Maleficent Returns to Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade at the Magic Kingdom

Jan 25, 2019 in "Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade"

Maleficent makes her triumphant return to Disney's Festival of Fantasy parade today at the Magic Kingdom.

The float looks the same as always, 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.

The 35ft long and 26ft tall steampunk-inspired dragon has been missing from the parade since it caught fire on May 11 2018.

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Article Posted: Jan 25, 2019 / 10:55am ET
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Phil12Feb 16, 2020

It's very complicated. You really need to understand the complex physiology of dragons. The flammable fluid is stored in the rear rectus abdomini region of the body.

Josh HendyFeb 16, 2020

Overheard in a shop near the parade route: "Bag of marshmallows and a selfie stick please ..."

cjkeatingFeb 16, 2020

It was just the head that set on fire? Along with damage to the neck. Why would it all need to be replaced?

mm522Feb 15, 2020

spectrodannyFeb 15, 2020

wow! that must've required some MAJOR cosmetic surgery.

peter11435Feb 13, 2020

It was mostly the old one.

spectrodannyFeb 13, 2020

someone correct me if I'm wrong, but when Melificent returned to FoF, that was a brand new version, right? (I HIGHLY doubt there was ANY way to salvage the old one.

BellaSweet8384Feb 13, 2020

lol I was there when she caught on fire the first time.. heading there again in a little over a week.

SquishyFeb 13, 2020

The neck movement seems to be breaking down often, was broken a few times last week, during the villans after hours & today. But today they left the neck in the upwards position so it could breath fire.

hoiancarFeb 12, 2020

This Dragon Lake is located in Thuy Tien Lake, Hue City where was built as a water park but the construction was more than half delayed, now this lake is abandoned and became a famous ghost

SquishyMar 10, 2019

Also irrelevant to the dragon but recently they changed the coral costumes in the festival of fantasy. New: Old:

AJH219Feb 23, 2019

This fact doesn't align with the "Disney is EVIL, CHEAP, and HATES THEIR GUESTS" rhetoric. ;)

SpectroBroFeb 23, 2019

Correct.

Disney AnalystFeb 23, 2019

FYI Malefecient always had many no fire shows. I believe it always turns off during wind.