Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Great Parade Viewing Spot at Animal Kingdom
There’s nothing like a parade, especially at Disney World! The music, the costumes, the floats, the characters, the excitement… what a way to end the day! Until you find yourself caught in the pedestrian traffic jam that follows. You can easily shuffle along for 20 minutes or more just trying to make it to the front gate following the parade. And don’t you just love those people that ram their strollers into your ankles? It all puts just a little damper on the magic.
Well, last time I visited Animal Kingdom I found the most perfect spot both for viewing Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade and for making a quick escape ahead of the masses at the end. Park yourself in front of Safari Coffee. It’s located right near the bridge that takes guests back towards the front gate. (See my post below for a map.)
From this vantage point the parade comes straight at you just before it makes a small curve to the left so you get a great head on view. Want to see? Check out my parade photos from this great spot. From here it’s easy to see when the end of the parade is coming. Just before the end reaches you, make a break for it and head for the gate ahead of the hoards. Now that really is a great way to end the day!