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‘Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade’ Floats Arrive at Magic Kingdom Park

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

As the new “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” moves closer to its debut in March, the team behind the parade recently celebrated a milestone. After months of design, development, and construction, the brand new floats for the parade – including the impressive, 53-foot long Maleficent Dragon – finally arrived at Magic Kingdom Park under cover of darkness. Take a look:

There’s a lot more work to do, of course, but when it’s ready this dazzling new daytime spectacular is going to be a sight to behold!


  • Here we are on the brink of March! We’ll be at Magic Kingdom March 15th, any word what day it starts?thanks!

  • Will be there Spring Break/1st week of April, hope I get to see it then!

  • We will be there in the beginning of June, will the parade be on during June?

  • Super Excited!!!! I am excited to see this new parade and all its wonder! WE LOVE DISNEY! This is so exciting!

  • last week of March – I think we’ll hit it! 🙂

  • Are you able to tell us if the route and parade start time will be the same as Celebrate the Magic or if it will have a new route/start time?

    • Rachel – You’ll be able to see this parade at the same place, same time, although the parade times can change during our busier times of the year. It’s always best to check the My Disney Experience app or the Times Guide on your way into the park.

  • Magnificent!!! I can’t wait to see these new floats. Those dark roads look eerily familiar I was just there for the Dopey running in the dark. Wish those cool floats had been out. They are awesome.

    • Thank you! I can’t wait to see them on the parade route for the very first time. 🙂

  • Really hope we can see this when we go march 15-19.. Fingers crossed bc It looks AWESOME!!!!!!!

    • Stay tuned for opening dates!

  • Taking a trip to WDW (my first time!!) in April! So excited to see the new parade!!

  • I’ll be there March 7-12! I’m gonna be so upset if we miss it by a couple days!!!

  • Those look awesome!!! Can’t wait to see the parade….

  • Again amazing work by the Disney team! So exited to see Merida with her own float!

    • That’s great to hear, Alberto. Thanks!

  • Wow ! I really can’t wait to see it in May !

  • I am very excited about all of the magnificent Maleficent magic (say that five times fast) coming to Walt Disney World and movie theaters this spring! 😀

  • Please, I beg of you, do not deny us tons and tons of Maleficent merchandise based on this amazing design. My life will not be complete with out her covering desk and home. Please! (Or Maleficent might sick her minions on you. They might not be good for much, but they can be quite irritating. And then you have to call in a Minion Exterminator…. really, it will be much easier to appease our pleas for trinkets and treasure!)

  • When does the new parade start? Visting Magic Kingdom in a couple of weeks time.

    • March is the only update we have at this time. Please keep checking back for more!

  • Looks AMAZING! Can’t wait to see it!

    • Me, too!

  • Will there be any surprising “new” or “long lost friends” in the parade? Would love to see Tiger Lily & the Lost Boys OR a lot of the entire “Fantasia” cast!

  • Any news on a start date, looks ready to go?

    • The parade will step off in March. Please stay tuned for more as the time gets closer.

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