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  • Hv been to Disney dozens of times ds9, dd7 & ds 7months.We have never stayed for fireworks/parades due to dd Autism/fear of huge crowds departing all at once then us waiting with huge crowds for bus.How much would a cab cost to POFQ/ r they hard 2 get?
  • - Asked by JAYME on 2/3/2013
  • Hi Jayme,

    I can relate to your situation. We seldom saw the fireworks when one of our daughters was younger because she was terrified of the crowds and the noise. And I admit that I find the post-parade crush overwhelming myself.

    My recommendation would be to watch the parade and fireworks from Frontierland or Liberty Square, which tend to be a little less crowded. Once the show is over, linger for a while to let the crowds on Main Street begin to clear. This can be a good time to do some last-minute shopping.

    We sometimes walk to the exit through the shops along Main Street instead of in the street to avoid the crush of people.

    Taxis serving Magic Kingdom are located at the Transportation and Ticket Center, so you would need to take the monorail or ferryboat from Magic Kingdom to the TTC to get one. That doesn't alleviate your crowd issues.

    I suggest you walk from Magic Kingdom to the Contemporary Resort to get a cab. They should be readily available there, and it's an easy, uncrowded stroll.

    I've found taxis to be reasonable within Disney property. My husband and I recently took a cab from Epcot to the Wilderness Lodge and even with a generous tip, the ride was less than $20.

    I'm not sure when you are visiting, but here's another thought:

    If the timing is appropriate, consider Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party or Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. The number of people allowed inside the Magic Kingdom is limited during these special events and that makes the parades and fireworks much more enjoyable for those with crowd issues.

    I hope that helps you decide how to make the Main Street Electrical Parade and the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular a good, memorable experience for your entire family. Please let me know if I can be of further help.

    Enjoy your time with your family at Walt Disney World!

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