Yesterday, Jan. 13, 2014, the Disney Parks Blog revealed the first pictures of Walt Disney World's newest parade, the "Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade," which is scheduled to make its first appearance down Main Street U.S.A. this spring 2014. Prior to this, only sketches and brief descriptions have been available to the public, but this first look has fans eager to see the rest of the parade.
The "Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade" will be replacing the "Celebrate a Dream Come True" afternoon parade at the Magic Kingdom which already had its last run on Jan. 4, 2014. This will mark the 21st afternoon parade Magic Kingdom has had, not counting the "Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Parade" which is still making two appearances a day, weather permitting. There have been two nighttime parades and several special event and holiday parades since the park's opening in 1971.
This newest parade will feature brand new floats and incorporate some of the characters featured in New Fantasyland. It will also give characters like Rapunzel and Merida their own floats for the first time. Rapunzel was previously seen in parades alongside other Disney princesses and Merida has been seen on horseback during some of the special event parades.
To see pictures and sketches of the floats designed for the "Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade," click the photos above to scroll through.
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