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Don’t Miss the Disneyland Paris Parade

A trip to Disneyland Paris would not be complete without seeing their parade!  Filled with all your favorite Disney characters, the Disneyland Paris parade is worth any time you might be giving up on other attractions or rides.

We were lucky to hit Disneyland Paris on a rainy day in June when crowds were non-existent and had a front-row view of this spectacular parade!

Disneyland Paris Parade

Disneyland Paris Parade Details

The parade begins in front of It’s a Small World in Fantasyland.

From what I’ve gathered, the parade route can change without much notice and sometimes it won’t run at all if there is too much rain.

However, on the day we went, it ran during the rain and on a traditional route that runs along Main Street.

Sleeping Beauty Float in Disneyland Paris Parade

We managed to stand directly in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle and had a near-perfect view of the entire parade.

Disneyland Paris Parade in Rain

The great thing about the parade is that the floats come very close to you, as do the characters and horse-drawn carriages carrying the Disney princesses.

Disneyland Paris Parade Pumpkin Carriage

Because the floats are so close to the spectators, guests feel as though the characters are really waving at each of them and it gives the parade a more intimate feel.

Frozen Float at DLP

Each float is elaborately designed and features many of the most popular Disney characters, like Anna & Elsa from Frozen.

Alice in Wonderland Float in Disneyland Paris Parade

You also get to see floats & characters that some of the other Disney theme park parades don’t include (like Merlin & Alice in Wonderland).

Toy Story Parade Float at Disneyland Paris

What I enjoyed most about the Disneyland Paris parade was how different it was from other Disney parades. 

While many of the other Disney theme park parades have the floats at a higher level, many of the parade floats at the Paris park are close to the ground.

This makes the spectators feel like they are actually part of the experience.

Disneyland Paris Parade Fairies

Overall, I feel like the parade is worth taking time to see.

Although the parade doesn’t last very long, many people do choose to find a spot up to 30 minutes before it begins so that they have the best view.

We didn’t find it hard to see anything and we didn’t stake out a spot to watch it.

That might have been because of the rain, but the parade set up makes it really accessible for people to see from many different vantage points.

Disneyland Paris parade float featuring Minnie Mouse

Frequent Questions about Parade in Disneyland Paris

What time is the parade in Disneyland Paris?

The Disneyland Paris Parde begins at 5:30 pm but it can take time to work its way through the streets.

Where Does the Disneyland Paris Parade Start?

The parade begins at It’s a Small World, past Sleeping Beauty Castle and down Main Street.

How long is the Disneyland Paris Parade?

From the time the parade starts to the last float is less than 20 minutes.

Where is the best place to watch the Disneyland Paris parade?

One of the best places to watch is in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle!

Do you love Disney parades? What is your favorite part?

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Thursday 23rd of March 2023

Is the parade always at 5:30 PM? We are going in mid-November and it seems kinda dark by 5:30 PM.

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