Ariel in the parade at Magic Kingdom
  • On May 25, 2023
    Melisa from NSW Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Just wondering about why parades are not appearing on the Hours and Events Calendar pages for our visit in July? Am I too keen? Any hints on when parade times are published? It has been 7 years since our last visit and can't wait to be back!

    Hi Melisa, welcome to planDisney!

    There have been several magical changes and enhancements since your last visit to Walt Disney World Resort, and your attention to detail in preparation for your July visit is impressive. You've likely purchased your theme park tickets, made your theme park reservations, planned for your method of entry (Disney band, Disney MagicMobile pass, or admission card), and are strategizing your park days. The song running through my head as I read your question is, "Ready as I'll Ever Be," from Tangled: The Series. You've got this!

    As you experienced, Melisa, parade times are currently listed online through July 1. You can envision yourself sitting on Main Street, U.S.A., waving to Mickey Mouse during the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, but what time of day is it? Parade information for the rest of July will be posted soon, so I encourage you to continue checking the website for updates. In the meantime, recent history tells us the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade occurs at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST each day. 

    Posted times and information are subject to change without notice, Melisa, so keywords to search in your My Disney Experience mobile app (magnifying glass icon on the bottom menu) on your park days are "Parade" and "Cavalcade." This will give you the most up-to-date offerings and information.

    If getting a premier parade spot is a must-do for your vacation, purchasing Disney Genie+ service the morning of your Magic Kingdom Park day allows you to book a Genie+ Lightning Lane for the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. The special viewing location offers a magical, up-close backdrop of Cinderella Castle as you watch the parade.

    PlanDisney is here to answer all of your trip-planning questions, Melisa. Hope to see you real soon!

    Choose magic,
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