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  • On Jan 1, 2012
    Ellen from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have been before to Disney and are going again in 20 days! My question, how do you get to be one of the families that get a chance to ride on a float in the parade?

    Hi Ellen!

    There are various magical moments at Walt Disney World and they basically are random events that happen to some very lucky guests.  You can increase your chance on getting selected for some things, like getting to participate in the opening of a theme park, a water park, or a restaurant (just a few have an elaborate ceremony) by being one of the first families there and interacting with the various Disney Cast Members.  I have been told by guests that wearing matching outfits helps, but I wouldn't suggest going out and buying or making matching outfits in the hope to increase your chance.  I think the truth is it really comes down to luck.  I tell guests not to expect anything at all, and then, if something happens, it will feel truly magical! 

    Sorry I don't have a better answer for you.  Have a magical trip to Walt Disney World, and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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