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  • On Nov 12, 2012
    Marybeth Asked

    when is the taping of the Christmas Parade and do you need tickets, it use to be passholders got the offer first to get tickets

    Hi there, Marybeth!

    Walt Disney World traditionally tapes its Christmas parade on the first Friday and Saturday of December, which this year would be Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1.

    Kristin Ford, a blogger who has long covered the Orlando theme parks, offers this in a recent article on AllEars.Net: 

    "For years, Walt Disney World invited various groups, such as passholders and sports volunteers -- and even the general public, to apply for free tickets to the tapings. In exchange, ticketholders agree to be in the audience for a block of time. Last year, only cast members were eligible for the tickets, and several Disney employees have indicated their registration already has begun this year.

    But even if you don't have one of the complimentary production tickets, you still may be able to take part in the tapings -- or at least see some of the acts. The Magic Kingdom opens to the public at 8 a.m. on Nov. 30 and 9 a.m. on Dec. 1 and 2. Passholders and guests who pay admission may enter the park, and if there is room in the roped-off areas for the pre-selected audience -- which usually happens later in the afternoon -- they may be allowed to join cast members."

    Note that this information has not been sent out by Disney, and is therefore not at all guaranteed.

    Your best bet for official information for holidays at Disney is to follow the Disney Parks Blog, which will provide lots of information for non-Cast Members as the days get closer.

    Have a wonderful trip!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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