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More Entertainment Coming to Magic Kingdom Park for the 50th Anniversary Celebration

Joey McElroy

by , Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

Hear ye, hear ye! We have exciting updates about when you can experience returning favorites and new entertainment offerings at Magic Kingdom Park – adding even more magic to The World’s Most Magical Celebration.

Kicking off the fun on Feb. 11 is the brand-new “Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade!” Starring nearly 30 of your favorite Disney and Pixar friends, this super-sized cavalcade features Nick and Judy from “Zootopia,” Baloo and King Louie from “The Jungle Book,” José Carioca and Panchito from “The Three Caballeros,” plus Merida, Moana, The Incredibles, and more – including the Magic Kingdom debut of Miguel from “Coco” in his mariachi best.

As you may know, that’s not the only much-anticipated offering coming to the parade route. I’m so excited to share that the beloved Disney “Festival of Fantasy” Parade returns to Magic Kingdom Park beginning March 9 – the anniversary of the debut of the parade in 2014! 

Dazzling guests since its debut, the Disney “Festival of Fantasy” Parade features beloved characters from “The Princess and the Frog,” “Tangled,” “Peter Pan” and more bringing their individual stories to life on enchanting floats that look as though the characters themselves had a hand in crafting them. Looming 26 feet above the parade route and 35 feet in length, the fire-breathing Maleficent Dragon float returns just as menacing as ever. We’re delighted to have this show-stopping beauty be a part of our glittering assemblage.

Speaking of shimmering gatherings, “Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire” will make its debut on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage Feb. 25! The show, newly enhanced for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration, will incorporate favorite scenes inspired by “Frozen,” “Tangled,” and “The Princess and the Frog” – plus a new opening and a new finale with Mickey Mouse and all his friends in their sparkling, EARidescent fashions. Presented multiple times a day, the show will also include an all-new, original song entitled “Where the Magic Feels Like Home.”

These new and returning experiences add to the all-new entertainment that debuted with the launch of the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration, including “Disney Enchantment,” “Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade,” and “Harmonious” – with more to come when “Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!” and “Fantasmic!” open later this year. Be sure to follow #DisneyWorld50 and keep reading Disney Parks Blog for all the news and updates throughout the celebration!

Comments

  • Glad to see a daytime parade coming back to the US Parks!
    Any timeframe on the return of Magic Happens at Disneyland? It was such a fun parade!

  • So happy to see these coming back! Bummer Too miss the parade – we go March 8th! Can’t wait for My kids to see the Friendship Faire show! Will the ability to take a photo with princesses without a mask be coming back soon? 🙏🤞

  • When is fantasmic coming back?

  • Does that mean Merida is no longer in the Festival of Fantasy Parade?

  • Is there a date for The Princess Boutique SAlon to reopen this spring?

  • Please bring the Electric light parade Back! to WDW

  • Tapestry of Nations was a great parade in dark, dreary Epcot!
    Harmonious is not very good! We liked the kites and drones better!

  • We need Fantasmic and Character interaction, please. Very happy that everything is coming back…

  • Keep hoping to see an announcement for the reopening of Hoop Dee Doo.

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