Festival of Fantasy Parade
Magic Kingdom
Designer Steve Davison
Attraction type Parade
Theme New Fantasyland
Opening date March 9, 2014
Replaced Celebrate A Dreams Come True Parade

Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade is performed daily in Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom, debuting on March 9, 2014 [1][2] as a part of bringing the stories of New Fantasyland throughout the park. The parade celebrates the festival from Disney's films.

The parade takes two floats and themes from Tokyo Disneyland's former daytime parade named Jubilation!, which ran until early 2013, at which point it was replaced by Happiness is Here Parade.


Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade presents these stories through a spectacle fleet of fantastical floats. The parade reflects the hard, creative work of Parade Designer Richard Improta, Creative Director Steven Davison and Managing Producer Kris Bunner. Many others have contributed to the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. Mark Hammond, whose previous work includes Disney California Adventure’s World of Color and Hong Kong Disneyland’s Flights of Fantasy Parade, designed the musical score. Mirena Rada, who has previously worked on projects for Disneyland Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, designed the costumes.

On February 10, 2014, Walt Disney World rolled out the red carpet to show off the latest elaborate costume creations for their upcoming Festival of Fantasy parade, debuting next month. With a backdrop of three of the new giant-sized floats, Disney sent parade performers walking the “catwalk” backstage behind the Magic Kingdom to unveil costumes inspired by films.[3]

Parade Units

  • Princess Garden: This pageantry of princesses celebrates Disney royalty. Cinderella, Tiana and Belle accompanied by their respective princes, ride in a garden of topiaries with woodland creatures, birds and more. Cinderella’s dress playfully twirls like a turntable, while Swan Court couples lead the 50-foot-long majestic float, capped off with a special appearance by Anna and Elsa the Snow Queen. The float is the original float from Tokyo Disneyland's former daytime parade Jubilation!.
  • Tangled Unit: Based on the 2010 animated film. A massive long ship on the high seas showcases Flynn Rider and Rapunzel in search of adventure and another Best. Day. Ever! Rapunzel’s iconic tresses weave throughout this 36-foot-long float decked out with swaying pendulums carrying dastardly thugs.
  • The Little Mermaid Unit: Based on the 1989 animated film. Princess Ariel and her friends sit atop a colorfully kinetic seashell music box that boasts an enchanting musical jubilee. There’s no shortage of whimsy on this Under the Sea float with conga dancing fish kicking up their fins and bubbles galore. Shimmering fabrics and intricately designed costumes for the Lion Fish, Coral Fish, Seashell and Sea Horse performers are runway-inspired.
  • Brave Unit: Based on the 2012 Disney and Pixar film. Celtic couples and a vessel shaped like an enormous bagpipe announce the arrival of Merida perched high on her majestic crown. Scottish dancers step to melodies of the Great Highlands in celebration.
  • Sleeping Beauty Unit: Based on the 1959 animated film. The heroic Prince Phillip battles a Steampunk-inspired Dragon as the wicked Maleficent. This float stretches 53 feet in length and 26 feet tall with a prickly spinning wheel dead center of the float. With fiery eyes and glowing effects the spectacular dragon was built on an articulating chassis allowing the float to bend and flex as it moves along the parade route – a first for Disney parades. This float was designed in a partnership with Tony Award-winner Michael Curry. There’s Prince Phillip, thorn-inspired stilt performers, dramatic raven dancers, plus the three good fairies, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather glide along the parade route. The Dragon float has a twin at Disneyland Park (Paris)'s daytime parade Disney Stars on Parade.[4]

Show facts

  • Theme song: "Festival of Fantasy"
  • Other songs featured:
      • "Beauty and the Beast" / "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" / "For the First Time in Forever" & "Let it Go" (replaced "Once Upon a Dream" since May 1, 2014)
      • "I've Got a Dream" / "When Will My Life Begin"
      • "Kiss the Girl" / "Part of that World" / "Under the Sea"
      • "A Pirate's Life" / "You Can Fly!" / "The Elegant Captain Hook" / "The Second Star to the Right" / "Following the Leader"
      • "Remember to Smile" / "Fate and Destiny" / "Touch the Sky"
      • "A Cottage in the Woods"  / "Battle With the Forces of Evil" / "Hail to the Princess Aurora" / "Once Upon a Dream"
      • "Mickey Mouse Club March" / "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" / "When You Wish Upon a Star" / "I've Got No Strings" / "Whistle While You Work" / "When I See an Elephant Fly"


