• On Nov 14, 2011
    Jessica from LA 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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    DH & I will surprise DS w/vacay for 3rd bday on 2/24-2/28. Where should we go for the best view for each parade & fireworks (day & night) @ each park? Custom cake you can order for table service worth it? Price? Must stay on property to use bus

    Your son is one lucky duck, Jessica! Let's hook him up. Our favorite viewing area for the afternoon and night parade at Magic Kingdom is the street corner near the Emporium and Harmony Barbershop. Wishes from the hub in front of the castle is spectacular if you can swing it. The garden area in front of Crystal Palace is pretty rad too. Illuminations at Epcot? We really like experiencing it inside La Hacienda. Otherwise, the view near the bridge into France is a good time. Pixar parade at Hollywood Studios? We like watching it in front of the bronze busts outside of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade at Hollywood Studios? Check it out in Africa, but not on its first go around. The parade loops back to Africa as it concludes. Wait for people to vacate their viewing locations after the parade passes them by the first go around. Regarding the custom cake, I think your 3 year old would be just as thrilled to get a dessert (sometimes complimentary) with a candle in it at the restaurant. Just note his birthday celebration on your reservation and mention something to the cast member when you get there.
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