and the ones that weren't we were able to fast pass. Between the light crowds, perfect weather, and good deals I found this to be a wonderful time to visit Disney.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:53 PM   #108
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We were there Nov. 1st to the 11th, and thought it was mobbed there. My brother had friends there the same time and they were telling him how great it was with no crowds. I felt if it wasn't for Magic bands we would have not rode anything. We have been there many times and in every season. I say it was mobbed the 11 days we were there.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:04 PM   #109
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We are here now and must say these crowds are the smallest we have seen in years. We did tons of walk on rides this week.
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:28 AM   #110
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We just returned last night from a 10 day trip. We were there November 14th -23rd. I found the crowds very light. The weather was pretty much great, though we did have some rainy days which is to be expected at WDW. Our last day on Saturday the 23rd was very very nice. The magic bands worked great for us pretty much. Never a problem entering the parks and the FP+ was great, and we ended up changing them sometimes because the wait times were small alot. I did experience a glitch on my band about mid week with my pin not working just on my band, but there were others in my room that were able to use theirs instead, so it wasn't much of a problem. So to anyone worried about using the magic bands I wouldn't worry, they were really great for us. Also just wanted to say we had free dining and ate at many different restaurants and never had a bad meal. I read alot of negative revues on here and I just don't understand them. Maybe I am easy to please but all of our meals were great.
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:33 PM   #111
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I read alot of negative revues on here and I just don't understand them.

You don't understand that not everyone has had the same experience with Magic Bands?

I guess I don't understand that.

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Old 11-25-2013, 01:37 PM   #112
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Not everyone has the same definition of "mobbed" either!
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:11 PM   #113
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We were in the parks 11/10-11/15. We found the crowds much lighter than June. 11/13 we were in Epcot and test track was 10 minute wait at 7:00. The weather was chilly and windy so that might have had an effect on that. We got a snack at Mexico and sat to wait for illuminations at 8:30. Walked out after and right on a bus for AoA.
I agree with you 100%. We were there November 9-16, followed easywdw park advice and never had more than a 20 minute wait. Absolutely great time to go.
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:13 PM   #114
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OP's post was surprising for me to read. We were in the parks from 11/11 - 11/16, and found the crowds to be pretty light. We followed the easy WDW advice and visited the most recommended parks, and ended up waiting in very minimal lines. In fact, I think the only lines I waited in that were that longer than 20 minutes was for a dole whip and to meet characters in Hollywood Studios. Most of the rides were walk-ons, and the ones that weren't we were able to fast pass. Between the light crowds, perfect weather, and good deals I found this to be a wonderful time to visit Disney.
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I agree with you 100%. We were there November 9-16, followed easywdw park advice and never had more than a 20 minute wait. Absolutely great time to go.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:45 PM   #115
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Perception... I have been here in the World since Friday 11/22. We did MVMCP Friday and it was great. Saturday at Epcot was beautiful--- very low crowds and we didn't even get there until 2pm. No FP's but still rode TT with about a 30 min wait. Sunday am at MK we found the crowds--- and left by noon. Today at Epcot--- really crowds were not bad. We had no wait for counter service lunch at noon, no trouble seeing the shows we wanted to see or meeting characters. BUT--- I can totally see how someone who is not familiar w FP+ and doesn't understand what is going on with that " behind the scene" would go home tonight from Epcot and say "it was packed, we couldn't ride anything!" TT and Soarin FPs were gone by 10. Lines were > 90 min all day. Even Nemo and the boat ride in Mexico had 30 min waits. So many may have perceived Epcot as "packed" today. When you don't have FP+ access ( and may not even know it exists) and can't get legacy FP's and the lines are all long--- it feels "packed"!
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:31 PM   #116
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We were there Nov 10-20 and found the crowds to be not bad at all. We didn't show up to the parks until noon at the earliest. We had some FP+ times set up but some we didn't even need because the lines were so short. My daughter and I always do all the evening EMHs, but we found we didn't even end up staying for most of them because we got to do everything we wanted before EMH even started. The only one we took full advantage of was the MK 2AM EMH on Veteran's Day weekend.

On our last day (Nov 20) we hit MK, Epcot, and DHS, and lines were very short at all three parks. We had to be back to our resort for a 4:30 Magical Express pickup time and were still able to ride things in all three parks and also had time for a lunch break at Epcot and a Dole Whip at MK. I would definitely go again this time of year.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:33 PM   #117
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I think it is perception. We have friends there now and they are saying the crowds are light.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:05 PM   #118
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You don't understand that not everyone has had the same experience with Magic Bands?

I guess I don't understand that.

This poll might be of interest:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3173486
I didn't mean that I didn't understand the bad revues of the Magic Bands, I understand that some people have had problems, I myself had a problem, but I just think people shouldn't be afraid to try them. I was talking about the meals we had that were all good. I feel some people just nitpick their meal experiences and complain alot.
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