Location: For the first show, the parade runs from the Fantasyland parade gate down to the Main Street gate next to Mad Hatter. The route is reversed for the second show.
Date Opened: May 5, 2005
Capacity: Viewing is available along the entire parade route, though not all locations are equal. The show stops will give different locations different experiences.
# of Shows: Two parades per day
Characters: Characters from many of the animated films since Little Mermaid and several classics are in the parade.
Photos and Autographs: No
Wait Times: Parade of Dreams is a popular parade and the Disneyland viewing aisles are very narrow (except right at the Fantasyland end of the parade route). For a front row view of the parade in one of the show stops, expect to claim a spot 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. Standing back views will be available up to show time, however.
Length of Show: 20 minutes
Queue Description: The parade route runs from the gate next to Mad Hatter on Main Street to the gate opposite from "it's a small world." The first parade of the day runs from Fantasyland to Main Street with the second parade (if there is one) running in the opposite direction).
Ride Access: Guests in wheelchairs and ECVs can watch the parade from any location along the route, though a designated wheelchair area does exist near Plaza Inn.
Service Animals: Yes
Audio: Music plays throughout the parade and some characters may talk. No assistive devices are available.
Weight and Size Issues:
Height Restriction: No
Child Swap: No
Other Issues: There should be no issues with the show for children. However, if you wish to get a really great spot for the parade it will require a fair bit of sitting around so be prepared to deal with boredom.