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Old 01-31-2013, 09:40 AM   #46
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I'd go ahead and sign up now, waiting until then may be too late. They pick people every week, but you can sign up well in advance (I think it's first come first serve).
Interesting. I read that you had to sign up the Friday of the week before your intended parade. But maybe it was saying that was the LATEST I could sign up not the earliest!
I'll try now and report back

ETA) You were right! Thank you. I just signed us up and now we wait to hear. Thanks again
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What would be the best location to catch the parade if we are not planning to go to the concert, and how early do we need to find a spot (don't have to be in front, just able to see most things). My daughter and I will be arriving the afternoon of March 2 and are planning to head over to USF around 4 or 5. We would like to get some food in the French Quarter area (where is this located?) and watch the parade. Would there be any time in there to catch a ride or two or will it be too crowded. Also, if left up to my daughter, we would first go to IOA and ride Hulk a few times before heading over to USF. Will there be time for this?

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I would plan on the Hollywood section of the park which is the beginning of the parade route. Construction is really going to make it rough this year. If you move to the Production Central area which runs from Despicable Me down to just before Twister, you aren't going to have much room to stand. I don't know where the FQ will be this year. I'm thinking it will be in the Central Park area again but not sure. Again...construction will play a major role this year.
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Again...construction will play a major role this year.
Much like with Horror Nights, I think I'd wait to see how the first night goes before making solid plans. Even then, I expect there to be tweaks to Universal's plan as the event goes on.
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Much like with Horror Nights, I think I'd wait to see how the first night goes before making solid plans. Even then, I expect there to be tweaks to Universal's plan as the event goes on.
I have a plan in the back of my head as to what I want to happen next weekend. Whether it does or not remains to be seen. That's all we can do right now.
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I would plan on the Hollywood section of the park which is the beginning of the parade route. Construction is really going to make it rough this year. If you move to the Production Central area which runs from Despicable Me down to just before Twister, you aren't going to have much room to stand. I don't know where the FQ will be this year. I'm thinking it will be in the Central Park area again but not sure. Again...construction will play a major role this year.
Thanks for the advice. I will keep checking back to see what everyone suggests once things get going.
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