• On Feb 21, 2009
    Tracy from IL 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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    How do you get to be in a parade??I will be celebrating my 50 birthday in dec. and would love to be in the parade with my familt!!!

    Hi Tracy,

    What an absolute perfect place to celebrate your big 5-0! If you have not done so yet, be sure to register here for your birthday celebration at Disney World. Disney wants to help you celebrate your special day by offering you free admission to one park on your birthday. What a great gift!

    Ok there is no official way on how to be selected to be in any of the Disney World parades. The best advice I can give is luck, timing and lots of pixie dust. Select Cast Members are always on the lookout for guests to join in on the parade fun. They are looking for families just like yours, having a wonderful time at Disney. We were selected one time to join in at Hollywood Studios Motorcar parade and at the time we were selected, we were standing in line for Playhouse Disney. We had struck up a nice conversation with the Cast Member while we waited for the show. Many laughs and minutes later, she left only to return with another Cast Member who asked us if we would like to be a part of the parade. What a treat!

    Occasionally the parade marshalls are special guests of Disney World, for example a Make a Wish family or perhaps a celebrity visitor, but usually they are families that the Cast Members found simply enjoying the magic and in the right place at the right time. You can certainly ask at the guest relations counter, but I would be sure to do it immediately upon your arrival to the park. This most likely will not work but it never hurts to ask. Be sure to wear your birthday button proudly, smile big and say please--you never know! Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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