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Magical of Wondrous Parade
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Park

Magic Kingdom

Designer

Jody Daily

Attraction type

Parade

Soft opening date

March 8, 2019

Opened

March 16, 2019

Replaced

Festival of Fantasy Parade

Disney's Magical of Wondrous Parade is performed daily in Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom, debuting on March 16, 2019 as a part of bringing the stories of New Fantasyland and Tomorrowland throughout the park. The parade celebrates the festival from Disney's films.

Development Edit

Disney's Magical of Wondrous Parade presents these stories through a parade float development, scenic design, show actions. The parade reflects the hard, creative work of Parade Designer Richard Improta, Creative Director Steven Davison and Managing Producer Kris Bunner. Many others have contributed to the Disney Magical of Wondrous Parade. Mark Hammond, whose previous work includes Disney California Adventure’s Paint the Night and Tokyo Disneyland’s Dreaming Up!, designed the musical score. Mirena Rada, who has previously worked on projects for Disneyland Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, and Shanghai Disneyland Resort, designed the costumes.

On February 10, 2019, Walt Disney World rolled out the red carpet to show off the latest elaborate costume creations for their upcoming Magical of Wondrous Parade, debuting next month. With a backdrop of three of the new giant-sized floats, Disney sent parade performers walking the “catwalk” backstage behind the Magic Kingdom to unveil costumes inspired by films.

Parade Units Edit

  • Opening Unit: Leading the “Magical of Wondrous” parade is Mickey Mouse and Pluto on a float pulled by Colorful Triangles and Humpback Whales from Fantasia 2000, with Yo Yo Flamingo, Tin Soldier and Ballerina perched on the roof of the wooden boat, as well as Bumble Boogie Bee, from the 1948 animated film Melody Time. Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy, Chip and Dale walk in front of it.
  • Pinocchio Unit: Based on the 1940 animated film. The float features Pinocchio next to his good friends Geppetto, Honest John and Gideon and Jiminy Cricket, and attached to the float are Stromboli's Caravan front part perches on it while his back attached to the front with the spring walks behind it, similar to its unit from Disneyland daytime parade Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams. During the show stop, four bungee-jumping can-can puppet rise into the air to perform tricks.
  • Alice in Wonderland Unit: Based on the 1951 animated film. Alice and Friends adorn this 2-in-1 Float. The first part have Alice himself at the front of a giant flowers, and the second has the Mad Hatter and March Hare riding a Giant Tea Party. similar to its unit from Disneyland daytime parade Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams. The Butterfly climb atop the Cradle during the show stop to perform incredible acrobatics.
  • Frozen Unit: Based on the 2013 Academy Award-winning hit animated film. Anna, Kristoff, Elsa the Snow Queen and Olaf appear on a float depicting a ice, similar to its unit from Disneyland Park (Paris)'s daytime parade Disney Stars on Parade. featuring Sven, walls made out of Trolls adorning the snow.
  • Toy Story Unit: Based on the Disney and Pixar film. 4 Giant toy make up this Block, which Hamm, Mr. Potato Head, Rex, and Slinky Dog's host for Woody and Buzz Lightyear. similar to its unit from Disney California Adventure's daytime parade Pixar Play Parade. Jessie, Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear, and Green Army Men dance in front of it.
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Unit: Based on the 1977 animated film. Pooh and Friends adorn this 2-in-1 Float. The first part have Winnie the Pooh and Piglet at the front of a Heffalumps and the second has Tigger riding a Giant Woozles. similar to its unit from Hong Kong Disneyland daytime parade Flights of Fantasy Parade. During the show stop, the "honey" part of the unit raises up and the Bee perform an amazing Aerial Straps routine
  • Finale Unit: The parade ending with Fairy Godmother, who escapes from the pages of an enormous Romantic. This is followed by an amazing float featuring Cinderella, Aurora, Snow White and Rapunzel, and the Jaq and Gus march behind it.

Show facts Edit

  • Show Stop Song: An upbeat version of "Try Everything" from Disney's Zootopia, composed by Shakira and performed by Pentatonix
  • Other songs featured:
    • OPENING UNIT
      • "The Beautiful Briny" / "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah"
    • PINOCCHIO UNIT
      • "Give a Little Whistle" / "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee" / "I've Got No Strings"
    • ALICE IN WONDERLAND UNIT
      • "March of the Cards" / "Alice in Wonderland" / "I'm Late" / "The Unbirthday Song"
    • FROZEN UNIT
      • "Let it Go" / "In Summer" / "For the First Time in Forever"
    • TOY STORY UNIT
      • "You've Got a Friend in Me" / "We Belong Together"
    • THE MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH UNIT
      • "Heffalumps and Woozles" / "Winnie the Pooh"
    • PRINCESSES/FINALE UNIT
      • "Once Upon a Dream" / "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" / "I See the Light" / "Someday My Prince Will Come"

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