For years, camping out for the best parade viewing spot has been something of a sport for many people. Disneyland, however, is cracking down on guests who try to save spots hours before the parade begins.
No longer will guests be allowed to lay blankets out, park strollers, or take any other measures that involve holding a space. Guests will only be allowed to start finding their spot once the viewing area is roped off in the 30 to 60 minutes before the parade starts.
While I think it's great news that the park is taking steps to eliminate the sidewalk traffic jams everyone is used to seeing, I think it will change the way people are used to touring the park. The natural shortening of lines that happens when people start leaving attractions and heading for the parade route will no longer last as long. Also, you may see a rush to find seats once those ropes are put up to mark the viewing areas.
Hopefully, we'll see something like this come to Walt Disney World as well. All too often, you can't get through the walkways once people starting plotting out there spots. I've seen more than a few tempers flare when a saved spot is taken over by someone else right before parade time.
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