Wow! What can I say about this parade? It knocked my socks off! I wasn’t sure what to expect since the last few “new” parades were just recycled floats from the previous parade. Walt Disney World knocked it out of the park with this new parade!
The new 3:00 parade at the Magic Kingdom starts in Frontierland and proceeds toward Main Street USA. The parade has over 30 new costumes and some of the floats are over 30 feet in the air. There is even a 53-foot long Steampunk-inspired Maleficent Dragon.
The parade starts off with your familiar Disney royalty. You are then treated to the “Under the Sea” float and dancers. This new parade has over 100 performers, including many of the classic Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio, along with new favorites like Elsa and Anna from Frozen. I was also thrilled to see Jiminy Cricket, because you don’t usually see him in a parade or around the parks.
Mickey’s Airship is the final float and it is also the tallest at 32 feet high. The parade floats are also now powered by energy efficient batteries.
I think this parade is a game changer! I am thrilled to see the wonderful new parade. Lately it seems there hasn’t been a lot of excitement in the Disney community with the roll out of the Fastpass+ program. I have heard too many people saying they don’t think that they will be coming back to Walt Disney World any more. This parade is going to bring people back to Magic Kingdom.
I watched the parade from Town Square and I can’t wait to go back and see it again! There are Fastpass+ reservations available for a special viewing area so you may want to check that out on My Disney Experience.
Congratulations to the cast members and everyone involved for this awesome parade. It gave me goosebumps and tears and made me proud to be a Disney fan.
The floats were designed by Richard Improta. The costumes were designed by Mirena Rada and the original music was created by composer Mark Hammond. The great choreography was created by Stephen Di Schiavi.
Did you see the parade? What did you think? Are you excited to come to Walt Disney World to see this new and exciting parade? Leave your comments below. I can’t wait to go back! See you in the parks!
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