Disney Christmas Parade Hosts

Have you ever wanted to go to Disney at Christmas?  Well, if you do go, then check on the filming schedule for the Disney Christmas Parade.  Disney has broken filming of the parade into multiple days, and I believe as early as the beginning of December.

Has anyone noticed how much the Disney Christmas Parade has changed throughout the years?  I saw a lot of the changes with how many times I went to Disney.

The parade originally had a star, or two in the parade.  Side Note… at the 1987 Easter Parade my family actually got to have a run-in with Ben Vereen.  Eventually Disney added the music factor, and has continued doing so since.  One of my most favorite musical acts that have been at Disney was Mariah Carey singing “All I want for Christmas.”  (If I could have only been there, I would have been granted a serious Christmas wish that year.)

Disney has gone through a great amount of talent with this parade.  Kudos to the host that has made it the longest with Disney… Regis Philbin.


From 1984 through 1990 Regis was out on the street doing cut shots.

From 1992 through 1995 Regis was co-host.

From 1996 through 1999 there was a different set of hosts.

Starting in 1997 the Disney Christmas Parade was mostly pre-produced.

In 2000 there was no Disney Christmas Parade.

Beginning again in 2001, and as of 2008 Regis and Kelly were the hosts.

Generally Regis, and Kelly seem to broadcast their tv show from Disney in December, and I would have to attribute this to the scheduled filming that they do for the parade.

Regis has aged well, and his work with Disney seems to have paid off.  He has Millionaire, his morning show, and his yearly appearances at the Christmas Parade.

Only time will tell if Disney will eventually cut this parade, like they cut the Easter Parade.

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One Response to Disney Christmas Parade Hosts

  1. I love the holiday parades but not the crowds that go with the day.
    When you are elbow to elbow, can’t move in the streets, and lines are so long that they look like spaghetti or the California freeways, then it is time to rethink.

    I go in non-prime time usually November and May when the weather is not too cold or warm and humid. Even though the park hours are shorter, I find I get much more in as long as Disney hasn’t planned closing for its own purposes. I notice it does not reduce its prices at these times–good for its bottom line if not anyone else’s.