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Disney World Christmas Day Parade Taping 2018

by Tina
(Chicago, IL)

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“Hi there!

I know every year, Disney World shoots the Christmas Day parade prior to Christmas. Since it’s not live, do you know which dates filming will be this year? Would love to book a trip surrounding those dates! Also, do you need special tickets to enter the parks those days… Thanks!”

You never know, but…


The taping of the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade will happen on…

OK, I don’t actually know for sure. Only Disney does and for the last couple of years they haven’t even announced when they will tape it.

That being said, for the last 2 years the taping has been the weekend of the first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. I think that will happen again this year.

For a long time the taping was during the Pop Warner Championships, but it looks like Disney has settled on early November.

They have totally changed how they tape the show. It’s no longer held just in the Magic Kingdom. They set up stages in some of the parks. Last year it was the Magic Kingdom by the Partner’s Statue and in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the intersection of Hollywood and Sunset Boulevard.

Taping times weren’t announced. You just had to be there when the taping was going on.

It’s not like the old days when everyone flocked to Main Street and you spent all day watching the taping.

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Dad’s Bottom Line

The bottom line is there’s no way to know exactly when or where Disney will be taping the Christmas Parade show. My guess is early November. Good luck with trying to be there for it.


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Comments for

Nov 13, 2018 Parade date maybe…..
by: Vaders Chick

Hello Disney fans!

My friends daughter is on a national dance team and she is going to Disney world the week of 11/19/18 to be on the Moana float. My friend says she’ll be in the Thanksgiving Day parade, but I can’t recall seeing a parade on Thanksgiving Day 🤷🏼‍♀️ Maybe it’s for the Christmas Day parade, but I’m not sure. Hope that helps!

Dad Answers

Actually the taped the segments over the weekend last weekend.

Nov 04, 2018 Why Don’t We
by: Anonymous

Daughters are HUGE fans of Why Don’t We, any chance we’d be able to get an idea of where they’ll be?? Thanks!!

Dad Answers

They won’t be hard to find. They create areas for the taping that are set up a couple of days in advance. Last year there was one up around the circle in front of Cinderella Castle and on Sunset Boulevard (in Disney’s Hollywood Studios) just where you turn to go from the main drag to Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.

Just ask any Cast Member. They’ll be able to tell you where. Now when, that’s a whole other story.

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