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  • On Nov 11, 2010
    Erin from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, I just found out The Christmas Day Parade will be filmed in MK on Dec 3 when i plan to be there. How will this affect my day in the park? I assume large crowds, but will it mean that areas or attractiions will be closed? Only 16 days 2 go Thx Erin

    Hi, Erin!  The Magic Kingdom can be crazy on the day the Christmas Parade is being filmed.  Remember though that filming can change at a moment's notice due to weather, talent schedules, or unforeseen changes.   

    I was at the filming last year with some of my fellow Disney Moms, and it was a blast!   We were there during the taping of the Jonas Brothers, and it was super busy on Main Street and in front of Cinderella Castle.  To get through the crowds, stay on the sidewalks near the shops.  Decide before you head up Main Street which way you want to go, as it will be nearly impossible to cross the street.   Stay to the left if you want to go to Crystal Palace or Adventureland, and stay to the right if you want to head to Tomorrowland.   Once past the chaos, you should be fine!

    To avoid it completely, you may want to visit a park other than the Magic Kingdom on Saturday (unless production schedules change, then you just never know!)   Look at it as a bit of Disney Adventure, and you just never know you might see . . . a celebrity or a special visitor from the North Pole may just be around the corner!  Have fun!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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