I don’t know about you, but my family and I thoroughly enjoy the parades in Disney World. The attention to detail in the costumes and floats is unparalleled! We find ourselves inevitably singing or clapping along to the soundtrack. The parades just make you happy! So, here are some fun facts about Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade in the Magic Kingdom!

1. Movie Representation

The 9 parade floats represent Disney characters from over 12 classic stories!

Fun Facts about Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade

2. Multi-Talented Performers

The amazing parade performers appear on stilts, swings and pendulums, bringing a contagious energy to the parade celebration!

Fun Facts about Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade
This parade is extremely colorful! There’s so much to see!

3. Reaching New Heights

The finale float, featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse, is the tallest float topping out at 32 feet!

Fun Facts about Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade
Mickey and Minnie are riding in style!

4. Needle and Thread

The parade costumes were crafted by 10 different costume houses, in 8 cities, and in 2 countries — including facilities in both Florida and California.

Fun Facts about Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade
Tinker Bell even has her own spot on a parade float!

5. It Takes a Village

The Festival of Fantasy parade features over 100 performing cast members!

Fun Facts about Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade
Be sure to wave at the cast members in the parade!

6. Using a 3D Printer

Some pieces, including the Seashell Girl (The Little Mermaid float performer) headpiece, were digitally sculpted and then grown to size with a 3D printer.

Fun Facts about Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade
Be sure to check out those amazing costumes!

7. Bring on the Bling

Minnie Mouse’s Dress and Hat uses 95 gold lame dots that are cut out, “blinged out,” and then sewn on.

Fun Facts about Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade
Wave “hi” to Mickey and Minnie!

8. Specialty Socks

The socks worn by the Lost Boys, in the Peter Pan float, are custom designs that were knitted to order in Hong Kong.

Fun Facts about Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade
Love those socks!

9. The Showpiece

The Steampunk-inspired Maleficent Dragon stretches 53 feet from snout to tail and reaches 26 feet in the air. It was designed with the help of Tony Award-winning designer, Michael Curry.

Fun Facts about Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade
Check out Maleficent!!

10. Breathing Fire

The fire-breathing Maleficent Dragon caught fire on May 11, 2018. No one was hurt, but the float was damaged and removed from the parade until her triumphant return on January 25, 2019.

Fun Facts about Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade
Even Donald and Daisy have amazing outfits for the Festival of Fantasy Parade!

I hope these Fun Facts about Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade help put a little pep in your step today!

Until next time… cheers!!