• On May 30, 2011
    Stephanie from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are having diiner at the Crystal Palace @ 5:45 the Electrical Parade is 7:00 that night...are we cutting it close? Can we see the parade from the CP? If not where is the best place to see?

    Hi Stephanie!

    I think you will be fine, especially if you show up about 10 to 15 minutes early for your 5:45 reservation.  I usually plan on spending about 60 to 90 minutes in a Table Service restaurant, but you can definitely get out of the Crystal Palace faster than that since it is a buffet.  The only issue might be if you want to stay at your table for a particular character. 

    You can see the floats off in a distance from the windows in the Crystal Palace; likewise you can see the floats off in a distance standing outside in front of the Crystal Palace.  But there is nothing like seeing the parade floats up close.  I recommend going to Frontierland after dinner to get a good view, because Main Street and the Castle Hub will most likely be very crowded by the time you could get there.

    Have a magical vacation!
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