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Ask a Cast Member: “What time is the 3 o’clock parade?”

Three o'clock parade, time unknown. Photo by John Frost [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Here’s another ongoing article series we just made up.

BAY LAKE, FL — If you read any Disney message board or Facebook group, or talk to Cast Members, sooner or later this question comes up: “What’s the stupidest question you were ever asked?” The inevitable response is “What time is the 3 o’clock parade?”

Which makes you wonder… Are theme park guests really that stupid? [Ed.: Yes.] Are they just confused? [Ed.: Also yes.] Or do they really just want to know what time the parade passes their location? [Ed.: This is the official answer, one that is provided to Cast Members during training.]

Yep, we went there

Several of your favorite Uncle Walt’s Insider writers were sitting around the newsroom, struggling to come up with good ideas. [Ed.: It’s hard to crank out top-quality, award winning satire day after day. But we do it!] So we decided the best way to meet our deadline would be to do a quick reaction article. In this case, we’d send a reporter out into one of the Disney parks, have them ask this question to various actual, for-real Cast Members, and record the responses.

The Answers

Here are the best responses we received. Each response you see below is from a different Cast Member.

UWI: “What time is the 3 o’clock parade?”
CM (Chris, from Orlando FL): “Usually comes by here at about 5 after.”

UWI: “What time is the 3 o’clock parade?”
CM (Sam, from Orlando FL): “I’m new here. I don’t know.”

UWI: “What time is the 3 o’clock parade?”
CM (Chris, from Orlando FL): “Around 15 hundred hours, give or take a minute or two”

UWI: “What time is the 3 o’clock parade?”
CM (Chris, from Anaheim CA): “Are you really asking me that?”

UWI: “What time is the 3 o’clock parade?”
CM (Pat, from Orlando FL): “Should be coming by in just a few minutes”

UWI: “What time is the 3 o’clock parade?”
Disney Spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation): “Ugh. You guys again? Just leave me alone! I’m supposed to be on vacation this week!”

What time do you think the 3 o’clock parade is at? And just how many Cast Members named “Chris” are there? Comment below!

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Cover photo: Three o’clock parade, time unknown. Photo by John Frost [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.