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is epcot illuminations fastpass area sitting or standing

boyarsky

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I'm trying to find out what the FastPass viewing area for Illuminations is like. I found this video which implies people sit on the sides and stand in the middle behind the bushes. But I also saw a reference that there is no sitting area.

So is that some parts are sitting and some are standing? Or it changed? Or something else?
 

nickys

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I'm trying to find out what the FastPass viewing area for Illuminations is like. I found this video which implies people sit on the sides and stand in the middle behind the bushes. But I also saw a reference that there is no sitting area.

So is that some parts are sitting and some are standing? Or it changed? Or something else?
I don’t think there is a sitting area. The people who are sitting just chose to sit. As long as you’re not on a walkway I guess it’s fine. Although I’m not sure I would sit through Illuminations itself.
 

James J

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I don’t think there is a sitting area. The people who are sitting just chose to sit. As long as you’re not on a walkway I guess it’s fine. Although I’m not sure I would sit through Illuminations itself.
What Nicky said. When I did it last October there was plenty of room for people to sit down, which was quite nice after being on our feet all day. Most of us got up when the show started though.
 

boyarsky

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Thanks! I'm going with someone who can't sit on concrete. (Or rather can't get up from concrete.) So I wanted to make sure they didn't force everyone to sit before getting the Fastpass for it!
 

tigerlight

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A bit of a waste of FastPass.... there are probably hundreds of viewing locations all around the World Showcase. You don't need to get there early, either. Why not have a nice sit in a restaurant area and get up 5 minutes before the show? Even in the FastPass area you likely won't have a "front row" seat and will be clumped together with others, just the way you are in every other area.... but it doesn't matter, you'll still enjoy the show and if you have multiple nights at Epcot you can experiment with viewing locations.
 

Nottamus

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A bit of a waste of FastPass.... there are probably hundreds of viewing locations all around the World Showcase. You don't need to get there early, either. Why not have a nice sit in a restaurant area and get up 5 minutes before the show? Even in the FastPass area you likely won't have a "front row" seat and will be clumped together with others, just the way you are in every other area.... but it doesn't matter, you'll still enjoy the show and if you have multiple nights at Epcot you can experiment with viewing locations.
It was actually kinda cool to do FP once for this. The concrete is kind of graded twords the Lake so sitting was a good view.
I agree that you DON'T have to have a FP to get a great view....but its a treat to try it at least once!
 

JohnD

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If you can't get up to the rail, stand BEHIND the handicapped area. When I last went no one who met that criteria showed up, so they let us move forward to the rail. If they do show, you'll be able to see over them, assuming you can move left or right of other family members who are with them.
 
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