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In just a couple weeks, Magic Kingdom will feature a brand new afternoon parade. On March 9, Walt Disney World Resort guests will get to see some of the most extravagant and elaborate costume designs in the history of Disney Parks when the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade debuts. This magnificent parade will dance right down the streets of Magic Kingdom.
The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade is a celebration of New Fantasyland, the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history. The parade will celebrate beloved characters from this magical land on Main Street, U.S.A. through innovative parade floats, a new soundtrack that combines classic Disney favorites with an original theme song, and an stunning array of spectacular costumes.
Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade was a year in the making, with ten different locations designing costumes, covering eight cities and two countries. Costume designer Mirena Rada was invited to design the costumes for Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade.
Disney’s Festival of Fantasy will highlight Disney movies such as Tangled, Brave, The Little Mermaid, and more. We will see the Swing Thugs on Tangled‘s longship, a troupe of Scottish dancers announcing Merida’s arrival from Brave, and more. Each float and costume was carefully planned and designed down to small details. Colors and textures from each float was incorporated into the costume designs along with patterns and fabric to “capture the essence of each story.” One goal of the costume designs was to add a modern twist to classic elements and Rada combined the old with new flawlessly. Rada worked with another Creative Costuming graphic artist to create almost 40 custom fabric prints for the parade. An “innovative 3-D printing technology brought to life even Rada’s most intricate concepts.” Disney wanted to not overlook any detail and complete each performer’s look with the perfect hair, makeup and accessories.
When will your next Disney World vacation be so you can see Disney’s Festival of Fantasy parade first hand?
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