Disney World's Magic Kingdom revamps parade schedule for summer 2024

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Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade returns March 9 2022
Posted: Monday April 22, 2024 11:30am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom is adjusting the performance times of its two daily parades from late May 2024.

Effective May 26, 2024, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will move to two daily performances, stepping off at 12 pm and 3 pm. The parade is currently being performed at 3 pm only.

Also, starting May 26, Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade will move to two evening performances at 5:10 pm and 6:25 pm. Current performance times are 10:30 am and 11:45 am.

In recent years, Disney has routinely shifted parade times on a seasonal basis, and these adjusted times are likely to remain in effect through September.

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TTA9418 hours ago

I’m sure they can grab some artist off Sirius XM BPM 🀣.

ToTBellHop20 hours ago

Yeah I imagine he’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.

π•΄π–’π–†π–Œπ–Žπ–“π–Šπ–Šπ–—9721 hours ago

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

jrhwdw23 hours ago

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!!!!!!!!!

ToTBellHop1 day ago

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

π•΄π–’π–†π–Œπ–Žπ–“π–Šπ–Šπ–—971 day ago

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.

TTA941 day ago

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

π•΄π–’π–†π–Œπ–Žπ–“π–Šπ–Šπ–—971 day ago

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

ToTBellHop1 day ago

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.

Comped1 day ago

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

Starship8241 day ago

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?

TTA941 day ago

Course correction on a parade? Or your mean where drones go next? Certainly hope they won’t change course on a parade in favor of a MK drone show.

PREMiERdrum1 day ago

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.

TTA941 day ago

Unfortunately from little bits here and there from the night parade thread it does seem like the general consensus is MK is not going to be getting a big grand nighttime parade and more something along the lines of a β€œparty” type cavalcade or PTN in some way shape or form. If so FoF in its current form will fit in πŸ™„. At least that’s the impression I’m getting. For example this post: