• On Oct 20, 2019
    Rosella from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are there more than one Christmas parades the night of the Christmas party. Our reservation for dinner is at 6:20 and the parade is at 7.

    Hi, Rosella!  Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so excited to hEAR that you will be visiting Walt Disney World Resort during the holiday season!  The holidays are one of my favorite times for a trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth.  Nothing puts me in the holiday spirit quite like watching the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

    Although the specific schedule for this year's Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party has not yet been released, in previous years there have been two performances of the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at each party.  Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all of the latest news regarding this year's holiday festivities.  Also, don't forget to pick up a party map when you arrive at Magic Kingdom Park for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.  The party map will have a schedule of the evening's events.

    In the past, the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade has taken place earlier in the evening and once again towards the end of the night's festivities.  If this year's party schedule is similar to what we have seen in previous years, you should have no trouble keeping your dinner reservation and still catching the second parade performance of the night.  Many families with young children leave Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party before the second parade to get their little Mouseketeers to bed.  Historically, the second parade of the evening tends to be much less crowded, so I think your schedule will work in your favor, Rosella.

    Did you know that there is a brand-new fireworks spectacular planned for this year's Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party?  I hope you will be able to view Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks during your visit.  Also, if you are planning on visiting Epcot during your vacation, you won't want to miss the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays - Candlelight Processional.  This moving telling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a choir and orchestra is a beloved holiday tradition.

    Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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