The Lost Boys lead out the gang from Neverland, with Peter Pan and Wendy in the famous pirate ship, the Jolly Roger sat atop a rainbow shining over Skull Rock.
Underneath is Hook swinging on the ship’s anchor, and Tinker Bell is sat at the back of the float.
Mr. Smee and the Crocodile are also part of the ensemble
A Scottish dance troupe dance a jig as the bagpipe-shaped Brave float rolls out. Merida stands on top, her bear brothers poking out of the pipes.
As Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather, the three fairies from Sleeping Beauty, magically float along the street, you know that Prince Philip wielding his sword to slay Dragon Maleficent isn’t far behind!
Maleficent is accompanied by her minions and the steampunk dragon is an impressive float – and when she breathes fire it’s quite the sight!
You can usually tell when she is about to breathe fire because of the build up and change in the music. The very first time I saw this parade (I never watch spoilers!) I hadn’t realised the was a fire breathing dragon! I was looking somewhere else so completely missed it. So the second time seeing Festival of Fancy was such a surprise! Now I wait for that fire every, single, time!