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Likely dates for Walt Disney World Christmas parade taping

Likely dates for Walt Disney World Christmas parade taping

Each year Disney World and Disneyland film their portions of the annual Christmas Day parade in advance in the parks and resorts.  Here’s the likely dates for the parade taping for 2016.

Disney World has changed the daytime parade times from 3pm to 5pm on November 10 through 12, 2016, so it’s highly likely that the annual Christmas Parade taping will take place during those dates at Walt Disney World.

It will cause the Magic Kingdom to adjust how people enter and exit the park in the morning and early afternoon.  They tend to stack Main Street with festively adorned guests with bright smiles for the parade taping, which is done in segments and each segment is repeated a number of times.

Guests are then guided through the parade gate next to the Chapeau and you’ll enter the park between the Plaza Restaurant and Tomorrowland.

You should also expect this taping to affect the Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire show and other Main Street shows.  Times are typically rearranged during this time of the year.  Several acts are filmed performing at Cinderella Castle.  No word on who will perform at this time.

Typically, visiting the Magic Kingdom in the morning is a great time for rides and character meets (but their schedules get scrambled as well) and the afternoon tends to be a little busier.


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Chuck Johnston

Monday 14th of November 2016

When do they start having the Christmas parade in the daytime in Dec. @ Magic Kingdom?

kennythepirate

Monday 14th of November 2016

For 2016 it's December 23rd

alli sai

Monday 7th of November 2016

When is the abc taping of the christmas parade going to take place at disnland?

Ilse

Wednesday 26th of October 2016

Kenny, other websites are saying disney just announced that the filming won't take place @ disney world this year, only at disneyland. They will be filming other shows/acts through out all 4 parks on the 9th-13th. Is it true?????

kennythepirate

Wednesday 26th of October 2016

They will only tape the stage shows at WDW this year.

JJ

Friday 21st of October 2016

Thank you for posting this. These dates are the exact dates we will be at MK for our first trip ever. I'm stressed as it is planning this trip and now with the earlier openings we have lost our PPO breakfasts. And the 5 pm FoF is messing up our dinners. I really hope the taping doesn't impact things even further. When do the dates become "official?" Are the dates ever truly announced?

kennythepirate

Friday 21st of October 2016

I don't recall Disney ever actually confirming, but you can count on it.

AB1004

Monday 17th of October 2016

Curious. We are in MK on 11/1 and 11/2. Will we see Christmas decorations?

kennythepirate

Monday 17th of October 2016

It will be changing over during your time

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