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Magic Kingdom Entertainment

Magic Kingdom Entertainment

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Updated 10/29/18

Casey’s Corner Piano Player

Main Street – Casey’s Corner

  • Length of show: 20 minutes
  • Seating: No
  • Fastpass+:  No
  • Schedule:  Character Locator

The Casey’s Corner Pianist offers some nice piano playing while you enjoy a meal. His piano is located right outside the establishment and there are tables with umbrellas all around. Watch him tickle the old ivories and ebonies.

There is no wait for this experience.

Dapper Dans at Magic Kingdom

Dapper Dans

Main Street

  • Length of show: 15 minutes
  • Seating: No
  • Fastpass+:  No
  • Schedule:  Character Locator

The Dappers are a classic Barbershop Quartet that performs regularly on Main Street and and in Town Square. They sing classic turn of the century songs and might even mix in some Disney classics.

They can be seen performing at the daily 5:00pm Flag Retreat.


Electric Water Pageant

Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake

A floating light parade of fish, turtles, whales, stars and flags. Watch as it floats by the Resort hotels around the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. Just head down to a Resort’s beach area for a great view.
Passing by the
Polynesian at 9:00pm,
Grand Floridian at 9:15pm
Wilderness Lodge at 9:30pm
Fort Wilderness at 9:45
Contemporary at 10:10pm
Magic Kingdom at 10:25pm.


Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic KingdomFestival of Fantasy Parade

Frontier Land to Main Street

  • Length of show: 15 minutes
  • Seating:  Some areas have benches
  • Fastpass+:  Yes
  • Schedule:  Character Locator

This parade begins in Frontierland and ends on Main Street.

A tribute to fun, featuring nearly 100 performers telling popular children’s films. Classic characters highlight parade floats, some of which measure up to 26 feet tall and 90 feet long.


Flag Retreat at Magic Kingdom

Flag Retreat

Town Square – Flag Pole

  • Length of show: 10 minutes
  • Seating: No
  • Fastpass+:  No
  • Schedule:  Character Locator

The Flag Retreat is a daily tradition at WDW that involves music and the presentation of the United States flag to an actual veteran who then parades the flag proudly down Main St.

Magic Kingdom Welcome Show

Let the Magic Begin

Cinderella Castle

  • Length of show: 5 minutes
  • Seating: No
  • Fastpass+:  No
  • Schedule:  Character Locator

Join a cast of characters as they welcome you to the Magic Kingdom with a celebration of music and dance.


Main Street Philharmonic Orchestra at Magic KingdomMain Street Philharmonic

Main Street or Storybook Circus

  • Length of show: 15 minutes
  • Seating: No
  • Fastpass+:  No
  • Schedule:  Character Locator

The Main St. Philharmonic is a John Phillip Suza Marching Band that plays a mixture of turn of the century songs and Disney classics

In the mornings they can be found in Storybook Circus and later they are found marching down Main Street.

They can sometimes be seen performing at the daily 5:00pm Flag Retreat.

Main Street Trolley Party at Magic KingdomMain Street Trolley Show

Main Street

  • Length of show: 20 minutes in 5 minute segments
  • Seating: No
  • Fastpass+:  No
  • Schedule:  Character Locator

The Main St Trolley Party is a classic style song and dance mini show that makes 4 stops along Main St and Town Sq. It begins in front of Casey Corner and makes its way down the street, making its final stop in Town Square where the dancers spread out around the train station.

You will never get I am walking right down the middle of Main St out of your head and that is a good thing because it leaves you in a great mood!


Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire at Magic KingdomMickey’s Royal Friendship Faire

Cinderella Castle Stage

  • Length of show: 22 minutes
  • Seating: No
  • Fastpass+:  No
  • Schedule:  Character Locator

This live stage show is a great deal of fun, but very hot in the afternoons! Mickey and friends offer their guests a joyous renaissance style “faire.” They have invited Princess Tiana and Naveen, Rapunzel and Flynn and the Olaf, Anna and Elsa to share in the celebration. Highlights include the tap dancing fun and the Vikings from the Snuggly Duckling.


