How to view WOC and princesses???
Hi guys!! I need some serious MP expert advice! We are going to be in the parks on Dec. 5th and 6th. A Monday and Tuesday. It is my dad, mom, daughter (6), son (4), and sister. My hubby can't go. My sister hasn't been to DL in 5 years and has not been with us with her neice and nephew. She is way excited!! Who am I kidding? I can hardly wait! Anyway, none of us have seen WOC and I was wondering what is the best way to view this? I have read some negative stuff with getting the FPs and standing... Is a picinic meal a good way to do it (kind of expensive way to do it especially since my kids are picky eaters) or does getting a FP first thing in the morning work just as well? Also, my daughter wants to see Rapunzel how crazy are the lines for her castle area? Haven't seen it either but it looks cool. What about seeing other princesses? What is the best way to see them? One more question.... My son LOVES Cars and Cars 2. DO they still have Mater and Lightning are they now in front of the Carsland area?? Thanks in advance for any help, I love all of the guidance on here!! Cannot wait to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11-02-2011 11:25 AM
Regarding WOC, have you read the MP thread on this? If not, please take the time to read the entire thread (and especially the first post by AVP). You will find the answers to your questions in the thread, and other people's experiences will help you decide what approach to WOC viewing is best for your family.
Originally Posted by mmclubhouse mommy
As for Mater and Lightning, yes, they were still in their photo spot as of last week.
Have a great trip!
Most of the princesses are at Princess Fantasy Faire. I believe it usually opens about an hour after the park opens, but check the showtimes guide. I find the wait less annoying if I tackle it early, arriving 15 minutes or so before it officially opens. If you are willing to split up, most people don't seem to have a problem with part of the party taking a spin on It's a Small World while the rest wait - although I'm not a fan of line cutting, it beats having cranky kids in line.
As far as Rapunzel, I thought I read that they took down her hair but that she was still there. Again, I would check the show guide and try to get in line a bit before it opened for the morning.
My advise is to get to DCA as early so you can and get a fast pass for WOC in the blue section and get in line as early as you can later that night for a great spot which is directly in front of Mickey's Fun Wheel. I sometimes go into the park late and can't grab a fastpass so I watch it either in Ariel's Grotto at the bar which is I believe $10 a person or in front of the the restaurant which in my opinion is the best free spot.
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The 5th and 6th should be pretty slow days for crowds. I would just get FP's in the AM. (As long as all tickets have been scanned at the gate by each person you can send a runner for them. It sounds like you would be the runner, but everyone else could be in DL.) We went on a slower day (wed) in May and had no problems getting FPs and had a nice view, if we had gotten in line earlier it would have been a better view, but we didn't get into line until almost 7 (for the 8:15 show).
We find later in the afternoon to be a better time for standing in the line for Princess Fantasy Faire. We went the same time frame in December a few years ago and they had princesses (Belle, Snow White, Aurora, and Cinderella) right inside the front gates in the afternoon. You can still find Tiana in New Orleans (at least in May). We almost always find Mulan out and about. We didn't wait in the Rapunzel line in May, it was almost 2 hours every time we walked by it.
Oh, and if you want to hit Pixie Hollow, in the afternoon around parade time is really a good time we have found. This line is easy to keep an eye on as you walk past though.