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  • [Question] Need advice from locals... Best way to do fireworks and Fant! in same night?

    I'm going to the DLR Labor Day weekend and since one of my family members is going the half marathon it cuts down on our touring time. It looks like we'll do Fant and the fireworks on Saturday night and WOC Sunday night. What's the best way to attack this without spending all night camped out on Main Street. I'm assuming we'll be going to the later showing of Fant if that makes a difference, and there'll only be 3 of us that are pretty good at sneaking around crowds and filling in the space.

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    Re: Need advice from locals... Best way to do fireworks and Fant! in same night?

    You can actually watch the fireworks from the viewing area of Fantasmic because the fireworks start after the first showing of Fantasmic ends.

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      Re: Need advice from locals... Best way to do fireworks and Fant! in same night?

      My plan has pretty much been... RUN!!!!!

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        Re: Need advice from locals... Best way to do fireworks and Fant! in same night?

        if your gonna see the later showing of fantasmic thennn uhmm im thinking you should try to see fireworks from the train station are you still aloud to watch from there? i use to watch them from there.. or just far from the castle and close to the train station and then ride the train to NOS and people should be moving so you move in and find a seat..would that work? i really dont know..im no help sorry -__- but next time i go im gonna try that
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          Re: Need advice from locals... Best way to do fireworks and Fant! in same night?

          Originally posted by Dual-Screen View Post
          You can actually watch the fireworks from the viewing area of Fantasmic because the fireworks start after the first showing of Fantasmic ends.
          I'd go for this except I'd like to see Dumbo. That said, the thought of the crowds in the hub and main street make me go

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            Re: Need advice from locals... Best way to do fireworks and Fant! in same night?

            oh..well you cant see dumbo or tink very well from the train station..they look like tiny balls of light
            Originally posted by williamtheking

            DapperJoshua: when he reaches the pearly gates, he will be greeted by Jesus, who will say “OH! Hi there bestie!”
            Originally posted by Monorailorange33
            Wake up in the morning feeling like Dapperjosh, I got Mickey ears, Im out the door! Im gonna hit this park! Before i leave, brush my teeth, with a bottle of crest!
            Im talking, Get a fast pass for pooh, *Pooh*, Space Mnt. is a long wait too, *too*, Gonna take an hour just to get through, *through*
            Yeah.. Thunder Mnt. aint that long, *long*, dapper dan's still singing that song, *song*, Hope the wait time isn't loooooooong!
            -- that's my disney re-make of it.
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              Re: Need advice from locals... Best way to do fireworks and Fant! in same night?

              Originally posted by Rose Marie View Post
              I'm going to the DLR Labor Day weekend and since one of my family members is going the half marathon it cuts down on our touring time. It looks like we'll do Fant and the fireworks on Saturday night and WOC Sunday night. What's the best way to attack this without spending all night camped out on Main Street. I'm assuming we'll be going to the later showing of Fant if that makes a difference, and there'll only be 3 of us that are pretty good at sneaking around crowds and filling in the space.
              If you have a wheelchair or GAC card than you can do both. Watch the fireworks than go to the wheelchair section for Fantasmic for the 10:30 show and you will find yourself a decent spot to see the show.

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                Re: Need advice from locals... Best way to do fireworks and Fant! in same night?

                Honestly, the best way to do it, would be catch the fireworks as close to the castle as possible and then afterwards head left through Frontierland and over to the Rivers of America and Fantasmic. With it being Labor Day Weekend, the crowds should be lighter than any other weekend and honestly about a month ago, I did the fireworks and Fantasmic in the same night and was shocked at how light the park was.

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                  Re: Need advice from locals... Best way to do fireworks and Fant! in same night?

                  Originally posted by oddball View Post
                  Honestly, the best way to do it, would be catch the fireworks as close to the castle as possible and then afterwards head left through Frontierland and over to the Rivers of America and Fantasmic. With it being Labor Day Weekend, the crowds should be lighter than any other weekend and honestly about a month ago, I did the fireworks and Fantasmic in the same night and was shocked at how light the park was.
                  I've done this several times, and this is exactly the way to do it if you want the best view from both locations. It only works (well) going to the second showing of Fantasmic. Watching the fireworks from the Fantasmic area is not the best view. We did it on July 6th, viewing the fireworks right in front of the castle. Went through Frontierland and easily got a seat in the middle of the viewing area for Fantasmic. Be patient, even though the crowds will move slow at first, there is still open seating in the middle of Fantasmic ... Just keep working your way to the center. I've done this several times.
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                    Re: Need advice from locals... Best way to do fireworks and Fant! in same night?

                    Originally posted by OC2Epcot View Post
                    I've done this several times, and this is exactly the way to do it if you want the best view from both locations. It only works (well) going to the second showing of Fantasmic. Watching the fireworks from the Fantasmic area is not the best view. We did it on July 6th, viewing the fireworks right in front of the castle. Went through Frontierland and easily got a seat in the middle of the viewing area for Fantasmic. Be patient, even though the crowds will move slow at first, there is still open seating in the middle of Fantasmic ... Just keep working your way to the center. I've done this several times.
                    That's so much guys, appreciate it. Another question if I may: What time should we arrive to get a spot for fireworks? Is an before long hour enough?

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                      Re: Need advice from locals... Best way to do fireworks and Fant! in same night?

                      Watch the fireworks in front of It's a Small World. After they finish, cut through FL, take the trail past BTRR, and go down to the riverfront. Wait for the crowds to clear out and snag a seat for the 10:30 performance of F!
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                        Re: Need advice from locals... Best way to do fireworks and Fant! in same night?

                        ..or if you are going to the 9:00 WOC Sunday, you could do the 10:30 F! Sunday and do the fireworks Saturday.
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                          Re: Need advice from locals... Best way to do fireworks and Fant! in same night?

                          Originally posted by Rose Marie View Post
                          That's so much guys, appreciate it. Another question if I may: What time should we arrive to get a spot for fireworks? Is an before long hour enough?
                          An hour before is plenty of time. After the fireworks, head over and you should have no problem catchin Fantasmic.
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                            Re: Need advice from locals... Best way to do fireworks and Fant! in same night?

                            Yea, about 1 hr to 45 minutes (not 1 hr and 45 minutes) before queue up on the left side of the castle on the inside ring of the hub and dash for Fantasmic afterwards. Be prepared for crowd control. They usually hold you until they let out the 1st show and then everyone floods in. Don't be too much in a rush and you should get a spot in the middle just in front of the ropes. Never failed =)

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