• On Aug 5, 2017
    Srah from MA 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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    Hi I just wanted to know the amount of time I would have to take to stake out a spot for a parade because my family is visiting Disneyland not too long from now and we love the parades at Disney World so we wanted to make sure we get good spots for these.

    Hi Sarah!
    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
    Folks trying to secure the best seats for parades at the Disneyland Park generally start making their way to the parade route anywhere between an hour to an hour-and-a-half prior to the parade start time.
    I know this may sound a bit excessive but as you know, Disney Parades are pure Magic and getting a first row seat usually means saving your spot way ahead of time!
    Guests who make their way to the parade route 15-30 minutes before it starts, are usually met with large crowds and by that time, Disney Cast members have already roped off the viewing areas to make way for foot traffic making it harder to find a spot.
    My best advice would be to look for a good seat an hour before the parade and plan to enjoy mealtime right in your parade seating area. In other words, if you'll be watching a daytime parade, have lunch at the spot you've saved. This will make time go faster and it's actually quite enjoyable to sit, eat and people watch at the Happiest Place on Earth. Before you know it, you'll have enjoyed a yummy meal and you'll be able to comfortably watch the parade from a great spot.
    I hope this helps!
    Have a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time at the Disneyland Resort!
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I'm a bilingual, Disney-loving happy wife & proud mommy of Benny & Toby (Woody & Buzz). I've always loved Disneyland. Each trip to this magical place makes me "curiouser and curiouser." I'm proud to serve as a planDisney panelist and look forward to helping with your Disneyland Resort questions. My best advice? Buy the mouse ears, eat the churro, sing out loud and forget about your worries and your strife while at the “happiest place on Earth” Learn More About Anabel

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