Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade Returns To Magic Kingdom (Video)

Finally! The Festival of Fantasy Parade has finally returned at Magic Kingdom, and we couldn’t help but capture it on video for all of you! We hope you enjoy this up close look at this amazing parade!

Festival of Fantasy Parade Details

Walt Disney World Park Magic Kingdom
Location in Park Frontierland, Central Hub & Main Street
Age Interests All Ages
Show Times 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM

Strap in for a Disney star-studded event that features an amazing mix of floats, dancers, original music and your favorite Disney characters.

Festival of Fantasy Parade Route

Festival of Fantasy Parade Route
Festival of Fantasy Parade Route

What Characters Can I Expect To See?

There really is a huge number of characters to see in this parade, making it an excellent one to carve out a little time in your day to visit. You can expand the section below to get a full list of all the characters that are present in the Festival of Fantasy Parade:

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  • Alice
  • Anna
  • Ariel
  • Bashful
  • Beast
  • Belle
  • Captain Hook
  • Chip
  • Cinderella
  • Cubby
  • Daisy Duck
  • Dale
  • Doc
  • Donald Duck
  • Dopey
  • Dumbo
  • Elsa
  • Fauna
  • Flora
  • Flynn Rider
  • Goofy
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Jiminy Cricket
  • Mad Hatter
  • Malificent (Dragon)
  • Merryweather
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Mr. Smee
  • Nibbs
  • Peter Pan
  • Pinocchio
  • Pluto
  • Prince Charming
  • Prince Naveen
  • Prince Phillip
  • Princess Merida
  • Princess Tiana
  • Raccoon Twins
  • Rapunzel
  • Sleepy
  • Slightly
  • Sneezy
  • Snow White
  • Tinker Bell
  • Tootles
  • Ulf
  • Wendy Darling
  • White Rabbit

What Floats Can I Expect To See?

The Princess Garden

The beautiful and powerful princesses, A Walt Disney World tradition, this pageantry celebrates the royal family of princesses. The magical gown of Cinderella twirls like a turntable while Swan Court couples lead the float. The 50-foot long float is capped off with an appearance by Anna & Elsa, leading all those present at this palace ball into delightedly dreaming about their own princess adventures to come!


What’s more fun than a massive long ship on the high seas? Flynn Rider and Rapunzel in search of adventure, that’s what! They’re out to make another Best Day Ever. This 36-foot float decked with swinging pendulums carrying villainous thugs is just an added bonus too boot – classic style right here folks!

The Little Mermaid

Ariel and her friends sit atop a colorful seashell music box that boasts an enchanting musical jubilee. You can hear the whimsy on this Under The Sea float with dancing fish flapping their fins to the beat. The talented performers’ garments are intricately designed and based on Lion Fish, Coral Fish, Sea Shells and Sea Horses. A true underwater paradise!

Peter Pan

Plucked straight out of Never Land, this float features Peter Pan and Wendy on the Jolly Roger pirate ship that boasts smoking canons. The float also features Skull Rock and is complete with Tinker Bell situated in flowers. The float is lead by a gang of spritely Lost Boys that sport impressive costumes that are sure to never grow old!


This massive bagpipe gives centerstage to Merida who is perched high on a majestic crown. You can also see Scottish dancers bouncing to the melodies of the highlands.

Sleeping Beauty

Next you’ll find a massive fire-breathing dragon inspired by the wicked Maleficent creeping through the parade. This impressive feat of engineering has fully articulating legs that offer a foreboding march to this organic-looking float. Truly a sight to behold!

Mickey’s Airship

To round out the parade, you’ll find Mickey in his Hot Air Balloon Air Ship waving to guests. A fitting end to an epic parade!

Tell Us Your Thoughts!

What do you think about the return of this fantastic parade? Have you been able to see it in person? Let us know in the comments below. And as always, stay tuned to the DVC Shop blog to get all the latest developments for Disney parks and DVC resorts!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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