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It’s been more than a decade since Magic Kingdom ® at Walt Disney World ® debuted a new daytime parade but that all changed last month when the park welcomed the new Festival of Fantasy Parade featuring classic Disney ® characters mixed with today’s most popular films. It is all tied together with vibrant floats, energetic performers and a new musical score.

The new Festival of Fantasy is unlike any parade Disney ® fans have ever seen. Inspired by the new Fantasyland, the parade boasts massive floats featuring lots of impressive movement including Olaf spinning around Anna and Elsa from “Frozen” and a steampunk-inspired Maleficent dragon that moves its head, tail and spits fire, all of which shock and amaze the audience.

Just as impressive as the floats are the characters that sit atop them. Guests can watch some of their favorite Disney ® characters, both old and new dance, wave and even give out high fives as they float along Main Street U.S.A.

The new parade begins with Disney’s newest princesses Anna and Elsa from the movie that is sweeping the nation, “Frozen.” Guests will see Anna in her coronation dress alongside her sister Elsa, who is wearing her icy blue dress that she wears when she sings “Let it Go,” at the end of the Princess Garden float. Then come Rapunzel and Flynn Rider along with many “Tangled” characters and Easter eggs hidden throughout the float inspired by the Snuggly Duckling. Kids will be delighted to see a huge mime from the movie making everybody laugh as he leads the float.

The “Sleeping Beauty” float brings in a little darkness to the otherwise happy daytime parade. Flora, Fauna and Merryweather can be spotted waving their wands wildly as Prince Philip battles the giant fire-breathing Maleficent dragon. “Peter Pan” whose float features shooting cannons and a pirate ship with Captain Hook, a huge crocodile and the “Newsies” riling up the crowd, follows the “Sleeping Beauty” float.

The “Pinocchio,” “The Little Mermaid,” and “Brave” floats are by far the most vibrant of the parade. The fun all wraps up with Mickey and Minnie Mouse along with other popular Disney ® characters waving and greeting fans as they walk past.

To see the new Festival of Fantasy Parade float up and down Main Street U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom ® look for discounted Walt Disney World ® tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.