Disney Announces Magic Kingdom Changes, Will Affect ALL Guests

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One popular Disney park is seeing changes in this upcoming month.

Walt Disney World is a popular tourist location, seeing thousands of guests yearly. Walt Disney World Resort is home to four theme parks Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Each Disney park offers different attractions, shows, and meet and greets for guests.

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The most well-known Disney park, Magic Kingdom, is expected to see changes coming in February. Starting on February 18, the biggest change to happen at Magic Kingdom will be with Festival of Fantasy, and in turn, the Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade. Beginning on that date, Festival of Fantasy will have performances at both 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Currently, the parade has only been performing once. With the changes to Festival of Fantasy, the Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade will be switching to just one performance, at 5:10 p.m.

In addition, there will be a slight adjustment to the schedule of Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire. The morning shows at 10:00 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. remain unchanged, while the afternoon shows will now take place at 12:50 p.m. and 1:55 p.m. The last performance remains at 4:00 p.m.

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With the changes to Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire, the Dapper Dans are also seeing a shift in their schedule. Their performances will now be at 9:00 a.m., 9:50 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:25 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:40 p.m. The Dapper Dans are a group that features colorful pinstripe suits, straw hats, spats, and taps. This 4-man group performs a scintillating selection of a cappella American standards and Disney classics.

Guests planning ahead to March can look forward to the changes coming for Happily Ever After. Due to Daylight Savings Time, Happily Ever After will be starting at 8:30 p.m.

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With these changes coming to Magic Kingdom, an important closure that may affect guests’ vacations is The Country Bear Jamboree, which just shut down this past week. This attraction is closed until later in the summer of 2024 and when it opens, it will feature all-new songs and an updated experience.

From time to time, showtimes may be subject to adjustments throughout the day, so it’s advisable to check the My Disney Experience for updates. Outdoor shows are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.

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