Ariel in the parade at Magic Kingdom
  • On Jul 20, 2023
    Eileen from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If we are at MK on a MVMCP day but not staying for the party, I know that we leave at 6 & will miss the fireworks. Will we also miss the daytime parade or will it still be offered at 12PM and 3PM? TY

    Hiya Eileen and welcome back to planDisney. You are saying all the right things here: Magic Kingdom Park, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, parades, fireworks... all this talk is making me want to book a trip for December.

    My crystal ball is a little cloudy to see so far in the future by hindsight and current information is 20/20. In the past when there is a party night such as Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade still marches its way from Fronteirland to Town Square every day at 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM. This year the parade is scheduled on every day Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is offered through the first two days of September with more dates expected to be released soon. I would expect the same once the rest of the dates are released as well as for all days hosting Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at night.

    planDisney Pro Tip: My favorite place to watch the parade is in front of The Hall of Presidents attraction just behind the parade rope line and across from the Liberty Bell replica. If you arrive about 15 minutes before the parade you should be able to get a space along the half wall. This area behind the rope line is shallow giving you an unobstructed view. This is where the parade turns and presents a fantastic view of all the floats and dancing Cast Members.

    Eileen, thank you again for stopping by planDisney and feel free to write me back directly with any follow-up questions. 

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories.
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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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