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112.5 #3284 DL Qual #3531 5-27-15 11:37AM
Would anyone like to share their strategy for PTN? How long are folks waiting in advance? It's a longish drive for us and it'd be great to come into it knowing what to expect. Maybe start a parade waiting thread? 😂 Thanks for any info!
Depends if you wanna see first or second showing. If the first, expect 3+ hours of waiting. Both showings will be busy on Main Street. If you don't care about seeing the fireworks I would recommend seeing the second viewing and doing so away from Main Street. You'll be able to get front row viewing 30-60 minutes prior to show start. - missmimi90   1985.4 #70 5-27-15 11:41AM Like(1)  Reply
Thank you, MissMimi! What about seeing the fireworks away from Main Street and the 2nd parade up by small world? - esme  112.5 #3284 5-27-15 11:46AM
From my experience (I've only seen the shows twice) most of the parade route will be packed with people for fireworks. small World, the Castle and Rivers of America use the same projections. You will only be able to see Matterhorn in its full glory (which is part of the show) from the right side looking toward the castle in the hub and that surrounding area (I'm short so if you are tall it might be completely different viewing experience). You will likely also only see the flying characters from on Main Street or directly behind the castle looking back. If you just wanna see fireworks and missing the matterhorn and characters isn't a huge issue, I would watch the fireworks from where you plan to be for the second Pain the Night showing (since you'll see the projections on Small World too). - missmimi90  1985.4 #70 5-27-15 11:52AM
You can view the fireworks from pretty much anywhere in the park. There is no good spot or bad spot, cuz you miss little things everywhere even on main st. But main st is defiantly the most crowdest, although if you sorta wait til the end of the first parade and follow the heard on main st you can get a good spot. 2nd showing of PTN is defiantly less crowded but you still deal with the crowd still trying to leave DL - mini_MINNIE   1079.1 #158 5-27-15 12:02PM Like(1)  Reply
Yesterday as soon as The Soundsational parade was over at about 5 we grabbed a front row spot. By 530 the whole curb on Mainstreet was full. By 7-730 there wasn't any free space on Main St at all. Hopefully this gives you an idea about what to expect for the 8:50 parade - PrincessAsh   214.2 #0 5-27-15 11:51AM Like  Reply
Thanks guys. I'm here tonight and tomorrow. Hopefully I'll get a peek at the parade and the fireworks. - Taunton   462.0 #436 5-27-15 1:33PM Like  Reply
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112.5 #3284 DL Qual #3531 3-13-14 10:31AM
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad WAIT TIME POST for Thursday! Please post wait times, FastPass return times, and closures here. 🚂🐐💣
Yes please!  I want to gauge how long it will be on Saturday when I go. - Sarafina   490.3 #401 3-13-14 10:33AM Like  Reply
It's going to be slammed,Plain and simple. - apesandmonkeys  6521.7 #13 3-13-14 10:37AM
Which considering only Premium APs aren't blocked that day, it wouldn't be. - Lelundrial  569.4 #335 3-13-14 12:23PM
And for DAS pass too! On our way! - MrsSchnooks   3112.3 #40 3-13-14 10:35AM Like  Reply
30 mins now. FP 850-950 - sivrek   88.0 #3659 3-13-14 7:52PM Like  Reply
112.5 #3284 DL Qual #3531 5-25-13 1:52AM
Monte Cristo Bites making 2am that much better!
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112.5 #3284 DL Qual #3531 5-25-13 12:52AM
Mint Julep Bar specialty drinks: M.U. Brew=pear and cotton candy syrup with lemonade and Sprite. Mike's 1-2 Punch=apple and mango syrup with lemonade and Sprite.
Where exactly is the bar I swear I'm blind when I look for things. This drink looks fun! - starwarsmamma   561.6 #337 5-25-13 12:57AM Like  Reply
It's right outside French market, kind of around in the back by the train station. - evilqueensmistress  285.1 #949 5-25-13 12:59AM
It's in the back of new Orleans square by the train stop. Behind the French market dining area. - missariel33  2086.8 #65 5-25-13 12:59AM
Yummmmm. Add me for a MU Brew! - evilqueensmistress   285.1 #949 5-25-13 12:58AM Like  Reply
Thank you! Very cool. Sounds super sweet (as in sweet tasting, not just reinforcing that I think it's cool 😄) - Sweet_Irish_Cream   4398.6 #25 5-25-13 12:59AM Like  Reply
These sound yummy! Thanks - missariel33   2086.8 #65 5-25-13 1:00AM Like  Reply
112.5 #3284 DL Qual #3531 5-24-13 9:36PM
No security line. No wait at Disneyland turnstile!
