“It’s the Festival of Fantasy”


One of the best parts of being in a Disney park is the parades. Kicking off in 2014, the Festival of Fantasy Parade is a must see for anyone visiting the parks. It is full of characters, princesses, and brightly colored costumes. Here are some fun facts about the parade!

  • The parade is about 25 minutes long
  • There are more than 100 cast members in the parade
  • It has 9 floats that represent more than a dozen classic Disney stories
  • The first float, the Princess Garden, is more than 50 feet long
  • The Jolly Roger on the Peter Pan float is more than 28 feet above the parade route
  • 3-D printing technologies were used to design some aspects of the parade including the beaks for the raven costumes for the Sleeping Beauty float and the seashell hat for The Little Mermaid float
  • There are 27 separate custom designed fabrics for the costumes
  • The costumes were made in 10 different costume design shops in 8 cities and 2 countries including the costume facilities in both California and Florida
  • The Maleficent Dragon is 53 feet long and 26 feet tall

What is your favorite float in the parade?

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