Festival of Fantasy, Magic Kingdom’s popular afternoon parade ,will change its start time this month. Beginning Friday, August 17, 2018, the parade will kick off at 2pm instead of 3pm. The parade will return to its normal time slot of 3pm starting January 1, 2019. The change is due to the start of Magic Kingdom’s holiday parties including Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Keep in mind Festival of Fantasy will not be shown December 22 – December 31. During this time, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade will be shown twice daily at 12pm and 3:30pm.
In case you aren’t familiar, the daily spectacular showcases fantastic and innovative parade floats, vibrant costumes, and an original soundtrack that features beloved songs from favorite Disney films, plus a new parade theme song.