You made it! Awesome! - duckchub   555.9 #341 5-24-13 9:37PM Like  Reply
We did! And so happy to be here! - esme  112.5 #3284 5-24-13 9:40PM
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112.5 #3284 DL Qual #3531 5-24-13 9:17PM
Smooth sailing! Exit Harbor, parking in Pumbaa lot. Still 100 spaces available!
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112.5 #3284 DL Qual #3531 5-24-13 9:15PM
No problems getting off freeway. Exit Harbor, parking in Pumba lot. So far, so good!
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112.5 #3284 DL Qual #3531 2-8-13 7:32AM
Would someone be so kind as to confirm for me that on 2 parade days, the first parade starts at it's a small world, and the second starts at Town Square? Also, would anyone happen to know what time the Flag Lowering Ceremony begins on Sa  More...
I can confirm that on the 2 parade days the first starts at It's A Small World and the 2nd starts at Town Square. I'm not sure about the flag retreat, though. - MrsDisneyMommy29   280.3 #985 2-8-13 8:46AM Like  Reply
2 parade days you are correct, unless one of them gets rained out. If the first one is rained out forcing the rainy day calvacade but it dries up for the second, the second parade time would be from Small World to Town Square. I believe that flag retreat is around 4:45. Sometimes it's delayed a little due to the parade. If it rains the flag retreat will not be a big ceremony but just the security detail bringing down the flags and going backstage. - IDVandalSkipperCM   2358.8 #53 2-8-13 9:09AM Like  Reply
Thank you! We are taking my 13 year old daughter's BFF to DL tomorrow for her first time! She's originally from Japan and we thought she might enjoy the American pomp of the Flag Retreat (not "lowering", my bad). Trying to plan the perfect Disney day for her! :) - esme   112.5 #3284 2-8-13 9:42AM Like  Reply
It's a really nice ceremony and always moving. I think it will be fun to see how someone from a different country sees it. - Sarafina  490.3 #401 2-8-13 9:55AM
112.5 #3284 DL Qual #3531 1-5-13 8:41AM
Thinking about heading down there tonight. How busy has it been since the holidays are over? Will it be a CRAZY Saturday night, or just the usual crazy Saturday night? ;) TIA!
It's been pretty busy. - Tom   8988.6 #4 1-5-13 9:17AM Like  Reply
Busy but still magical - LaPearleNoir  1582.1 #97 1-5-13 9:25AM
I left last night around 6 and it was still pretty busy - ScooterMike   1963.0 #72 1-5-13 9:26AM Like  Reply
112.5 #3284 DL Qual #3531 5-15-11 4:46PM
3 6:15pm Soarin' FPs at DCA Candy Shoppe on the right side when you enter under some Minnie's Bake Shop rainbow sprinkle containers! Enjoy!!!
Bumped for relevancy! (my family and I had to leave DCA... I think I have the stomach flu and wanted to spend a little time @ DL before I totally don't make it!) - esme   112.5 #3284 5-15-11 5:31PM Like  Reply
Feel better - dizzylandjunky   224.9 #1599 5-15-11 5:37PM Like  Reply
Hope I find them - mommy_likes_minnie   270.8 #1084 5-15-11 5:42PM Like  Reply
Found them thanks - mommy_likes_minnie   270.8 #1084 5-15-11 5:49PM Like  Reply
112.5 #3284 DL Qual #3531 10-28-10 11:11AM
Beautiful day at Disneyland! Very peaceful, pleasantly warm, and not busy. Lots of cute babies and toddlers! Longtime MW lurker, first time poster.
Well let me be the first to Welcome you! - WickedWench   576.5 #330 10-28-10 11:15AM Like  Reply
Welcome to the magic of the lounge!~ - RoyannaF   377.0 #559 10-28-10 11:17AM Like  Reply
Welcome to MW! - Song   1707.5 #85 10-28-10 1:03PM Like  Reply
Welcome - 4lvdland   270.6 #1087 10-28-10 1:17PM Like  Reply