Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jan 4, 2013
    Brenda from AR 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 headed to DW in two weeks. We have two very small children; how early should we show up for the parades in order to get a good viewing spot for the kids?

    Hi, Brenda!  You will find people camped out along the parade route for some parades - especially at the Magic Kingdom - up to an hour ahead of time!  That's too long for me, especially with small kids.  I usually find that I can start looking for a spot about 20 - 30 minutes ahead of time and still find one that works just fine.  If you plan well enough, you can pick up a snack or drink before you scope out your spot.  That will give the kids something to do while they wait.

    Have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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