• On Mar 29, 2010
    Victoria 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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    What is the best spot to view Magic Kingdom parades; illuminations at Epcot; and Animal Kingdom parade? First time at Disney and we don't want to miss anything! Thanks!!!

    Hi Victoria!

    This is an excellent question! 

    At Magic Kingdom we have found that the best place to view the parade and fireworks is in front of Casey's Corner on Main Street U.S.A. We like this location because you are facing Cinderella castle which makes watching the fireworks and parades that much more beautiful.  Also you are centrally located to washrooms (behind Casey's Corner) and some counter service restaurants to grab a quick snack while you wait for the shows.

    Our favourite spot to watch Illuminations is in front of the Canadian pavilion.  The view of the fireworks here is spectacular!

    At Animal Kingdom we like to watch the parade around the Safari entrance in Africa.  The parade goes through this section twice (at the beginning and the end).  If you get a spot here you can watch it go by once then wait ten minutes for it to come by the other way. After the first pass, most guests leave and it gives you the opportunity to take photos with fewer crowds.

    Have a magical vacation! 
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I am Dorothy from Dundas, Ontario Canada. I am a strong believer that vacationing is a great way to create a close-knit family. There is no better place to achieve this than a trip to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Dorothy

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