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Tiana’s Riverboat Party with “special” viewing of the Festival of Fantasy Parade

Tiana and Naveen to host Ice Cream Social and parade viewing

Tiana and Prince Naveen are set to provide a new Ice Cream Social experience that will involve the Liberty Square Riverboat and a “special” viewing of the Festival of Fantasy Parade.

Note:  December 23-31 the viewing will be for the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Guests who take part in this Ice Cream Social with Tiana and Prince Naveen (in winter) will be “reserved viewing of one of our grandest processions.”  Let me state that I have made the ride upon the Riverboat during a parade and you can’t see hardly anything!  You’ll mostly see trees and the heads of characters blocked by those viewing from ground level.  You’re also very far away from the parade.

If you wish to pay the upcharge for the event in order to meet Prince Naveen, that’s your choice, but if you’re doing if for a great view of the parade, you will be dissapointed.

You’ll be asked to check in 45 minutes prior to the parade at the Riverboat dock in Liberty Square.  The Riverboat will be closed to regular guests 2 hours before and 1 hour after the parade.  Here’s the promo information that Disney released:

Treat your senses to a Liberty Square Riverboat “sundae fun-day” and reserved viewing of one of our grandest processions.

Make the most of your next visit to Magic Kingdom park, where Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen are throwing an unforgettable party… and you’re invited! The occasion begins on the dock as your royal hosts welcome you and your sweet tooth to an ice cream social, complete with ice cream and toppings, drinks, and sweet treats.

Then board the Liberty Square Riverboat and relax while enjoying the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade—all from the comfort of your special viewing location!

After the parade, Tiana and Naveen will join you to continue the party as you all cruise around the Rivers of America, circling Tom Sawyer Island.

Pricing and Reservation Details
This special event is available for $49 per adult and $29 for children ages 9 and under (tax included). For reservations, you can book online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.

Please check in at the Liberty Square Riverboat entrance 45 minutes before the parade begins.

Guests in wheelchairs will experience the cruise from the first level of the Riverboat

Guests will receive a commemorative autograph card.

Trio Plates of Themed Desserts
Tiana’s Vanilla Cupcake, White Chocolate Lily Pad Tart, Double Chocolate Cookie with Chocolate Ganache Filling with Chocolate Frog accent)

3 Flavors of Single Cup Hand Dipped Ice Cream
(Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Shorbet)

Ice cream novelties
(Mickey Premium Bar, Mickey Cookie Sandwich, Chocolate Covered Banana, Sugar Free Strawberry Bar)

Flavored Popcorn, Regular Popcorn, Cotton Candy and Apple Slices

Flavored Lemonade, Water and Soft drinks (coffee and hot chocolate during colder season)

BOOK ONLINE AT https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/magic-kingdom/tianas-riverboat-party/

What do you think about this new experience?


  1. We went to the party today and it was a lot better than I was expecting. You were able to get ice cream and desserts on the landing and get your picture with Tiana and Naveen. Once everyone was on the boat the royal couple came on briefly then left before the parade started. The boat pulled up a little bit to watch the parade and as soon as the last float left our viewing area the boat went backwards to the landing to pick Tiana and Naveen back up. They stayed on the boat the entire time. They did a parade with the kids on the boat and were available for as many pictures as you wanted. On the boat they had more snacks and cast members kept walking around with baskets of snacks to offer. The view of the parade was better than I was thinking but overall it was a fun thing to do.

  2. I think you rock, Kenny. Thank you for all of the information you give us, but especially for your honest opinions. As I was reading your article, I was thinking, “how can you see the parade from the riverboat?” You seem to be a good man who is true my interested in giving us the best advice ever. I, for one, appreciate it.

    • If they offer something of value or a great unique experience, I would be the first to register, but I guess this appeases those who haven’t met Naveen and are willing to pay more than the cost of a character meal to see him.

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