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    Glow With the Show AP Preview 6/28 Review

    This will be quick but we attended the Glow with the Show AP preview tonight and we were highly impressed with DCA's handling of the line for the Preview to pick up the ears (even if it did look like a extremely large mess and clusterF*** upon walking up to it.) The line began at mickeys fun wheel and went back to the ice cream store on the pier. It then crossed all the way over to the other side and down along California screaming before winding back and forth several times along the same walkway. We were herded along in a very orderly manner through the line towards the Goofys sky school end of paradise pier where they took the vouchers we had been handed at check in to receive our ears. We were then free to find a spot wherever we wanted for the viewing. We found a spot right towards the Ariel's grotto end on the 2nd tier up from the water. The show was supposed to begin at 1145 but didn't start until closer to 1210. The buzz around us was fun as everyone was so excited to see how this would work. (we had been to the test night during Buena Vista Streets Opening on June 14th so were able to answer some peoples questions around us and knew what to expect). The viewing area was much more packed than the preview we saw. Once the show started the amount of people made the show infinitely more enjoyable as the sheer number of glow hats heightened the experience. At the beginning we found ourselves along with most of the rest of the crowd just watching the people and the hats more than paying attention to the show. The fact that ears right next to us glowed different colors or even different shades of colors to ours was fun to see. All in all this made a the show feel new and exciting to us. The entire crowd oohhd and aahhhed at the ears and the crowd was definitely in a good spirit especially for it being so late!! Looking back as we exited and seeing the ears glowing obver the water which was glowing was also a sight to see.

    As we exited the park we got to see Mickey and Walt had enjoyed the show also Photo by englishpauliewallie • Instagram haha

    I give this new edition an A- but I dont ever thing there will be this many peoplee with the hats at a regular viewing of WOC unless its a special event so it remains to be seen how long this will last. In my opinion thats a great shame.

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    Re: Glow With the Show AP Preview 6/28 Review

    I was there, too. I really enjoyed the hats element as well. As I suspected, this was filmed, presumably for a commercial to get everyone excited about the hats and to plunk down their $23. Below are a few photos. I shot some video, too, but am too tired to upload/process that right now.


    IMG_2119 by itslikeimsayin, on Flickr


    IMG_2132 by itslikeimsayin, on Flickr

    Post-show time exposure crowd shot:

    IMG_2141 by itslikeimsayin, on Flickr

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    Re: Glow With the Show AP Preview 6/28 Review

    We were also there and all we could say was "This is crazy!!" I love the colors. And I agree with how it was much prettier because there were more ears out there tonight We were scared they would run out of ears, but they didn't! And yes, I was also impressed with how they handled the HUGE crowd that was there. Definitely one of my most unforgettable memories at the park I'm so glad I was able to go to this preview because like you said, future WOCs that I would attend would prob not have as many ears!

    I hope the rest of the micechatters who are going tomorrow and Saturday will have as much fun as my friends and I had!

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    Re: Glow With the Show AP Preview 6/28 Review

    they're calling it a preview? They've been doing this a while now.

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    Re: Glow With the Show AP Preview 6/28 Review

    The voucher said "Annual Passholder Glow with the Show Screening," so technically no, but I think the OP meant "preview" in terms of "getting a first glimpse at what it's like when everyone has the hats."

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    Re: Glow With the Show AP Preview 6/28 Review

    I was there, and I hope that since they have our name and pass number and that is linked to an email address they look for feedback. I expected the ears to be going off the entire time, so I was glad that there were parts in the show where the ears were dark. It really did enhance the show, rather than taking over the show. That was a pleasant surprise. I can't wait to see what they do during the Mad T Party. I'm curious how you will know when it's "Glowing WITH the Show" or just glowing because it's on. lol
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    Re: Glow With the Show AP Preview 6/28 Review

    Here's video of the opening number:

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    Re: Glow With the Show AP Preview 6/28 Review

    We are going tonight, What time should we get there?? Can't wait!

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    Re: Glow With the Show AP Preview 6/28 Review

    I'm pretty sure the original voucher said it can be turned in at a ticket booth any time after 9:00 pm. We did it around 10:30 and then they gave us individual vouchers for the glow hats that said to line up on Paradise Pier no earlier than 11:00 and no later than 11:45. We arrived over there a few minutes before 11:00 and there was already a big line that a CM directed us into.

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    Re: Glow With the Show AP Preview 6/28 Review

    Are the hats free to keep or they need to be returned after the show ?

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    Re: Glow With the Show AP Preview 6/28 Review

    Free to keep.

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    Re: Glow With the Show AP Preview 6/28 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by fandelraton View Post
    Are the hats free to keep or they need to be returned after the show ?
    They are free to keep.... Amazing! I knoow!
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    Re: Glow With the Show AP Preview 6/28 Review

    Was there a huge line to receive your voucher at the ticket booth? Does anyone know when people started lining up for 9PM to get their voucher? My concern really is that they'll run out of vouchers since it's on a first come first serve basis

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    Re: Glow With the Show AP Preview 6/28 Review

    It was a lot of fun last night.

    Don't worry about what time to go to the ticket booth to get your voucher, it doesn't really matter. (I guess if you really push it to like 11, you may run a risk of getting denied). Do get to the line by 11 though. The ticket said no earlier than 11:15 and no later than 11:45. We walked up at 11:10 and the line was all the way pass mermaid... (The line that goes down the pier, across the carousel, pass midway mania, and up to mickeys fun wheel.)

    Everyone was being cool last night... no one trying to score extra hats, or complaining about cutting in line it was really nice experience. It was awesome to hear everyone Aahhh and yell with excitement every time the hats blinked... (As you can see in the above posted video).

    This isn't a criticism but, there are still some bugs to be worked out... Not every hat connected to the system. So when everyone’s hats were out dark, there would be a hat here and there blinking red or something. What impressed me was that CMs were walking around and replacing those hats. (Most likely because of they were filming it). There was also a whole section down by the zephyr that were glowing a constant magenta through a whole portion of the show. This was fixed by the next segment.

    Another fun little thing, they left the little multi colored fountains (the ones just after the show) on for a long extended time for people to take photos. They shut off, and were turned back on 3 times. That was nice.
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    Re: Glow With the Show AP Preview 6/28 Review

    At 10:30 there was no wait at the ticket booth. I seriously doubt they're going to have people show up for an 11:45 pm event, voucher in hand, and then turn them away because it's "first come, first served." I'm pretty sure if you've secured your voucher and you show up on time, you'll get your hat. We were a little concerned when they started splitting the line up into a bunch of smaller lines that zig-zagged all over Paradise Pier, but as the OP said, they handled it very well and I don't think anyone went hat-less last night.

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