All-new 'Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade' debuts at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Feb 11, 2022 in "Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade"

Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade opening performance
Posted: Friday February 11, 2022 12:16pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The brand-new Magic Kingdom "Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade!" debuting today includes nearly 30 favorite Disney and Pixar friends in a mini-parade that will play throughout Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary celebrations.

Characters appearing in the two float cavalcade include Nick and Judy from "Zootopia," Baloo and King Louie from "The Jungle Book," Josรฉ Carioca and Panchito from "The Three Caballeros," Marie, Merida, Moana, The Incredibles, and more.

Watch the video below to see the very first performance of 'Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade.' (4K YouTube)

"Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade!" also sees the Magic Kingdom debut of Miguel from "Coco" in his mariachi best.

The mini-parade steps off in Frontierland, travels through Liberty Square, around the hub, and finally along Main Street U.S.A.

"Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade!" currently has four performances each day at 11:15am, 2:15pm, 4:05pm and 5:50pm.

Click the gallery to see ore pictures from Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade.

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DCBaker2 days ago

Update on performance times for the Festival of Fantasy Parade and Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade, according to the Walt Disney World website. Festival of Fantasy Parade: from June 30 through July 6, the performances times are listed as 12pm and 3pm. From July 7 through at least August 3, the performance time returns to just 3pm. Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade: on June 30, July 1, July 2, July 5 and July 6, the performance times are listed as 5:10pm and 6:25pm. On July 3 and 4, there is a single performance at 5:10pm. From July 7 through at least August 3, the performance times are 10:30am and 11:45am.

TTA94May 21, 2024

Iโ€™m sure they can grab some artist off Sirius XM BPM ๐Ÿคฃ.

ToTBellHopMay 21, 2024

Yeah I imagine heโ€™d take their call. Maybe they could offer 3 nights performing at F&W to sweeten the deal. Not quite washed up enough for F&G.

๐•ด๐–’๐–†๐–Œ๐–Ž๐–“๐–Š๐–Š๐–—97May 21, 2024

My dark horse pick here is Andy Grammer. He's faded enough into semi-obscurity to be affordable, probably.

jrhwdwMay 21, 2024

Would be nice if The Whole MK Parade Department got TLC next year!!!!! Yes, I know it may not be at D23, but It Should Be, IMO!!!!!!!!!

ToTBellHopMay 21, 2024

Not, itโ€™s not. They donโ€™t make things like that for MK and havenโ€™t for years. The only question is: which B-rate pop star you kind of recognize will sing the theme song?

๐•ด๐–’๐–†๐–Œ๐–Ž๐–“๐–Š๐–Š๐–—97May 21, 2024

Paint the Night was great at Disneyland, but it would feel really tired at MK. They deserve their own. If they're going to go through the operational hurdles of having a nighttime parade, they might as well do it right. They don't want another Harmonious. Obviously Paint the Night is NOT Harmonious, but if they don't do a good job with this, it's going to be very frustrating. I guess I'll take what we can get.

TTA94May 21, 2024

From what Iโ€™ve been gathering on here MK is basically getting PTN, or similar. Of course the question remains if itโ€™s Disneylands, Hong Kongโ€™s or WDWs own set of floats. Hopefully at least the latter and completely different floats.

๐•ด๐–’๐–†๐–Œ๐–Ž๐–“๐–Š๐–Š๐–—97May 21, 2024

Not quite sure I understand this sentence. You mean the parade is NOT in line with the classic MK feel?

ToTBellHopMay 20, 2024

I believe the parade is a go. So it would be on execution of future nighttime shows to be more in line with the classic MK feel many of us remember.

CompedMay 20, 2024

Same as it has been for many, many, many, years...

Starship824May 20, 2024

Not sure if you can say, but if this is coming next year I would assume they're probably building the floats right now then?

TTA94May 20, 2024

Course correction on a parade? Or your mean where drones go next? Certainly hope they wonโ€™t change course on a parade in favor of a MK drone show.

PREMiERdrumMay 20, 2024

Your point is on, I'll add that the new drone show does dip a bit into the more "classic" style compared to more recent efforts. This was done mostly to appeal to locals Disney die-hards, as the main goal was to increase foot traffic at DS to appease their high-paying tenants. However, if guest feedback (which they certainly be over-collecting) gave them the right signal, we could potentially see a course correction. As it stands though, the directive centers on a catchy, upbeat tune, dazzling visual presentation, and lots of characters.