Disney Princesses Keeping Warm in the Festival of Fantasy Parade

The Disney princesses staying warm in their winter outfits.  (Jiminy Cricket looks concerned!)

When the temperature in Orlando falls below 60 degrees, the Disney princesses change into their heavier winter gowns.  This generally only happens for a few days in the December – February time period, so it’s hard to catch them wearing their winter gowns and capes. [We think that in 365 days, they maybe get to wear their winter costumes only about 20-25 times!]

But, when they are wearing them, they are extra beautiful!  All that velvet and heavy satin and the long gloves….so pretty!

They were wearing them during the Festival of Fantasy parade for several days last week before Christmas (Dec 2016).

The Festival of Fantasy parade photos (several photo credits:  Dan K.):

The Frozen princesses dressed to stay warm.
The Frozen princesses.
The Frozen princesses in their capes and gloves.
So exciting to see Cinderella in her winter outfit!
Cinderella all covered up.
Cinderella all covered up.
Cinderella keeping warm.
Cinderella keeping warm.
Rapunzel keeping warm.
Rapunzel keeping warm.
We didn't even know that Tinkerbell had a green jacket!
We didn’t even know that Tinkerbell had a green jacket for her costume!
Belle looks warm.
Belle keeping warm.


They also wear their winter costumes for the character meet and greets in the parks when the temps fall below 60 degrees.

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Princess Aurora in her long-sleeved gown.
Meeting Snow White before dinner.
Snow White in her winter gown.
Merida wearing her long cape.
Merida wearing her long winter cape.
Tiana looking warm.
Tiana looking warm in her winter gown and cape.
Cinderella stepsisters & mother in their winter outfits.
Cinderella’s mean stepsisters & stepmother in their winter outfits.
A warm cape for Princess Ariel.
A warm clamshell cape for Princess Ariel.  (We didn’t even know that she had a cape either!)
Close-up of her clamshell cape.  I wonder if her seat is heated…
Winter Belle at Hollywood Studios
Winter Belle at Hollywood Studios. (This is her Christmas outfit.)
Full on view of Belle’s winter dress.  Lovely!
Pocahontas in her winter outfit last year at DAK.  She has a brand new costume, so her winter outfit may have been updated too
And here is the rarest of all the winter costumes….TARZAN!


Meanwhile at Disneyland, they hold Christmas Fantasy Parades during the holidays with special princess costumes and tiaras.

Princess Aurora
Princess Aurora looking lovely in the tiara.
Winter Cinderella
Winter Cinderella
Winter gown.
Another winter gown for Princess Aurora.


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18 replies to “Disney Princesses Keeping Warm in the Festival of Fantasy Parade

  1. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say fantastic blog!


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