Disney’s Adventure Friends Cavalcade is the only remaining cavalcade at Walt Disney World. If you enjoy character sightings, you’ll likely want to take the time to see this offering during your visit. This pop-up parade offers an opportunity to see a few rare, sought-after characters. The newest of those characters is Bruno from Encanto.
The Adventure Friends Cavalcade is usually held twice daily. As of early 2024, the cavalcade is scheduled in the mornings at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. You can check the My Disney Experience app or Disney’s site here for the exact cavalcade times on the day of your visit.
Bruno is the newest addition, taking Mirabel’s place in the cavalcade. Mirabel now has a formal meet-and-greet location. Bruno debuted during National Hispanic Heritage Month last October. He remains a popular Adventure Friends character.
This article was updated on January 20, 2024.
Previously, Mirabel was at the top of the first float.
Cavalcades follow the same route as the Festival of Fantasy Parade. Each cavalcade steps off in Frontierland near Tiana’s Bayou Adventure (the former Splash Mountain.) Then, it travels to Liberty Square and takes a right in front of The Hall of Presidents.
As the Adventure Friends Cavalcade approaches Cinderella Castle, it partially circles the area and straightens before coming down Main Street U.S.A.
Character cavalcades are similar to mini pop-up parades and require less than a five-minute investment of your time if you’re already in the area.
Naturally, seeing any of the parades is more fun on Main Street U.S.A. However, if I were already in Adventureland, Frontierland, or Liberty Square, I would watch the cavalcade from there instead of going out of the way to see it.
As the cavalcade approaches, you’ll probably notice a few changes in the area. For instance, the music for the cavalcade comes on over loudspeakers before it arrives. Also, cast members appear out of the woodwork, directing guests to gather on each side of the walkway.
Adventure Friends Cavalcade Characters
Below, we’ll look at the characters you might see in Disney’s Adventure Friends Cavalcade. To help write this article, I intentionally saw the cavalcade twice on the same day to see how the characters varied.
To my surprise, I saw unique characters in each cavalcade. So don’t be surprised if you see someone you don’t expect. Likewise, don’t be disappointed if you miss a particular character.
Miguel from Coco sometimes heads up Disney’s Adventure Friends Cavalcade. This is the only place to see Miguel at Walt Disney World.
Here are Aladdin, Genie, and Terk. Terk is one of the characters I saw in the second cavalcade. Aladdin rode on a float in the first cavalcade but walked in the second.
Here is Terk from Tarzan again near Timon and Baloo.
Meeko and Elasti-Girl walked ahead of the floats.
We saw Mr. Incredible in the first one, but not in the second.
Jessie and Woody were in both cavalcades. These two meet regularly in Toy Story Land.
Here’s Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps from Zootopia. Unfortunately, neither character was in the second cavalcade.
Jasmine and Merida were both on the back of the first float.
Then comes Baloo and King Louie from Jungle Book.
On the second float, we saw Mulan, Pocahontas, and Mirabel.
However, remember that since this photo was taken, Mirabel has been replaced by Bruno. But since none of the characters are guaranteed, you could still see her make an appearance.
Since our first article, Raya from Raya and the Last Dragon has also become part of the cavalcade.
José Carioca and Max were on the back of this float.
Wrapping things up, we have Marie and Stitch.
And here is Bert with Mary Poppins.
One of the differences I noticed on the last cavalcade was that they only had one float available. Moana and Mirabel rode on top of that one and traded sides from time to time.
Disney’s Adventure Friends Cavalcade is a great addition to the park’s entertainment lineup and one we hope to see continue for a long time. If you want to preview the cavalcade, we have a video of the cavalcade on our YouTube channel or below.
For more places to see characters in Magic Kingdom, you might try the following:
- Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire
- Festival of Fantasy Parade with Route
- Frontierland Hoedown at Magic Kingdom
- Meet Mickey Mouse at Magic Kingdom
- Meet Princesses at Fairytale Hall
Related: Disney World Characters Guide
In the Comments
Do you plan to see Disney’s Adventure Friends Cavalcade on your next Disney World vacation? Which characters do you hope to see?