D23 News: ‘Magic Happens’ New Daytime Parade Coming to Disneyland

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Bob Chapek has just announced a new Disneyland parade coming spring 2020 called ‘Magic Happens’

This will include floats inspired by Moana, Coco and more, featuring floats, amazing costumes, and beloved Disney characters – all led by Mickey Mouse and his pals.

It honestly feels like it’s the Disneyland equivalent of The Festival of Fantasy Parade that happens at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

Here’s the write up-

“Celebrating awe-inspiring moments of magic—both large and small—that are at the heart of so many Disney stories, “Magic Happens” reminds us we don’t need wings to fly, shooting stars were made to wish upon, and magic doesn’t stop at midnight.”

Guests can look forward to floats inspired by various characters:


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“On her voyager wa‘a (or canoe), Moana journeys forth on the crest of a beautiful wave, inspired by beautiful koa wood carvings inset with LED panels, providing a dazzling glimpse into the magic the ocean holds.”


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“Celebrating the magic that happens when Miguel strums the guitar of Ernesto de la Cruz, the spectacular float inspired by the Disney and Pixar film “Coco” bridges the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead with vibrant marigolds. Fantastical alebrije spirit animals join the procession, along with Miguel’s dog Danté.”

The finale of this new parade will celebrate the classic Disney stories like Sleeping Beauty.

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“The regal grand finale of “Magic Happens” parade celebrates magical moments from classic Disney stories, including the trio of fairies from “Sleeping Beauty” who transform Princess Aurora’s gown from pink to blue and back again!”

Of course that’s not all. This new parade will feature ​ more floats and characters, a peppy musical score and a new song, that was produced in partnership with Todrick Hall.

Get ready for this new daytime show next year!

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Kambrea Pratt
Disney has been a big part of my life for years--from family trips to WDW to growing up on Disney classics, TV, and movies. Prior to Pirates and Princesses I successfully ran social media and websites since 2010. I've also been a public speaker and presenter since 2007. I'm the co-host for the YouTube channel Clownfish TV as well as the podcast/ Youtube Pirates and Princesses (PNP) channel. Former contributor, online personality and acting social media manager at The Kingdom Insider (which we built from the ground up and ran from 1997-2019 --Thom didn't quit FYI) Pirates and Princesses was started by my husband and I several years ago. We loved Disney and wanted to honestly cover all aspects from pop-culture to the parks from a consumer focused stance. Living OUR happily ever after getting to do what we love with our two kids! Creating fun content and building new things. Certified art teacher, and mom. Opinions are all mine.


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