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INTERCOT > Theme Parks > Magic Kingdom > Festival of Fantasy

Festival of Fantasy Parade

Maleficent

Enchanting stories and characters from Fantasyland come to life for Magic Kingdom guests in Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. The daily spectacular showcases fantastic and innovative parade floats, vibrant costumes, and an original soundtrack that features beloved songs from favorite Disney films, plus a new parade theme song. 

The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade continues a long tradition of classic parades in the Magic Kingdom dating back to opening day more than 40 years ago.

 
Mickey Daisy Anna
Beast Stilt Walkers Hook
Elsa Minnie Merida
Snow White   Croc

                               

Showtimes
Be sure to check the Times Guide at Magic Kingdom park for the schedule and showtimes. Since this is an outdoor show, it is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Showtimes are subject to change.

 

Fun Facts

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Parade features a cast of more than 100

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Disney characters from more than a dozen classic stories are represented among nine parade floats

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) 40 additional characters are presented in animated or sculptural form

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Performers appear on stilts, swings and pendulums, bringing a kinetic energy to the procession

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) The Princess Garden lead float stretches more than 50 feet long

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) The Jolly Roger atop the Peter Pan float flies 28 feet above the parade route

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Mickey’s Airship finale float is the tallest float topping out at 32 feet
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) The trio of finale floats span more than 90 feet along the parade route

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Elaborate costumes were crafted by 10 different costume houses, in eight cities, in two countries — including Creative Costuming facilities in both Florida and California.

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Some 27 separate custom designed fabrics were designed by costume designer Mirena Rada in collaboration with Creative Costuming Graphic Artist Paul Jordan.

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Counting interfacings and trims, it takes 28 separate fabrics to make up one Swing Thug #1 Costume (Tangled unit). His vest requires vinyl to be cut into 75 separate diamond shapes and then stitched onto cool max fabric.

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Some pieces, including the Seashell Girl (The Little Mermaid unit) headpiece, were digitally sculpted and then grown to size with a 3D printer.

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) It takes 30 yards of fabric to make one Seashell Girl costume which includes 12 different colors of Nitex Mesh.

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) The coral pieces for the Coral Twins (The Little Mermaid unit) were custom designed. They are being hand poured in three separate colors by the artisans of the Creative Costuming Craft Team and baked and finished for 16 hours each in an oven.

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) The socks worn by the Lost Boys (Peter Pan unit) are custom designs that were knitted to order in Hong Kong.

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Minnie Mouse’s Dress and Hat (finale unit) uses 95 gold lame dots that are cut out, “blinged out,” and then sewn on.

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) The Bubble Girl (finale unit) headpiece is made from three separate clown wigs that are blended together by the Creative Costuming Millinery Team.

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Cha Cha Girl (finale unit) – Her wig was designed with 148 yards of horsehair in four colors, that is then rolled, pressed and curled by hand.

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) The Steampunk-inspired Maleficent Dragon stretches 53 feet from snout to tail and reaches 26 feet in the air.

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment team members partnered with Tony Award-winning designer Michael Curry on the development of the Maleficent Dragon.

 
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