Date of Visit: June 3, 2011
Mik is not a fan of parades and I have never successfully gotten him to let us stake out a spot to see one until this last trip. We had ended up leaving the park on the 2nd during the parade and he was surprised it was not all that loud. Apparently, the main reason he does not like the parades is the noise.
On the 2nd we noticed the wheelchair viewing area on Main Street (outside shop near where the parade starts) was pretty much empty 20 minutes before the parade, so we got there about 30 minutes before parade time and had no problem getting a spot. In fact, the area barely ended up filling the first row even with companions standing in front row. That seems rather surprising, especially when it was the prime spot to be with the parade starting on the Main Street end that time.
I really enjoyed the parade, especially since Mary Poppins and the penguins from that movie were featured as the final part of the parade. Mik has no real opinion of the parade other than it is surprisingly not that loud, as he ended up falling asleep before the parade and slept through it.
Photos by Kjersti
Text by Kjersti with Mik's wheelchair accessibility input
1313 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92802