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  • On Mar 10, 2015
    Tommy from LA Asked

    Thank you for the wealth of information you share with us. Will be at WDW during a very busy season. Can you please explain to me how using a fast pass for the MK parade works. Need to know if its worth giving up a fast pass to view the parade.


    I was curious, too, how the FastPass+ for the Festival of Fantasy afternoon parade worked, so I made one for our trip in January, and I can tell you, even without young children, it was well worth it.

    First, I did not have to waste precious time hunting for a spot for the parade. And forget trying to get a location that was "comfortable" on the edge of the side walk which in spots sees folks sitting and waiting well over an hour to save. Secondly, the location of the viewing area is spectacular. Because it is at the "top" of the Central Plaza area across the street from the castle, you get to see the parade approaching from Frontierland. Additionally, not to be a spoiler, but the dragon from Maleficent displays quite a show while cruising in front of the FP+ viewing area. Third, you can arrive at the viewing area's entrance (located on the Tomorrowland-side of the Central Plaza; just look for the Cast Member holding a very high and visible sign) up to the moment of the parade and still have plenty of elbow room to feel like a VIP. 

    Keep in mind that if it is your third FP+ of the day, you'll be able to book an additional one at the FP+ kiosks in the park. My conclusion: if you can grab a FP+ for the parade, I certainly recommend it.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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