World of Color Superthread

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  1. durantigger

    durantigger Earning My Ears

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    I have a question about Yellow lineup. I have purchased picnics for tomorrow (Monday, Oct 1) because we will be arriving later in the day.

    If I want to try for the "prime" yellow spots at the wet rail (hey, it's gonna be 103 degrees, so wet sounds good!!), do I want the West or East Yellow queue??

    Thanks for any help/info!!

    Krista :)
     
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  3. HydroGuy

    HydroGuy DIS Veteran

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    I will see WOC in two weeks and will update the OP. I do not believe there is an east yellow queue anymore. You will need to check when you arrive but I think there is only west or at least something that is towards the west.

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  4. volleygirl

    volleygirl Earning My Ears

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    So I think I've got my gameplan on. My only other question, is that I'm probably going to go in ahead of DH and the kids. However, I'm wondering if anyone knows how far before the show starts will they open the queues? We are going to a Thursday show, so only one show that night at or around 8:15. In case I'm being confusing (because I often am). I'm wondering when before the show will they let people in to the standing area?

    Thanks everyone!
     
  5. durantigger

    durantigger Earning My Ears

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    Thanks! I will ask a CM about lineup when we get there. EXCITED!! :)
     
  6. bzkds

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    is reserved seating for WOC WCT better than CCR? or are they about the same?
     
  7. HydroGuy

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    There is no reserved seating for WOC. There is reserved standing.

    It appears that viewing areas for CCR and WCT are the same but the CMs may direct guests of each to different areas and if the guests do not ask then they end up in different areas. But if they ask then they go to whichever area they want. In other words CMs try to make it simple by telling you where to go but you are not required to go to those areas and need to speak up.

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  8. meyersfam11

    meyersfam11 Earning My Ears

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    Any advice on where the best place to eat for WOC? Currently we have reservations for CCR, but after reading pages and pages of this thread, I dont know which is the best. We are a family of 4. 2 adults and a 12 year old and 5 year old. Would a lunch option possibly be the best option for the 1st WOC showing as opposed to a dinner?
     
  9. jcarwash

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    I would guess around 7:15pm. For a 9pm show on Aug 21, I was let into the viewing area around 8pm.
     
  10. HydroGuy

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    Yep!
     
  11. ducky_love

    ducky_love Saving the world one tourist at a time.

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    I'm sorry. I'm sure this is answered somewhere but I can't seem to find it. Is there any place outside the park to see WOC? We'll be staying at DLH. I thought I remembered reading about a view from the PPH pool? Is that the best option?

    We won't be getting in until an hour before closing so it doesn't make sense to buy the extra day. (At least not anymore since it means buying a one day ticket.) :sad1:
     
  12. HydroGuy

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    I am not an big expert on this but I understand you can see it from some parts of the PPH. Nothing like seeing it up close. You can also see it from some parts of the GCH.

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  13. ducky_love

    ducky_love Saving the world one tourist at a time.

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    Thank you! I guess we'll poke around and see what we can find.
     
  14. Mommy2PrincessAbby

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    Seems to me the pool at the pph doesn't face the right direction. We had a view of woc from our room... Sort of sideways but could hear the music fine with the window open. But it doesn't compare to seeing it from the park.
     
  15. tylerandalexsmom

    tylerandalexsmom Seriously addicted to Disney

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    YEA!!!!! Finally made it through reading all 75 pages!!!! :banana:

    Ok, so have a game plan -- CCT (was thinking of doing dining right at 5:00 for the 8:00-ish show, but also considering the later show), eat and go straight to WOC to arrive early (hopefully done with dinner in time to arrive 60-90 minutes early). ASK to go down to the front preferred area..... Still a little confused about the queueing processess (where to go when I get there to queue up for preferred dining so I can make sure to be one of the first in to get a spot at the rail and don't spend a lot of time wondering around lost while other people beat me to it! ;) I'm 5'6" and my DS 14 is a few inches taller than me, but will also have DS7 who will be miserable if she can't see, so have to make it to a premo-front rail spot! So, any further word on the queue process? (We will be willing to arrive early and wait, just need to know where to go when we get there!) I know this is still changing and to ask CMs, but with my luck :duck: I want to be as prepared as possible, so any tips there would be great!

    Also, we will be there the week of Christmas. (21-27) Any tips on that time of year? I keep going back and fourth between the early show and the second show (I am assuming there will be a second show at that time of year with peak crowds?) We are used to long days at WDW, but don't want to be too tired to enjoy the show. Also, was planning on doing it on Christmas Eve - my thoughts being treat ourselves to a nice Christmas Eve meal at CCT, and then take in the show for the wow-factor! Then head back to hotel (DLH) to get ready for Santa and an early morning the next morning. We will be in each park at least 2 days (5 day park hoppers), so we could possibly do WOC the day before (12/23). I know I've read to do it as early as possible to allow for cancellations, but really wanted the special event for Christmas Eve. (Although have thought of popping over to DL for the characters in pjs at closing). Any thoughts on Christmas Eve?

    It's taken me a while to read through this whole thread :eek: But a BIG thank you to everyone for all your work in putting all this together! :cheer2:
     
  16. TahoeMom

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    We saw the show last Thursday (10/4) so I wanted to post our experiences. First of all, the queuing is so much better than a year ago. Last year, we started in one place, then we were moved to another, then to a third place before finally being let in. Every time we moved there was a lot of pushing and shoving and we lost ground in terms of our place in "line".

    This year we had Yellow (got our tickets mid-afternoon I think - maybe 2 or 3pm). My husband arrived in the queuing area at about 7:10 and he was the first person there. (We had been told to line up near the Golden Zephyr - he asked cast members nearby and they told him where to stand). They literally put up the ropes right around where he was standing. A few people arrived soon after he did and by the time the kids and I got there at 7:45 or so there was a big line. They let us into the viewing area at about 8:00 I think. We went right to the front boardwalk area. We could have gone anywhere in that area that we wanted to - there is no distinction between blue and yellow in that front wet zone - they just let the 2 colors in from opposite sides.
    We were just to the right (when facing the water) of the semi-circle area and our view was great! We loved being up front. It was not too crowded - lots of people but not shoulder to shoulder.

    Of course, by the time we visit next year, I am sure the whole process will have changed yet again!
     
  17. LV Disney Fan(atic)

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    DD and I are heading to the parks tomorrow :-)cool1:) and are planning to catch WOC on Thursday. I see there's rain in the forecast, which is fine since we love the parks on rainy days, but was wondering - do they cancel WOC if it's raining? I'm sure they would in a thunderstorm or if it's windy, but what about just rain? Thanks for any info - just trying to be prepared :)
     
  18. HydroGuy

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    Nope!

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  19. poohj80

    poohj80 Got Hunny?

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    All I can say is WOW! WOC certainly lived up to our expectations!

    Ate lunch at Carthay to get reserved seating. When I entered with DD, CM said I could either be in back Carthay area or wet zone (WCT section). When DH caught up with us, they weren't going to let him join us in the wet zone so guess all I can confirm is YMMV.
     
  20. volleygirl

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    I think I saw the answer to this earlier, but I wanted to make sure I got the correct answer.

    We are going to DCA on a Thursday, no EE. If the park opens at 9, when will WOC fastpasses be available at GRR? We are going to get fast passes to RSR first, but don't know if after that we should do rides for a little bit, or if it will be open at 9 to get them at that point.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  21. HydroGuy

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    WOC FPs would be available starting at 9AM park opening on such days and last until the afternoon at least.
     

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