New “Festival of Fantasy” daytime parade announced for Magic Kingdom in 2014 replacing Celebrate a Dream Come True

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Today Walt Disney World president George Kalogridis announced a new daytime parade is on the way next year for the Magic Kingdom. The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will debut in spring 2014 bringing the stories of New Fantasyland throughout the park with all-new parade floats, costumes, and an original soundtrack featuring songs from favorite Disney films – and a new parade theme song.

Video: Festival of Fantasy Parade announced for Walt Disney World

Featured stories and characters will be from “The Little Mermaid,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Dumbo,” “Pinocchio,” “Peter Pan,” “Tangled” and “Brave,” among others.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse float:

Tangled float:

Peter Pan float:

The Little Mermaid float:

Brave float:

Festival of Fantasy will replace the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade, which has run under various incarnations since 2001. When it debuts, it will be the first all-new daytime parade for the Magic Kingdom in 13 years.

Celebrate a Dream Come True will have its finale performances January 1-4, 2014.

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