The Festival of Fantasy parade is the daytime parade that travels from Frontierland through Liberty Square and down Main Street USA. It highlights classic Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Friends, Princesses and Princes, as well as characters from Peter Pan, Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Frozen, and Sleeping Beauty.
The Festival of Fantasy parade features an original soundtrack blended with songs from classic Disney movies, seven prominent floats and nearly 100 performers. The floats highlight Disney characters and movies over the last 75 years.
The Princess Garden
The Princess Garden float is introduced with a selection of dancers before Belle and the Beast dance atop the front of the float. They dance between a banner that reads, “Join the Celebration.” The music transitions from the “Festival of Fantasy” section of the song into “Tale as Old as Time” from Beauty and the Beast. The float is adorned with flowers along the side and also features the mice making Cinderella’s Dress. Next to this, Cinderella and Prince Charming Dance while the song, “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” can be heard. The back of the float has a rotating section that features Prince Naveen and Princess Tiana from Princess and the Frog on one side and Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Frozen on the other.
The Tangled Float is kicked off with a mime as one of the Dancers. The float itself is a long ship with Maximus and Flynn Rider swinging from the center. Rapunzel’s hair circles the entire float as she stands in the front.
The Little Mermaid
Ariel from The Little Mermaid sits atop a clamshell music box on this float. The float is decorated with a selection of fish that resembles those found in Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid. Sebastian the Crab sits at the front of the float as well.
The team of lost boys dance in front of the Peter Pan Float. The float itself features a giant rainbow that connects skull rock to the Jolly Roger pirate ship. Hanging from the center of the rainbow is Captain Hook standing on an anchor and Peter Pan and Wendy stand at the top. “You can Fly” plays from this float while the Crocodile chases it.
Scottish dancers help transition into the Brave Float. The float is designed as a giant bagpipe that features a prominent spot for Merida to stand at the front. Her three brothers (as bears) sit atop the various pipes of the bagpipe.
“Raven” dancers and stilt walkers introduce the the Sleeping Beauty float. Prince Phillip runs amongst the dancers wielding a sword. The float is a steampunk design of Maleficent the Dragon that extends 53 feet. The dragon breaths fire throughout the parade.
Mickey and Friends
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs introduce the next float. They’re joined by Alice, The White Rabbit, The Mad Hatter, Jiminy Crickett and other dancers. “The Mickey Mouse Club March” plays from the float. The front of the float features Pinocchio sitting atop Monstro the whale, while Dumbo is flying on the back half of the Monstro section. Donald and Daisy are at the front of the Fantasia inspired section while Pluto stands in the back. A break from the first Mickey and Friends float includes dancers as well as Goofy, Chip and Dale. This leads into the final float that features Mickey and Minnie in a hot air balloon.
Children and fans of the movies presented.
Festival of Fantasy is one of the high demand Fastpass+ reservations in the park. There will typicall not be same day availability. Fastpass+ reservations give guests access to a preferred viewing location in the hub in front of Cinderella’s Castle.
This is similar to other parades that Disney has previously held at the Magic Kingdom. It features multiple floats as well as performers in between the floats.
Creative Director: Steve Davison
Costume designer: Mirena Rada
Composer: Mark Hammond