Watching the daytime parade at Disney Parks is as essential as taking in the attractions and chowing down on Mickey ice cream bars. Thousands camp out along the parade routes to ensure they have a great viewing position and get their cameras ready to capture the many creative floats that will pass. The Celebrate A Dream Come True parade has been a mainstay at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom since 2009, but that is set to change next year when the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will take its place. Included in the parade will be a Merida float, which you can preview after the break!
The Disney Parks Blog shared a few pieces of artwork of several floats, including a Brave themed float which will feature Merida and her triplet brothers riding a float inspired by the culture of Scotland. The full description provided by the blog is:
…a troupe of Scottish dancers and an enormous bagpipe travel down Main Street, U.S.A., to announce the arrival of Merida, who is accompanied by her triplet brothers in their bear forms.
As is tradition, the float will be preceded by entertainers to prepare parade watchers for the arrival of the float itself. They often sing and dance their way down the route, and in this case will appropriately be dressed in Scottish clothing and will dance along to music from Brave.
The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade makes its debut at Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida next spring. We will share further images and previews as they are released!