The past few years have looked quite different at Walt Disney World Resort, especially when it comes to live entertainment. Several shows have been cut during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including Voyage of The Little Mermaid at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as well as Festival of The Lion King and Finding Nemo – The Musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. However, a beloved Disney show recently returned and fans couldn’t be more excited.
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The return of the Festival of Fantasy is long overdue, as Walt Disney World was one of the last to bring back parades. Disneyland Paris was the most recent to relaunch its Disney Stars on Parade, however, they had also been holding their holiday parade during the day for months. The show features Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, of course, as well as Anna and Elsa from Frozen, Rapunzel and the gang tangled, Ariel’s The little Mermaid, Wendy and Peter from Peter Pan, maleficent of Sleeping Beauty, Brave, and more!
The show has been going on for a few weeks, but today’s performance ended slightly differently than expected. As a tweet from Nick (@MagicalNewsLIVE) shows, one of the balloons on the floats deflated, leaving the show finale in an interesting state.
See the video below:
The balloon float deflated at the end of the Festival of Fantasy this afternoon. #Disney world
– Nick – MagicalNewsLIVE ✨ (@MagicalNewsLIVE) March 27, 2022
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As you can see, the float stopped for several seconds as the balloon began to deflate. Luckily, the issue was eventually resolved and the show continued.
We also noticed that there were a lot of differences between this new version of Festival and Fantasy and the one that used to roam the streets of pre-covid Magic Kingdom. From missing floats to fewer performers, there have been quite a few changes to the beloved show which you can read about here.
Fantasy Festival can be described as:
The magic walks the streets
The unbridled enchantment and living pageantry of Fantasyland – and its many inhabitants – meanders through the park in a thrilling and spectacular parade. The dazzling mix of floats, movement and original music will have you humming for days.
See Disney characters and more
Be a part of this grand gala, with spectacular state-of-the-art floats featuring some of your favorite Disney Characters, colorfully costumed performers on stilts, pendulums and swings, and even a fire-breathing dragon. It’s a festival of fun for everyone!
Have you seen the new Festival of Fantasy Parade at Disney World yet?
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In the Magic Kingdom, there is so much to see and do! Cinderella’s castle is decorated for the 50th anniversary and soon Festival of Fantasy and Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire will be back. You can climb the three big mountains: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain, or calm things down on Peter Pan’s Flight. Drop the rope in the park to board the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, then enjoy a mid-day snack of Dole Whip. Be sure to meet Mickey Mouse and enjoy the fireworks display, Disney Enchantment!