Easter was celebrated this weekend at Walt Disney World with a special Easter Parade in the Magic Kingdom. Held about 15 minutes before the start of the daily Festival of Fantasy Parade, the Easter Parade ushered in Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny and featured Daisy Duck leading the Azalea Trail Maids dressed in their finest along the parade route.
As noted before the parade started, this was the 40th year the Azalea Trail Maids participated in the Magic Kingdom Easter Parade. These beautiful belles from Mobile, Alabama are actually a group of fifty high school seniors who serve as “Official Ambassadors” for the city.
They strolled along the parade route in their antebellum-style dresses that are a symbol of that old-fashioned “southern hospitality.” In addition to the characters I mentioned, the parade also featured a few Disney street performers and coming up the rear…. Clara Cluck who comes out for a few special parades including Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade.
Check out the video from this year’s parade taken from the Frontierland section of the park.