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‘Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade’ Debuts March 9 at Magic Kingdom Park

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

It’s almost parade time!

Today, we’re excited to share with you that the incredible, new daytime spectacular, “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade,” will make its grand debut at Magic Kingdom Park on Sunday, March 9.

All the enormous, colorful floats have been constructed. Costumes have been designed and created. The original musical score has been recorded, and now the Cast of the “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” is busy rehearsing for the premiere performance!


Before rehearsals could begin, Show Director Randy Wojcik and Choreographer Stephen Di Schiavi held a choreography workshop to further develop their initial ideas about staging and movement. They recently gave us a peek into that workshop, for a taste of what we can expect to see when the performers bring the stories of “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” to life on the parade route.

So who else is ready to join the celebration, once the “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” debuts March 9?

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  • Does anyone have the lyrics to the parade. The only thing I can hear is: ‘away we go, it’s a festival of fantasy, beauty and majesty shining magically’. But I can’t define the rest of the lyrics. Also, does anyone know when the Soundtrack will be published and available for purchase?

  • We cannot wait to see this parade. We will be at the magic kingdom on Friday. Here we come Mickey!!!

  • Do you know when FP+ will become available for the parade? Also which direction this new parade travels? MSUSA to Adventureland? Or Adventureland to MSUSA?

  • My family will be going to Disneyworld for the first time on March 17, so we’ll be able to catch this new parade! I read the comments above saying “the same route as always” – can you be more specific for us first-timers? 🙂 i.e. where does it start, goes through where, and where does it end?

    I saw a map, and it has a red dot along the Parade Route. Is that the same route for the Festival of Fantasy Parade?

    Thanks so much!! We can’t wait 🙂

  • My wife is pregnant and we are planning to get back in a year and a half! It will be excting for our family! Me, my wife, my son, who is 6 and our little baby! Can’t wait!!!

  • Yes, when will FP+ options be available?

  • When are they going to do fastpass + for this parade? I am coming in March 15th thru 21st and I don’t want to miss this.

  • Do you know when the fastpass+ option for this will be available to select?

  • I’m so happy I am going to be there for the debut of this parade, and Dapper Day is this day as well. I can already tell this vacation is going to be like no other!

    • I hope you have a blast, Matthew!

  • Yeah! It’s the same day as dapper day! What a great surprise!

  • So excited about this parade, but sad at the same time! We’re going on our honeymoon starting Saturday and will miss the debut by one week! Always next year, I suppose! Gives me an “excuse” to plan another trip. Not that I need one, mind you!

  • So Excited I will be there!! March 9th!!

    • 🙂

  • What does fast pass+ get you for a parade? Is there like a special roped off section of the parade route or something?

  • Eee! So exciting! I’m going to be at Magic Kingom that day for Dapper Day anyways – it’s an added bonus to be one of the first people to see the new parade!

  • will it be available for fast pass plus like Fantasmic?

    • Yes!

  • Looks great! So how long do these parade “themes” usually show for? A year? Is there a list of all the parade themes that have passed? (with pictures would be awesome!)

  • Will the classic Characters like Donald, Goofy, Pluto and Chip n Dale be featured?

  • Oh WOW! It’s gonna debut on my birthday!!

    • What a way to celebrate!

  • The same day as Dapper Day! Awesome! See everyone there!

  • Do you know the parade route? I’m excited to stake out a place to watch it!

    • Same route as always – wonderful new parade.

  • YAY!!! It’s only 17 days, 15 hours and 7 minutes until the start of our next WDW vacation and I couldn’t be happier to see that we will be able to see the new parade.

    • Let the countdown begin!

  • Does anyone know if this will be at 3PM daily or another time?

    • 3 p.m. is correct for most days, but please check the Times Guide the day of your visit to make sure.

  • Will the parade start in Frontierland or Main Street? Very excited we’ll get to see this on our trip in April!

  • The costumes, the floats, the choreography! Everything looks stunning. We can’t wait to witness this in person!

    • I’m happy you’re excited, Alberto!

  • I cannot wait.

  • Me! I can’t wait.

  • This parade is going to be a little bit of alright. Can’t wait to see it!

  • OMG! I have to be there!!!! I can hardly wait! I am especially looking forward to hearing the music.

    • 🙂

  • When you press play it comes up,” this video is private” and will not play. Otherwise I’m looking forward to seeing this parade in May.

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