Get the dining package. We saw Whoopi a couple of days ago- and even with the package and arriving 40 minutes before the show- we were pretty far back in the line- so far, in fact, that we were beyond the queue ropes. We still got excellent seats since we prefer to sit in the last reserved row for package holders- but if we wanted to be in the front there would have been no way- as that was filled by people lining up 90 minutes or more before the show. For standby, we saw people lined up at 2 PM for the 5 PM show. Not my idea of a magical day in EPCOT. For our show (the second of three), a considerable group got in from the standby line- but there were still HUNDREDS that didn’t make it in and would have to wait for the later show. Unless you want to spend a big chunk of your day in a line for a show that you may, or may not, get in to see- I would get the package. You are guaranteed a seat even if you arrive a couple of minutes before the show. Granted those seats are the ones behind the trees with a less than ideal view- but you will still have a seat. That cannot be said of those in the stand by line. Given the number of people still waiting after we came out (which had at least doubled from when I looked on my way back from the restroom before our show), I would think a significant number of them were going to be turned away. Easily avoided by having dinner and paying a slight premium for guaranteed seating. My 2 cents.