Hello! My group of 10 (5 adults, 5 young kids) will be heading to our first MVMCP in early December. My group would like to try to watch the first parade, even though we know it will be more crowded, because there’s a good chance that some of the kids could fall asleep & miss the parade entirely if we only do the second, later parade.
However, I’m reading reports on various blogs & forums that people suggest getting a spot on the curb on Main Street for the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at least 2 hours early! And that would mean being on the curb at 630pm for an 830 parade! Not only am I concerned that our kids (6, 6, 5, 4, 20 months) won’t have the patience for that, but also we were hoping to get one large group photo with the 7 Dwarfs, and our original plan was to do that first, before the parade. But now I’m worried accomplishing both won’t happen - if we focus on good parade seating & watch the first parade, that flows right into the fireworks show at 10pm, meaning we couldn’t line up for 7 Dwarfs until after that was over - likely having asleep kiddos!
But if we do the Dwarfs first, even if we managed to be among the first in line, we might not be finished that until 730 or after, and will that put us out of contention for a curb spot on Main Street for the first parade?
I’d appreciate any feedback on parade curb seating or trying to accomplish multiple popular events at MVMCP! Thanks!