I love a good Magic Kingdom parade! Festival of Fantasy at Magic Kingdom has always been my favorite. Where is the best parade viewing spot at the Magic Kingdom? I have the best parade viewing spots at Magic Kingdom!
The Magic Kingdom is my favorite of the Walt Disney World theme parks. Part of what I love is the daily 3PM parade, Festival of Fantasy. Not to mention, they host parades for both Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party exclusively for party guests.
With the reopening of the Walt Disney World theme parks, guests will also find the fun character cavalcades in Magic Kingdom at various times of day! With the parade and cavalcade options, you are sure to spot your favorite characters!
At Magic Kingdom, all the parades and cavalcades are on the same route, so finding a viewing spot is easy with some quick tips!
Best Magic Kingdom Parade Viewing Spots in the Front of the Park
Main Street USA, by the Emporium is definitely one of the BEST parade viewing spots in all of Magic Kingdom. It’s so classic!
I love this spot for a lot of reasons. First, it gives you a great backdrop of Cinderella’s Castle for the Festival of Fantasy parade as it comes up Main Street USA. Second, there are so many fun shops and street performers to keep you entertained while you are waiting for the parade to come. When you photograph the parade, you’ll have Main Street USA in the background, as well as the castle. Also, if you are planning on leaving the park afterward, you can get out quickly. It will also give you a good viewing point for Happily Ever After.
Main Street USA at the train station. This is another great spot! While you are waiting, you can easily see Mickey Mouse in Town Square. One tip for this area is to stay on the sidewalk, not going up to the train platform. I think the landing area gets very crowded, and you have to get there very early to get a spot. Also, if you are planning to leave the park after the parade, being at the train station gives you a quick exit point.
The Best Magic Kingdom Parade Viewing Spots in the Back of the Park
Frontierland, across from the Country Bear Jamboree. I know, odd spot, right? However, we do like this spot for a few reasons. First, it is toward the beginning of the parade route, no matter which parade you are seeing. So after the parade passes by, we can get on Big Thunder or Haunted Mansion, either with a Disney Genie+ we scheduled or a low standby wait time. Another great advantage is we don’t have to get a spot so early in this area. If we were on Main Street, we’d stake it out about an hour or so before. If we are back here in Frontierland, we can get a spot about 30 minutes before.
Liberty Square, in front of the Christmas Shoppe. This is quite possibly my favorite Magic Kingdom parade viewing spot. First, it’s close to Sleepy Hollow and I love having a Fruit and Nutella Waffle while I wait for the parade! Second, you get a fun view of the parade as it comes up from the hub. I also like it because it’s not as crowded as Main Street USA. It also gives a nice vantage point of Cinderella’s Castle when it’s lit up, making a nice background for photos.
So there you have it. The Five Best Parade Viewing Spots at Magic Kingdom. Which is your favorite?