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  • On May 6, 2022
    Hector from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi I wanted to ask how can I get a bench seating for my family for the firework show and the fantastic parade can you give me more information I am stay at the Disneyland hotel for a week.

    Hi Hector!

    Welcome to planDisney! We're so glad that you're hEAR!

    There is nothing that I love more than a good Disneyland parade. Daytime, nighttime, I love them all. But what I love even more is having a dedicated spot to enjoy them from. The iron benches that are up and down Main Street U.S.A. are on a first-come, first-served basis. I've seen families kind of stake a claim to these sturdy seats hours before showtime by parking all of the bags and jackets, and maybe even a grandparent or two. There are benches along the sidewalk that curves around the flagpole, some in front of Plaza Inn, and a few more in front of Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe. Warning though, the benches that are near the Castle may be used to set up seating for Club 33 Members, VIP Tour Groups, specially invited guests, etc, so if you see benches that are set up to face the castle near the Mickey and Walt 'Partners' statue then book it to the other end of the street to find a seat.

    One of the things that local Keyholders do is bring a blanket to spread out on the sidewalk to kind of claim a little bit of space. When I lived nearby this was a tried and true method on days that just my son and I visited together. Warning though: as it gets closer to showtime, people will try to encroach in your space, especially if they see some spot of blanket not actively being sat upon.

    There are also some paid versions to have a dedicated viewing area, Hector, mostly in the form of Dining Packages and dessert parties like what's currently available for World of Color and the Main Street Electrical Parade. A few that are set to come back soon are packages for Fantasmic!, but also a special rooftop fireworks lounge experience. Lastly, if someone in your party can't stand for long periods of time and needs a bench for a long, restful sit, look into the Disability Access Service that can assist Guests with mobility issues in all kinds of ways, including entrance to special viewing sections at various entertainment options.

    I hope that this helped to clEAR up your question, Hector! Be sure to follow the official planDisney Instagram account for even more tips and tricks, as well as cool behind-the-scenes fun. And if you have any more Disneyland Resort planning questions, We're All Ears!

    ~Kristen
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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