My Favorite Disney's Animal Kingdom Parade Spot
We polled our Facebook Fans to find our where their favorite spot to watch the Parade in Animal Kingdom was, and though there were a few responses there's an overwhelming number of people who just don't make a special stop to watch this parade. With that in mind, I'm going to share with you my favorite spot to watch this parade and why I think it's worthwhile!
It's not all that hard to find my perfect parade spot. It's the place where you can sit down in the shade, refresh with a drink, and have a snack right along the parade route. Tough to find you say? Not at Disney's Animal Kingdom, just head on over to the Dawa Bar.
With the lush greenery and river flowing through the park the heat and humidity at at Disney's Animal Kingdom can sometimes get tough for us Northerners to take. Stopping for a mid afternoon break in the shade with a cool drink can do a world of good to refresh your for the rest of your park tour. The Dawa Bar offers shade covered tables and a full service bar so that you can refresh with cool water, fizzy soda, or a frozen Dawa Colada.
After staking out a table about 20-30 minutes before the parade you can send someone across the walkway to the Tamu Tamu Refreshment Station. Grab a spicy open-faced pulled beef sandwich with a mint yogurt cucumber sauce on a pita, or a Tandori Chicken Salad to share and fill the void in your tummy. Bringing them back to your table in the shade these tasty choices will help you power up and keep on going until you break for dinner.
Once the Parade starts you've got two great angles to view and take pictures from! Right on a turn in the route, the Dawa bar offers several great views, and this parade is all about looking up, so even a few rows back you've got a great view. People in your party who don't care for Parades can continue to relax at the comfort of your table, while parade lovers can move closer to the action and watch the playful, colorful floats go by. Unique designs bring the wildlife up close in the form of bright mechanical puppets along side dancing twirling cast members. This parade is a true celebration of the music that moves the world. Several guest families are selected throughout the day to ride on the floats with classic Disney characters.
One last bonus to my favorite parade spot is that the queue line at Kilimanjaro Safari always diminishes during the Parade, watching from the Tusker House/ Dawa Bar area puts you in the perfect location to hop on the ride for a safari adventure before the lines get long again.
Next time you're at Animal Kingdom and you think you don't want to watch the parade, think about my favorite spot, it may become yours too! Do you have a special place that you like to watch Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade? Leave me a comment and let me know where your favorite spot is!