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    My question is the tapeing open to everyone? I know it is being taped on Dec 2 starting at 8 am. All my family holds APs is this going to be good enough to get in.? anything else you can tell me tips or anything would be appricated

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    I remember seeing something about this a few months ago. If I remember right, you had to get special passes to be in one of the taping locations (i.e. get a chance to be on TV) but I think you can get in to watch it regardless, just can't be in any of the reserved areas. I'm trying to find the site I saw that information on. I remember seeing it only because my husband and I thought long and hard about buying tickets to go.
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    I believe you had to sign-up on disney.com/passholder a while ago...I tried to sign up when it first appeared and it had already run out of "special seating" fo APs
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    I found a site that said there is a special reserved area for the DVC members by the castle but can't find the one that was selling the tickets for the other areas. Maybe I'm losing it. LOL!
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    I know you had to sign up online with passholder.

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    My friend who is in the parade said that an AP will be good enough to let you see it for the taping...but any other time, of course, is no.
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    As far as I know, only DVC is offering some sort of preferred area.

    I think it is important to say that this is not always a great experience. From what I understand, you really neeed to commit alot of time for this, but I've never been there for it so I'll let someone else speak to that
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    I've heard similar. They very often re-run portions of the parade for camera angles etc. and you have to sit through the parade more than once sometimes. Not sure how much truth there is to it. The only time I've seen the parade was on non-taping dates.
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    so let me guess, it's verrrry crowded today, eh?
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    I went last year on the parade taping day by mistake, and I quickly turned around and went to a different park. Mainstreet was a mess! Avoiding it today though!
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    Gross. Good thinking then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aeronautxearth View Post
    I believe you had to sign-up on disney.com/passholder a while ago...I tried to sign up when it first appeared and it had already run out of "special seating" fo APs
    All the special seating for AP holders was taken in 12 hours.
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    Thank you all that posted. We went Me my two DD and one of their friends. Was on main street very early. There were people on the curb in front of us but that was it. It look like they were going to be able to see just fine. We didnt know that they would make everyone stand up so they endup at first not being able to see anything. Oh my DD are 11 and 14 so the main reason we went is they heard Hannah Montana was going to be there. Any way they wiggled there way to a spot they could see from and for 3 hrs watch the high school mucial part of the parade go over and over. this was not dissapointing to them at all then it was can we go do somthing else.

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    I was there dec 2nd. Is THAT WHY IT WAS SO CROWDED? I was warned, but I thought it was at night!!
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