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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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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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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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Old 02-24-2013, 05:49 PM   #5
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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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Old 02-24-2013, 05:51 PM   #6
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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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Old 02-24-2013, 07:17 PM   #9
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:16 AM   #14
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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!
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:27 AM   #15
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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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