The star of the Magic Kingdom's Festival of Fantasy parade has returned.
Sorry, Mickey, but you're in every Disney parade. But only one featured the fire-breathing Maleficent dragon, who turned heads and summoned cell phone cameras like few other floats in Disney parade history. Well... at least until she actually caught fire during a performance last year.
No one other than Maleficent was injured in the mishap, though for obvious reasons, Sleeping Beauty's nemesis has been missing from the parade since then. But now she has returned, Disney announced today... "complete with enhanced safety features to keep her in check."
Disney's being refreshingly cheeky about this one, noting in its press release that the Disney villain has "had some work done – although she would never admit it."
Maleficent's return also means the return of her unit in the Festival of Fantasy parade, including Prince Phillip, fairies Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, and Maleficent's ravens.
And because Disney can leave no promotional opportunity unrealized, the park is celebrating Maleficent's return with the return of the Maleficent Cone at Storybook Treats in Fantasyland, a lime soft-serve in a black waffle cone, topped with purple sugar and chocolate horns.
The Festival of Fantasy parade runs daily in the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort.Tweet
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