Festival of Fantasy Parade, Magic Kingdom Park, Recap!

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If you have been following TMSM today, then you know that we’ve been covering the debut of the all new Festival of Fantasy Parade that debuted at the Magic Kingdom. I was fortunate enough to have two of my staff contributors center stage in the media viewing section, Dianna and Andy (WDW Shutterbug). In addition to photos and video, they also gave me some extra details of the Parade that you’d have to be there to see.

The feel on the parade route once Festival of Fantasy was over was that it was a BIG deal. The buzz was that the parade did not disappoint, and left viewers amazed and elated. Just as we thought. Here’s what Dianna had to say of her firsthand experience:

Festival of Fantasy moves quicker than previous parades, but it was awesome.

The back of the Beauty and the Beast float rotates on a platform between Tiana and Frozen.

Peter Pans pirate ship shoots the foam from the Christmas party. It looks like smoke.

The Maleficent Float went from about 10 ft off the ground to about 40 feet. The float is much taller than the Main Street buildings. People were confused on social media, looking for Maleficent, but the Dragon IS Maleficent! Just like the storybook!

The tail on Maleficent (Dragon) is really…. really long. There is a person who has to guide it.

Great costumes, really nice and elegant. Less street people.

Every float has a crazy amount of detail. You almost need to watch it twice once from the front and once from the back to see all the detail!

We will continue to bring you more facts and photos from our sources. Also, Andy will be sending me a video of the parade as well, so stay tuned for that. Thank you again to my TMSM reporters for doing such a magical job today, it’s very much appreciated! ~Michele

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Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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