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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Mar. 16, 2014

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

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

The “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” officially arrived at Magic Kingdom Park and this week, we celebrated on the Disney Parks Blog with new images and video.

Jennifer shared some highlights you won’t want to miss including seeing Maleficent appear as a fire-breathing dragon, and an appearance by Anna, Elsa and Olaf (from “Frozen”) on the Princess Garden float.


And did you hear? Anna and Elsa, from Disney’s Academy Award-winning film “Frozen,” will be moving from Epcot to Magic Kingdom Park. We announced that starting on April 20, they’ll join some other Disney Royals at Princess Fairytale Hall, where Disney FastPass+ service will be available for this character greeting experience.

Elsa and Anna will appear together each day until the early evening, after which other visiting Disney Princesses will be available to greet guests.

Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.

Fun Times Are Blooming at the Springtime Roundup at Disneyland Park – Starting on March 28, Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree in Frontierland will be decorated with flowers and other springtime décor. Activities will include egg art demonstrations and a visit from Mr. Easter Bunny!

Today in Disney History: Fantasy Faire Opens at Disneyland Park, 2013 – See Disney Parks Blog author Erin Glover meet with Mr. Smythe and Mr. Jones of the Royal Theatre, at Fantasy Faire in Dinsneyland park.

Meet the Horses of the Disneyland Resort: Reggie and Brother – Get acquainted with Reggie and Brother, two shire draft horses that pull the Main Street Trolley at Disneyland Resort!

Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort Goes St. Patrick’s Day Green This Weekend – Everything’s Irish this weekend in Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort. Enjoy Irish dancing, corned beef and cabbage and Guinness beer.

Starbucks Opens at Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort – Check out this new Starbucks location near the World of Disney Store!

Disney Parks Blog Readers Enjoy the Show at the “Muppets Most Wanted” Meet-Up – See pictures and video from the latest Disney Parks Blog Meet-Up, this time at Walt Disney World to see the highly anticipated “Muppets Most Wanted.”

All in the Details: Mining Props Inside Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park – Get another inside look in this regular series, featuring more from the new attraction, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

Have You Found Your ‘Wilderness Explorers’ Side? – Get some practice in for the Wilderness Explorers challenge at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, inspired by the Wilderness Explorers club featured in the Disney•Pixar film, “Up.”


  • Do not know where I can download Festival of Fantasy’s soundtrack?

  • Why not Princess Aurora in the Maleficent float or Princesses Garden?

  • When you say that Elsa and Anna are moving “from” Epcot to Magic Kingdom does that mean that they will no longer be in Epcot? I got reservations for breakfast at the Norway pavillion in July so we could get in early and hopefully not have to wait in line so long.

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