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  • On Sep 11, 2023
    Jana from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have tickets to the Halloween party on 10/22/23. Is there a good place to stand where we could stay in the same spot for fireworks, villains show, and 2nd parade without moving all around and still see everything?

    Hello there Jana, I'm thrilled to welcome you back to planDisney!

    As a longtime contributor of questions to our team over the years, I'm honored to be able to answer this one for you as an expert on the Entertainment offerings and Halloween high jinks at Walt Disney World Resort! It looks like you're heading to one of the final evenings of Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which is definitely one of the most popular times to attend this event and certainly a good reason to plan ahead for the perfect viewing spot amid the throngs of fellow costumed revelers in Magic Kingdom Park.

    When it comes to securing the most ideal location to watch the parades and nighttime spectaculars my husband and I actually have varying spots that we like to watch from, whether it's avoiding crowds or being closer to the exclusive snack opportunities while waiting for the show. As far as snagging your space where you won't need to move in order to experience all of the evening entertainment, here are my tips for staking out a spot just behind the "Partners Statue" for the views you'll have of the parade, show and fireworks in succession:

    • Head to the area immediately following the first Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade as families begin to slightly disperse; since I'm closer to Chip and Dale as opposed to Goofy in terms of my height, I tend to choose a spot adjacent to a planter or something that would prevent a taller person from standing immediately in front of me. There's a slight slope from the "Partners" statue towards the area immediately in front of the Cinderella Castle stage so you might also want to be like Obi-Wan Kenobi and take the higher ground.
    • Around this time you might find a lot of folks wisely choosing to stick around this area for Disney's Not-So-Spooky Spectacular fireworks that typically follow the first parade so don't be afraid to swoop in like a bat in the night if you see a great spot! The area along the parade route between the "Partners" statue and Cinderella Castle will rapidly fill with everyone eagerly awaiting the arrival of Jack Skellington, and this spot is the best to behold him in his towering glory as the skies light up with pyrotechnics!
    • Continue to stick around for the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular which will immediately be followed by the next parade so just be aware that Cast Members will ask everyone to clear the parade route and cause a bit of bunching. (Luckily anyone who lingered after seeing the first one will likely move on to the other party offerings and relieve some of the limited space!)
    I also recommend using landmarks like lamp posts as a guide in case anyone in your party needs to leave for a snack or restroom break so that you can find each other easily afterward. I hope this helps, Jana - we look forward to seeing more of your questions here at planDisney again soon!

    And as Jack Skellington says, Seasons Screamings!
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