Sign up for tickets to 2010 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade taping at the Magic Kingdom on Dec. 3 and 4

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The annual tradition of a televised Christmas Day parade at Walt Disney World and Disneyland continues this year and you can be in attendance at the taping.

Contrary to popular belief, the parade is not live on Christmas Day but rather taped weeks in advance. Segments featuring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Selena Gomez, and Nick Cannon were already taped at Disneyland in California, but the Walt Disney World taping at the Magic Kingdom is next month.

You can sign up on for free parking and entrance into the Magic Kingdom theme park as well as a spot along Main Street USA or near Cinderella Castle to watch the parade and celebrity performance taping.

Update: While the informational site on linked in this article still exists, the sign-up form has been removed, likely indicating that all free tickets have been claimed for the tapings.

Update (11/13/10): Some who signed up for the free tickets have received emails letting them know that the free tickets were meant only for Disney cast members and sports volunteers. Regular guests are invited to attend the tapings, but will need to pay for the day’s admission as usual.

Specific taping details, including celebrity line-ups or times have not yet been revealed, but taping could begin as early as 7:30 AM and all signed up to attend are asked to commit to a 4-hour time slot for each shift.

It’s likely that we’ll see characters from Disney’s upcoming animated film, Tangled, with possible appearances by the movie’s stars Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi – but nothing has been announced yet. Also likely in attendance hosting the event should be Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, as they have for several years.

All details and sign-up information can be found on


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    I received the following email in response to registering:

    Out of Office: Sports enthusiast

    WDW Christmas Production

    Add to Contacts
    To: ***Removed by me****

    We appreciate your interest in the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade telecast. You may have read reports in the local media that tickets were available to the general public. Unfortunately, using sources other than Disney Parks, the media misreported this information and that is not the case for the telecast taping.

    If you are not currently a Disney cast member or an active Disney Sports volunteer, you are not eligible for a pre-registered ticket; however all guests are invited to join us at the Magic Kingdom Park for the filming using regular park admission. Filming for the Christmas Parade is scheduled to take place along Main Street, U.S.A and at Cinderella Castle Stage on December 3 and 4.

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      Ricky Brigante

      Interesting. I signed up through the web site and did not receive a similar email. I wonder how many did.

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    hey i heard regis and kelly weren’t taping now. just the seacrest. they usually tape the talent portion on the first day right? my tickets are for the 7.30 am portion.

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      also, will all the transportation be running that early?

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    Waiting to hear details of Christmas show musical acts and parade taping for 2011

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      So am I! They need to tell me now and right away before they are sold out!

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