The Chiefs parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sixth Street and Grand Boulevard, at the north end of Kansas City's downtown loop.

The parade route is south on Grand to Pershing Road, then a block west on Pershing before going slightly north on Main Street to Union Station. The rally begins at approximately 1:30 p.m. in front of Union Station and will last about an hour.

Streets crossing Grand Boulevard will be blocked off a block away in both directions, and roads at Union Station and around the World War I Museum and Memorial will also be closed.

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is offering five park-and-ride shuttle bus locations around the metro area. Shuttle busses will run 7-11:30 a.m. Wednesday and begin again from the end of the rally until the crowd disperses.

For those in Eastern Jackson County, the three nearest shuttle bus locations are:

• Worlds of Fun, 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave. The drop-off is at Truman Road and Lydia Ave., near the Paseo.

• Kansas City Zoo at Swope Park, 6800 Zoo Drive. The drop-off is at 31st and Main streets, near Penn Valley Park.

• Hy-Vee Arena (formerly Kemper) in the West Bottoms, 1800 Genessee St. The drop-off is at 18th Street and Troost Avenue, next to U.S. 71.

Noting that dozens of children became temporarily lost during the Royals World Series parade in 2015, parade organizers have designated seven child-reunification centers:

• Grand Avenue Temple UMC, 205 E. Ninth St.

• Kansas City Police headquarters, 1125 Locust St.

• Church of the Resurrection, 1601 Grand Blvd.

• Tent at 18th and Grand.

• Tent at 20th and Grand.

• Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, 2301 Main St.

• Lunchland at Crown Center, 2475 Grand Blvd., the third level above Sea Life and Legoland.

Police encourage people bringing children to, before leaving home, take a picture of your child with what they'll be wearing.

About 700 portable toilets will be set up at various locations near the parade route. No public consumption of alcohol is allowed, and people are not allowed to fly drones above the parade.

Union Station will be closed Wednesday, though the World War I Museum and Memorial, outside of which people will view the rally, will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with discounted admission of $10 for all guests. A large digital video board will also be placed on the southeast lawn of the museum grounds.