Disney Unveils Showtimes For Long-Awaited Festival of Fantasy Parade Return

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The wait is almost over for the return of Disney’s iconic Festival of Fantasy Parade.

Walt Disney World Resort announced last month that Festival of Fantasy would be returning the Magic Kingdom following a hiatus that dates back to the start of the pandemic.

The parade, which features a dazzling mix of floats and beloved Disney characters, will return in just a matter of days, beginning Wednesday, March 9.

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Now, in addition to its return date, we have the showtimes.

From March 9-13, the Festival of Fantasy Parade will run at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. After that and beginning on March 13, the parade will run at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Times past early April have not been announced for the Disney Park parade as of yet.

From March 9-12, Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will step off at 11:30am and 2:30pm. From March 13 beyond, the parade will step off at 12:00pm and 3:00pm on most days. #DisneyWorld #DisneyWorld50

In addition to the return of Festival of Fantasy, Walt Disney World Resort also introduced its largest cavalcade ever, the Disney Adventure Character Cavalcade, which debuted this month.

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Disney World’s official description of Festival of Fantasy reads:

Magic Marches Down the Street
The unbridled enchantment and vivid pageantry of Fantasyland—and its many inhabitants—winds its way through the park in a thrilling parade spectacular. The dazzling mix of floats, motion and original music will keep you humming along for days to come.

See Disney Characters and Much More
Be a part of this grand gala, with spectacular, state-of-the-art floats starring some of your favorite Disney Characters, colorfully costumed performers on stilts, pendulums and swings—and even a fire-breathing dragon. It’s a festival of fun for everyone!

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The show features Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, of course, as well as Anna and Elsa from Frozen, Rapunzel and the gang from Tangled, Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Wendy and Peter from Peter Pan, Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, Brave, and more!

At Magic Kingdom there is so much to see and do! Cinderella Castle is decked out for the 50th anniversary and soon Festival of Fantasy and Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire will return. You can ride the three big mountains: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain, or calm things down on Peter Pan’s Flight. Rope drop the Park to get on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and then enjoy a mid-day snack with some Dole Whip. Be sure to meet Mickey Mouse and enjoy the firework show, Disney Enchantment!

Over at Disneyland Resort, Disney just announced the return of several massive nighttime spectaculars including the Main Street Electrical Parade. On April 22, Disneyland Forever will return to Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park, replacing Mickey’s Mix Magic. Joining the show, World of Color will return to Disney California Adventure! And finally, Fantasmic! is preparing for its return to Disneyland park on May 28, 2022.

Are you planning to see Festival of Fantasy at the Magic Kingdom in March?

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

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