This year has certainly had lots of rough moments to say the least. But one highlight this year are the Christmas character cavalcades now appearing at Magic Kingdom. Normally these festive floats and characters in cheerful apparel would be reserved for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and the two weeks of Christmas itself. But with this year’s party being cancelled, guests get to enjoy these joyful processions throughout the day.
We’re very excited to see these characters, floats, and enjoy the festive music in Magic Kingdom. If you have not had the chance to see some of these holiday floats and costumes, and you feel comfortable visiting Walt Disney World, now is a great time to visit so you can enjoy these extra touches that are normally reserved for special occasions.
Here’s why we love the Christmas character cavalcades at Magic Kingdom
- Festive costumes
- Holiday decorated floats
- Cheerful music
- Sights and scents
- SANTA CLAUS
Many of the characters at Magic Kingdom, both at physically distant greeting locations and in the cavalcades, don their gay apparel. The Disney Princesses are one of my favorites because many have winter wear, and Belle wears her festive dress. The princess float itself, which has been running through Magic Kingdom for decades, is decorated with little Christmas trees, garland, and ornaments.
Much of the music that plays during the character cavalcades during the holiday season are songs that would normally only be heard during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Hearing this music gives me goosebumps and makes me chuckle with glee. As the cavalcade passes by you may smell something delightful. The gingerbread floats featuring Clarabelle, Goofy, and Max leave the scrumptious scent of gingerbread on the air.
The big blockbuster moment this year is Santa Claus himself making the rounds through Magic Kingdom. His spectacular rooftop float parades through the park throughout the day and into the early evening, led by his eight jolly reindeer. It is a moment that puts a big smile on everyone’s face.
Before you head to Magic Kingdom, check out our tips for viewing the character cavalcades.
Have you had the chance to see these Christmas character cavalcades? Do you have a favorite?