The new parade is a celebration of the New Fantasyland expansion and features your favorite Disney Characters, including the incredibly popular Anna and Elsa from Frozen. 9 floats representing Tangled, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Brave and Sleeping Beauty as well as a Princess Garden, Caravan of Characters and Mickeys Airship make their way from Frontierland to the beginning of Main Street USA daily at 3 pm.
The floats are very colorful, extremely detailed and full of movement. Many floats have moving parts both high and low. The Tangled float featured Flynn Riders men swinging from pendulums high above the audience.
We thought the most impressive float was the Maleficent as the dragon float. Reaching heights of three stories and with an impressive wing span the dragon breaths fire as it battles Prince Phillip. Maleficent is help out by her henchmen as well as her pet raven.
The Festival of Fantasy Parade is definitely a must see experience. It takes place daily at 3 pm, we suggest finding a viewing spot an hour before hand. Yesterday we watched from Frontierland but our preferred viewing area is on Main Street USA. There’s nothing quite seeing the parade pass Cinderella Castle and make its way down Main Street USA. Many quests leave after the parade so the area gets very congested. Spend a few minutes in some of the shops to let the traffic ease a bit before you continue your day in the park.