Festival of Fantasy Replaced at Disney World

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The fan-favorite  “Festival of Fantasy” is being temporarily replaced at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World for the holiday season.

The holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort are extraordinary. The Disney Resort and its four Disney Parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, are wonderful places to spend the holidays. From Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the Candlelight Processional to the beautiful Christmas overlay that takes over the Disney Resort, it’s a magical place to spend a Disney vacation during this time of year.

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Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World/Disney

One of the best parts of the Disney Resort holiday experience is watching the Disney parades. And one beloved one is the “Festival of Fantasy.”

The  Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade comes on with two shows daily, at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. every day until December 22. From Disney, the parade is a time to “celebrate the spirit of Disney as Magic Kingdom Park comes alive with music and dance during a tribute to the tales of Fantasyland,” and features many a stunning float.

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Disney’s Festival of Fantasy/Disney

However, coming up soon during the winter holiday season, the fan-favorite parade, “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime” Parade, will take the place of “Festival of Fantasy”, running at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. every day from December 23-31.

The parade “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime” was previously only available at the Disney Park during the separately ticketed event Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, which is currently on and runs through December 22. As has happened previously as well, after the late-night event finishes for this holiday season, “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime” will start showings in the afternoon for all Theme Park Guests to enjoy.
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Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade/Disney

Here’s more on Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade from Disney,

Holiday Fun Along Main Street, U.S.A.

Delight in an entertaining display chock-full of good cheer.

The legendary street comes alive with yuletide spirit on select nights. Snap memorable photos of dancing gingerbread men, marching toy soldiers and beloved Disney Characters as they float by, waving hello. There’s even a special appearance by Santa Claus–riding in to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to report on Disney news as it comes to light.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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