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.


  1. Dustin

    Very much long overdue. How many parades has disneyland gone through non the past 13 years? Lol. Next in line for wdw should be some attraction announcements lol. A man can dream right?

  2. Mitchell

    Aw. I liked the Celebrate a Dream Come True. Now you just got the tune stuck in my head! 😉

  3. Frostysnowman

    I really like the concept art for these floats. I’m not a parade person, but I think I may have to watch this one!

  4. HellLiddell121099

    I still think that they should have a Frozen float, though.

  5. Marc Morini

    The Brave float looks……….odd. I get its a bagpipe but……yeah just odd.

  6. Kiki

    Do we know if Mark Hammond, who did Soundsational, will be doing the music for this parade? I really hope so!

  7. This Parade Looks Horrible. It Is Still Another DAY TIME Parade,

  8. This Parade Looks Horrible. It Is Still Another DAY TIME Parade, not A NIGHTTIME Parade! Like The Former Spectromagic Disney Destroyed! Another Boring daytime Parade. Good Grief!

  9. Lauren Ashley Minchin

    This parade sure is magical! I cant believe how amazing disney is it is unbelievable! I cant wait to go and see it!

  10. eve

    But, this is a Daytime Parade….What made the Parade of Lights so unique was all the lights. Disappointed… Who wants to stand in the Heat in Main Street, Sun beating down on you and the kids?

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