Parade at Magic Kingdom
  • On Jul 1, 2019
    Crystal from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! We are visiting Disney World in December this year. My son has has low vision. Where are good viewing areas for him for parades and fireworks? Also are we able to use fast passes for any parades or firework shows to get him a better view?

    Hi Crystal!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. You are about to visit during my most favorite time of year! Walt Disney World is magical all year round, but there is something that is practically perfect about Walt Disney World during the holidays! Walt Disney World is committed to providing ALL of its guests with a fantastic experience, including those with special needs. I think it’s terrific that you are pre-planning to make sure that your son has a fantastic time, and there are several options available to enhance your visit! 

    First off, you can scout out an excellent viewing spot approximately 20-30 minutes before the Parade or fireworks begin. We love to watch Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade in Frontierland right in front of Country Bear Jamboree. Depending on the time of day, this is usually the shady side of the street, and you are at the start of the Parade, so this gets you ahead of the crowds — similar situation for the fireworks. We like to watch at the top of Main Street, USA. You have a fantastic view of Cinderella Castle, and are ahead of the exit crowds!

    Each of the Parks has a special Fireworks Dessert Party, ranging from Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace at Magic Kingdom Park! You can also indulge in a Lady and the Tramp-inspired lunch at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant followed by VIP viewing of Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. I think either or both of these options would be fantastic for your son. They both involve delicious food and exclusive viewing spots that will immerse your son in the Magic!

    Lastly, I would suggest you stop by Guest Services at any of the four Theme Parks or Disney Springs. There you can get a Disability Access Service (DAS) Card. It is a tool designed to allow Guests with disabilities a bit more ease in the Parks. Guest Relations also has handheld Audio Description devices that might be useful to your son too!

    Crystal, have a wonderful visit!

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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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