Since the parks re-opened last July, Walt Disney World has used cavalcades, flotillas and motorcades to bring the majority of their park’s characters and entertainment to guests. With no one-on-one character meet and greets available right now, and with parades put-on-hold to stop crowding, these mini-parades are a guest’s best way to see Disney characters. And now, it is even easier to find them in the park, as the Disney cavalcade times are now shown in the my Disney Experience app.
Until recently, the Disney cavalcade showtimes were kept a secret. This was done so that crowds would not form when social distancing was enforced. But, social distancing measures are now only recommended. If guests can now know about show times for cavalcades, and are allowed to crowd up for the big firework spectaculars, perhaps this is the next step towards bringing back full-scale parades.
The easiest way to find the Disney cavalcade times is in the My Disney Experience app. The app also gives map locations on where to find the cavalcade routes and a quick description of what happens during each one.
These showtimes are given for all four Walt Disney World parks. Note that these showtimes showcase the beginning of the route. Many of these cavalcades have a long route, which would mean that the floats would take a bit to get to the end. At Magic Kingdom, the cavalcades primarily begin in Frontierland, next to Splash Mountain, then continue through Frontierland, turning right in Liberty Square to pass The Hall of Presidents, and take a bridge over to the castle hub. From the castle, the cavalcades continue down Main Street U.S.A. and finish next to the Main Street Fire Station.
Last fall, Magic Kingdom debuted limited-time cavalcades since Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party would not be offered, and Disneyland Park just brought out its own cavalcade for a short period as a celebration of the 66th anniversary.
Ready for even more entertainment to return at Walt Disney World? Do you prefer these cavalcades, or are you eagerly awaiting the Festival Of Fantasy to once again grace Main Street U.S.A.?