See also


Film: Frozen

Video games: Olaf's Quest | Frozen: Free Fall | Disney INFINITY

Books: Frozen: The Essential Guide | The Art of Frozen | Frozen (Big Golden Book) | Frozen (Little Golden Book) | A Sister More Like Me | Big Snowman, Little Snowman | Anna’s Act of Love/Elsa’s Icy Magic

Attractions: World of Color | Disney Dreams! | Celebrate the Magic

Characters: Anna | Elsa the Snow Queen | Kristoff | Hans | Olaf | Sven | The Duke of Weselton | Pabbie | Trolls | Bulda | Cliff | Marshmallow | Oaken | Sitron | Wolves | The Duke of Weselton's Thugs | The King and Queen of Arendelle | Kai and Gerda | The Dignitaries

Locations: Arendelle | Elsa's Ice Castle | The Southern Isles | Weselton | Arendelle Castle | Valley of the Living Rock | Arendelle Chapel

Songs: Vuelie | Frozen Heart | Do You Want to Build a Snowman? | For the First Time in Forever + (Reprise) | Love is an Open Door | Let it Go | Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People | In Summer | Fixer Upper | Love Can't Be Denied | We Know Better | More Than Just The Spare | Life’s Too Short | Spring Pageant | You're You | Reindeer(s) Remix | Life's Too Short (Reprise)

Other: Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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Films and shows: Tangled | Tangled Ever After | A Poem Is...

Video games: Tangled (video game) | Disney INFINITY

Books: Tangled: The Essential Guide | The Art of Tangled | Little Golden Book | Sticker Book | Tangled (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading)

Characters: Rapunzel | Flynn Rider | Mother Gothel | Pascal | Maximus | The Stabbington Brothers | Hook Hand | Big Nose | Vladimir | Shorty | Ulf | Attila | Pub Thugs | Captain of the Guards | The King | The Queen | Four Sisters

Locations: Rapunzel's Tower | The Snuggly Duckling | Corona | Corona Castle

Songs: When Will My Life Begin | Mother Knows Best | When Will My Life Begin (Reprise 2) | I've Got a Dream | Mother Knows Best (Reprise) | I See the Light | Healing Incantation | Something That I Want

Objects: Rapunzel's Frying Pan | Magical Golden Flower | Rapunzel's Magic Hair

Attractions: World of Color | Mickey's Soundsational Parade | Disney Dreams! | Celebrate the Magic | Mickey and the Magical Map | Fantasyland

Other: Tangled: Original Soundtrack | Frozen

The Little Mermaid
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Media: The Little Mermaid | The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning | TV series | Sebastian and Dory meet Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch (crossover) | The Little Mermaid - An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack | NES game | The Little Mermaid (SEGA Genesis) | Ariel's Story Studio | House of Mouse | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | Musical | Little Mermaid- Official Comic Adaptation

Attractions: Voyage of the Little Mermaid | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Mermaid Lagoon (Tokyo DisneySea) | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure | King Triton's Carousel of the Sea | Fantasmic! | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Characters: Ariel | Flounder | Sebastian | Scuttle | Prince Eric | King Triton | Max | Grimsby | Carlotta | Chef Louis | Melody | Tip & Dash | Urchin | Ursula/Vanessa | Flotsam & Jetsam | The Evil Manta | Little Evil | Ursula's Garden | Morgana | Cloak & Dagger | Dr. Vile | Daniel | Merpeople | Flounder's guppies | Glut | Undertow | Queen Athena | King Triton's Daughters | Attina | Alana | Adella | Aquata | Arista | Andrina | Marina Del Rey | Benjamin | Shelbow | Ink Spot | Cheeks | Ray-Ray | Gabriella | Pearl | Moray | Simon | Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp | The Sorceress | Glowfish | Ebb and Flo | Emperor Sharga

Objects: Prince Eric's statue | Trident | Ursula's cauldron | Ursula's Necklace | Melody's locket | Queen Athena's music box

Locations: Atlantica | Ariel's Secret Grotto | Ursula's fortress | Prince Eric's palace | Prince Eric's palace dining room | The Wedding Ship

Film Songs: Fathoms Below | Daughters of King Triton | Part of Your World | Part of Your World (Reprise) | Under the Sea | Poor Unfortunate Souls | Les Poissons | Kiss the Girl | Vanessa's Song | Down to the Sea | For A Moment | Tip and Dash (song) | Here On The Land and Sea | Just One Mistake | I Remember

