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Disney's Festival of Fantasy Afternoon Parade Returns to 3PM on January 1, 2018

The Festival of Fantasy parade schedule changes from 2:00PM to 3:00PM daily on January 1, 2018 / Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World Resort, Florida.

The Festival of Fantasy parade schedule changes from 2:00PM to 3:00PM daily on January 1, 2018 / Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World Resort, Florida.

Festival of Fantasy, the Magic Kingdom's afternoon parade will change from 2:00PM to 3:00PM daily on January 1, 2018.  

This change does not appear to affect seating times for Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade Dining Package at Tony's Town Square (extra cost). Click here for more information.

Tiana's Riverboat Party - Ice Cream Social and Viewing Party will change accordingly.  There is an extra charge for this experience which is offered on select days during the week.  Advance reservations required.  Click here for more information. 

Disney Trivia - What time is the 3 o'clock parade? 

Did you know that "What time is the 3 o'clock parade?" is actually an important training question for Disney Cast Members?  It turns out that you're not supposed to just stare incredulously at the guest for a moment before responding "3 o'clock...duh."  Cast Members are taught to ask additional questions to find out what information the guest is really seeking with such an obvious question.  For example, they may be wondering when it actually passes through a particular section of the Magic Kingdom.   Cast members are taught that they can either give a blunt answer that will end a conversation in a way that embarrasses or disappoints the guest or they can use it as an opportunity to exceed the guest's expectation and begin a quest for richer discovery. 

Click here to read more about this in the Disney Institute blog

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Here’s how we help you have a great vacation:

  1. Your travel agent – You have one agent from start-to-finish who knows your name and your priorities and who wants to do everything possible to help you have a wonderful experience.

  2. “Best Days” Itinerary – We’ll help you build an itinerary that includes your priorities for fireworks, parades, crowds and shows. Then we help with dining & Fastpass+ reservations.

  3. Saving Money – Of course we watch for discounts and promotion and automatically apply the best available offer to your reservation but we also help you avoid up-sells and options you won’t use.

  4. We Are Fee-Free - We book directly through Disney and we never charge a service fee so you never pay any extra to use our services when you book your trip through us. You can have all the benefits Disney offers PLUS all the services we offer. You can also purchase planning services through us if you've booked on your own or through another travel agency.

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New! Festival of Fantasy Parade Dining Package Introduced at Magic Kingdom

New! Festival of Fantasy Parade Dining Package Introduced at Magic Kingdom

The Festival of Fantasy Parade lunch package is a wonderful new dining option for guests at the Magic Kingdom beginning October 10, 2016.   With this package, you enjoy a prix fixe lunch at Tony's Town Square restaurant and you receive a voucher that allows you to watch the Disney Festival of Fantasy parade from a reserved area in front of the flagpole on Main Street USA.  This is a fantastic spot to watch the parade you see the castle in the background as the colorful and whimsical floats come towards you and it also provides a great view of the side of the floats as they make their turn before exiting the park.   I also love that this eliminates the need to stake out a spot early to see this delightful Disney World parade.

Your lunch will include a three-course meal: appetizer, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage).  Cost: $45 per adult / $17 per child (age 3 - 9), plus tax and gratuity.   This is a great value for anyone on a Disney Dining plan as this experience only costs one table-service meal credit per person.  

Advance reservations are required.  If you've booked your Disney vacation through us, your Build A Better Mouse Trip travel agent can make reservations on your behalf - subject to availability.   If not, you can call Disney dining reservations at 407-WDW-DINE.  This can now be booked online through the end of February, 2017; look for "Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade Dining Package". There are several block-out dates: Nov. 11 & 12, Nov. 20 - 26, Dec. 18, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017 and Feb. 18 - 20, 2017.

Don't Miss Out on Great Experiences at Disney World!

We want to help you have the most wonderful, most memorable Disney vacation possible. We know that giving you good, up-to-date information and a few simple tools will make a huge difference in your Disney vacation. Long lines become short lines and you will have great memories of shared experiences instead of missed opportunities.  That's why we're called Build A Better Mouse Trip.

Here’s how we help you have a great vacation:

  1. Your travel agent – You have one agent from start-to-finish who knows your name and your priorities and who wants to do everything possible to help you have a wonderful experience.

  2. “Best Days” Itinerary – We’ll help you build an itinerary that includes your priorities for fireworks, parades, crowds and shows. Then we help with dining & Fastpass+ reservations.

  3. Saving Money – Of course we watch for discounts and promotion and automatically apply the best available offer to your reservation but we also help you avoid up-sells and options you won’t use.

  4. We Are Fee-Free - We book directly through Disney and we never charge a service fee so you never pay any extra to use our services when you book your trip through us. You can have all the benefits Disney offers PLUS all the services we offer.

Let’s start planning a great vacation!

Our “Quote Request” form is the easiest way to start planning your trip. Just fill in as much or as little information as you know at this time and one of our agents will be in touch soon. There’s never any pressure or obligation.

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