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The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade finally returned to Disney's Magic Kingdom on March 9, 2022 having been canceled for nearly two years due to COVID-19. It has now appeared on the official website that in October the show times for this parade are due to be cut.

Currently, The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade is shown at 12:00PM and 3:00PM on most days but as of Sunday October 9 onwards, it is scheduled to only be performed at 3:00PM each day.

Festival of Fantasy Parade, Disney
Image: Disney

It is being replaced by an extra showing of Mickey's Celebration Cavalcade which currently travels from Frontierland through Liberty Square and down Main Street USA, showcasing the EARidescent 8 which includes; Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Pluto, Goofy, Chip and Dale.

Up until October 9, showtimes for Mickey's Celebration Cavalcade are listed as 10:45, 13:40, 16:25 and 17:55. From October 9, there is an extra performance scheduled at 11:55 to replace the loss of the 12:00 Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade.

Mickey's Celebration Cavalcade, Disney
Image: Disney

The reason for this change is not clear. It could be the maximise the Mickey's Celebration Cavalcade which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World or it could be that Disney is looking to get rid of the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at some point in the future so is cutting down the number of performances to gauge fans reactions.

From October 9, Disney fans will still be able to see the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at 3:00PM each day. We will keep you posted on any further changes to the line up on our news and Facebook page. Are you sad to see the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade performances being reduced at the Magic Kingdom?

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