• On Jan 31, 2019
    Sumaira from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello when does the fantasy parade in magic kingdom end? We will be at the royal table at 2:30 and the parade starts at 3pm. We don’t want to miss it all! Can we see it from the castle?

    Hey, Sumaira and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    One of my favorite activities in all Walt Disney World Resort is seeing the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. As the floats move from Frontierland to Liberty Square to Main Street, U.S.A. and finally circling the flag pole in Town Square, I am enchanted by their theming, nostalgia, and wonder. I get the biggest smile when I see Olaf. Here's a hint, he is next to Princess Anna.

    Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade is 12 minutes long from the first to last parade bar and step off begins at the junction of Frontierland and Adventureland. The first float appears in front of Cinderella Castle around 3:12 PM and will reach Town Square around 3:25 PM. If you want to meet all the princess visiting Cinderella's Royal Table you should give yourself 60 minutes and not rush through it. The window views are of Fantasyland and the parade travels on the other side of the castle. Here are two suggestions. First, if you can, change your dining reservation to before 2:00 PM or dine for dinner. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy your regal meal. Second, visit Magic Kingdom Park on a different day to see the parade.

    Disney Dad Tip: An important consideration is the crowd of people who begin lining up to have the best views of the parade 30-45 minutes before it starts. We do not do that because there are plenty of great views throughout the parade route. We have found last-minute spots along the Rivers of America side of Frontierland, on the elevated wooden walkway near the Country Bear Jamboree and just in front of Harmony Barbershop.

    Sumaira, enjoy making many Magical Memories.

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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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