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Maleficent Returns to Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade At Magic Kingdom

In a signature style befitting one of the most iconic Disney villains, Maleficent makes her triumphant return to Disney’s Festival of Fantasy parade today at the Magic Kingdom. And the big rumor is that she’s had some work done – although she would never admit it.

Still sporting her classic Steampunk style, Maleficent returns in full dragon form, complete with new features to keep her in check while on show.

Also making their return to the parade are Prince Phillip; the Fairies Flora, Fauna and Merryweather; and the mischievous “Ravens” who fly around Maleficent just waiting to do her bidding.

Maleficent brings all of her villainy back to the Disney’s Festival of Fantasy parade – just one part of the daily spectacular where enchanting stories and characters from Fantasyland come to life for Magic Kingdom guests.

The fanciful tribute to Fantasyland highlights several new and classic Disney and Pixar stories on a grand scale. There’s nearly 100 performers – on stilts, swings and flying rigs – donning vibrant costumes in this lively mini-Broadway cavalcade soaring to new heights on Main Street, U.S.A.

The parade features beloved characters from favorite Disney stories – both newer treasures like “Tangled” and “Frozen” to classics like “Peter Pan” “Cinderella” and – of course – Maleficent’s story “Sleeping Beauty.”

Disney Festival of Fantasy parade is part of a new generation of parades for Disney Parks featuring never-before-used technology on eye-popping floats adorned with Disney characters from more than a dozen fairytales. Set to an all-new musical score, the dazzling parade floats soar up to three stories tall with spirited performers donning dramatic costumes crafted at ten different design houses across the country.

Magic Kingdom’s Festival of Fantasy Parade Moves to 2pm

Festival of Fantasy, Magic Kingdom’s popular afternoon parade, has temporarily changed its start time. The parade now kicks off at 2pm instead of 3pm.  The parade will return to its normal time slot of 3pm starting January 1, 2019.  The change is due to the start of Magic Kingdom’s holiday parties including Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Keep in mind, Festival of Fantasy will not be shown December 22 – December 31.  During this time, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade will be shown twice daily at 12pm and 3:30pm.

In case you aren’t familiar,  the daily spectacular showcases fantastic and innovative parade floats, vibrant costumes, and an original soundtrack that features beloved songs from favorite Disney films, plus a new parade theme song.

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Magic Kingdom’s Festival of Fantasy Parade Moving to 2pm This Month

Festival of Fantasy, Magic Kingdom’s popular afternoon parade ,will change its start time this month.  Beginning Friday, August 17, 2018, the parade will kick off at 2pm instead of 3pm.  The parade will return to its normal time slot of 3pm starting January 1, 2019.  The change is  due to the start of Magic Kingdom’s holiday parties including Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Keep in mind Festival of Fantasy will not be shown December 22 – December 31.  During this time, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade will be shown twice daily at 12pm and 3:30pm.

In case you aren’t familiar,  the daily spectacular showcases fantastic and innovative parade floats, vibrant costumes, and an original soundtrack that features beloved songs from favorite Disney films, plus a new parade theme song.

Magic Kingdom’s Festival of Fantasy Parade Moving to 2pm This Summer

Festival of Fantasy, Magic Kingdom’s popular afternoon parade ,will change its start time this summer.  Beginning Sunday, August 19, 2018, the parade will kick off at 2pm instead of 3pm.  The change is most likely due to the start of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

In case you aren’t familiar,  the daily spectacular showcases fantastic and innovative parade floats, vibrant costumes, and an original soundtrack that features beloved songs from favorite Disney films, plus a new parade theme song.