The Disney Parks Blog just announced March 9 as the date for the first official appearance of the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade in the Magic Kingdom. The new parade celebrates Fantasyland with nine floats, an original soundtrack, and costumes designed by Mirena Rada. I’m… Read More »Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade To Debut March 9 at Magic Kingdom
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I’m really excited about the first big all-new (almost) parade to arrive at the Magic Kingdom in years. We had the chance to hear the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade music during the costume fashion show preview and I was impressed with how sweeping it… Read More »Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade – Recording the Music
The Magic Kingdom is getting a new parade in March, but this week we’ve been treated to a special preview of a few of the gorgeous floats and designer costumes that will set Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade apart from all others. A talented team… Read More »Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade – Production & Design Team Interviews
The old saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover, but when the coverings are amazing designer costumes for the Magic Kingdom’s next parade, I feel okay getting a little excited. Today the media was treated to a sneak peek at a few of the most extravagant and elaborate costume designs in Disney Parks history. Guests will get their first view when the cast of Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade dance through the streets of Magic Kingdom. We were lucky enough to be invited and have a special preview for you today. There is nearly 5 minutes of video and over 15 photos in this update. So strap in and hang on, here we go…
The new daytime parade, Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, is a celebration of Fantasyland. The parade will bring the characters found in this enchanting land to America’s runway – Main Street, U.S.A.. Packed with innovative parade floats; a new soundtrack featuring classic favorites from Disney films and an original theme song; and an impressive array of stunning costumes, Festival of Fantasy is the parade the Magic Kingdom has deserved for well over a decade.
Costume designer Mirena Rada is no stranger to Disney Parks, as her body of work includes design projects for Disneyland Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. But when she was brought on to create costumes for Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, Rada reached a new milestone – designing for a Walt Disney World Resort theme park.
“This was a personal first and it turned out to be a very different experience from other projects,” said Rada. “Everything here at Magic Kingdom is done on a considerably bigger scale and the resources are aplenty. I took every opportunity to avail myself of these specialties.”
Video of costumes on the runway is best viewed in 720HD on full screen so you can see all the details.
Lots more to see below the jump, including over 15 more photos of Rada’s designer costumes:
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Everyone is excited about the new parade coming to the Magic Kingdom. The Festival of Fantasy parade is really the first parade in a long time to bring us the same quality of floats that Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris have had for years. All… Read More »Festival of Fantasy Parade Floats Backstage Video
For the last several days, Disney has been hinting at the new “mystery float” that will be added to the “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” coming this spring, and they’ve finally revealed that the latest addition will be a giant Maleficent Dragon. The Steampunk-inspired float… Read More »Steampunk Maleficent Dragon Coming to Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade