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  • On Apr 28, 2014
    Tamara from NY 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.

    Visiting Disney in July. Are we crazy to go in July many family member are now worried about the heat. Any suggestion as we have already booked and paid for the resort. 2nd can kids participate in the parades and if so how can we make that happen. Ty

    Hi Tara ~

    I have visited Disney every month of the year and the weather is indeed hot in July. Going with the mindset that it will be hot and planning ahead can help. I provided another Guest with some tips to beat the heat during the summer months that I think you will find helpful as well.

    I wish I had an insider secret for you but Guests are typically chosen at random to be in parades. There are times when they may have a celebrity VIP visiting the parks that they ask to be the Grand Marshall for the parades but usually it is Guests that were lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time that are showered in pixie dust.

    If you want to increase your chances of being selected, I would plan to arrive at the park entrances super early. Show your enthusiasm by wearing ears or matching shirts. Smile big and be talkative and friendly to the Cast Members. In other words, draw some attention (in a positive way) to yourselves.

    There is a great parade type experience that kids and adults are invited to participate in at the Magic Kingdom. The Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party has floats that move down Main Street U.S.A. to the hub in front of Cinderella Castle. Once they are in position, Guests are invited to dance with the characters and other parade performers. It is a lot of fun for the whole family!

    Be sure to pick up a Times Guides as you enter to confirm entertainment schedules or by downloading the free My Disney Experience Mobile App.

    Please feel free to visit us with all of your planning questions. We are hEAR for you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) 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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