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LouisianaMike wrote:

Lastly, Go left, young man (or young woman)!!! I live by this rule in the parks and it truly works. We live in a right handed world..
awesome I'm a lefty, so I have the tendency to steer left naturally.. biggrin

Now i am wondering how many NASCAR drivers are left handed ???

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To those who were asking about the Disney themed shoes.... New Balance has a series that are themed around RunDisney2014. They are available in both kids and Adults. http://www.newbalance.com/

you're killing me smalls!!!! All I wear is New Balance.... There goes the $$$$ I've been saving for November LOL

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LouisianaMike wrote:
Here's one I'm surprised no one has mentioned..

In some instances I have a hankering for riding a ride in the front seat, whether it be for a more thrilling experience (in my own mind, anyway!) or whether to take some unobstructed photos, I simply ask the CM that is boarding us if I can take the front seat of the ride. They are always accommodating, and if it's already taken, they will ask you to step to the side, and when the next set of cars arrive, they allow us front row seating. I especially enjoy this for: Living with the land; Big Thunder Mountain, Maelstrom; Pirates of the Caribbean, and lastly "Soarin'"(Ask to be placed in row one it takes you highest with no dangley feet to obstruct your view) awesome mickey

Another for me is: At rope drop (MK only) board the train to get to the land you're heading to first. I find I beat the walkers to my first ride, Big Thunder Mountain, and I'm not winded, trying to break a four minute mile getting there on foot laugh . It's also very relaxing and calming for me to ride the train. The train for me is my stress relief on a hot crowded day at MK.

Lastly, Go left, young man (or young woman)!!! I live by this rule in the parks and it truly works. We live in a right handed world..
awesome I'm a lefty, so I have the tendency to steer left naturally.. biggrin

Great tips, Mike! In regard to the "go left philosophy, we've been doing this on foot at MK lately. We hit Jungle Cruise, Pirates, BTMR--all standby in that order, then get on the train and head for Fantasyland. Our FP's are usually for Peter Pan, Haunted Mansion, and one that varies--Space Mountain, BTMR again later, now 7DMT, maybe Buzz. We usually don't wait more than 10-15 minutes for anything all day. Of course, we also don't travel during holidays or mid-summer and we always pick the predicted least-crowded MK days. It's been a long time since I've waited more than 20 minutes for anything at MK--oh except for Festival of Fantasy. For that, I grab a seat on a curb with my ice cream cone firmly in hand an hour or more ahead of time!

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Liberty Square, Frontierland and Adventureland are always a ghost town in the mornings after rope drop because everyone is in Fantasyland or Tomorrowland. It is possible to do all three mountains with a very short wait within the first hour of the park being open.

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I had heard about Soarin before, but the other ideas are good ones and ones I will use!!!! Thanks! awesome

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I am soooooo asking for the front row at soarin' - we did know about it but we never had the patience to wait! however last year I really noticed the feet above me so front row this year for me!

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I had no idea you could ask for the front row on Soarin'. I heard for some coasters like Expedition Everest and Rock n Roller Coaster, there is a possible request for the front row seat. But for Soarin'? I think I've been lucky to get a front row seat without having to ask for it on my last trip but now I know it doesn't hurt to ask. If the Soarin' film update rumors are true, I am most certainly asking for the front row, no questions asked, on my next visit!

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I always want to try and start in Adventureland but it never seems to happen. We don't usually do rope drop and on our upcoming trip, most of our planned MK days start later in the day Puzzled
As for Soarin, I was in the first row once. I did not really appreciate it. It was too high for my fear of heights!

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Mandy wrote:
Liberty Square, Frontierland and Adventureland are always a ghost town in the mornings after rope drop because everyone is in Fantasyland or Tomorrowland. It is possible to do all three mountains with a very short wait within the first hour of the park being open.

They have always had those sections roped off when we go in for rope drop. Maybe because they are Extra Magic Hours?