Soarin' at about 10pm or so was posted at 20 minutes, and was actually 20 minutes.Can anyone who was there on the 13th give me an idea of how the lines were for FEA or Soarin? I’m trying to get an idea of how long I should plan for each. Thanks!!
We too had a great time last night !Had an absolute blast at this event tonight! Loved the food, loved the ice cream, loved the characters and loved the rides. Best of all I was able to take 3 students who had never been to Epcot and they were blown away. We arrived at 7:30 and were able to ride Living With the land, Soarin, watch Illuminations, eat fish and chips, ride Frozen, meet Mickey and Minnie, meet Pluto, ride mission space and test track. We arrived in just in time to ride spaceship earth but it wasn’t working when we got there. Overall a great night.
Perhaps if there were more characters it would be less standing around waitingWe had a great time. We entered on International Gateway as we were staying at the Boardwalk Villas. They gave us our bands there at 4:30PM.
We met some guests of ours at the main entrance around 6:30ish. We hit Mexico and the America Pavilion (both rides) and walked the whole country loop. Once 9:30PM hit, we went to Soarin and then Nemo. The line for Soarin was around 20 min. Nemo was walk on. Test Track was around 15 minutes. The lines for characters were around 30-40 minutes long, so we passed on them. We stopped by the shop to get the DVC event shirt. At first the line was ridiculously long. After a while 11:00PM... it drooped down to 5 or so people, so I bought one. We did get ice cream and used our vouchers at Kringla around midnight. We took sandwhiches to go and rode Frozen.
If your going, keep in mind that their is a lot to do and it is spread out. For example. To go from Nemo to Norway, is a decent walk, especially if you stop for food, the dance party or especially a character pic along the way. Pick and choose what you really want to get out of the evening. If you took 3 or 4 character pics, that and grabbing food could take you the 3 hours of the event. The fireworks were great. I took a pic of the program and will try and upload it here. Perhaps if there were less people, the character lines would have been shorter so you could get to do more?