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 where crowds were non-existent and had a front row view of this spectacular 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.
We managed to stand directly in front of Sleeping Beauty castle and had a near perfect view of the entire parade.
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.
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.
Each float is elaborately designed and features many of the most popular Disney characters, like Anna & Elsa from Frozen.
You also get to see floats & characters that some of the other Disney theme park parades don’t include (like Merlin & Alice in Wonderland).
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.
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.
Frequent Questions about Parade in Disneyland Paris
The parade begins at It’s a Small World, past Sleeping Beauty Castle and down Main Street.
From the time the parade starts to the last float is less than 20 minutes.
One of the best places to watch is in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle!
Do you love Disney parades? What is your favorite part?
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.