Magic Kingdom Unique Events and Parades

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The Magic Kingdom is often home to unique events and parades during the course of the year. These events include celebrations of sports teams, Holiday specials, and other unique celebrations.

Once a year, the ABC Christmas special is filmed at both Disney World and Disneyland. The event includes celebrity performances and appearances on both the Cinderella Castle Forecourt stage as well as a parade along Main Street U.S.A.

When a sports team wins a championship, members of the team will often visit Disney World or Disneyland as part of the “We’re going to Disney World!” campaign.

At other times, celebrities will appear as the grand marshal during the afternoon parade.




These events are not part of the normal park operating schedule and would be listed as a separate event on the daily times guide.


Rock Your Disney Side 24 Hour Event (May 23-24, 2014)

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At the Rock Your Disney Side Party, the Magic Kingdom will be open from 6 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2014 until 6 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014. Some of the entertainment that will take place at this event includes:

  • A special Welcome Show will include heroes and villains making their way into the Magic Kingdom.
  • The “Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It!” Street Party will feature Disney heroes at 10 a.m. and Disney villains at 1:30 p.m. When it comes to the 5:45 p.m. performance, though, exactly who makes an appearance will be determined by your votes throughout the day! (More information on how you can vote will be posted on Friday morning).
  • Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will have two performances: 12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade will have two performances: 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.
  • “Wishes Nighttime Spectacular” fireworks at 9 p.m.
  • “Celebrate the Magic” will have three performances: 8:45 p.m., 9:45 p.m., and 11:45 p.m.
  • Prior to each presentation of Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade, the Disney villains roll through Magic Kingdom Park in a pre-parade, celebrating how “It’s Good to Be Bad!”
  • Starting at 11 p.m., half of Princess Fairytale Hall becomes Scary Tale Hall, the perfect place to encounter Maleficent and the Queen from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” (Don’t worry, though. The other side of the hall will still feature favorite royals Anna and Elsa.)
  • Later, around 1:45 a.m., the villains take over the rest of the park’s character greeting locations. Where Aladdin and Jasmine appear in Adventureland during the day, expect to find Jafar instead. Elsewhere, Dr. Facilier takes the place of Princess Tiana, Captain Hook subs for Peter Pan, and more!
  • In Tomorrowland, the #INCREDIBLESSuperDanceParty will be at the Rockettower Plaza Stage from 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., followed by Incredibles Movie Night with screenings of Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” from 11 p.m. – 5 a.m.
  • Disney’s “Up All Night” Dance Party at Cinderella Castle and the Frontierland Dance Party on the west side of the park will keep things festive from 2 a.m. – 5:45 a.m.
  • This grand, 24-hour extravaganza concludes with a special “Kiss Goodnight” at 5:50 a.m. at the Railroad Station in Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A.

In addition to the entertainment offerings, there will be several event specific food items as well:

Sleepy Hollow

  • Poisoned Apple Waffle Sundae: waffles with stewed apple topping and whipped cream

The Lunching Pad

  • Olaf souvenir cup with specialty beverage

Friar’s Nook

  • Olaf souvenir cup with specialty beverage

Gaston’s Tavern

  • Princess-themed cupcake

Main Street Bakery

  • Maleficent Cupcake
  • Frozen-themed Cupcake
  • Olaf Carrot Cupcake

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor and Plaza Restaurant

  • Mickey’s Kitchen Sink Sundae

Storybook Treats

  • Poisoned Apple Shortcake Sundae: ice cream, yellow cake, stewed apple topping and whipped cream.

Various Outdoor Food Locations

  • Pink and blue cotton candy, themed to “Heroes and Villains.”

Special character meet and greets will take place throughout the event including:

  • Big Bad Wolf
  • Bowler Hat Guy
  • Captain Hook
  • Captain Jack Sparrow
  • Cruella de Vil
  • Dr Facillier
  • Flynn Rider
  • Hades
  • Jafar
  • Lotso
  • Malificent
  • Meg
  • Pain and Panic
  • Queen of Hearts
  • Stromboli

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