Mickey dressed in holiday clothes in front of a Christmas tree.
  • On Dec 3, 2023
    Amanda from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, We will be visiting on December 25th, 2023, we see there is no availability to see the Christmas parade. My question to you, if there is no availability, do guests still not have the availability to see/watch the parade?

    Seasons greetings, Amanda, and welcome to planDisney! I'll be at Disneyland Resort in California on Christmas Day this year, so we can celebrate on opposite coasts. Mickey Mouse must be like Santa because he can be in multiple places. But if you see him before I do, wish him a happy holiday for me. Now, let's get some clarification on holiday offerings during your Walt Disney World Resort visit.

    Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade typically runs only during the special-ticketed after-hours holiday party, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. But the last party will be held on December 22 this year. I spoke to a tinsel-wearing Cast Member who told me that guests with valid Theme Park Reservations for Magic Kingdom will be treated to special runs of that parade on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It's like frosted pixie dust!

    When I go to the parade's page on the website and change the date to December 25, I get a message that no times are available. But when I checked the main theme park calendar and changed the date to December 25, I saw the holiday parade listed at noon and 3:00 PM. 

    Magic makers might be working out the final holiday offerings during the actual holidays, so I suggest you keep an eye on the main calendar. I'd also recommend you stop by Guest Relations when you arrive for the most current schedule. Parades are always subject to change, but I know you'll have a magical Christmas. You'll be at Disney!

    I have a bonus tip, Amanda. On that main calendar, I also see that Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks will be at 8:00 PM Christmas Night. This show is also a party exclusive that will have a bonus showing for all guests on December 25. How magical is that?

    My final tip is to be sure and sail away on Jingle Cruise. This holiday overlay will surely delight you with its twinkling lights and terrible puns. Maybe you'll see the backside of....an icicle? 

    Amanda, I'm sprinkling pixie dust and snow flurries to make your visit merry and bright. Please stop by planDisney anytime!

    Magic awaits,
    Elaine
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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