Mannheim Steamroller Holiday Concert

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  1. merlib

    merlib Mouseketeer

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    My family and I are going to be at Universal Dec 7,8 & checking out on the 9th. Just found out that Mannheim Steamroller is doing a holiday concert on the 8th and 9th.

    For those of you that have been there during the Holiday festivities before -- where will this concert be held? Is it like at Epcot where you can sit down in an amphitheater? My DH has a hard time standing for long periods of time, so trying to figure out how this is going to work. We LOVE their music and would really like to hear them In case it matters -- we will be staying at the HRH.
     
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  3. *LittleMermaid*

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    It has been held at the Music Plaza stage in the past. That is standing room only. You can rent a wheelchair for him if he is not able to stand for a long period of time.
     
  4. Eclpz314

    Eclpz314 <font color=red>ADDICOMNIAC<br><font color=teal>I

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    We were there last year and everyone sat down on the grassy areas after the concert began. This was after we were told that everyone would be standing up the whole time like every other concert held there.
     
  5. xApril

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    Yeah, I went to almost every one of their performances last year and for the most part, people sat down. I was near the front and everyone up there usually sat down.
     
  6. Bluer101

    Bluer101 Waiting till vacation comes!

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    Get there early and sit back at Monsters Cafe outside. It's back a little but they have chairs and tables.:thumbsup2
     
  7. hydrotony

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    Last year I was surprised that there was no "get up and cram close to the stage and stand during the concert" activity like there was in previous years. I had a nice ground seat 20 feet from the stage. I think it was because they had several weekends of shows and not just one or two shows total. This spread the crowds out throughout the month. I expect that the same will happen this year. Shows on 8 different weekend nights in December is the most ever scheduled.
     
  8. jdb in AZ

    jdb in AZ <font color=green>It could end up curdled<br><font

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    They've performed several Christmas concerts in Phx. Great show, especially in padded seats in an indoor arena.
     
  9. merlib

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    I have to admit, this would be my preferred method of seeing them. BUT -- being in Florida and away from the East Coast cold will make up for that me thinks :cool1:

    Thanks to everyone for your information on how the shows have been handled in the past. Looking forward to our trip and seeing one of my favorite groups for holiday music:dance3:
     
  10. *LittleMermaid*

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    But keep in mind that if you sit down, you are sitting on the floor. Not a seat. But like someone else mentioned, they have those outdoor chairs by Monsters Cafe.
     
  11. CLAYINCT

    CLAYINCT Earning My Ears

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    If you're worried about sitting on the ground, you can probably fit a thin blanket in your suitcase to bring so you don't directly touch the ground. Alternatively, you could purchase those small pop-up seats that fold up. Those are also handy when waiting in line! (Of course, then there are those wonderful lockers....it's helpful to have a designated "bag holder" who doesn't ride those particular rides...)
     
  12. merlib

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    Have to laugh when my own DD replies to me on a thread :rotfl:

    Good suggestion -- now we just need to get DH to get the fold-up chair. You can start working on him :)
     
  13. hydrotony

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    I've never seen anyone bringing in their own chair to sit on. This leads me to believe Universal has a policy banning them in the parks. If you do try to bring one in, you better be sure they will let you. It is a long walk back to the car or resort.
     
  14. merlib

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    Actually, what she is talking about are the type that are canes that turn into a little stool kind of thing. Don't think we'd want to bring in an actual chair :rotfl2:
     
  15. hsmamato2

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    Ct eh? we may see you down there.....escaping the weather up here:cool1:
    how do I find out about this concert? we'll be at Uni at this time also and would LOVE to see it! how much are tickets?
     
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    ok I saw it on the site, where do they hold the concerts? I am SO excited!
     
  17. Metro West

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    The concerts usually begin between 8:00 and 8:30pm on the following dates: December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 and here's the best part...the concert is included in your park admission so there is NO additional cost for the concert.
    The concerts are held at the Universal Music Plaza inside the Studios. It's standing room only...no seating.
     
  18. hydrotony

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    No seating means no chairs, benches or similar raised seats except for a few bench-like backless seats along the outside periphery of the open area in front of the stage. The ground of the open area, however, consists of concrete pathways around artificial turf sections where everyone sits on the ground before the concert. Last year, the day I was there, everyone stayed sitting on the ground during the concert.
     
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  20. jlima

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    My family attended the Mannheim Steamroller concert at Universal back in December on Sunday December 18. We were in the section to the far right of the stage. We could see some of the stage but could hear it perfectly; and watched most of it on video screens. Didn't bother us too much; we had already seen Mannheim here in Las Vegas two other times. Everyone in our section sat in the grass.

    However, when the concert started, in the section right in front of the stage, nearly everyone remained standing and blocked the view of the section behind them. There was a great deal of shouting from people in the section just behind them "Sit down! Sit down!" . . . and the security CMs and staff did absolutely nothing. After about 10 - 15 minutes, the people in the back gave up shouting and a lot of people just left after literally no one in the front sat down.

    IMO, could have been handled much better.
     
  21. yaytezIOA

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    What site is everyone seeing this on?
     

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