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Disney Unveils New ‘Festival of Fantasy’ Parade Coming to Magic Kingdom Park in 2014

For many guests, a visit to a Disney theme park wouldn’t be complete without catching a parade. Whether it’s the thrill of seeing which Disney character comes up next, or that moment when your favorite character waves right at you, there’s just something magical about a Disney parade.

new procession, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, will march into Magic Kingdom Park in spring 2014.

Disney is happy to share that a new procession, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, will march into Magic Kingdom Park in spring 2014.

new procession, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, will march into Magic Kingdom Park in spring 2014.

The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will bring a celebration of New Fantasyland to Main Street, U.S.A., through fantastic and innovative new parade floats, vibrant costumes, and an original soundtrack that will feature beloved songs from favorite Disney films, plus a parade theme song.

new procession, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, will march into Magic Kingdom Park in spring 2014.

This parade will specifically highlight the stories of “The Little Mermaid,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Dumbo,” “Pinocchio,”“Peter Pan,” “Tangled” and the Disney●Pixar film “Brave” among others. (Check out a sneak peek of the “Tangled”-themed float above).

What do you think of the new parade coming to Magic Kingdom?

Universal Orlando Shows Off Four New Floats When Mardi Gras Celebration Starts February 9

Mardi Gras Celebration at Universal Studios Orlando Florida

Universal Orlando will launch its annual Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, February 9, 2013, with four new parade floats, a wide array of cajun cooking, and a concert series of popular artists.

Today Universal offered a sneak peek of the new floats, each with a colorful new theme. This year’s parade celebrates “Colorful Cultures Around the World,” featuring several elaborate, hand-crafted floats built by Blaine Kern Artists – the same company that designs floats for the Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans

The new “Elegance of India” float at Universal Orlando’s 2013 Mardi Gras parade celebrates the magic of Bollywood, complete with exotic fabrics and hypnotic dances of color and light.

The new “Elegance of India” float at Universal Orlando’s 2013 Mardi Gras parade celebrates the magic of Bollywood, complete with exotic fabrics and hypnotic dances of color and light.

The new “Mexican Day of the Dead” float pays homage to the traditional holiday celebrated in Mexico, complete with a skeletal bride and groom, sugar skulls and a light fog trail.

The new “Mexican Day of the Dead” float pays homage to the traditional holiday celebrated in Mexico, complete with a skeletal bride and groom, sugar skulls and a light fog trail.

The “Chinese New Year” float celebrates the beginning of the Chinese calendar year, complete with traditional paper lanterns and a huge, ornate dragon flying above.

The “Chinese New Year” float celebrates the beginning of the Chinese calendar year, complete with traditional paper lanterns and a huge, ornate dragon flying above.

With a French Quarter-style balcony and jazz musicians galore, the newly-enhanced “Music of New Orleans” float showcases the musical impact the Big Easy.

With a French Quarter-style balcony and jazz musicians galore, the newly-enhanced “Music of New Orleans” float showcases the musical impact the Big Easy.

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