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9258.0 #14 DL Qual #6 12-9-12 7:37PM
Candlelight #tips- How to see the show without a show ticket- Note: these are only tips and advice, meaning that you are not guaranteed a viewing spot. After working Candlelight this weekend, here are some tips I can offer...First, there are two large standing areas where guests can see the show. One is by the Emporium/Fire Station area (west side) and the other is in front of the Mad Hatter/Disney Showcase area (east side). Both areas are about the same size in area, but the west side is closer to the guest narrator, while the other is not. (usually the west side area is more full than the other). If you would like to see the 5:30 show (first performance), hang out and watch the last parade by the area of choice. Once the parade ends and clears, CMs will open the viewing areas. You will start to see a crowd gather and rush to these areas to claim a good spot. If you would like to see the 7:30 performance, its a little more involved. There are two yellow ramps on Main Street for this event: one is in front of the Main Street Magic Shop and the other on the corner of the Emporium. After the procession has passed for the 5:30 show, there will be two separate queues created in the street (yes, we had guests waiting during the first show in order to see the second show) right behind these two ramps. After the first performance had concluded and cleared, we will allow those waiting in these lines to find a bench/standing area for the 7:30 show. ***If you would like to see the procession only: guests are allowed to stand behind the ropes on Main Street, and out of the way of traffic, about 15-20 minutes to procession (which is around 5:10ish and 7:10ish). I was lucky enough to be standing on Main Street while the procession passed and it was amazing to watch. Also, there is also a small roped off viewing area between Coke (Coaster) Corner and the Corn Dog Cart where guests can see the procession enter the park and continue down Main Street. Finally, there are several benches on the west side of Town Square (by the Fire Station) which are on a first come, first serve basis. Just a heads up that between the hours of 4:00-9:00, the crowd traffic on Main Street WILL be slow (can't stress that enough) due to the complete closure of the street access and the controlled chaos that happens (so bring some patience). If you're in the park during this time, be sure to know exactly where you want to go because it will be one-way traffic all around Town Square. If you have questions, feel free to ask them below.
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:) - BaseballMickey   9258.0 #14 12-9-12 9:30PM Like  Reply
Thanks for the great info - ScooterMike   1963.0 #103 12-9-12 9:33PM Like  Reply
These are awesome tips! Thank you. - erinten   540.0 #455 12-9-12 9:36PM Like  Reply
These are some great tips. Thank you! I have never seen this before and hope to catch it this year. - Vegan7LuvsStitch   1057.7 #217 12-9-12 9:39PM Like  Reply
Lots of information there. Thank you for sharing! - BelieveInMagic   113.2 #3573 12-9-12 9:43PM Like  Reply
I've watched from the back by the firehouse and it was just as spectacular as having seats. - KissDclown   1089.2 #212 12-9-12 9:49PM Like  Reply
thanks! - ElSuperRaton   4469.3 #42 12-9-12 10:08PM Like  Reply
Thank you for this post. I did exactly what you said and got great bench seating. - Minnique   667.4 #362 12-11-12 4:43PM Like  Reply
really? nice :) - BaseballMickey  9258.0 #14 12-11-12 4:44PM
We got to see the processional on Main Street by sitting on the curb just under the ropes, the cm,s let us as long as our feet were not out and we stayed sitting on the curb - Villescas8   607.0 #396 12-11-12 5:04PM Like  Reply
What good lil MWers. I thought your AP expired, no? - misschurro  10102.2 #12 12-11-12 5:08PM
Mid January 😞 - Villescas8  607.0 #396 12-11-12 5:11PM
Awesome tips!!! BMCM is so helpful! - Duchess_SMK   6634.8 #24 12-11-12 5:09PM Like  Reply
I'm sheduled for the Thursday show, but the weather report says it will rain. Will the performances be cancelled due to rain? - jcrockerman   6.9 #16183 12-11-12 5:14PM Like  Reply
If it rains shows will be cancelled - Pixarprincess  544.5 #450 12-11-12 5:17PM
And they cannot accommodate moving those people to another day. We have tickets tomorrow. I'm really hoping the weather holds out - Pixarprincess  544.5 #450 12-11-12 5:18PM
yes they will be cancelled. Not a good idea for people to be playing instruments and singing in the rain (unless you're Gene Kelly) - BaseballMickey  9258.0 #14 12-11-12 5:19PM
Not to mention all the lighting and audio equipment which can't be run in the rain and is worth $$$$$ - Pixarprincess  544.5 #450 12-11-12 5:28PM
To add some fyi to IBM's Gene Kelly comment he did that with 103° temperature. :-) - Cinderella_Schnooks  3511.8 #53 12-11-12 5:28PM
*ugh BBM - Cinderella_Schnooks  3511.8 #53 12-11-12 5:29PM
EXCELLENT tips. We're hoping that the weather holds out for Thursday. FULLY AWESOME to see Dick Van Dyke. - DizKahuna   333.7 #847 12-11-12 5:57PM Like  Reply
Fantastic tips! I was lucky to see it twice this past week without tickets and it was pretty easy finding a good viewing spot. - jediblue   2079.0 #97 12-11-12 6:24PM Like  Reply
Great info! - swvballmom   12.6 #10734 12-11-12 9:56PM Like  Reply
👊 for those wanting to view without a reserved spot. - LilSterner   5828.4 #27 12-11-12 11:43PM Like  Reply
Aww very thoughtful of you :) - SarahLovesDisney  85.2 #4100 12-11-12 11:44PM
Thanks for the info, we'll put it to use tonight! - muppetwannab   5.1 #20780 12-12-12 7:42AM Like  Reply
I didn't watch the performance (waiting until Sat.) but found myself several times on Main St during the show. BBM is correct...know where you want to go as the sidewalks on Main St are one-way. There is a cross-over area at the Market Place corner. And since the stores are open you can double back through them to avoid the one-way on the street. But the only doors open are those at the corners. - Gia   802.2 #286 12-12-12 12:33PM Like  Reply