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Old 02-24-2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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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.



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Old 02-24-2013, 05:18 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:51 PM   #4
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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.
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we just grab a curb spot near the firehouse. nice to see the parade start and then head out.
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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
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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.



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?
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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!.
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We were there the last week in april last year, waited until the second parade after the fireworks, walked over to frontierland a few minutes before the show, and sat on the rocking chairs....it felt like the parade was just for us! We were pretty much the ONLY people over there! Every single character waved and/or came over to us. It was one of the best memories from that trip! As some of the girls were closing up the shops they came out and gave us bags of leftover cotton candy that normally would have just been thrown out!! The whole thing was magical!
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We were there the last week in april last year, waited until the second parade after the fireworks, walked over to frontierland a few minutes before the show, and sat on the rocking chairs....it felt like the parade was just for us! We were pretty much the ONLY people over there! Every single character waved and/or came over to us. It was one of the best memories from that trip! As some of the girls were closing up the shops they came out and gave us bags of leftover cotton candy that normally would have just been thrown out!! The whole thing was magical!
Nice! That DOES sound magical! Watching the parade from rocking chairs definitely sounds like my thing, lol. I am also planning on watching the second parade so hopefully this works. Thank you so much for this tip!
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Its on the list of things not allowed in the parks. I was even wondering if cane chairs were allowed.

I'd like to know too.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:28 PM   #13
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Low wall right outside of HoP.
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That's funny. I was sitting there once and had someone else come up and pretty much expect me to get up and let her sit there. She complained that she was a senior citizen and needed to sit down. The funny part was I was older than she was. She just looked older.
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