Back in May, 2018 the Maleficent dragon float, part of the Festival of Fantasy parade, caught fire. This ended her run in the parade for a while.

However, Maleficient is back in all her steampunk style!  After some refurbishment, she has returned to service in the Magic Kingdom effective Friday, January 25, 2019.

The Maleficient parade float returns to the Festival of Fantasy parade in the Magic Kingdom. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Maleficient parade float returns to the Festival of Fantasy parade in the Magic Kingdom. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Also, because Maleficent is back, so are some of her work colleagues.  Prince Phillip, the Fairies (Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather), and the Ravens are back on the job too.

Food and merchandise

Of course, Disney loves to celebrate at every possible turn, so Maleficient’s return is accompanied by some fun food and merchandise.

Head over to Fantasyland and into Storybook Treats to try some key lime soft serve ice cream presented in a black waffle cone. It is topped off with purple sugar and chocolate horn‘s, making for a perfect Maleficent treat.

The perfect Maleficient treat - key lime ice cream. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The perfect Maleficient treat – key lime ice cream. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Sir Mickey’s and The Emporium in the Magic Kingdom are also offering a variety of Maleficent offerings, including jewelry, T-shirts, and yes socks.

Celebrate Maleficient with some merch! Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Celebrate Maleficient with some merch! Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

You can also get Maleficent your hats at the Le Chapuae hat shop on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom and Celebrity 5 and 10 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Maleficent parade float is back!  Excited?