Walt Disney World to Debut Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom March 9, 2014

Festival of Fantasy Parade

Walt Disney World announced this week that they would be debuting their new much-anticipated Festival of Fantasy Parade on Sunday, March 9 at the Magic Kingdom.

This parade replaces the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade, which ended at the beginning of this year, and it is full of whimsical and colorful floats and characters. Each float will be done in a different style, appearing as though the characters of that enchanted land may have had a hand in crafting them.

An original score has also been recorded, and the cast is currently rehearsing all the new moves. Disney Parks has released this video showing some of the Festival of Fantasy Parade choreography:

I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to seeing this new parade. It looks really fun.

Universal Orlando Reveals New Attractions and More Planned for 2012

Not content to rest on the laurels of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando held a press conference this last week to unveil what they have planned for park guests for 2012.

Artist Rendering of Despicable Me Attraction Entrance Room

The January 25 conference included information on new attractions, upgrades to existing attractions and shows, and more that are coming to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and CityWalk.

Here’s a quick rundown:

The popular Blue Man Group show will be debuting an entirely new show to audiences in February 2012. Their CityWalk theater is being revamped with cutting edge technology and the show will feature more interaction with the audience. New elements to the show include BMG interacting with enormous “GiPads” (not sure what exactly those are but it sounds fun). The finale will also feature new music.

Hollywood Drive-In Golf is set to open in February, as well. Designed to resemble a classic drive-in theater, one side will be 18 holes of classic horror film themes and the other side will be 18 holes of sci-fi film themes.

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