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  • On Feb 15, 2016
    Mickey from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is the Fastpass for the Main Street Electrical parade really worth it/needed? I wasn't sure if i should reserve a fastpass for that if it would be easy to just find a good spot on our own. Thanks.

    Hey, Mickey!

    Hey there, hi there, ho there and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! The Main Street Electrical Parade, with its sparkling lights and hypnotic music, is one of my favorite nighttime activities. I have never made a FastPass+ reservation for this attraction prior to arriving and have always had a great view of the parade. I prefer not to use one of my preselected FastPass+ reservations for nighttime activities because it prevents me from acquiring additional FastPass+ reservations during the day. I suggest you grab a snack and relax in a spot about 30-45 minutes before parade time.

    Disney Dad Tip: These are my favorite locations:

    The first is standing against any rail on the raised wooden platform walkway in Frontierland. Here the parade path is straight giving a lot of viewing time for each parade element. We have been in front of the Frontier Trading Post and Country Bear Jamboree without anyone standing in front us. This is a great covered location during light drizzle and a quick access to Adventureland.

    The second is in Liberty Square to be used if there is no precipitation. There is a small half wall in front of The Hall of Presidents attraction just behind the parade rope line and across from the Liberty Bell replica. If you arrive about 30-45 minutes before the parade and get a space on this wall you will have a place to sit. The area behind the rope line is shallow so you should have an unobstructed view. This is where the parade turns and presents a fantastic view of all the floats and dancing Cast Members. has a great piece on this topic and I suggest viewing it for other ideas based on your itinerary.

    Great ready for a dazzling display if lights and sound.

    Mickey, enjoy making many Magical Memories!

    ~Jason °O°
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found on both coasts at the "Happiest Place on Earth" and "Most Magical Place on Earth."  I am so excited to share my "yEARS" of pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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