• On Nov 8, 2019
    Brandy from MS 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.

    For a good view of the 11:00 Very Merry Christmas Parade,is it worth it to book a spot at Tony's Merriest Party? or better to just find a spot?

    Hi Brandy!  Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I just returned from a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth and I had the opportunity to enjoy Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade with its dancing reindeer and iconic wooden soldiers.

    The parade is performed twice during the party at 8:30 and 11:00 pm.  Generally the later parade is much less crowded than the first, and it is not as difficult to find a good viewing spot, especially if you choose to watch the parade from a location other than on Main Street, U.S.A.  

    Tony's Most Merriest Town Square Party includes a buffet of hors d’oeuvres and desserts as well as beer and wine.  Guests dine inside Tony's Town Square Restaurant, and will have a reserved viewing area for the parade outside near the flagpole in Town Square.

    Whether or not this experience will be "worth it" depends on how important it is to you to have a reserved spot to watch the parade.  Some Guests do stake out a spot to watch the parade an hour or more in advance.  Personally, I am happy to view the parade from the second or third "row", and will generally find a spot 15- 30 minutes in advance.  However, I am also a firm believer that every vacation needs a bit of a splurge, so if a reserved viewing spot in a prime location for Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade along with a festive buffet sounds like something you are interested in, then maybe this is the splurge for you.

    I hope that helps!  Please let us know if you have any additional questions as you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.  Enjoy your visit!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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