This question comes from Linda, who asks: “Have you heard when the 2010 Disney World Christmas Day Parade taping is this year? We are going the first week of December and trying to avoid this area. Can not find any dates as of yet. Thanks your site is very helpful.”
Linda, thanks for your kind words and for your question. The parade will tape this year on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th day of December. The first two days are the main days. That Sunday will be a make-up day due to rain or other issues and is often unnecessary. While Main Street itself will be very congested, the rest of the park shouldn’t be too bad as many guests will choose to avoid the Magic Kingdom on those days. If you decide to visit the MK that day, just be aware that you’ll likely be escorted “backstage” so you can move more easily around the parade. Some people don’t care for it. Me? I’m kind of nosey and like it.
If you’re used to seeing the Magic Kingdom decorated for Christmas you may be surprised to find that prior to the taping, the large Christmas tree you normally see in Town Square isn’t there. They move it from another location in the park to Town Square after the parade, so that there’s no obstruction of the view.
Hope this helps. Have a wonderful trip.
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