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Building the ‘Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade’ for Magic Kingdom Park

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Among the most spectacular aspects of the upcoming “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” are the incredibly detailed floats, each bringing a classic Fantasyland story to the streets of Magic Kingdom Park.


Today, Managing Producer Kris Bunnell brings us a special behind-the-scenes look at the development of those floats with Parade Designer Richard Improta and Creative Director Steven Davison.

Which “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” float are you most excited to see when the parade debuts this spring? Let us know in the “Comments” section.

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  • Hi Jennifer, Are you aware of any Annual Pass preview event for Festival Of Fantasy? If so would it be a sign up contest type thing or open to all Annual Pass holders? I know Disneyland had special Annual Pass event for the Soundsational Parade.

  • will Tiger Lily and the Lost Boys make an appearance on the Peter Pan float?

    And I love anything & everything “Fantasia”!!

  • I Love Disney Parades!

    • :)

  • Is the new Mine Train roller coaster up and running? If not any word on when it will be? we are looking to visit in August.

  • Will disney land get a new parade this year

  • The parade floats look incredible. The concept art and sneak peaks are so stunning, I cannot even imagine how beautiful they will be in person. I cannot wait!!! Really looking forward to this.

  • Is the princess float the same one from Tokyo Disneyland’s Jubilation Parade or a copy of it?

  • With Steven Davison heading up this parade it’s sure to be something special, he’s done so many things for years at Disneyland and around the world for Disney Parks including Wish’s at the Magic Kingdom It’s great to see him back working on the new Festival of Fantasy Parade.

  • We are coming April 27-May 2. Hoping for it’s debut before or when we get there. Fingers crossed!!!!! It will be our first ever Disney Trip :)

  • Thanks for sharing! This post made my day, can’t wait to see the parade! :)

    • That’s so nice of you, Alyssa!

  • I am so impressed at the creativity of these new floats! A bagpipe–who would have thought?! Can’t wait to see the new parade!

    • Me, too, Kimberly!

  • Really looking forward to seeing the new parade.
    Any timescale as to when it will be rolled out, as we travel late April.

  • I cannot wait to see Mickey and Minnie’s balloon float which also features the dancing hippos and ostriches from “Fantasia”.

    But all of this teasing is driving me crazy!! What is the starting date for the parade? My next WDW resort vacation starts on March 14th…so will I be able to see the parade then? Please say “yes” I’m bringing my little sister with me for her first visit ever and am hoping we can enjoy this parade together and create a special memory.

    • As soon as we know the opening date, we’ll share it here!

  • Looks wonderful…..hopefully it will still be running when we go back in 2015….

  • Looks to be a amazing parade – cant wait to see it! Did you get to see all of the floats already?

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