When you see the Scottish dancers heading down the street during the Festival of Fantasy Parade, which kicks off in March in the Magic Kingdom, you'll know that the "Brave" float is coming. The media got a peek at the costumes that the dancers will sport during a special media preview on February 10.
As you can see in the slideshow accompanying this article, the costumes are both colorful and true to the popular Disney-Pixar film. They have rich patterns and an eye-catching color palate that will act as a suitable herald for the arrival of girl power heroine princess Merida atop a majestic crown on a float shaped like a giant bagpipe.
Festival of Fantasy is as much about performance as it is about the scope of the impressive floats and the intricately detailed costumes, so you'll get to see the dancers step to Highlands melodies. Senior Show Director Randy Wojcik called the parade choreography "gorgeous," explaining that Festival of Fantasy is done on a scale "never before seen at Walt Disney World."
The original music for this float, as well as all the others, was composed for Mark Hammond. He's renowned for his word on World of Color at Disney California Adventure and the Flights of Fantasy parade at Hong Kong Disneyland.
If you'd like to see all the costume photo slideshows from the February 10 media preview, use the links below:
- Princess Swan Court
- Tangled Thugs
- Tangled Flower Dress
- The Little Mermaid
- The Lost Boys
- Grand Finale