We learned a whole lot about the future of the Disney Parks at the D23 Expo this weekend, not the least of which is something we all know about Disney Parks… Magic Happens. But in this case, we’re talking about a new parade by that very name.
Set for a Spring 2020 debut, the new Magic Happens parade will course its way through Disneyland Park bringing with it a dazzling new daytime spectacle with all-new floats and magic to encounter. Plus, singer-songwriter Todrick Hall collaborated with Disney create a high-energy song that interweaves with classic Disney tunes in a fun contemporary style.
The parade will be lead by Mickey and his friends (scope his magical new outfit in the logo graphic) and will continue on with several floats including…
Moana, on her voyager wa‘a (or canoe), 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.
Pixar’s Coco gets some major representation celebrating the magic that happens when Miguel strums the guitar of Ernesto de la Cruz. The spectacular float 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.
A royal finale can be expected to the parade starting with the trio of fairies from “Sleeping Beauty” who transform Princess Aurora’s gown from pink to blue and back again!