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    Re: Guests that cross the street during parades..

    Quote Originally Posted by alphabassetgrrl View Post
    They need to pay attention and wait until the next crossing time comes up. It's not like you have to wait for the entire parade. Follow instructions.
    Ah, but Walt Disney World has only one crossing, right in Main Street near the entrance... compared to Disneyland that has multiple crossings on a much shorter parade route, I find this a problem.
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    Re: Guests that cross the street during parades..

    Hmm... I'm less than familiar with WDW and their parades. I guess I didn't pay attention to which forum this was in!

    I still think people need to pay attention to the CMs handling the parade route. There's a reason they tell you to wait!
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    Re: Guests that cross the street during parades..

    Quote Originally Posted by alphabassetgrrl View Post
    Hmm... I'm less than familiar with WDW and their parades. I guess I didn't pay attention to which forum this was in!

    I still think people need to pay attention to the CMs handling the parade route. There's a reason they tell you to wait!
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    Re: Guests that cross the street during parades..

    I do wish there were some solution that could make things right for everybody involved. On the one hand, the parade route has to be kept clear for everybody's safety. On the other hand, it's insane that it can suddenly become completely impossible to get from point A to point B when you need to.

    During my last visit, my sister's ECV broke down in Adventureland. We called the rental company and they sent a rep right over with a replacement - but we had to sit and wait two hours before he could get through the Main Street bottleneck to get to us. Another night, I got terribly sick. Not sick enough to call paramedics and go to the ER, but sick enough to rush back to the hotel. Unfortunately, it was nearly time for the MVMCP parade, so I had to just lie on the pavement sobbing for an hour until traffic had died down enough to let us through. CM's were sympathetic, but there was nothing they could do short of strapping on a jet pack and flying over the human mass.

    The company would do well to hire some urban planners to figure out how to alleviate the foot traffic situation, especially in the MK.

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    Re: Guests that cross the street during parades..

    The problem is that the Magic Kingdom does not have enough parade crossings. I'm one of those runners that you were probably cussing but until they have enough crossings I will continue to cut across when needed. Back in the early days magic kingdom had multiple crossings now they keep it so you can't go from one part of the park to another until the parade is over and that is just ridiculous.

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    Re: Guests that cross the street during parades..

    It's ridiculously stupid to run in front of floats. The e-brakes on those things do not stop on a dime, barely a car length. They don't have ABS, so the brakes can and do lock up, sending the float skidding. Not to mention the driver probably has an obscured view of what's in front of them.

    I have noticed MK like to run there parades much closer together than the west coast. DEP at DCA had large gaps between nearly every themed group of floats to allow controlled crossings. MK doesn't. It makes for a shorter parade overall, but it does feel rushed...that is unless you are waiting to cross.
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    Re: Guests that cross the street during parades..

    I visited the MK almost a year ago and I noticed several large gaps in the MSEP, and I was right at the beginning. You can see those gaps in my video. Main Street Electrical Parade at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom - YouTube
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    Re: Guests that cross the street during parades..

    Another thing to put on my list of things that "grind my gears". It's a pretty long list, maybe a little too long. I'm not sure if I'm overly cynical, or there is just that much wrong with the world.


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    Re: Guests that cross the street during parades..

    Quote Originally Posted by LordVader View Post
    Another thing to put on my list of things that "grind my gears". It's a pretty long list, maybe a little too long. I'm not sure if I'm overly cynical, or there is just that much wrong with the world.
    Maybe too much to where it's overflowing out of the "hand basket", if you get my drift.
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    Re: Guests that cross the street during parades..

    Quote Originally Posted by wdwfan22 View Post
    The problem is that the Magic Kingdom does not have enough parade crossings. I'm one of those runners that you were probably cussing but until they have enough crossings I will continue to cut across when needed. Back in the early days magic kingdom had multiple crossings now they keep it so you can't go from one part of the park to another until the parade is over and that is just ridiculous.
    Ridiculous or not, you are creating an accident waiting to happen. Nothing gives you the right to run across in front of a giant float (and if you don't get hit, you run the risk of a float veering into the crowd to avoid hitting you).
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    Re: Guests that cross the street during parades..

    Quote Originally Posted by stitchfanocala View Post
    Maybe too much to where it's overflowing out of the "hand basket", if you get my drift.
    I see what you did there .


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    Re: Guests that cross the street during parades..

    I was in the marching band from junior/middle school and high school in Maitland and Winter Park, FL and our band was invited to march in the Winter Park Christmas Parade every year. The cutting got so bad there that our marching band director came up with the "parade march". It was basically marching almost shoulder to shoulder with minimum distance between each line. We were told to run over those cutters and cameramen that would try and walk through our ranks. It worked when I was there as nobody tried to cut through or between us and the next float though we still maintained a respectable distance from the float in front of us. Needless to say, I have a special dislike for those that would try and cut across a parade. 👹
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    Re: Guests that cross the street during parades..

    "Guests" who are mean to Cast Members shouldn't be allowed back in. Ever. If guests just mellow out and let Cast Members control the show, they'll have a lot more fun. Right?
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    Re: Guests that cross the street during parades..

    Quote Originally Posted by Coasterjunkie View Post
    I visited the MK almost a year ago and I noticed several large gaps in the MSEP, and I was right at the beginning. You can see those gaps in my video. Main Street Electrical Parade at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom - YouTube
    The beginning of the route in Main Street doesn't count for parade spacing. There are always big gaps as they guide the floats through the opening gate via flashlight (vs. DCA where they just placed a couple flashlights on the ground for the drivers to gauge the distance on their own).

    Heck, for comparison, it takes Mickey Mouse a full loop of music (~2 minutes) in CDCT just to get out the front gate once the parade's started. :P



    Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland definitely space out their parades more, both for crossings and for unit separation. WDW takes the philosophy that if they don't smush their units together, people will run across the route. And that is when a lot of the running occurs if the units separate out too much. But would that problem still be an issue with more crossings? (For DEP, Christmas, etc... CDCT is so short I'm glad they smush it together and get it over as fast as possible :P)

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    Re: Guests that cross the street during parades..

    I guess "More Crossings" means "More CMs", which as we all know is the same as "More Money", so we're never going to see it.

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