The 6 to 11pm time slot includes a WOC show. There`s only room for about 4400 people in the Paradise Pier viewing area, so my guess would be that they wouldn`t sell more tickets than what can fit to see WOC., just wishful thinking, maybe.
Also, didn`t they say that for the free preview June 11, 10,000 would be given away divided over three time slots, so that`s less than 4,000 each.
I went ahead and bought the $50 tickets for the Saturday afternoon, the 9th. I hope it's worth it for the 4 hours and we can ride the new rides and check it all out. I won the morning AP review for the 11th, but I just had to use more time off of work for a family emergency and I just can't take any more time off, so I went the expensive route. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's going to be worth it.
This is just a guess, I have no inside knowledge, but I doubt that the WOC show will be different, I can`t see them changing things just for two nights. The $500 passes get dinner at the Carthay and preffered viewing for WOC. My guess is that that would be the middle section that you now get by buying the dinner packages. The rest of the area would be for the $50 passes
I think they just added CMs to the preview June 9 and 10, so it looks like it`s not selling out with APs so they`re filling openings with CMs, ? It was offered to Club 33 members first, then D23, then APs.
There has been a lot of questions about the number of crowds. I E-mailed D23 directly, but of course was not given an answer about the number of people expected in attendance. D23 events usually sell out quickly. I assume there is either a lack of interest or a faily high number of people attending. I am hoping just a lack of interest as we are going on the 9th and would love to see small crowds and short lines. It also appears as though Cast Members can now attend on the same dates and times, so again, more and more people are getting invites to this thing.