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  • [Question] Has anyone sat in the smoking section to view Fantasmic?

    So back in 2005 my friend and I along with our 4 small kids were trying to scout out a place to view Fantasmic. We were unprepared for the crowds and ended up in the Smoking section (down by the water to the left of the stage). With the exception of only a few smokers it was actually a pretty good spot! Hardly any people and right on the water! Does anyone know if it is still pretty empty there? I would love to watch the show from there again...

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    Re: Has anyone sat in the smoking section to view Fantasmic?

    I haven't been there for a while, but I was just behind it a while ago. Was definitely a fun spot, for Fantasmic as well as fireworks. I could do without the actual smoke, but it made for a decent viewing spot.
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      Re: Has anyone sat in the smoking section to view Fantasmic?

      I viewed from the smoking area by Haunted Mansion in 2006. It's actually a pretty decent viewing spot.
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        Re: Has anyone sat in the smoking section to view Fantasmic?

        Are people still allowed to smoke there during the show?

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          Re: Has anyone sat in the smoking section to view Fantasmic?

          Originally posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
          Are people still allowed to smoke there during the show?

          When I was there last year you could. It wasn't crowded at all in the area. It makes for an ok viewing spot as well.
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            Re: Has anyone sat in the smoking section to view Fantasmic?

            Originally posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
            Are people still allowed to smoke there during the show?
            They shouldn't be.
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            • #7
              Re: Has anyone sat in the smoking section to view Fantasmic?

              I've been there and it's a good view but I found that smelling smoke didn't compensate. Standing on the walkway just to the right of that area can still be a good last-minute view even on the most crowded days. Many times I would join the show midway through (to see the dragon and end fireworks sequence) and I could easily find a standing spot on the walkway any time of the year.

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                Re: Has anyone sat in the smoking section to view Fantasmic?

                Originally posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
                Are people still allowed to smoke there during the show?
                Yes smoking is still allowed while Fantasmic is on...its the smoking section...and a great place to watch it from!

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                  Re: Has anyone sat in the smoking section to view Fantasmic?

                  It is a fairly good place to watch although it is a bit off to the side. The only problem that I have ever had was with sanctimonious parents who take their children to the area and then cast dirty looks at the smokers in the area for poisoning their precious little ones.
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                    Re: Has anyone sat in the smoking section to view Fantasmic?

                    ​I find "off to the side" is a great plan for getting a good seat without waiting for hours and hours.
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                      Re: Has anyone sat in the smoking section to view Fantasmic?

                      This is GREAT news! Now can someone please delete this thread so nobody else is let in on this secret?

                      When we were there in 2005 there were smokers and for half a second I was peeved that they were smoking around us. But then I remembered I was in the SMOKING SECTION and quickly reversed my thoughts.

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                        Re: Has anyone sat in the smoking section to view Fantasmic?

                        Originally posted by gomezaddams View Post
                        It is a fairly good place to watch although it is a bit off to the side. The only problem that I have ever had was with sanctimonious parents who take their children to the area and then cast dirty looks at the smokers in the area for poisoning their precious little ones.
                        I sort of feel for smokers. They are punished enough with health problems. They dont deserve dirty looks. They don't deserve people intruding on their ever dwindling spaces. They dont deserve those fake coughs and rude comments when they are smoking outdoors in spaces designated for them!
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                          Re: Has anyone sat in the smoking section to view Fantasmic?

                          And as long as the smoke sort of stays under control, and they toss the butts on the *trash* and not on the ground, we're good.

                          I'm kind of sensitive at the moment to smoking, since I suspect our local wildfire of 28,000 acres was likely started by a butt tossed out the window.
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                            Re: Has anyone sat in the smoking section to view Fantasmic?

                            Originally posted by alphabassetgrrl View Post
                            I'm kind of sensitive at the moment to smoking, since I suspect our local wildfire of 28,000 acres was likely started by a butt tossed out the window.
                            It's likely that's completely true, but just remember not all of us are careless. Don't judge an entire group of people based only on the worst of that group.

                            Except people who don't like Fantasmic. Those people people are the absolute worst human beings.
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                              Re: Has anyone sat in the smoking section to view Fantasmic?

                              Originally posted by ewokrights View Post
                              It's likely that's completely true, but just remember not all of us are careless. Don't judge an entire group of people based only on the worst of that group.

                              Except people who don't like Fantasmic. Those people people are the absolute worst human beings.
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