So, I'm going to Disney next November

Friday, February 25, 2011 9:11 AM

Travis, Jersey Week is at the end of November. Which, of course means the parks will be slammed with it getting to be the busy parts of the season for them.

Billb I don't know what it is like down there in late November, we have always went at Christmas time. From experience going at Christmas, get there at least an hour early and utilize the fast pass system. At Epcot ride Soaring first then Test Track, but utilize the fast pass system.

DisneyWorld definitetly hit Pirates, Splash Mountain and Space Mountain. Toy Story mania is new so I don't know what the lines are for that.

I would just do and ride everything that you heard about, if your not ever making it down there again. If your going to MGM and Animal Kingdom they have interesting attractions also. But, DisneyWorld and Epcot are our favorites.

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Friday, February 25, 2011 9:57 AM

Tekwardo said:
It's because the original post lacks something. An onsite hotel, perhaps? ;)

In all seriousness, the only thing I can tell you is that whenever you decide to do the Studios park, get there at least 30 minutes before the gates open, be there for the 'rope drop', and make your way to Toy Story Midway Mania as fast as you can. Get a Fastpass first, then get in line.

Otherwise you'll wait for hours...just to get a fastpass. And there's no guarantee that you'll get one ;).

Thanks.

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Friday, February 25, 2011 10:02 AM

I think I read it's the 29th busiest week (the week of the NJEA teachers convention.) I'm not a wealthy man so I want to do it one time and do it right. I wasn't even aware there was anything good at Epcot back when we went in High School I seem to remember it being educational LOL.

I may just spring for one of those itenararies that is supposed to beat the crowds, anyone ever have any luck with those?

Last edited by billb7581, Friday, February 25, 2011 10:04 AM
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Friday, February 25, 2011 10:04 AM
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I could spend days at Epcot.


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Friday, February 25, 2011 10:50 AM
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I have 2 epcot related tattoos. I <3 the 'cot.


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Friday, February 25, 2011 10:53 AM

There are several Disney books that you can buy or get at your library. A few of them have new versions every year so they are pretty current. And there are a ton of online sites which provide a lot of details/suggestions about trips to Disney. There is a whole cottage industry out there that is based on planning trips to Disney.

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Friday, February 25, 2011 12:12 PM

Jersey week is actually the beginning of Nov around Election day

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Friday, February 25, 2011 12:15 PM
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Corkscrew Follies said:
Toy Story mania is new so I don't know what the lines are for that.

Well, it's the greatest ride on the planet (or at least one of them), and capacity is...decent...but if you're not there AT opening, you'll wait around 60-120 minutes. FPs are usually gone within about 2-3 hours of opening (but I have seen them gone for the day in < 90 mins.).


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Friday, February 25, 2011 1:08 PM
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http://www.amazon.com/Birnbaums-Walt-Disney-World-2011/dp/1423123786


Its sad when your best friend asks you the exact running time of a ride. Good thing I didnt know.

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Friday, February 25, 2011 5:55 PM
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Raven-Phile said:
I have 2 epcot related tattoos. I <3 the 'cot.

Boy do I have a Web site for you!


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Friday, February 25, 2011 7:32 PM
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Does it feature high quality pictures and videos by any chance?


Hi

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Friday, February 25, 2011 7:39 PM

I may just spring for one of those itenararies that is supposed to beat the crowds, anyone ever have any luck with those?

Yes. I used to recommend tour guide mike. But, he's gotten downright lax in keeping up with the times down there. I now think that a copy of the Unofficial Guide plus a subscription to touringplans.com is probably the right way to go for someone who hasn't been (or hasn't been in a long time.) If you want to do it once, and do it right, it's worth spending the time to get to know the place first.


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Friday, February 25, 2011 8:18 PM
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Jeff said:

Boy do I have a Web site for you!

I hope it's the site that's been in the works for a while. The one I just "liked" on Facebook the other day? :)


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Friday, February 25, 2011 10:55 PM

Don't forget Matterhorn.


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Saturday, February 26, 2011 8:05 AM

The time between Halloween and Thanksgiving is *generally* fairly quiet (for disney, anyway)...

If you're a member of the AAA, get yourself a diamond parking pass - you get to park at the front of the parking lots assuming you're there either early or late in the day.

Echo of the advice above about Epcot and the Studios.

There's a perfect website for you out there about visiting disney, they have lots of DIScussion BOARDS and other people with your goal DOT on in COMmon. but I can't post the link on here. *ahem*

(Jeff - apologies if the paragraph above breaks the rules, feel free to delete it if so...)

Welcome to coasterbuzz. Hated your entrance, but can appreciate the intent. Try better next time. We're a community of coaster lovers and thrillseekers and still retain a good grasp on the english language - we don't do text speak or over-short messages.

Last edited by Barry Wellington, Saturday, February 26, 2011 8:07 AM
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Saturday, February 26, 2011 1:29 PM

Good Lord... I was trying to make a quick post while I was at work, buncha overly sensitive types around here.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011 1:54 PM
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Have you noticed a pattern? You post things and then declare there's a problem with everyone else.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Saturday, February 26, 2011 6:36 PM

Here is a list of rides and attractions you must hit no matter how long you wait.

20,000 Leagues under the sea

Mike Fink Keel Boats

Mr.Toad's Wild Ride

River Country

The Train at Fort Wilderness

Kitchen Kabaret

Magic Journey

Mickey Mouse Review

Flight to the moon

Mission to mars

If You Had Wings

Pleasure Island

Discovery Island

Mickey's toontown fair

Mickey's Starland

but most of all don't skip the Plaza Swan Boats

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Saturday, February 26, 2011 8:05 PM

Jeff said:
Have you noticed a pattern? You post things and then declare there's a problem with everyone else.

If you don't want to reply fine, but all the bitching and whining seems like a waste of energy to me.

I read a post, I either respond or I don't. I never formulate a response that doesn't pertain to the subject at hand complaining about the manner in which the question was asked.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011 8:05 PM

@Talon

Thank you

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