• On Sep 20, 2018
    Jessica from IN 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.

    Can you reserve a date in advance to be the grand Marshall for the parade in Magic Kingdom? I know you have to ask in person, but can you book it in advance?

    Hi Jessica, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question. 

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no way to pre-reserve a coveted spot as the Grand Marshall of a parade at Magic Kingdom Park. No one knows quite how that special honour is bestowed on a family but, one thing is for sure: the family is only picked the morning of the parade, when the Park opens for the day. 

    So wear your biggest, brightest Disney smile and make sure to be there bright and early if you want to stack the odds in your favour. I also hear that matching shirts often help catch the eye of the Cast Member who will be making the selections that day. 

    I’m sorry I wasn’t able to give you the answer you were hoping for, but please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other Disney planning questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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