Walt Disney World Sets Return Date for Magic Kingdom Parade

January 27, 2022, 12:39 PM · The Festival of Fantasy parade will return to the Magic Kingdom on March 9, Walt Disney World announced today.

Disney previously has announced that the Magic Kingdom's parade would return this year, after closing during the pandemic. But we had not gotten a specific return date until now. And the Festival of Fantasy parade is just one of three productions that will begin playing for Magic Kingdom audiences in the next couple of months.

On February 11, Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade will step off on the Main Street parade route. The new production will feature "nearly 30" Disney and Pixar characters, including the Magic Kingdom debut of Miguel from "Coco."

Miguel from Coco
Photo courtesy Disney

On February 25, Mickey's Magical Friendship Faire will debut on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage. The show will include a new, original song entitled "Where the Magic Feels Like Home," as well as a new finale with Mickey Mouse and friends in their 50th anniversary "EARidescent" (Disneyland Paris winces) outfits.

For more information on - and video and photos of - the attractions at Walt Disney World's first theme park, please visit our Magic Kingdom page.

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Replies (4)

January 27, 2022 at 12:56 PM

That's nice and all, but...

What about Fantasmic?!

*sobs in corner*

January 27, 2022 at 1:08 PM

I'm gonna guess Memorial Day, since we're getting the parade back for Spring Break. Same for the new Nemo show. Anyone else wanna guess?

January 27, 2022 at 1:47 PM

Definitely Spring break time for Nemo if Expedition Everest isn’t reopened by then. Animal Kingdom will definitely need more attractions for the spring break crowds.

January 28, 2022 at 12:37 AM

Love that parade. We always try to catch the dragon breathing fire on film.

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