Magic Kingdom afternoon parade
Walt Disney World, Florida
Magic Kingdom afternoon parade Walt Disney World Reviews
The parade name may change, but it is still enjoyable to watch Mar 16, 2013
The Magic Kingdom has always had an afternoon parade almost as long as the park has been around. The name of the parade changes every few years as well, which is why in this review, it’s simply called “Magic Kingdom afternoon parade”.
Along with the name change, the roster of characters changes as well, updating with ones from the latest films. And I read somewhere, that it will go through another change, by adding characters like Rapunzel and Merida.
But whatever the name change or cast of characters, it is still worth checking out. You get to see more of a variety of Disney characters, than any of the other parades. And the parade route is from Main Street, to Liberty Square, and ending in Frontierland. Sometimes, the parade is done in the reverse direction. I have seen it done in both directions before. And some floats have characters from multiple movies, which can be challenging when trying to take as many photos as possible, of the parade. The theme song adds to the fun times, though not as memorable as the Main Street Electrical Parade.
However, there is one major drawback, and that’s the very fact that it’s in the afternoon. That is usually when the day reaches its highest temperature, which can be brutal. Especially in the Florida summer. And at least half of the parade route is in the sun. So reserve a spot ahead of time if you want a spot in the shade.
I have seen it in 2006, when it was called “Disney Dreams Come True Parade”, and most recently in 2013, when it’s called “Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade”. And by the time you are visiting the Magic Kingdom, it may have a different name.
In any event, if you have the time and energy for it, definitely check it out. Included in park admission.
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