The Festival of Fantasy Parade, a popular attraction at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, is known for its 3 p.m. showtime, fondly referred to by regulars as “the 3 o’clock parade.” However, this schedule is set to change in November 2023.
Changes To The Parade Schedule
From Thursday, November 9th, 2023, the Festival of Fantasy Parade will add a second daily showtime at 12 p.m., according to the official Walt Disney World Resort operating calendar. This means visitors will have two opportunities to catch the parade – once at noon and again at 3 p.m.
Parade Schedule Beyond December 2023
As per the current calendar, the final day with listed performance times for the parade is Saturday, December 2, 2023. There are no performance times listed beyond this date, but this may be due to the schedule not being finalized yet.
Return of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
In addition to the changes to the Festival of Fantasy Parade, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is also set to return on November 9, 2023. This parade is exclusive to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, a separately-ticketed event that takes place on select days in November and December.
Planning Your Visit
Whether you’re planning to catch one of the additional performances of the Festival of Fantasy Parade or use the parade time to sneak in more rides, these changes offer more flexibility for your visit to Magic Kingdom.
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