When you are planning your trip to Magic Kingdom, you will want to make sure that you see the Festival of Fantasy Parade. At this afternoon parade, you will see a mix of floats featuring characters from your favorite Disney movies.
The Festival of Fantasy Parade
This afternoon parade happens daily and you will see Disney characters from more than a dozen classic stories & nine parade floats.
One of the main features is the Steampunk-inspired Maleficent Dragon.
It stretches 53 feet from snout to tail, reaches 26 feet in the air and breathes fire!
The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom is probably the most magnificent in terms of parade floats.
Each float not only highlights the character, but also ties in the story line and supporting characters as well.
You will see that the details on the Tangled float are amazing.
There is the Snuggly Duckling plaque on the front of the Viking ship, Cupid on the very top, and even Maximus is hanging on the side!
If you look carefully, you will even notice how Rapunzel’s hair winds in and out of the mast of the Viking Ship.
Another favorite of mine from the parade is the Brave float. Here you will find Merida perched at the top of a bagpipe.
You will notice that she is standing on a crown with one of her little brothers (in bear form) trying to reach the pastries just behind her.
If you look closer, you will also notice the Celtic Knot shield on the front, and the arrow motif weaved onto the Bag Pipe.
One of the highlights of the afternoon parade is seeing Anna, Elsa and everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf!
Festival of Fantasy Parade Route
When choosing your spot to watch the parade, you will find it helpful to know the Festival of Fantasy parade route. While many guests believe that the parade starts on Main Street, it actually starts in Frontierland.
The parade begins each afternoon (once at 12pm and then again at 3pm) depending on the time of the year. You will find the times in the Times Guide at the front of the park.
Make sure you read our Magic Kingdom parade tips so you get the best view.
Have you seen the Festival of Fantasy parade at Magic Kingdom? What was your favorite float?