Disney Festival of Fantasy performance times available for the return of the Magic Kingdom's daily parade

Feb 23, 2022 in "Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade"

Posted: Wednesday February 23, 2022 12:12pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Performance times are now available for the return of Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom beginning March 9 2022.

In a departure from the normal 3pm slot, in its first week the parade will take place twice each day, at 11:30am and then 2:30pm for March 9 - 12, moving to the more traditional time of 12pm and 3pm from March 13 onwards.

Times are only available through April 2 2022, so it isn't clear yet if the parade will continue with two performances per day beyond the busy spring break period.

The early performance time means that park hoppers will not be able to see the first show of the day, but will be able to see either the 2:30pm or 3pm shows.

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TTA9425 days ago

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

ToTBellHop25 days 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–—9725 days ago

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

jrhwdw25 days 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!!!!!!!!!

ToTBellHop25 days 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–—9726 days 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.

TTA9426 days 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–—9726 days ago

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

ToTBellHop26 days 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.

Comped26 days ago

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

Starship82426 days 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?

TTA9426 days 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.

PREMiERdrum26 days 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.

TTA9426 days 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: