Magic Kingdom Christmas Parade Added to Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane

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When Disney first announced that Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade would return to Magic Kingdom, it was only to be shown during the Disney Very Merriest After Hours event. However, just recently Disney brought some holiday cheer to Guests as they announced from December 22 through December 31, Magic Kingdom Guests will be able to see the iconic Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade during regular Park hours as well!

But that’s not all because today marks the first day of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade daytime hours and we can confirm that this iconic holiday parade has been added to Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane.

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Credit: Screenshot via My Disney Experience
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Credit: Screenshot via My Disney Experience

Related: New After Hours Event Replaces Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

As you can see in the screenshots above, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade now appears on Disney Genie and if you have purchased Disney Genie+, you can choose this experience as a Lightning Lane selection!

More on Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

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The official Disney World website describes the show as:

Holiday Fun Along Main Street, U.S.A.

Delight in an entertaining display chock-full of good cheer.

The legendary street comes alive with yuletide spirit on select nights during Disney Very Merriest After Hours! Snap memorable photos of dancing gingerbread men, marching toy soldiers and beloved Disney Characters as they float by, waving hello. There’s even a special appearance by Santa Claus–riding in to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Not attending Disney Very Merriest After Hours? Check the My Disney Experience app for parade performances taking place between December 22, 2021 and December 31, 2021.

Know Before You Go

Be sure to check the My Disney Experience app for the performance schedule. This is an outdoor parade and subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. In addition, showtimes are subject to change.

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Are you visiting Magic Kingdom this week? Will you be using Lightning Lane for Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade? Let us know in the comments below.

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