One of the many reasons I love Walt Disney World is that there really is something for everyone. If attractions aren’t your thing you can take in one of the shows on property. Maybe you want to meet your favorite characters. And sometimes you just need a break in your day but don’t want to miss out on any of the Disney magic during your visit. Taking in one of the parades at Walt Disney World is a great way to do that when you’re visiting Magic Kingdom.
Several times each day this parade makes it way down Main Street, U. S. A. for a little street party action. Around the hub in front of Cinderella Castle the parade will stop and encourage guests to get up and move.
Take a break from touring the park for the afternoon parade. Commonly known as the 3:00 Parade, you’ll need to grab a spot early if you want to be right at the edge of the curb. Keep cool by grabbing a Mickey Ice Cream Bar to enjoy while you wait or use this time to enjoy a counter service lunch. Bring fairly new, this parade still draws quite a crowd and even participates in the FastPass+ system.
Watching a parade at night is something magical. Seeing all the lights on the floats and characters brings a tear to my eye every time. MSEP takes place once or twice nightly so long as the weather cooperates – usually before and after Wishes. There’s a reserved viewing area for the parade if you use one of your FastPass+ selections.
During Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party there are special parades for party goers: Boo to You and Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. Both are unique to the holidays and should be on your list of things you must see during one of your visits. These parades are very popular so you’ll need to plan on finding a spot extra early so you can enjoy the parade with the best view possible.
-Arrive early if you want a spot on the curb or a particular spot.
-Don’t forget your manners.
-Check your Times Guide or My Disney Experience app for times.
-Be mindful of the people behind you.
-When two parade times are offered, the first is always more crowded. If possible, skip the early parade and enjoy the shorter lines for attractions and enjoy the later parade.
What’s your favorite parade at Disney? Is there one you’d like to see come back?