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Old 05-23-2017, 09:04 PM   #901
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We were kind of surprised on our recent trip that there was a standby line of about 20 minutes for Living with the Land. We went ahead and go in, but at one point, I kind of thought a FP would have been nice. When we got off the ride, the standby line was gone.
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We've waited close to an hour in line for Living with the land so maybe the FP will be worth it.
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The wait time for Living with the Land ebbs and flows. Sometimes there is no line at all and other times we've had to wait. But I still hate using a FP on it!

hurray for single digits! You'll be there before you know it!
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We will be in Epcot in the same area on June 5 and I completely agree with you. I hate the tiers and Living on the Land rarely needs a FP!
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I once saw the line for the Nemo ride out the door. It's the tiers. Now, rides that never had long lines, have long waits.
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hurray for single digits! You'll be there before you know it!
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Epcot was the hardest park for me to choose fastpasses.
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I have no plans for us in the morning. We are open for anything. Sleep, pool, Disney Springs. Whatever the mood strikes us, that's what we'll do.

In the afternoon/evening we'll be heading to Epcot. Fastpasses for today are:

The Seas with Nemo & Friends - 4:40 pm - 5:40 pm
Journey Into Imagination with Figment - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frozen Ever After - 7:25 pm - 8:25 pm

Epcot has EMH this evening, so we'll probably take advantage of those for a bit.



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Some good park and dining plans. Can't believe you're in single digits now! Just so close!
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