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Stars Shine at Magic Kingdom for ‘Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade’ TV Taping

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

'Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade' TV Taping at the Magic Kingdom

The sounds of the season echoed throughout the Magic Kingdom a little more than usual last week and weekend, as taping took place for the “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” telecast. The annual holiday treat will air on ABC-TV on December 25. As George Savvas featured in an earlier post, taping already took place at Disneyland Park, featuring stars like Selena Gomez, professional dancers from “Dancing with the Stars” and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Last week, stars like Ryan Seacrest, Mariah Carey, Amber Riley, Darius Rucker, Debby Ryan, Jackie Evancho, Sean Kingston, Maria Menounos and Lee DeWyze joined the fun at Walt Disney World to make the seasonal telecast even brighter.

Ryan Seacrest at the Taping of 'Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade' at Magic Kingdom Mariah Carey at the Taping of 'Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade' at Magic Kingdom Amber Riley at the Taping of 'Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade' at Magic Kingdom Darius Rucker at the Taping of 'Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade' at Magic Kingdom
Debby Ryan at the Taping of 'Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade' at Magic Kingdom Jackie Evancho at the Taping of 'Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade' at Magic Kingdom Sean Kingston at the Taping of 'Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade' at Magic Kingdom Lee DeWyze at the Taping of 'Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade' at Magic Kingdom

Take a peek at some photos that we shot at the Magic Kingdom, and then take a look (and listen!) on Christmas Day to catch the broadcast in your area (see times below):

  • Eastern Time Zone: Noon – 2 p.m
  • Central Time Zone: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Mountain Time Zone: 10 a.m. – noon.
  • Pacific Time Zone: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m
  • Los Angeles: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Comments

  • Disappointed that the parade is on so late on west coast. We lost a tradition of watching Christmas morning.

  • Sorry to repeat, but I have asked this previously on an earlier blog. Will we get a chance to see this in the UK. The intimation before was that it is being considered but nothing firm. Please please please give us a christmas Disney fix as the cold and snow here at the moment is soooooooooooo depressing.

  • What about those of us on Hawaiian Standard Time? I’m wondering if the listed “Pacific Time” is actually Hawaiian time and the “Los Angeles” time is really Pacific time. Clear as mud? I thought so. 🙂

  • It was a blast being at the Magic Kingdom while the taping was going on. I can’t wait to see the whole parade on christmas morning.

  • I was at the Disneyland taping for this year. It was so cool! Selena Gomez was in it. I was really close up, so I’ll probably see myself on the special 🙂

  • Got to watch the taping of the parade, and even got to chat with CMs and characters during the breaks. It was so much fun.

  • Why is there a time for Pacific Time Zone and Los Angeles?? Isn’t Los Angeles part of the Pacific Time Zone? Does Los Angeles get to see it twice?

  • The annual NBA Christmas Day game delays the broadcast of the parade in the Pacific Time Zones (as the game is shown live across all time zones). By the way, who are the hosts of the parade this year?

  • No Jonas Brothers? (pout)

  • PHINEAS & FERB at Disney World!!! Awesome!!! Great to see them again this year in the Christmas Parade TV show.

    (When are they going to start making regular appearances in the parks?)

  • Great pics! Can’t wait to see the opening of the parade, even the picture of it looks awesome. I’m a little bummed that it’s on so late at noon, but at least it’s still on during the DAY. I remember when they aired it at night for a Christmas (or two?), and that just didn’t feel the same. I love waking up Christmas morning and watching the parade in my PJs, but I guess noon will be ok.

  • Wow looks great, I am sure gonna miss not being there in the Magic Kingdom this year. We spent Christmas day eating with Winnie the Pooh and gang and seeing the Parade live !! Stunning !!! Happy Holidays to All

  • I got to watch the taping at Magic Kingdom. Can’t wait to see the finished product on Christmas Day!

  • Why is the parade so late?

  • Why is the parade so late! It is great! I love to watch it on TV!

  • I’ve been watching this parade every year since 1992, and attending the tapings since 2007. This special is an important part of my life every year, and I had such a blast at the taping this year at MK! It looks like this year will be one of the best ones in recent years!

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