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Old 09-01-2007, 08:24 PM   #1
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Best Place to Watch Magic Kingdom Parade

Does anyone have any suggestions for some great spots to watch the afternoon parade and timing to get these good spots
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:28 PM   #2
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My favorite spot is in front of the Barber Shop on Main Street.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:33 PM   #3
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We always liked anywhere on Main Street. Preferable a shady spot if possible. Then one of us stakes out the spot while the other goes to casey's for hot dogs and we sit there and eat our hotdogs and wait for the parade.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:34 PM   #4
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Seconds to the barber shop area on Main Street! It's one of those magical spots where you can almost always get there at the last minute and still get a great view.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:38 PM   #5
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Seconds to the barber shop area on Main Street! It's one of those magical spots where you can almost always get there at the last minute and still get a great view.
Exactly! I never have to get there more then 20 minutes prior.
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:20 PM   #6
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We had a great last-minute view from a porch area just outside the Country Bear Jamboree -- granted, it was not planned that we watch, it was just one of those magical coincidences that happened, much to our enjoyment.
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:22 PM   #7
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We have had good luck near the Hall of Presidents, before the curve in the road.
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:30 PM   #8
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On our Backstage Magic tour, the guide had us watch the Disney dreams parade near the fire station, close to City Hall & the Emporium. She said that it is a great spot because you see the characters as they're coming towards you and then you see them again as they turn for a final wave before exiting through the gates. It was great.
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Old 09-01-2007, 11:19 PM   #9
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We've seen it at the beginning, by Splash Mountain...pretty good viewing
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Old 09-02-2007, 12:17 AM   #10
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Exactly! I never have to get there more then 20 minutes prior.
Remember that the "3 O'Clock Parade" starts near Splash Mtn. in Frontierland at 3pm (yes, I know, that's a no-brainer) BUT...

It does not REACH the barbershop area until about 3:25pm to 3:30pm.

Time yourself accordingly.
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:41 AM   #11
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Remember that the "3 O'Clock Parade" starts near Splash Mtn. in Frontierland at 3pm (yes, I know, that's a no-brainer) BUT...

It does not REACH the barbershop area until about 3:25pm to 3:30pm.

Time yourself accordingly.
I know. I sometimes get there after 3pm.
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:15 PM   #12
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There is ALWAYS room in Frontierland. Don't try to kill yourself in getting a spot on Main Street. I would say 20 minutes before parade is time enough.
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:59 AM   #13
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Thank you to everyone who helped
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:17 AM   #14
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I had a great last minute spot! If you stand on the hill in front of Splash Mountain. (It's the spot where you stand to watch people come down Splash Mountain.) You have a great view of the parade. You are up on the hill a bit, so the people in front of you are not a problem at all. I got fantastic photos. We waited, maybe 10 minutes for the parade to start. You are in full sun, but wow was it worth it!
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:51 AM   #15
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We have watched it in the Town Square a number of times, walking up about 20 minutes before it starts and getting a spot on the curb. This isn't recommended viewing in the summer, but in the cooler times of the year it's a pretty good spot.
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