Ariel in the parade at Magic Kingdom
  • On Mar 10, 2022
    Catherine from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are coming to Disney World for our 50th anniversary and to see my grandson in the magic kingdom parade April 24 with his band what I need to know is where would best the vantage point for two older people to watch the parade

    Hello Catherine! Welcome to planDisney!

    It's so exciting to hear that you're coming to Walt Disney World Resort for your 50th anniversary during its 50th anniversary! It must have been a great year!  And there's certainly no better reason to visit than to see your pride and joy walking right down the middle of Main Street, U.S.A.  What an amazing opportunity for your grandson and his classmates. 
    The very best viewing spots for the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade may be based on which side of the band your grandson is marching on, as I'm sure you'll want to make eye contact, wave and take pictures.  I would definitely ask him where he is in the lineup so you can try to be on that side of the street! If I were you, I would start making my way down Main Street, U.S.A about an hour prior to the parade start time. I suggest popping into Main Street Bakery or Main Street Confectionary for a cold drink or sweet snack to enjoy while people-watching and waiting to hear the sweet sound of your grandson's band! Standing by the flagpole at the end of Main Street, near the Park entrance, is always a great view. 

    If you and your family are thinking about purchasing the new Disney Genie+ Service you can even get priority saved seating as a Lightning Lane selection.  Lightning Lanes are a way to "skip" the line at more than 40 rides and attractions throughout the Parks, but they also work to hold a perfect viewing area of parades!  This means that you can meet up with a Disney Cast Member in front of Cinderella Castle and be led to prime seating right behind the Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse "Partners" statue.  If you want to make sure you're getting a great view, this is the way to go!

    While you're visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, make sure to carve out some time to celebrate your anniversary! Booking an Advance Dining Reservation at a special restaurant like Citricos or Steakhouse 71 will be the perfect way to end your practically perfect day!

    Ashley M
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

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