So at D*sneyland the Parade of Dreams opens with the Neverland float, with all the fairies from various movies. There's Peter, Tinkerbell, Flora, Fauna, Merryweather, the Blue Fairy and the Fairy Godmother - [link] [link]
But on days that the Fairy Godmother decides to take a break, Merlin takes her place in the parade, because I guess he's the only other character with 'magical' qualities that they could think of - [link]
And this just cracks me up. Personally I love when Merlin fills in for the parade because then he gets to be the big macho man dancing with all the lovely lady fairies. And you know he loves it.
I had so much fun drawing all these characters I've never done before, especially the Blue Fairy. That woman is just gorgeous. But yes, much love for Merlin.
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