The taping of the Walt Disney World segment of the annual ABC televised parade is talking place at the Magic Kingdom December 7 – 9, 2014. This year’s parade is all about Frozen.
Sneak peek of the parade tapings at Disney World, Disneyland, and Hawaii: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WvVlnZWjmI
A sneak peek at the Christmas Day parade taping at the Magic Kingdom from today: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M27Fgk1iJ24
Live musical acts are scheduled to be performing in front of Cinderella Castle on Sunday and Monday, and the parade portion will be filmed on Tuesday down Main Street.
The production company will be shooting various parade elements and guest star performances on Cinderella’s Castle Stage and Main Street USA. Park guests with admission are welcome to view the taping segments from select areas and should arrive as early as possible.
This is no guarantee that you will be admitted to the roped off prime viewing areas, reserved for ticketed cast members and pre-selected audience. The CMs that entered the lottery via the Disney work HUB were notified by email last week if they had won tickets.
This is an actual television production, so expect songs to be sung multiple times and repeated filming of individual floats; also the park can be quite crowded on Main Street causing difficulty getting to attractions.
Many guests dress in Christmas attire for this occasion. To avoid crowds, if you are not interested in watching the filming, take the train at the entrance of the park to Frontierland and navigate the park from there.
Note that these are “light” crowd days at MK. If you’re not interested in the parade taping, you’re in for a treat – many of the attractions in the park will have no wait times!!
Expect schedule changes and cancellations to park entertainment, especially those on Main Street USA, during the filming. This will include the Festival of Fantasy parade (moved to 5pm) and the Move it! Shake it! Dance Party (canceled).
The 2014 WDW Christmas Day Parade taping schedule:
Sunday, December 7th, 2014: Morning Practice, followed by performances in front of Castle.
Monday, December 8th, 2014: Morning Practice, followed by performances in front of Castle. Ariana Grande & Lexi Walker scheduled to perform. Robin Roberts and Tim Tebow are here now doing the parade segment.
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014: Morning Practice, followed by the taping of the Frozen Celebration parade. Video sneak peak of parade taping:
(Note that taping could happen as late as 4:00 pm on any of the days.)
Our blog about the wonderful 2013 Christmas Day Parade taping: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/taping-the-disney-christmas-day-parade-at-magic-kingdom/
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