T.V. Series Songs: In Harmony | You Got to be You | Just Give Me a Chance | Daring to Dance | The Lobster Mobster's Mob | Sing a New Song | The Sound of Laughter | You Wouldn't Want to Mess With Me | Evil Lullaby

Peter Pan
Films and Television: Peter Pan | Return to Never Land | House of Mouse

Video Games: Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep | Peter Pan: Adventures in Never Land | Peter Pan: The Legend of Never Land | Disney Universe | Kinect Disneyland Adventures | Epic Mickey series | Disney's Villains' Revenge

Characters: Peter Pan | Tinker Bell | Wendy Darling | John Darling | Michael Darling | George Darling | Mary Darling | Nana | Captain Hook | Mr. Smee | Pirates Crew | Tick-Tock the Crocodile | Lost Boys | Indian Chief | Tiger Lily | Indians | Squaw | Mermaids | Fairies | Jane | Edward | Danny | Nana II | Octopus

Locations: Bloomsbury, England, UK | Nursery | Big Ben | Never Land | The Jolly Roger | Mermaid Lagoon | Skull Rock | Indian Camp | Hangman's Tree

Songs: The Second Star to the Right | You Can Fly | A Pirate's Life | Following the Leader | What Made the Red Man Red? | Your Mother and Mine | The Elegant Captain Hook | You Can Fly! (reprise) | Never Smile at a Crocodile | I'll Try | So to Be One of Us

Attractions: Peter Pan's Flight | Fantasmic! | Disney Dreams! | Following the Leader with Peter Pan

Spin-offs: Disney Fairies | Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Other: Pixie Dust | Captain Hook's Hooks | Bomb (Peter Pan)| Disney Sing Along Songs: You Can Fly!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Media: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs | Musical | Video game | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

Characters: Snow White | The Queen/The Witch | Prince | The Huntsman | Doc | Grumpy | Happy | Bashful | Sleepy | Sneezy | Dopey | Forest Animals | Fly | Raven | Vultures

Objects: Magic Mirror | Poisoned Apple | Wishing Well

Locations: The Queen's Castle | Cottage of the Seven Dwarfs | Dwarfs' Mine | Forest

Songs: I'm Wishing | One Song | With a Smile and a Song | Whistle While You Work | Heigh Ho | Bluddle-Uddle-Um-Dum (The Dwarfs' Washing Song) | The Silly Song | Some Day My Prince Will Come

Unused Songs: Music In Your Soup | You're Never Too Old

Other: Unused Dwarfs | Snow White's Scary Adventures | Seven Dwarfs Mine Train | Snow White Grotto | Merchandise | Promotional material | Parodies | Legacy | Disney Sing Along Songs: Heigh-Ho

Media: Fantasia | Fantasia 2000 | Who Framed Roger Rabbit | Video game | House of Mouse | Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance | Fantasia: Music Evolved

Shorts: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor | Nutcracker Suite | The Sorcerer's Apprentice | The Rite of Spring | The Pastoral Symphony | Dance of the Hours | Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria | Symphony No. 5 | Pines of Rome | Rhapsody in Blue | Piano Concerto No. 2 | The Carnival of the Animals | Pomp and Circumstance | The Firebird Suite

Shorts from the Unfinished Third Fantasia: Destino | The Little Matchgirl

Characters: Mickey Mouse | Donald Duck | Daisy Duck | Yen Sid | Chernabog | Chernabog's minions | Magic Brooms | Tyrannosaurus Rex | Stegosaurus | Triceratops | Pteranodon | Bacchus | Jacchus | Centaurs | Centaurettes | Melinda | Brudus | Iris | Zeus | Vulcan | Madame Upanova and her ostriches | Hyacinth Hippo and her hippos | Elephanchine and her elephants | Ben Ali Gator and his alligators | Colorful Triangles | Black Triangles | Humpback Whales | Duke | Rachel | Flying John | Killjoy Margaret | Jobless Joe | Tin Soldier | Ballerina | Jack-in-the-Box | Yo Yo Flamingo | Snooty Flamingos | Noah | Spring Sprite | The Elk | Firebird | Mother Pegasus | Sunflower | Boreas | Artemis | Nyx

Interstitial Hosts: Steve Martin | Bette Midler | James Earl Jones | Angela Lansbury

Locations: Yen Sid's tower | Bald Mountain | New York City

Songs: Ave Maria