The popular Festival of Fantasy Parade held every afternoon in Disney’s Magic Kingdom is changing start times through the rest of 2019.
For most of the year you can pencil in 3:00 pm as the start time for the Festival of Fantasy Parade, but starting August 16, 2019 it will be moving back one hour from 3:00 pm to 2:00 pm daily.
The reason behind the change is that August 16th marks the beginning of the holiday season in Walt Disney World. The Magic Kingdom holds 2 big hard-ticket parties every year: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (starting August 16), and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party coming in November.
Therefore, during those months when there is an evening party almost every evening, an early start to the Festival of Fantasy Parade at 2:00 pm gives guests a bit more time to enjoy attractions after the afternoon parade is over, and it gives Disney cast members more time to set up for their nighttime parade.
Once the holiday season is over in early January 2020, things will return to normal and the Festival of Fantasy parade will go back to its regular 3:00 pm time slot. Keep these changes in mind as you are visiting the Magic Kingdom in the next few months…
I want to know what you think about the time change to Festival of Fantasy…
- Which time slot do you prefer?
- Does this impact your next trip to the Magic Kingdom?
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