Move It Shake It Street Party at Magic KingdomMove it, Shake it Street Party

Cinderella Castle Hub

  • Length of show: 35 minutes
  • Seating: No
  • Fastpass+:  No
  • Schedule:  Character Locator

Move it, Shake it is a fantastic opportunity to dance with some of your favorite characters. The floats parade up Main St, circle the hub area, then stop in front of the Castle for a 15 minute dance celebration. The characters step off the floats and come down to join you on the street along with Disney’s talented dancers and stilt walkers. Children love this high energy opportunity to party with their favorite characters.

Celebrate the Magic at Magic Kingdom

Once Upon a Time

Cinderella Castle Hub or Main Street

  • Length of show: 10 minutes
  • Seating: No
  • Fastpass+:  No
  • Schedule:  Character Locator

Projection and Lighting show that uses the Castle as a canvas. It is unlike anything you have ever seen. They use 3D mapping technology to transform the Castle in wondrous ways!

It is best to stand in the hub area to get a great view as the show is not as visible at wide angles or behind the castle at all.


Wishes Fireworks at Magic KingdomHappily Ever After Fireworks

Cinderella Castle Hub or Main Street

  • Length of show: 15 minutes
  • Seating: No
  • Fastpass+:  No
  • Schedule:  Character Locator

Happily Ever After is Disney World’s newest firework show. It combines projection mapping technology upon the Cinderella Castle with a terrific pyrotechnic show. It contains songs from movies like The Princess and the Frog, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Tangled, Hurcules and Brave, among others.

The preferred location is between Casey Corner Hot Dogs and the Walt and Mickey statue. You’ll see a litte rise in the road there. Arrive 20-30 minutes prior to the show. They do offer 2 different Dessert Party packages.


Kiss Goodnight at Magic KingdomKiss Goodnight

Cinderella Castle (20 Minutes after park close)

  • Length of show: 1-2 minutes
  • Seating: No
  • Fastpass+:  No
  • Schedule:  Character Locator

After the park’s closing, the nightly ‘Kiss Goodnight’ is performed, in which Roy O. Disney’s dedication speech for the Magic Kingdom is played all over the park alongside classic Disney music which changes with the vivid colors of the castle.

35 thoughts on “Magic Kingdom Entertainment”

  1. Do they not do the Kiss Goodnight anymore? My sister was there tonight and they waited for it and she said you could hear Mickey over the loudspeaker say goodnight and then a kiss sound and that was it! She said it was pretty disappointing for all the hype…

  2. Just heard that the Notorious Banjo Brothers and Bob are being cut from Magic Kingdom. Their last day will be Oct. 1. Very sad news!!!!

  3. Hi Kenny,
    I had a FP+ reservation for the Festival of Fantasy parade at the end of October and Disney canceled it. Any idea why? Will they not be having the parade?

  4. Is the Move It Shake It Street party everyday in November or just select days? And if it is select days do you know what days?

  5. Kenny, can I ask why there are two Celebrate the Magic shows in early November? When we were last there it was only the one show before Wishes. Many thanks.

  6. Do you have any information about when the Festival of Fantasy parade will be starting? The Disney Parks blog just says March and I’m going March 7-12. Also, would they train characters in Epcot for this or no since it is a parade? Thanks!!

  7. I heard there is some new shows in Fantasy Land…A Beauty and the Beast show and something with Ariel? We are going in October and have a princess fanatic! Any info? Thanks :)

  8. Do you have any idea how long the Flag Retreat is going to be down for refurbishment?
    I just told my husband about it last week (we’ve always missed it before) and he was really excited about it.
    We leave on the 13th for our trip.

      1. Thanks! It’s likely that it will be up and running again by the time we get to the Magic Kingdom later in the week. I’m relieved

  9. Any idea why Move It Shake It is only scheduled for 1 time this week. It overlaps with our dinner ADR and sad to miss it.

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