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Old 08-15-2019, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default Tell me about FP+ for Illuminations.

It says to arrive between 8:40 and 8:55. Do people tend to show up at this time, or if I do, will I be the last one there? Also, I'm using an ECV, so is there HA viewing within the FP+ area?
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Old 08-16-2019, 04:40 AM   #2
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Yes there is HA ECV viewing, but sometimes that area will get full and they will take you to another area that is roped off for ECV use.

Not sure what time they let you in to the fastpass area, but I seem to recall people are there much earlier then 20 minutes prior to the show starting.
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:15 AM   #3
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There is generally a line that starts forming roughly (my guess) 45 min in advance. If you're compulsive or want a good spot get there at least 30 min early (when I did). But the truth is you'll be able to see fine regardless. Best views are from the front (obviously) or the back (because it's somewhat higher) of the viewing area.

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Old 08-21-2019, 01:44 PM   #4
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We grabbed a late in the day FP+ last week for a final farewell to Illuminations. People were lined up at the FP entry an hour before the show. We arrived about 30 minutes before and the area was already open with many spots filled. We got a decent spot, but we were towards the back and the kids didn't have the best views.

If you are adults and/or taller - 30 minutes before would work. If you have kids that will want a clear view, earlier would be better!
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