Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade | Disney World

Last Updated on: March 30th, 2024

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is a heartwarming and festive holiday parade that takes place during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, a special-ticketed event held at Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World Resort, Florida. The parade is a beloved tradition that brings the magic of Christmas to life with the help of Disney characters, holiday-themed floats, and joyful holiday music.

The Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is a seasonal offering, typically running during the holiday season on select nights leading up to Christmas. It’s a highlight of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, creating a merry and enchanting atmosphere for guests of all ages.

The parade begins with a special pre-parade called “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Time Pre-Parade,” featuring Goofy as Santa Claus and other Disney characters preparing for the big holiday celebration.

The main parade features a variety of festive floats, each beautifully decorated with twinkling lights, garlands, and ornaments. Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and many others, are dressed in their holiday best, spreading cheer and waving to the excited guests along the parade route.

Guests can expect to see favorite Disney characters and friends in their Christmas attire, such as reindeer antlers, Santa hats, and festive scarves, adding a whimsical touch to the holiday magic.

As the parade passes by, guests are treated to a delightful medley of holiday songs and Christmas carols, creating a joyful and heartwarming experience that captures the spirit of the season.

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Fun Facts

  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is a beloved holiday parade held during the Christmas season at Magic Kingdom.
  • The parade features Disney characters, festive floats, and holiday-themed music, making it a magical experience for guests of all ages.
  • One of the highlights of the parade is the appearance of Santa Claus, who brings holiday cheer as he makes his way down Main Street, U.S.A. in his sleigh.
  • The parade often includes beloved Disney characters dressed in their holiday finest, such as Mickey and Minnie in their festive outfits.
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is a popular holiday tradition at Disney World, and it typically runs during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, a special-ticketed event.

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