Parade at Magic Kingdom
  • On Nov 11, 2019
    Sylvia from Conwy Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi can I use fast pass to reserve a place to watch parades thank you for your help, our daughter has Down syndrome and gets very stressed with all the jostling and people pushing in front of her when the parade starts

    Hi, Sylvia!  Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Like you, I am also the mom of a child who has special needs.  One of the reasons why my family returns to the Walt Disney World Resort yEAR after yEAR is that they truly go out of their way to make the magical accessible to everyone.  My son has autism, and when we visit the Walt Disney World theme parks, we use Disability Access Service.  Be sure to stop by Guest Relations when you arrive at the theme park to see if Disability Access Service or any other type of accommodation would be a good fit for your daughter.

    Although FastPass+ is not currently offered for the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, there is an accessible section reserved for guests with special needs.  When you stop by Guest Relations, be sure to ask them to point out where the accessible viewing section is located.  Please keep in mind that this section can fill quickly, so I would recommend arriving early to secure your viewing spot.

    If for any reason you choose not to use the reserved accessibility section for parade viewing, I have a few other tips that you might find helpful.  I like to find a parade viewing spot in Frontierland.  Although you won't have a view of Cinderella Castle as you watch the parade pass by, this section of the parade route tends to be much less crowded than Main Street, U.S.A.  Another great option for VIP parade viewing is to book a Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade Dining Package.  If you decide to purchase a dining package, lunch at Tony's Town Square Restaurant and admission to a special reserved viewing section for the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade are included.  

    As you get ready for your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation, you may find this guide for guests with cognitive disabilities helpful.  If you have any additional questions, please stop by and visit us again.

    See ya real soon!
    Samantha
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Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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