Magic Kingdom ‘Festival of Fantasy’ Parade Removed From Calendar Without Warning

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Is this the end of this iconic parade?

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade holds a special place in the hearts of Disney fans around the world. This dazzling parade has captivated audiences with its enchanting floats, beloved characters, and mesmerizing performances. However, recent news has caused concern among fans as they notice the absence of the parade from park calendars starting in just a couple of weeks.

Is ‘Festival of Fantasy’ Facing a Premature End?

The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade has become an iconic and highly anticipated event at the Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom. It is a spectacle that transports guests into a world of magic and imagination, allowing them to experience the enchantment of Disney in a grand and colorful procession.

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With its elaborate floats, vibrant costumes, and captivating music, the parade showcases many beloved Disney characters in all their glory. From Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse to Cinderella and Prince Charming to Tinker Bell and Peter Pan, every float brings to life the timeless tales and unforgettable moments from Disney’s animated films.

The parade route, starting from Main Street, U.S.A., and winding its way through the town square to Liberty Square and Fantasyland, creates an immersive experience for guests as they line the streets, eagerly awaiting the procession. The sight of iconic landmarks like Cinderella Castle as a backdrop adds to the magical atmosphere, making it an unforgettable spectacle.

For years, fans have planned their visits to Walt Disney World around the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. Families and friends gather, eagerly finding the best vantage points along the route to catch a glimpse of their favorite characters and immerse themselves in the joyous atmosphere. The parade has become an integral part of the Disney experience, offering guests of all ages a sense of wonder and delight. However, this tradition may not continue for much longer.

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An Unwelcome Change

However, the recent removal of the Disneys Festival of Fantasy Parade from park calendars beginning on January 4, 2024, has left many fans concerned and even panicked. Some speculate that it may be due to upcoming changes in the park’s entertainment schedule, while others fear that it may be a permanent cancellation.

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The parade is described by Disney, saying;

“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.”

Although it is normal for Disney to update their entertainment schedules periodically, the absence of this beloved parade has already sparked a sense of loss and longing among fans. Theme Park fans will be eagerly anticipating a formal announcement as to why this calendar update has not been made. Hopefully, the parade will continue as normal, and the calendar with be updated soon.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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