December - Pop Warner

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by andrychowski, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. andrychowski

    andrychowski Mouseketeer

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    We are going Dec 4 -14th. We were there a couple years ago when Pop Warner was there. There was one day when they were all in AK. Is there a published scheduled at any point? It would just be nice to make other park choices on those days.
     
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  3. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    DHS is the park designated for their official party.

    In the past, they have chosen one day to close DHS early at 5PM (with no Fantasmic!) for day guests,
    and give that park over at that time to Pop Warner kids for a private party.

    That day is Dec. 5 in 2012, but this year, however, they will close DHS at 7PM for the Pop Party, and they WILL offer Fantasmic! to all guests at 6:30PM.
     
  4. foodrocksluver

    foodrocksluver It's been you all along

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    We have ADR's at the 50's PT that night at 6.50. I'm guessing we will be fine but should I change my ressies just in case?
     
  5. JennyDrake

    JennyDrake Darkwing Duck's Biggest Fan

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    I have been at WDW the same time as PW for at least 7 times, 6 of them at the same resort--the most recent was last year. I am Childless by Choice and can by NO means be considered Child Friendly. Yet I have NEVER had any issue with PW kids! I have found them to be poilte and respectful and even conversive on the buses. One of my all time favorite Disney memories is teaching the electric slide to about 8 middle school boys on the streets of America one night when it was all but deserted during OL!
     
  6. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    1- Likely.

    2- Not necessary, but you can if you like.
    (Do you intend to see Fantasmic! on some other night?)
     
  7. foodrocksluver

    foodrocksluver It's been you all along

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    Yes, and the Osbourne lights as well. I've already changed my ADR's about 5 zillion times already and can't go through changing them again! So I think I'll just make sure we get to the park around 6 and to the 50's a little early.

    Thanks King Robo.
     
  8. DebbieB

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    Their published schedule is at Wide World of Sports, either football games or cheerleading events. They don't schedule parks except for the evening party at DHS. Groups are free to go where ever they want in their free time. I've been there during that time and it was never an issue, saw small groups here and there.
     
  9. foodrocksluver

    foodrocksluver It's been you all along

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    Just a little update for ya'll. My 6.50 ADR at the 50's that Robo and I thought would be safe wasn't.

    A very nice lady from Disney Dining just called me about said ADR. I asked her if it was because the Pop Warner kids had the Studios that night and she said yes. So she was able to reschedule us for a little earlier in the evening.

    So if you guys have ADR's at the Studios that night, just a heads up that you might be getting a phone call to change it.

    And way to go Disney for calling me about this :thumbsup2
     
  10. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    It looks like they have just now decided that they do not want to operate the restaurant much past public closing time.
    In MK, when they close the park for a party, they generally allow later ADR's there.

    Could be more of a "Whoops, we didn't get enough Pop Warner ADR's to warrant later staffing."
     
  11. foodrocksluver

    foodrocksluver It's been you all along

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    I was also thinking that perhaps they didn't want to worry about people wandering around after their dinner. I know there is a F! that night at 6.30 but it seems like it would be much easier to control getting those people out of the park than people leaving restaurants at various times after the park has closed.
     
  12. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    Could be, but they knew about that situation before today's phone call.

    They've done these parties for years.
     
  13. SEC71

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    What hotels are they staying at this year? I have 3 nights booked in a Pirate room
     
  14. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    You won't know until a few weeks before when they publish it on their website.

    There is always a moderate and a value.

    The moderate the last several years has been POR. Last year, they did stay at CBR, because of the refurb at POR, so there is no telling which one they will be at this year.

    No one knows for sure, but someone did run the package for that week at CBR and it is pretty booked up, while POR still has a fair amount of openings - so our guess is that it is CBR if they have blocked out a lot of rooms for that week.

    But I doubt they will be given the opportunity to book pirate rooms.
     
  15. danny1649

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    Several times during thr Pop Warner time frame and didn't effect us in anyway.:goodvibes:goodvibes:goodvibes
     
  16. DebbieB

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    Most likely CBR for the moderate because all the standard rooms there are soldout.
     
  17. matheke

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    Agree totally!!! Never had a problem with the Pop Warner kids and very seldom do you see very many of them. They are playing football, practicing, and having meetings a good portion of the time. As the week goes on and teams are eliminated you will see more of them in the parks. We like to ask them where they are from and how they did. Most are very polite.

    Now the Cheerleaders.....
     
  18. gwb

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    You have been lucky with no issues with pop Warner players. I have had the opposite. Pop Warner players tried to push My DW aside at MK and I step in front and the big teen went down yelling for police. A CM saw it all and had the whole team escorted out. There have new many other posters who complain about them
     
  19. dreamalittledream

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    Nationals is a HUGE deal for these kids, they work really hard to get there. Most teams don't find out if they qualify until 1-2 weeks before Dec 1. (some just on Thanksgiving weekend) Try planning a trip with that short of notice.... it's crazy.
    but just an FYI they aren't all teens, they can be in 5th -8th grades so some are about 10 or 11 yr old and up to 14-15yr old.

    I hope they are as respectful to everyone as they are expected to be by Pop Warner standards.
     
  20. Magpie

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    We've been twice during Pop Warner, and this December will be our third trip to coincide with theirs.

    We've never had any trouble at all with the kids. Barely even notice them, other than the occasional group of happy girls breaking into cheers while waiting in line. It makes us smile to see them having fun.

    I'm sure it's possible to run into the occasional poorly behaved kid, but I think it's the exception, not the rule. And rude guests are not limited to any one age, race, sex, country of origin, or anything else.
     
  21. TowMater92

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    Haven't had any problems with Pop Warner players there coaches/chaperones do a good job keeping the players in line.

    The cheerleaders are another story. I've had cheerleaders push my then 5yo nephew out of the way at a food court, walk into us because they aren't paying attention then say "excuse you" to us. The worst was at DTD we were waiting for the bus back to the All-Star resorts and we were at the front of a very long line when a group of cheerleaders walked up right as the bus arrived and tried to walk right on skipping the line. I told them to go to the back of the line and they told me they can do what they wanted.:confused3 The bus driver didn't agree, she blocked them from getting on the bus and told them the end of the line was back there.:thumbsup2 There chaperone finally showed up and started arguing with the bus driver and then the whole bus started yelling at the chaperone. In the end the bus drive didn't let them on the bus::yes:: and I went straight to the front desk when we got back to the resort to tell them that the driver did a great job and what happened so the bus drive would have a statement from a guest telling the truth.
     

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