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  • On Jul 21, 2014
    Crystal from NH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, I am planning our family's first trip to WDW for Feb 2015, while researching I see you can use FastPass+ to view fireworks and parades. My question is how does this work? Are there reserved seats or areas to sit? Thank you

    Hi Crystal ~

    ​A first trip to Disney World is always amazing and I'm super excited for you and your family! Be sure to pick up your "1st Visit" buttons at your Disney Resort Hotel or any theme park Guest Relations location. You never know what pixie dust will come your way.

    Researching trips to Disney is an awesome way to pass the time until your trip. It is also great to be prepared so that you can spend more time enjoying the magic and less time figuring it out once you arrive.

    ​I love using Disney FastPass+ service (FP+). The sections for parades and fireworks are reserved but not specific spots so the earlier you arrive the better spot within the reserved area you will get. There are no chairs to sit in but some Guests will sit on the ground or at least while they are waiting for the parades and fireworks to begin. We usually take a beach towel to sit on which softens things up a bit.

    They will scan your MagicBand or card to enter the FP+ viewing areas for parades and fireworks. Everyone (over 2 years of age) in your party must have selected that specific FP+ to enter the area.

    If parades and fireworks are a must do for your family, selecting the viewing area for them is a great FP+ selection. If saves time and you get a great view.

    Please feel free to visit us again with all of your planning questions. It is indeed our pleasure to assist you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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