Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 10, 2015
    Jenene from LA 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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    We have a dining and parade question..... We have a 3:35 dining reservation at Crystal Palace and wanted to catch the 3:00 parade at Country Bear Jamboree.... Do we have time to catch the parade then head to Crystal Palace ?

    Hey Jenene-

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Have you ever seen a dragon? You will. Elaborate floats with singing princesses and dashing princes, Disney characters aplenty and topped off by Maleficent as a fire-breathing dragon battling Prince Phillip, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade is a jewel of the Magic Kingdom Park. The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade begins in Frontierland and winds through Liberty Square, around the Plaza and down Main Street, U.S.A., where it finishes adjacent to the Harmony Barber Shop in Town Square. Getting a spot in Frontierland along the elevated wooden walkway near the Country Bear Jamboree is perfect. I would plan on arriving at your spot about 30 minutes before the parade. The parade lasts about 12 minutes from the first entertainers to the last. You will have plenty of time to find your way to The Crystal Palace for a delightful meal at 3:35 p.m..

    Disney Dad Tip: To get to The Crystal Palace after the parade I would bounce immediately into Adventureland and avoid the parade as you wind your way over to your meal.

    Jenene, enjoy making many Magical Memories!

    ~Jason ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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