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  • Best place to watch the parades?

    Where are the best places to watch the parades in DLR and DCA?

    Normally when I watch the parades at WDW I sit at the very beginning or very end of the parade route as it is the least crowded. Would this work in DLR or DCA?

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    Re: Best place to watch the parades?

    For Parade of Dreams, it really depends which float you most want to see. Different spots along the parade route afford better views of each float during the show stops. When PoD makes its entrance on Main Street, getting a seat near the flagpole affords nice views of three or four floats at the same time during a show stop.

    As for DCA, it's no challenge to find an uncrowded spot most of the time. Usually, people tend to cluster in certain areas while leaving long stretches of the parade route mostly unattended.

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      Re: Best place to watch the parades?

      the parade stops?! Is there a princess' float? Do you happen to know where it stops?

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        Re: Best place to watch the parades?

        Yes, the princess floats stops in FL and the beginning of MS. when it comes back it is on MS and in TL.

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          Re: Best place to watch the parades?

          Originally posted by The Dark Lady View Post
          For Parade of Dreams, it really depends which float you most want to see. Different spots along the parade route afford better views of each float during the show stops.
          Which is funny to say since I remember one of the biggest complaints of Light Magic was that it was a "Streetacular" and if you didn't sit at the right spot it sucked. However PoD is hailed as one of the best parades even though when it is in parade mode it races by you and then stops puts on a show and then takes off again quickly. So if you don't know where the the float you want to see stops you probably won't get to see it except when if flying past.

          btw, I do know that there are other reason Light Magic wasn't liked (i.e. the creeepy fairies and characters) but I hear this one a lot too. It also was the replacement of the beloved MSEP which were big shoes to fill, and unfortunetly it didn't. And to top it the misrepresntation of the AP preview doomed it. I just wanted to point point out that one of the downfalls of Light Magic is what is now the standard of parades in DL.
          Stalking is when two people go for a long romantic walk together but only one of them knows about it.

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            Re: Best place to watch the parades?

            Originally posted by Dan - Tasmic! View Post
            Yes, the princess floats stops in FL and the beginning of MS. when it comes back it is on MS and in TL.
            Where abouts exactly does it stop in MS on the way back?


            Thanks for the info

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              Re: Best place to watch the parades?

              Originally posted by anitajane View Post
              Where abouts exactly does it stop in MS on the way back?


              Thanks for the info
              This info is for the castle float or "Dreams Come True" float, the locations are pretty accurate although they will change if there are two show stops or missing floats.
              from Small World to Main Street
              1. Just outside the Small World parade gates
              2. Near the Alice in Wonderland bathrooms
              3. End of Main Street near Coke Corner

              from Main Street to Small World
              1. In front of Mad Hatter/First 50 Magical Years
              2. End of Main Street near Coke Corner
              3. Near Matterhorn Way

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