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  • On Oct 15, 2017
    Joni from MN Asked

    What time does the Christmas day parade start?

    Hi, Joni!

    Santa Claus AND Mickey Mouse on Christmas day in the Magic Kingdom. It is almost more than any Mouseketeer (or elf!) can handle. So much holiday magic all wrapped into one!

    Based on the park calendar, Mickey's Once Upon A Time Christmastime Parade is scheduled for 3:30pm on December 25. All schedules are subject to change, so keep an eye on the website or your My Disney Experience app for any updates. Stake out a parade viewing spot early as this will be a busy parade route!

    The week of Christmas can get quite crowded with many guests on holiday from jobs and school, so be prepared! Make sure to make your dining reservations and FastPass+ selections. Getting to the parks early in the day will help, and dining at Quick Service locations at "off hours" should have shorter lines. Keep crackers, cereal bars, and water bottles with you so you can grab a quick snack in lieu of waiting in lines. All the little things will add up to help avoid lots of crowds and waiting.

    Wishing you a magical holiday visit to Walt Disney World. HO HO HO and Merry Christmas to you and your family! 
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I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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