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    Filming of the Christmas Parade

    I have heard that they usually film the parade the 1st Saturday in December. I was wondering two things:

    1. If that will be true for this year?

    2. Is the park incredibly busy that day or just the parade routes? Are the wait times for the attractions shorter b/c most the guests are there for the filming?

    My sister and parents will be going during that time and I would like the let them know if they should try to go to MK that day or stay away! Thanks!





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    Re: Filming of the Christmas Parade

    They pretty almost always film the first weekend in December.

    If you want to see the filming, expect a lot of standing around as they only bring one float by at a time and do several takes. I've hears some people say it's super boring and others have enjoyed it.

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    Re: Filming of the Christmas Parade

    Quote Originally Posted by aimster View Post
    They pretty almost always film the first weekend in December.
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    Re: Filming of the Christmas Parade

    I think it's a great weekend to visit. As you sustpected, so many people are there to catch a glimpse of Regis that Main Street is packed. But the rest of the park is a walk-on!

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    Re: Filming of the Christmas Parade

    The beginning of Dec sounds so much better than when we filmed on Christmas Day for almost all parade units. The opening and closing performances were done prior but you had to stand around on parade route for over 2 hours before you were allowed to perform down Main St. All the while being in character and interacting with guests. It made for a long, tiring day. Pre-filming seems like a better experience for both performers and guests.

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    Re: Filming of the Christmas Parade

    Quote Originally Posted by nathan detroit View Post
    What a wonderfully constructed sentence
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    Re: Filming of the Christmas Parade

    When we visited in '05 I didn't expect the parade to be filmed the same day we went into MK. Main St. was flooded with people (it was like a regular parade in the summer, only on steroids!) and it was difficult to walk down toward the castle as you can imagine. I had fun taking pictures of Regis and Kelly though, (wished I had a telephoto lens) and was able to get some great shots of the characters in the parade as well as some Disney Channel stars. Since the floats stop and wait, there's plenty of opportunity to snap pictures of either the celebrities or the characters. We stood for the longest time just watching the Cheetah Girls wait for their cue. (My 6 yr old daughter was in heaven!)

    I have to say though, that the park was more crowded than I wished. It wasn't jam-packed, but the Mousefest was happening that week and I'm guessing we picked a meet day in the MK.


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