Disney World Parades & Fireworks for Kids & Toddlers

Guests waving to Snow White at Magic Kingdom Park

First Time Character Experience

Your child's favourite characters are waiting to make their dreams come true at Walt Disney World. So bring your camera, or with Memory Maker you can be sure to capture the big moment as you watch them get their first Disney character hug.

Please note, shows, parades and other experiences are temporarily suspended.

5 Show-stopping family experiences at Walt Disney World

Mickey Mouse in a float, waving during the parade in Magic Kingdom
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Disney Parade: Festival of Fantasy

If you catch one parade at Walt Disney World make it Magic Kingdom's Festival of Fantasy Parade. From Ariel to Anna & Elsa, and of course Mickey & Minnie, this wondrous spectacle is a great way for little ones to spot all their favourites in one place.

Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade runs every afternoon at 3pm and there's plenty of space for families with buggies and little ones!


Spectacular fireworks display at Magic Kingdom
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Disney Fireworks

Walt Disney World fireworks displays are some of the most spectacular in the world and a must-see during your stay. Little ones will love the fireworks spectacular IllumiNations: Reflections of the Earth at Epcot and the new Happily Ever After fireworks show at Magic Kingdom Park. There are also special seasonal fireworks during Christmas and Halloween at Walt Disney World Resort!

Each show features over 5000 fireworks!


Family watching a live show in a Disney Park
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Disney Entertainment and Live Shows for Little Ones

Live shows at Walt Disney World are incredible, featuring plenty of singing and dancing fun for all the family. From Disney Junior - Live On Stage! to the Festival of the Lion King, shows are the perfect opportunity for families to sit down, relax and enjoy some world-class live entertainment in comfortable, air-conditioned rooms.

View our pin on the top five live shows to enjoy with little ones

Shows last 45 mins or less and run throughout the day - make sure to check showtimes when planning!


Young guests with Jake the pirate
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Top Five Character Experiences for Little Ones

Familiar faces are easy to spot across the parks - whether you want to meet Anna & Elsa at Royal Sommerhus, Mickey Mouse in Town Square Theatre or even Kylo Ren at Star Wars Launch Bay! View the pin to see a few of our favourites that younger guests can look out for at Walt Disney World.

View our pin on the top five character experiences for little ones

You can book your character experiences in advance and add the time in your My Disney Experience app!


Guests experiencing the Halloween Festival in Magic Kingdom
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Disney Seasonal Events: Halloween and Christmas

Being with your kids for a Disney Christmas or a Disney Halloween is a truly unforgettable experience. From amazing fireworks at Happy Hallo-wishes to the sparkling and festive Disney Parade at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Walt Disney World is a magical place to visit with little ones - in any season!

View our video to learn more about seasonal events at Walt Disney World

Find out more about Christmas or Halloween at Walt Disney World, including dates and ticket prices