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Mel*Pie 02-24-2013 04:11 PM

Is there any place to SIT and watch Electrical Parade and/or Wishes?
 
Is there any place to SIT and watch the Main Street Electrical Parade and/or Wishes?

We have dinner ADRs at The Plaza for 6:15 pm, Wishes at 8 pm, and the second Parade at 9 pm.

Thanks in advance!

Robo 02-24-2013 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Mel*Pie (Post 47613762)
Is there any place to SIT and watch the Main Street Electrical Parade and/or Wishes?

We have dinner ADRs at The Plaza for 6:15 pm, Wishes at 8 pm, and the second Parade at 9 pm.

Thanks in advance!

The new wrinkle to this is that they've added a NEW SHOW that takes place
ON the facade if the Castle, starting about 15 minutes before Wishes.
It's called "Celebrate the Magic," and should not be missed!

A look at the Parade Route
Disney's (MS) Electrical Parade and the 3 O'Clock Parade both start near the Firehouse and exit near Splash Mtn.
MVMCP and MNSSHP Parades both start near Spalsh Mtn. and exit near the Firehouse.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...ute_092609.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...dle_020311.jpg

maxiesmom 02-24-2013 04:18 PM

How great does the view need to be? If you book a Wishes dessert party, you get to sit and eat all the desserts you want, and see the show and the parade and the fireworks. Not the best view of the parade, but good views of the show and the fireworks.

Mel*Pie 02-24-2013 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Robo (Post 47613787)
The new wrinkle to this is that they've added a NEW SHOW that takes place
ON the facade if the Castle, starting about 15 minutes before Wishes.
It's called "Celebrate the Magic," and should not be missed!

A look at the Parade Route
Disney's (MS) Electrical Parade and the 3 O'Clock Parade both start near the Firehouse and exit near Splash Mtn.
MVMCP and MNSSHP Parades both start near Spalsh Mtn. and exit near the Firehouse.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...ute_092609.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...dle_020311.jpg

Thanks, Robo! Those diagrams are very helpful. And now I know not to miss the pre-Wishes show.

But what about the seating? Do you know if there is any place two people can sit and view the the parade and/or Wishes?

Deb & Bill 02-24-2013 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Mel*Pie (Post 47613962)
Thanks, Robo! Those diagrams are very helpful. And now I know not to miss the pre-Wishes show.

But what about the seating? Do you know if there is any place two people can sit and view the the parade and/or Wishes?

Only if you find a seat very early before the guests start filling up the parade watching spots. And you may find what you think is a good spot to sit and others stand in front of you to watch the parade.

There are no bleachers or similar seating for the parades and fireworks like you have for Fantasmic!.

Robo 02-24-2013 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by maxiesmom (Post 47613843)
How great does the view need to be? If you book a Wishes dessert party,

Not the best view of the parade, but good views of the show and the fireworks.


Correct.
Not really anything that could be called "seeing the parade" from the Dessert Party.

You will be at a distance of 180-220 feet (2/3 of a football field) from the parade,
with guests standing between you and the parade entries.
I've presented the areas (in blue) that are (somewhat) unobstructed by trees between the Noodle Station and the Hub area.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...rty_101210.jpg

Minnesota! 02-24-2013 05:35 PM

we just grab a curb spot near the firehouse. nice to see the parade start and then head out.

Disney_Princess83 02-24-2013 05:58 PM

We were lucky to grab a table outside Casey's 10 minutes before Wishes. The view has some trees in front of it and we have seen Wishes many times so we didn't mind, we were just hoping to sit down and eat :) You could see the Electrical Parade from there but but a great view :)

travelbug 02-24-2013 06:17 PM

I was lucky enough to get a rocking chair on the porch in front of Tony's. Had a terrific view of the parade. I made my way up Main Street afterwards to watch the castle show and Wishes. I just stood for that, and it was fine.

littlejen22 02-24-2013 08:54 PM

The map Robo posted showed the best area for the fireworks but how good is that prime area for the pre-show on the castle?

Robo 02-24-2013 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by littlejen22 (Post 47617407)
The map Robo posted showed the best area for the fireworks but how good is that prime area for the pre-show on the castle?

Anywhere in or near the Hub with a clear view of the castle will be fine.

parkhopping 02-25-2013 12:29 AM

For the parade, I've watched before from Liberty Square. Not sure if this is kosher, but several people brought a stool over from the seating area by Liberty Square Market. There were lots of CMs around, though, and nobody was told off for it (at least that I could tell). You can, of course, always grab a spot on the curb. No need to get here super duper early; this area is not in huge demand like Main St.

For Celebrate the Magic/Wishes, if you don't want to book the dessert party and don't mind camping out for a while (1 hour minimum), the yellow tables with umbrellas in front of The Plaza have a great view.

parkhopping 02-25-2013 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Robo (Post 47617859)
Anywhere in or near the Hub with a clear view of the castle will be fine.

I would recommend not standing too close. I watched from the Hub once and did not enjoy it as much as the view from further down Main St./surrounding areas.

Mel*Pie 02-25-2013 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by parkhopping (Post 47618980)
For the parade, I've watched before from Liberty Square. Not sure if this is kosher, but several people brought a stool over from the seating area by Liberty Square Market. There were lots of CMs around, though, and nobody was told off for it (at least that I could tell). You can, of course, always grab a spot on the curb. No need to get here super duper early; this area is not in huge demand like Main St.

For Celebrate the Magic/Wishes, if you don't want to book the dessert party and don't mind camping out for a while (1 hour minimum), the yellow tables with umbrellas in front of The Plaza have a great view.

Great, thank you. I'll check out those areas. Especially Liberty square for the smaller crowds. It's also the second nighttime parade of the day so that will hopefully reduce the crowds as well. Fingers crossed! Thanks again for the response! :goodvibes

cheer25mom 02-25-2013 09:27 AM

There is a low wall right at the end of the parade route near the gate the floats enter that we have been allowed to sit on for MSEP. I don't think it would be a good spot for wishes.


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