6. Wake up with the chickens.
5. Choose your fast passes wisely.
4. Bring snacks.
3. Take a nap.
2. Charm the park photographers.
Parades are also a perfect time to ask for photos. Since so many people are actually watching the parade, you can head up to any location not directly on the route (I personally like the entrance of the park) and a photographer will snap some candid shots of you watching the parade from a distance, like this one. Avoiding the crowd AND getting a cool souvenir? Worth it.