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  • On Jul 1, 2010
    Mary from LA Asked

    Where is the best place to see the parades at Magic Kingdom? Both the daytime parade and the nightime one.

    Hi Mary,

    For the Celebrate A Dream Come True Parade typically held at 3 p.m. every day, I like to position myself near the beginning of the parade route so as soon as its over, I can head out to attractions - less wait time.

    For the evening parade, I like to stake out a spot that offers a great viewing location for both the parade & fireworks. I love being near the end of Main Street USA (either side) just as it turns at the hub in front of Cinderella Castle. One reason I like these spots is that there are restrooms near by in case my kids need to go during the wait. We can also grab a snack & make new friends while we wait for the parade & fireworks.

    The parades at MK can start at either of the parade route & can vary from day to day & parade. The parade route begins (or ends) in Frontierland near Splash Mountain & travel towards Liberty Square.  It turns right at The Hall of Presidents. When it reaches the hub in front of Cinderella Castle it goes to the left side of the hub. From there it heads down Main Street taking another left so that it goes around Town Square & ends near the Harmony Barbershop. Or it can begin near the Harmony Barbershop & make its way along the same route & end in Frontierland.

    To find out from which location a parade will begin, stop by Guest Relations & ask. Keep in mind that parades on the same day may start on different ends of the parade route so if you're interested in a particular one, make sure you specify that when inquiring. You can also ask a Cast Member along Main Street when you enter.  Near parade times, you'll see CMs dressed in black slacks, black vests & white shirts appear along the parade route who should be able to assist you as well.

    Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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