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Question Elsa and Anna at Epcot

Discussion in 'Walt Disney World' started by Mari, Mar 5, 2014.

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    Ive read the lines are super long... 3-5 hours... yet, I think it would be the highlight of the trip for the girls.

    So... any tips? suggestions? know anyone I can bribe ;) ?
     
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    The only "tip" I've heard so far is to try and get the earliest breakfast reservation at Akershus that you can (approx 8:00 AM) and as soon as you are done eating head right across the way to Anna and Elsa's queue. If you are able to get in and out of Akershus, you could get to the line right at 9:00am (when the meet and greet starts) while most people are still making their way to the World Showcase. You or Tono might even want to slip out of Akershus a bit early (perhaps while the other pays the tab and wrangles the girls) and go ahead and begin your wait in line. They are allowing one adult to wait in the line and then be met by their party as they get closer.
     
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    3-5 hours !!!!!!! You have got to be joking !!!!!!!! That is insane

    Smacks of bad planning by Disney, more characters needed
     
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    You can line up for 2 - 3 hours to see Mickey depending on how busy it is.
     
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    Thats a great idea!!

    It will be almost impossible to ge tthe girls up so early, but worth a try. Of course, it will also be impossible to get an ADR for 8:00am... hahahaha
     
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    yeap... Its ridiculous, but its the standard, even on non busy days!

    The longest we waited for was 1:30 for Jasmine, and we were the LAST to meet her and Aladdin that day... phew!
     
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    Yeah, you'll want to have an early/easy night out prior. We've booked Akershus at 8am before...I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
     
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    Thank you!!

    Ive been looking, fully booked. Hopefully there will be a cancellation
     
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    The most we ever waited for a character is 45 mins -Mickey Mouse and then Daniel was scared of him :lol:
     
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    Our "longest" was Snow and the 7 Dwarfs during a MNSSHP...I think it was about 45-60 minutes. Well worth it!
     
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    there is just no need for it ! careful planning with rooms and a dividing door or 2 and you can process 2-3 times the kids in the same amount of time - I would hate to waste most of a day queing up for 20 seconds with a character !
     
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    I will say, the new Fairytale Hall is done quite well, with fastpasses and indoor (air con) queuing. Plus the character spent ages with the kids which was really nice, too.

    Do agree, however, they could do a better job at managing these.
     
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    We gave up waiting, we had been stood in line for over an hour and we'd hardly moved.
     
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    My friend is out there at the moment and she posted on her facebook page that the queue was 5.5 hours, she thought the CM was joking. Imagine what you could get done in 5.5 hours.

    I honestly think the breakfast idea is good or go for rope drop and head straight for it even if it isn't open for a bit, just get your spot. Alternatively, I hate to say it, give it up as a bad job. I'm so glad Meg is past that stage now. I do hope the girls do get to meet them. At least this isn't your first visit so you're not under pressure to get all the rides in first. :thumbs-up:
     

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