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Old 03-07-2014, 08:23 AM   #1
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Best Tip I Got on Disboards

Before my recent trip, I had written down lots of tips and neat little secrets. We saw many things we hadn't, and had a chance to do some cool things too, thanks to many of you, here on the Disboards. So, I just wanted to share what I thought was most valuable. Here it is:

Gate #14 for entry. Every day, that gate had noone or maybe one other family waiting. We scooted right up to the front thanks to that tip. There's a big tree, just like the poster had said, that blocks the gate, and no one lines up there. What a great piece of info.

I suppose I've just busted the secret, but wanted to pass it on.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:49 AM   #2
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:53 AM   #3
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Before my recent trip, I had written down lots of tips and neat little secrets. We saw many things we hadn't, and had a chance to do some cool things too, thanks to many of you, here on the Disboards. So, I just wanted to share what I thought was most valuable. Here it is:

Gate #14 for entry. Every day, that gate had noone or maybe one other family waiting. We scooted right up to the front thanks to that tip. There's a big tree, just like the poster had said, that blocks the gate, and no one lines up there. What a great piece of info.

I suppose I've just busted the secret, but wanted to pass it on.
The secret has been around for at last 10 years and I see few who know about it when I arrive. There are two trees - one on each side of the middle gate.

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Old 03-07-2014, 10:53 AM   #4
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The best tip I had from this board was how to view WOC (thanks for the superthread, Hydroguy!). I can't begin to imagine how I would have tackled that show without the wealth of valuable tips on the superthread. Knowing how to see that show makes all the difference in how much you enjoy it. And keeping up with the changes they make over the years is just as important!



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Old 03-07-2014, 11:22 AM   #5
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Is gate #14 always going to be open?
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:30 AM   #6
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Gate #14 for entry. Every day, that gate had noone or maybe one other family waiting. We scooted right up to the front thanks to that tip. There's a big tree, just like the poster had said, that blocks the gate, and no one lines up there. What a great piece of info.

Thank you, look forward to using this tip on our trip!!
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:50 AM   #7
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Is gate #14 always going to be open?
Thats an interesting question. It wasn't always open. But then, there always seemed to be a selection of them that didn't open. Maybe because it was lower season, they didn't always have them fully staffed right at rope drop.

One morning it didn't open, we just slid over and merged with the lane next to us, so we were still right at the front. No biggie, and they all understood - no hard feelings.

As Hydro mentioned, I heard #19 is the same. We didn't try it after we scored on #14.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:35 PM   #8
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Just made myself a note about those gates!
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I'd seen this tip before but totally forgot all about it! Writing it down now!

Not to bring another nerd obsession into the mix, but I keep envisioning Platform 9 3/4 from Harry Potter...
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ANYTHING from Hydroguy and DLR29 have worked wonderful! Some of the best tips on the board!
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The best tip I had from this board was how to view WOC (thanks for the superthread, Hydroguy!). I can't begin to imagine how I would have tackled that show without the wealth of valuable tips on the superthread. Knowing how to see that show makes all the difference in how much you enjoy it. And keeping up with the changes they make over the years is just as important!



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and how exactly is the best way to view WOC??
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:50 PM   #12
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and how exactly is the best way to view WOC??


Oh my. Well when you have some time, read the amazing superthread. It explains all.
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i love the tip about gate 14, never used it before but i hope if we stand in line for it and it isn't open they will have us merge.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:11 PM   #14
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So far, the best tip I've seen helps to avoid overplanning. Let each person in the group pick one or two things that are absolute must do. Hit those early and then EVERYTHING else you get to do is just gravy. I think this is an excellent idea and wish I could remember who posted it so I could credit them.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:23 PM   #15
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I'll definitely remember Gate 14 for the future! One of the best tips we had was to go to the princess show and DO.NOT.LEAVE at the end, just to hang around and the characters would return for a private meet and greet with the people still there (but if you left, you would not be readmitted). Such a great way to meet both Rapunzel and Flynn. That and the RSR wide right technique -- worked like a charm.
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