If you saw the "Tangled" costumes for the Snuggly Duckling thugs in the previous article, you know that they're bulky and intimidating. There's also a bright side to this float, as members of the media saw at a special Festival of Fantasy float and costume preview on February 10.
Click the slideshow accompanying this article to see a colorful, flowery costume that will also be part of the "Tangled" float contingent. Like all the costumes, it was designed by Mirena Rada to add bright color, interesting textures, and an overall attractive slant.
Although Rada has worked at many Disney parks, this is her first Florida project. "It was a personal first, and it turned out to be a very different experience," she said. "Everything here at the Magic Kingdom is done on a considerably bigger scale, and the resources are aplenty. I took every opportunity to avail myself of these specialties."
Each float has its main characters with suitably elaborate costumes, but there's no skimping on the supporting cast. The "Tangled" performers and those accompanying the other seven units are all decked out in finery just as detailed and eye-catching as the VIPs.
"The parade centers celebrates and pays homage to what the Magic Kingdom is all about," Senior Show Director Randy Wojcik explains. "It has the most beautiful floats, entertaining characters, and vibrant costumes that come to life, and the choreography is just glorious. Yet it is also very kinetic, relevant, and powerful on a scale never seen before at Walt Disney World."
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