• On Sep 16, 2019
    Tara from TN 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.

    Hello- Where is the best spot for a 5ft adult and 4 ft kid to stand to view shows on the castle stage? Would the kid be able to stand on the hub? How long before show would you recommend staking out such a spot? Thanks!

    Hello again, Tara! As one of the most “vertically challenged” members of the Disney Parks Moms Panel, I’m happy to help you with this question.

    I’ve watched a variety of Cinderella Castle stage shows at Magic Kingdom Park (both with and without projections on Cinderella Castle), but the best views I’ve had have been from the space beneath the turret at stage left (that’s to your right as you’re facing the stage) and against one of the railings behind one of the small flower gardens around the Walt & Mickey “Partners” statue in the central hub. Sometimes that area around the flower gardens is reserved for disabled Guests, though, so you may have to keep that in mind. Depending on which show you’re planning to watch, you may be able to move a little closer to the stage, but please be advised that although people may be seated as they wait for the show to begin, most of them will stand once it starts. 

    In my experience, the farther back you are, the easier it is to see (especially for nighttime shows). Finding a spot against a railing is helpful because the flower beds that separate you from the Guests in front of you create a beneficial viewing angle for those of us who are a little on the short side. Because of safety issues, you will not be allowed to stand on the concrete walls around those gardens, though.

    For some of the daytime shows that run repeatedly like Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire, the smaller crowds make it a little easier to see from anywhere in front of Cinderella Castle. For something like Happily Ever After (or any of the nighttime shows where there are projections on Cinderella Castle), you probably will want to “stake your claim” in advance of the show, but how early you need to do that will honestly depend on the day of the week and the weather, too.

    I hope you’re able to find a good viewing spot for the Magic Kingdom Park shows, Tara! They’re all amazing.

    Have a Magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, and let us know if there’s anything else we can help you with.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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