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.