What Time is the Festival of Fantasy Parade? | Disney World FAQ

Last Updated on: October 14th, 2023

As this website gets bigger and bigger, I am starting to get more and more questions via email and Facebook and other means asking about various Disney topics. I get a bunch of questions about Disney World and one of the most common ones I see is asking what time the Magic Kingdom’s Festival of Fantasy Parade starts at.

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The start time for the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade has bounced around a bit over the years. It is normally a 3pm start time, but will begin at 2pm from August 16th, 2019 until January 2020 to accommodate for the Magic Kingdom’s special Halloween and Christmas celebrations.

Keep in mind that the start time is the time it kicks off from up near Splash Mountain and travels all the way to the beginning of Main Street USA, so the time you will actually see the front of the parade depends on your distance from that point on the route.

More information about the Magic Kingdom’s Festival of Fantasy Parade can be found here.

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