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Old 05-19-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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Is it worth it to waiting around for 1 hour+ to see parade/fireworks?

I'm wondering if it's really worth it to wait around for so long to see parades/shows/fireworks. Every time I do there are rude people that shove their way in front of me, put their kids on their shoulders, etc. I'm short (5' 1/2") and have a 6 year old so once someone steps in front of us it's pretty hard to see, and I spend the entire time POed. So what are your opinions on this?
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:53 AM   #2
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I used to stake out spots hours before fireworks and no i don't think its worth it. Now we just run to find a spot last minute.

For parades, F! and World of Color yes it is definitely worth it as long as you get a front row spot!

btw..i'm like 2 inches shorter than you...
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:59 AM   #3
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We put the little ones in front and Papa stands behind them. Papa is 6'5", 250 lbs. No one dares to push in front of him!!
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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When we had kids along we would get to our spot early and camp out. You do have to be firm with people who arrive late and think it's okay to push in front of you. Not rude, but firm. We usually had 3-4 adults and 3-4 kids so we could position the kids in front with a ring of adults behind and close ranks....

Now we prefer to go on rides during parades and will watch the fireworks from whereever we happen to be in the park.
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:09 PM   #5
Ew maybe the dolls dance all night. *shudder*
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haha the only parade we ever really enjoyed was the one we got to view from the 'premium view' area when we won the dream suite. Every other time was painful. LOL

I'd say run up and find a spot too. Staking out just doesn't work for me :\
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #6
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I don't care for the parades. It's a really good time to ride the rides during the parade and I just don't like them. I do love the fireworks though, one of my favorite parts! I will put up with the big crowd of nasty people to watch them.
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