Maleficent is Back in the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Maleficent Dragon Returns to Festival of Fantasy

Maleficent is Back in Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade and She’s Better Than Ever

After taking some time off following a technical malfunction, Maleficent has once again made her triumphant return to Walt Disney World’s signature parade spectacle in Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park.

During her time away. the parade definitely missed the ambiance of villain that Maleficent brings in her spellbinding dragon form. I’m happy to report, that the new and improved Maleficent dragon is still sporting a classic Steampunk style and we’re told that Disney has added some new features to keep Maleficent in line during her public appearance in dragon form.

Maleficent Dragon

Maleficent’s Dragon, Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade.

Joining Maleficent in the parade are Prince Phillip; Flora, Fauna and Merryweather; and the mischievous Ravens who circle Maleficent just waiting for order to do her wicked bidding.

Festival of Fantasy is a Parade Worth Seeing

While Maleficent has been the highlight of the parade since it first launched, the parade itself is a tribute to Disney’s Fantasyland. There are nearly 100 performers on everything from stilts to swings and flying rigs. Vibrant costumes and a lively Broadway-inspired cavalcade of fun brings Main Street, U.S.A. to life every time the parade marches down the street.

Mickey Mouse, Festival of Fantasy Parade.

Mickey Mouse, Festival of Fantasy Parade.

Fans of favorite Disney Princesses and other characters will not be disappointed. The parade features beloved characters Tangled, Frozen and Brave (to name just a few) along with Disney classics, such as Peter Pan (Jiminy Cricket is a personal favorite), Cinderella and – of course – Maleficent’s Sleeping Beauty.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to catch the Festival of Fantasy Parade in person, it’s well worth seeing the next time you visit Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World.

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