July 23, 2023

Grand Carnivale - Parade (WOF)



The Spectacle of Color Parade takes place at 8:30pm nightly during Grand Carnivale

Opening Dance Unit

Lead Float

The King and Queen of Grand Carnivale

France Dance Unit


India Dance Unit

India Float

Germany Dance Unit

Germany Float

China Dance Unit

China Float

Spain Dance Unit

Spain Float

Closing Dance Unit

The Gator King

Grand Carnivale - Entertainment (WOF)



The Krewe making their way to the stage in Gateway Gardens for the Opening Ceremony

Grand Carnivale Opening Ceremony

The King and Queen of Grand Carnivale welcoming everyone to festivities

Grand Carnivale is officially open for the evening

Periodically throughout the evening, a drumline will perform on the main stage

At the conclusion of the Spectacle of Color Parade, there is a huge street dance party in Gateway Gardens

The King and Queen of Grand Carnivale thank everyone for coming out and joining in the festivites of the evening

Grand Carnivale Closing Ceremony

Grand Carnivale (WOF)


Welcome to Grand Carnivale at Worlds of Fun

Some decorations around the Gateway Gardens area

The headquarters for the festival.  You can enter the scavenger hunt here and get bubble wands and your tasting passes as well

There are four speciality carnival games this year

They are all located near the Tivoli Theater.  Crafts this year have moved inside the Tivoli Theater at the counter inside the 50th Museum

Germany pavilion is next to the Scandinavia restrooms

Here is the Germany mascot for the scavenger hunt

France pavilion is next to Viking Voyager

The France mascot is on the side of the candy store

India did not have a tasting booth this year but still had decorations between Gateway Gifts and candy store

The India mascot is behind Gateway Gifts

The Italy pavilion is actually inside Gateway Pizza this year.  The mascot is next to the entrance

Interesting move on their part - and yes they still serve the normal menu too

Spain pavilion is hid at the back of the dining patio for Gateway Pizza.  Mascot there on the tent

China pavilion has taken over Pagoda Nachos in the East Asia section

China mascot is over by the entrance to the gift shop

Fun photo op near the East Asia restrooms

Giant masks on the fence between East Asia and Americana

Giant figurine near Goldrush Pizza

The hot air balloon has returned again this season.
Such a cool sight to see during the festival