Showtimes Revealed for the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom!

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We’ve finally learned the showtimes for the “Festival of Fantasy” Parade, set to return to Magic Kingdom on its 8th anniversary on March 9, 2022.

On our list of things we wished Disney World would bring back post-pandemic closure, Magic Kingdom’s “Festival of Fantasy” Parade has remained among the top five experiences, and we are so excited that the magical parade is making its way back to the Most Magical Place on Earth! Disney initially announced the triumphant return of the parade last fall, saying only that it would return in 2022. Last month, however, we were thrilled to learn that the Guest-favorite Magic Kingdom experience will be returning in March.

Now we know more about the parade’s showtimes. According to Magical News Live, from March 9 to March 12, Guests can catch the “Festival of Fantasy” Parade at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Beginning March 13, Guests can enjoy the parade at noon and at 3:00 p.m. on most days. However, showtimes are always subject to change, and the parade is often canceled or delayed if inclement weather precludes the performance.

The “Festival of Fantasy” Parade debuted at Magic Kingdom on March 9, 2014, and was part of the celebration of the newest expansion at the park, New Fantasyland. The parade is the culmination of the talents behind Cast Members at Disney Live Entertainment, stellar performances by dancers and other performers, appearances by all of our favorite classic Disney characters, music that fills us with excitement and joy, and some of the most dazzling and ornate parade floats at the Walt Disney World Resort.

And that music . . . it most likely plays in the backgrounds of at least some of many Disney fans’ most favorite Magic Kingdom memories! Don’t remember it? Just click below for the audio from the parade!

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Disney invites Guests to “Celebrate the spirit of Disney as Magic Kingdom Park comes alive with music and dance during a tribute to the tales of Fantasyland,” describing the parade as follows:

“The unbridled enchantment and vivid pageantry of Fantasyland—and its many inhabitants—winds its way through the park in a thrilling parade spectacular. The dazzling mix of floats, motion, and original music will keep you humming along for days to come. Be a part of this grand gala, with spectacular, state-of-the-art floats starring some of your favorite Disney Characters from “Tangled,” “Peter Pan,” and “The Little Mermaid.” It’s a festival of fun for everyone!”

Festival of Fantasy parade

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We can’t wait to relive all our Disney fantasies at the “Festival of Fantasy” Parade at Magic Kingdom! Hope to see you there too!


About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!