A Peek at the Parade

My husband isn’t much of a parade person, and since our trips are normally short and we like to keep moving, we rarely stop and wait for one to begin.

(I guess this doesn’t make me a huge parade person either. I never make a fuss about not seeing them. But if I had my choice, I’d rather sit and wait for a nighttime parade than an afternoon one.)

In March, though, before the huge huge rainstorm that drenched us, and right after I bought a cute pair of Mickey ears, James and I were waiting in line for The Country Bears Jamboree and had a prime location to check out the Move it! Shake it! Celebrate it! afternoon parade.

No bumping into people, or looking around for a good spot. No one to even stand in front of you at the last minute because there’s a really nice angle from this queue. (Plus it was totally empty inside because there was no crowd waiting for The Country Bears Jamboree.)

I love when those little happenstance moments pop up during your time in the park. A nice no stress situation!

When the parks get as crowded as they were this spring, it’s sometimes hard to believe that anything quite this nice and easy will happen but hey, I will take what I can get.

Anyone have any other secret parade spots they want to share? I swear, I won’t tell a soul!

4 thoughts on “A Peek at the Parade

  1. Cool! We are much the same way about parades – we don’t usually go out of our way to see them, and we don’t spend lots of time waiting around for the perfect spot. If we happen to catch part of the parade, then that’s great, but if we don’t, no big deal. However, we do often make an exception to that rule for the Christmas parade. Just something special about that one.

  2. I don’t like to wait around for a parade, but if I happen to know one is about to start I walk up by the families that are all sitting on the curbs. They usually have a stroller parked right there and I stand right behind it. I get a clear view and don’t have to worry about anyone blocking my view. Another great spot is to stand right behind the trash cans. No one can block those views either. 🙂

  3. I’m also in the catch-it-if-the-timing’s-right camp. I enjoy parades, but won’t sacrifice a couple of hours of park time waiting for one (the one exception was DL’s Lion King Celebration back in the 90’s).

    There’s just so much to do in the parks that I enjoy more! 🙂

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