10 Do’s & Don’ts About The Parades At Walt Disney World

Some people like thrill rides, some people like calm rides, and some people just want to relax. Not everyone in your group is going to agree on what to do while at Walt Disney World, but one thing you can all do together is to enjoy the Walt Disney World parades. It doesn’t matter your age, parades are something that the whole family will love. Here are ten do’s and don’ts about the Walt Disney World parades.


5) Lift Your Kids Above Your Head

Everyone is paying a lot to enjoy their Walt Disney World vacation. If you put your children on your shoulders, you will be blocking other guests’ views. Feel free to hold them at the same height as you, but when you put them above your head you’re guaranteeing that anyone behind you will have an obstructed view.

4) Bother Other Guests

During parades there are a lot of people put into a small space, but do your best to not bother the other guests around you. Try to keep to yourself as much as you can, and make sure you control your children.

3) Bother the Performers

The performers love to interact with the guests, but make sure you do it respectfully. Trying to mess them up or bother them is just rude and will ruin the show for everyone else.

2) Be Rude

Walt Disney World is the happiest place on earth, so you should be happy. Being rude to other guests or Cast Members is not going to make anyone’s day better, it will do the exact opposite. It’s amazing how far a smile can go to make someone’s day, and yet it’s so simple.

1) Get Your Spot Right Before the Parade and Push Your Way to the Front.

To get a good spot for a parade you do need to grab your place early. There are many guests who will wait hours to guarantee their spot, and when someone gets there five minutes before and pushes in front of them; that is just not right.

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5) Have Fun

Remember, you’re at Walt Disney World. Having fun is a requirement. Disney knows what they’re doing with the parades and they are a great time. You won’t see anything like them anywhere else. These really are memories that will last a lifetime.

4) Enjoy Shorter Wait Times During Parades

We’re not saying to skip the parade, but if you’ve seen it in the past and don’t care as much to see it again, wait times for rides are shorter during parades. That may be a good time to go hit up Seven Dwarfs Mine Train or Space Mountain.

3) See What You’ve Never Seen Before

If you’ve never seen one of the parades before, make sure to make one a priority. The parades offer a great time and Disney gives it 100 percent for each one. Your mind will be blown each time, Disney really knows what they’re doing when they create them.

2) Take Lots of Pictures and Videos

With cameras and videos right on your cell phone it is easy to take pictures and videos all day long. Don’t forget to take lots of pictures of the parades. That way you can keep the memories with you forever.

1) Get Your Spot Early

If the parade is one of your must do’s you will want to grab your spot early, especially during the busiest times of the year at Walt Disney World. There are many good spots to see the parades but there will also be many guests who will want those places as much as you do. Grab your spot early to guarantee that you will have the best view of the amazing parade.

About Tricia Kennedy

Tricia Kennedy lives in Orlando and loves having Walt Disney World pretty much in her backyard. She can be found at Disney several times a week. She will often stop by a park for an hour or two, but she also enjoys spending a whole day there with her friends. A lifelong Star Wars fan, Tricia especially enjoys Star Wars Weekends and has ridden Star Tours over 200 times. Tricia's other favorite thing is Disney's BoardWalk, where she can often be found taking a walk or watching the nightly street performers.