Parade at Magic Kingdom
  • On Feb 13, 2020
    Rachel from KS Asked

    I am traveling with my family on March 10th to Magic Kingdom. Could you tell me more about the parade schedule and where the best locations are to see them?

    Hi Rachel!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We're so glad that you found us hEAR and asked this great question.

    Magic Kingdom Park currently has one daily scheduled "traditional Disney" parade, where characters and floats dance and pass by as you watch from the sidelines. This is currently the Festival of Fantasy Parade, and it's a huge favorite in our house. If you click on the page dedicated to this parade, you'll see the exact parade route; the starting side is over near Frontierland and it ends on Main Street U.S.A. While the view is excellent from anywhere along the path, my favorite spot is along the west/left side of Main Street U.S.A., and here's why: A lot of guests start to find and then camp out in their spots about an hour before the show starts. Naturally the spots in the shade are more desired and at 2:00 P.M. this side of the street is in the full sun. But by the time the first float makes its way to this area, usually about 3:15 P.M., this side is nice and shady. There's also just something super magical about being able to watch the floats approach you with Cinderella Castle in the background.

    There are lots of other live entertainment options in Magic Kingdom Park that aren't technically parades and don't require the camping out commitment to view them. My favorites in this category are the daily Flag Retreat, The Main Street Trolley Show, and the Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party, which parks in the hub area for most of its run so everyone can have a chance to dance it out with Mickey and his best pals!

    I hope this helped to plan your upcoming Disney Days, Rachel, and We'll See You Real Soon!

    ~Kristen
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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