Maleficent will be making her long awaited return to Disney’s Festival of Fantasy parade today at the Magic Kingdom today.
The tall steampunk-inspired dragon has been missing from the parade since it caught fire on May 11, 2018.
While she still has her same Steampunk style and signature wicked smile, the Maleficent dragon will be sporting a refreshed look, but includes enhanced safety features for the flame effects. Also returning to the parade are Prince Phillip; the Fairies Flora, Fauna and Merryweather; and the mischievous “Ravens” who fly around Maleficent.
I don’t know about you but the parade hasn’t been the same since the unfortunate accident that removed her from the parade. I cannot wait to see her again in all her glory.
The Magic Kingdom will be offering another dessert party with parade viewing – Tiana’s Riverboat Party, debuting November 29th.
This special event will be available for $49 per adult and $29 for children ages 9 and under (tax included). For reservations, you can book online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.
Check in will be at the Liberty Square Riverboat entrance and will begin 45 minutes before the parade begins. The Riverboat will be closed to guests 2 hours before the parade begins, and for one after the parade.
Here are the details:
“Make the most of your next visit to Magic Kingdom park, where Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen are throwing an unforgettable party… and you’re invited! The occasion begins on the dock as your royal hosts welcome you and your sweet tooth to an ice cream social, complete with ice cream and toppings, drinks, and sweet treats.
Then board the Liberty Square Riverboat and relax while enjoying the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade—all from the comfort of your special viewing location!
After the parade, Tiana and Naveen will join you to continue the party as you all cruise around the Rivers of America, circling Tom Sawyer Island.”
Beginning on October 10th, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade Dining Package will begin offering a prix fixe lunch at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant and reserved viewing for the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. Pricing is $45 for adults and $17 for ages 3-9.
For the dining package, there will be a choice of appetizer, entrée, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage from the lunch menu. A voucher will be issued for reserved viewing near the flagpole in Town Square on Main Street U.S.A. as part of the dining package.
Reservations for the new festival of Fantasy Dining Package will be available for booking on September 13 via 407-WDW-DINE.
The Main Street Electrical Parade Dining Package will end on October 9th when the parade ends its run at the Magic Kingdom.
Disney has changed the Magic Kingdom FastPass+ offerings so that parades and fireworks have been removed.
Wishes, Festival of Fantasy Parade and the Main Street Electrical Parade are no longer part of the FastPass+ line-up at the park.
Disney only recently built dedicated FastPass+ viewing areas in the new Main Street Plaza Gardens for firework viewing.