Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade


Entertainment Schedule Released for 24-Hour Disney Side Party at the Magic Kingdom

Summer at Disney officially begins on May 23 at the 24-hour Disney Side Party at the Magic Kingdom.

To keep guests entertained (and awake) for a full 24 hours, Disney has some special entertainment planned for the event, and we have details on a few of those events.

To get the party started, there is a Magic Kingdom Welcome Show planned for 5:50 a.m. and then the party begins at 6 a.m. ET.

The 'Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade' Debuts at the Magic Kingdom

After months of anticipation the 'Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade' debuted at the Magic Kingdom on March 9.

The parade is a celebration of Fantasyland and features nearly 100 performers and Disney characters in addition nine floats that will travel down Main Street U.S.A. to an all-new soundtrack composed by Mark Hammond " who is known for his work on World of Color of Disney California Adventure

Animal Kingdom’s ‘Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade’ to end in June

For the second time this year, a Walt Disney World park is ending a parade.

The Animal Kingdom's afternoon parade, Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade, is set to end in June according to sources at Disney.

Earlier this year the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade ended at the Magic Kingdom and will be replaced with the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade next month.

Festival of Fantasy Parade Debuts March 9 at the Magic Kingdom with Elaborate Costumes and Floats

When the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade debuts at the Magic Kingdom on March 9, guests will have a chance to see some of the most elaborate parade costumes ever created by Disney.

The parade is a celebration of Fantasyland, and is the first in a new generation of Disney parades and includes new technology, a new musical score, and floats that are three stories tall.

Steampunk-Inspired Maleficent Float to Join the Magic Kingdom’s ‘Festival of Fantasy Parade’

There are still a couple of months until the 'Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade' debuts at the Magic Kingdom, and Disney recently announced a new float for the parade.

The float will represent Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent as a 35-foot-long, 26-foot high Steampunk-inspired dragon.

The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade is celebration of Fantasyland and each float will be created so that it appears as though the characters featured on the floats had a hand in creating them.

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train are Two of the Highlights for 2014 at Walt Disney World

Next year promises to be a very magical year for guests at the Walt Disney World Resort with the opening of a new attraction and the debut of a new parade at the Magic Kingdom, plus much more.

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is set to open in the spring of 2014, completing the New Fantasyland expansion at the Magic Kingdom. The ride takes guests on a musical ride through the mines, and was inspired by the classic animated film.


The Magic Kingdom's Festival of Fantasy Parade

Over the years I haven't been known to be much of a parade fan. However, on my last trip to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom I was absolutely blown away by my first viewing of the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. Just a little over a year old (it debuted February 10th, 2014) this is a production on a grand scale and kicks off in the afternoon to continue the Disney tradition of classic parades in the Magic Kingdom.

Disney Offers a Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes of the Festival of Fantasy Parade

Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade doesn't debut until later this spring, but Imagineers and builders are hard at work creating the parade's magical floats.

Recently the Disney Parks Blog gave fans a sneak peek behind the scenes, showing how some of the floats were created. Construction on the floats began several months ago.