Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 7, 2012
    Candy from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Where is the best place and least crowded place for the parade in Magic Kingdom? We have 3 small children and just want to get a good spot without waiting there forever and being trampled on.

    Hi Candy!

    There are so many variables that make a difference in the answer to your question.  The time of year, day of the week, time of the parade, weather and special events can all have an impact on the the crowds that your will experience at the Magic Kingdom.

    But, here is what never changes...everyone is at the happiest place on earth for the same reasons.  To have a great time.  To enjoy a family vacation.  To experience the magic of Disney, so getting trampled isn't something to be too concerned about.  I have three children as well and I always had a fear of that as well, but found it just didn't happen. 

    There really isn't a bad location to view the parades anywhere along the route.  Naturally around Cinderellas Castle you will find the best setting and many people choose to view the parade from there.  I like to incorporate a snack with the wait so that it passes the time better.  On Main Street USA is Casey's Corner and the Main Street Bakery....both are great for snacks to enjoy while waiting on the parade route.

    A hidden gem of a spot to watch the parades from is the bridge near Splash Mountain.  It's elevated position offers great viewing and since it's set back from the actual route, there isn't always the same crowd density.

    Hope this helps!  Have a magical time!

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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, Ontario

I am from Georgetown, ON Canada. I own/operate a health and fitness company, and have 3 children. I love being able to help people plan their vacations and share my experiences with them ... including how to stay fit and healthy while on vacation! Learn More About Carrie

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