[QUOTE=goofy_scotty;1046743]Saw it last year without the package, stand by line wasn’t any crazier to us than any other Disney attraction, you could just see the line because it wasn’t tucked into an inside cue.
We waited in line for about 45 mins, and we were at about the halfway point for people to get in. I felt like we had just as good seating, center 3/4 the way back, without the package and we had a ressie for Le Cellier planned for 7:30pm (just in case we couldn’t get into the 1st CP) after the 5pm CP which worked out perfect, and only used up one table service from our DDP. Walked right out of Le Cellier into a good spot for Illuminations. Was an overall fantastic night!! :mickey:
So it’s possible to see CP without the dining package! But the package may make things a bit more convenient for sure![/QUOTE]
Well that is good to know that you were able to see it. We saw the 2nd show and people had been in line for HOURS in standby and many did not get to see it that night (or so I am told). Guess like anything else it all depends on the night. The only thing I didn’t like was the rush to the “special viewing area” for illuminations. It was a true rope drop dash :wacko: but we got there in time and had a decent view. It was very close to the water I had never been so close as we usually view from Mexico.