You'll Have To Get Past Me First
You all know the story of Sleeping Beauty: Although Maleficent puts the girl to sleep, the good fairies allow her to be woken by true love's kiss. To keep any true loves away, Maleficent surrounds the castle with thick, thorn-laden vines.
This part of the story is reproduced in the Festival of Fantasy parade. These tall, walking, thorny vines stand between Prince Phillip and his true love. Several times along the parade route he hacks his away through the vines, only to find a fire-breathing dragon.