Walt Disney World Parades and Fireworks

Fantasmic Show at Hollywood Studios

Fantasmic Show at Hollywood Studios

With peak season fast approaching, the Walt Disney World theme parks here in Orlando, Florida will be offering more of their amazing visual displays at more regular intervals.  The parks offer various opportunities for guests to enjoy interactive parades, entertaining shows, and awe-inspiring fireworks – all of which are included with general park admission and with your purchase of Discount Disney Tickets.

Check out what’s going on at each park:

Magic Kingdom

SpectroMagic Parade at Magic Kingdom

SpectroMagic Parade at Magic Kingdom

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade features a collection of classic Disney moments to delight guests of all ages. Music, floats and many favorite Disney Characters make up this joyful procession down Main Street U.S.A.

This parade is pretty much on the schedule every day, with at least one showing in the afternoon at 3:00 pm.  During peak season, they’ll usually do an earlier route around noon.

SpectroMagic Parade is a treat for all ages, featuring a host of Disney Characters that light up the night. This shining procession makes its way through the park only on special nights.

During the slow season, MK will do the parade every other day or so, usually at 9:00 pm.  During peak season, they’ll add a second route around 11:00 pm.

Wishes Fireworks – Make a wish on a star as the nighttime sky comes to life in a musical fireworks spectacular that is uniquely Disney. Guests of all ages will marvel at the dazzling array of never-before-seen fireworks and pyrotechnic effects created specifically for this amazing show.

Wishes is shown pretty much every single night at Magic Kingdom, especially during peak season.  The fireworks will usually go off right at park close.

Animal Kingdom

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade at Animal Kingdom

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade at Animal Kingdom

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade features popular Disney Characters as they pay tribute to the wild spirit of their animal friends in a 15-minute, high-energy, afternoon procession that loops through the various areas—Africa, Discovery Island, Asia, and back to Africa.

This parade is on the schedule pretty much every day, starting at 3:45 pm.

Hollywood Studios

Block Party Bash Parade at Hollywood Studios

Block Party Bash Parade at Hollywood Studios

Block Party Bash Parade – Starring such familiar faces as Mike and Sulley from Monsters, Inc, Buzz and Woody from Toy Story, Mr. and Mrs. Incredible from The Incredibles and more, this interactive street spectacular is the perfect treat for everyone in the entire family. Come play, party and dance with your Disney·Pixar friends during the wildest, most interactive parade in Disney history.

The parade is about 35 minutes in length and is featured at Hollywood Studios almost every afternoon at 3:00 pm.

Fantasmic! is a spectacular, 25-minute nigh-time fireworks and water show performed select nights starring Mickey Mouse and a bevy of delightful Disney Characters and features classic Disney music and songs, laser lights and amazing hydrotechnic effects.

Unfortunately, this amazing and highly entertaining show is only performed about once every 2-3 days during off season.  Lucky for us, we’re getting into peak season – this week the show is on every night at both 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm.  Starting next week, they’ll be going back to the once or twice a week schedule, but hopefully not for long, with summer right around the corner.  This is by far my favorite show (it just *might* be my very favorite thing about Disney, in general) and I highly recommend planning your whole Disney vaycay around it. 🙂


Illuminations at Epcot

Illuminations at Epcot

Illuminations: Reflections of Earth is a 12-minute fireworks, laser and water show that plays nightly for guests of all ages at the World Showcase area. Take in brilliant effects that represent the history of Earth and its people.

Illuminations is showcased every single night at Epcot and probably is the most well-known and popular entertainment display.  You can see the fireworks from all around World Showcase, and the fireworks go off right as the park closes.  Make sure to grab a spot a good 30-45 minutes before they start.

For more information on all that the Disney Theme Parks offer, or to purchase Discount Disney Tickets, please visit our website or Kissimmee Location, The Official Ticket Center.  You can also call us toll-free at 1-877-406-4836.

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