Ask a Disney Question: Tickets for the taping of the Christmas parade.

I received a couple of questions this week about how guests can view the Christmas parade taping.  They’ve changed it from year to hear, so please be aware that this information could all change.  As soon as we get concrete details about the process this year, we’ll put it on up on the site and on Facebook.  Here’s what we know.

  • First, based on last year, Disney usually announces when you can apply for tickets sometime in October.  You’ll apply online and then in mid-November you’ll receive an email with further information if you’ve been selected. When you receive that email you’ll pick a time, either in the morning or afternoon, on any (or all) of the three days.
  • This year’s parade tapes on December 3rd and 4th, with the 5th scheduled as a make-up day.
  • The parade is taped in segments. You may see the same performance over and over. 
  • If you’re primarily interested in the shows and can only attend one day, choose Friday.
  • When you go to register, it will likely say that sign up is open until a day or two before the parade.  This is technically true, but in reality tickets are snatched up right away. When it’s announced, sign immediately.
  • Sign up is free and includes park admission for the rest of the day.
  • In year’s past, tickets were limited to pass holders; this is no longer the case. Anyone may apply to watch the parade.
  • Even if you don’t have a ticket, you can still come into the parks and see some of the filming. I’ve heard people say they were able to watch performances pretty easily, but keep in mind that cast members will keep non-audience members out of the roped off areas.

Good luck!  As soon as we hear more details we’ll post them.

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