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  • On Jul 16, 2011
    Marie 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 are going to disney in October 2011. Can you tell me how the families get picked to travel around the parks with the parades as its going to be my little girls 6th birthday and she would love it.

    Hi Marie!  I bet your little girl must be a sweet one to get to spend her 6th birthday in Walt Disney World!

    Being chose as Grand Marshal of any of the Walt Disney World parades is a great honor.  It is completely random, though, unless it is a pre-planned guest, such as a celebrity or dignitary, and there is no process to go through to sign up to do this.

    Based on past experiences of some people I know who have been chosen for this, the best advice I can give you is to arrive at the Park very early, at "Rope Drop" if possible, have everyone in your group wear some great, eye-catching shirts and/or hats or Ears, and hang around Main Street, or the entrance areas of the particular park you are visiting.  There are Cast Members who are out and about, looking for some nice people to surprise!

    I was chosen once, during Magic Kingdom's 25th Anniversary Celebration, to be a "dancer" on stage at the special celebration show with the characters!  That was so much fun, and an experience I will never forget!  I remember that I just happened to flash a dazzling smile at the right Cast Member near Exposition Hall that morning, and that got my foot in the door, so to speak!

    Remember, there are so many amazing ways to bring some extra Disney Magic to your daughter's birthday!  For a huge list of ways to add this extra Pixie Dust, click HERE.  From special celebration recognition buttons, to specialty cakes and in-room celebrations, let the experts at Disney help you plan a magical surprise for your special birthday girl!

    I hope you all have a wonderful vacation and celebration!
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Meet the Panelist: Teronya, Tennessee

I'm Teronya from Tennessee, but friends call me "Tron!" From experience with Disney Vacation Club, Disney Dining, special diets, Grand Gatherings and more, it would be an honor to help you create your own Walt Disney World vacation magical memories! Learn More About Teronya

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