Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Apr 1, 2012
    Lewis from NS 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 are the spectators chosen for the parade at Animal Kingdom?

    Hi there, Lewis!

    Experiencing that kind of Disney Magical Moment is largely a result of being in the right place at the right time. There is neither formula nor trick to being selected to Grand Marshal or ride a float in one of the parades; it's simply a question of demonstrating enthusiasm, excitement, and, of course, being around the Cast member whose job it is to make the selection.

    Many unaffiliated fan sites have made suggestions: "Be by Tusker House in advance of the parade!", and "Talk to all of the Cast Members you see!" are two pieces of advice that I have seen mentioned multiple times.

    So there's no good advice I can offer. Certainly being friendly and approachable to the Cast Members is a great start; if you put a little magic in their day, there's no telling what they will do for you.

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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