It’s been 11 long months since we first gave you a sneak peek at Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade, and now it’s officially come to life at the Magic Kingdom. This new daily parade is a tribute to new and classic Disney movies and stories, with brand new characters, too.
The parade debuted on Sunday, March 9 with eye-popping scenes and incredible performers. This is the first of a new generation of parades for Disney Parks, as they have used technology that has yet to be implemented on their stunning floats in the past.
In regards to floats, families can expect to see
- The Princess Garden (yes, Anna and Elsa will be there too!)
- The Little Mermaid
- Peter Pan
- Sleeping Beauty Finale
- Mickey’s Airship
Want a sneak peek? Click through the spectacular costumes and details to see what you can look forward to with this new performance!
Bubble Girls 1 of 7
The parade will offer some incredible scenes with effects and costumes never seen before! Some of those include sassy Bubble Girls with cotton-candy hair, a fire-breathing dragon, a pirate ship with smoking cannons, a music box that's a seashell and a mega-sized bagpipe, just to name a few.
Songs 2 of 7
This brand new parade offers a theme song customized for each float followed by a combination of songs that are woven throughout the cavalcade.
What It’s Like 3 of 7
In a press release issued earlier this week, Randy Wojcik, senior show director Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Creative Entertainment said,
"It has the most beautiful floats, enchanting characters, vibrant costumes that come to life; and the choreography is just glorious. Yet, it is also very kinetic, relevant and powerful on a scale never seen before at Walt Disney World."
Performers 4 of 7
There are nearly 100 performers in this parade — some on swings, some on stilts and others on flying rigs. All of them wear incredibly vibrant costumes!
Bright! Colorful! 5 of 7
Wojcick also said, "It's visually stunning, like mini Broadway shows rolling down the street." From these photos I would have to agree!
Sleeping Beauty 6 of 7
The thorn-inspired stilt performers join raven dancers and three good fairies, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather for the Sleeping Beauty float.
Brave 7 of 7
Merida makes an appearance in the Festival of Fantasy parade along with Celtic couples, Scottish dancers and a vessel shaped like an enormous bagpipe.