First Look: “Magic Happens” Parade at Disneyland Park

With it’s end-of-month debut just around the corner at Disneyland, the MAGIC HAPPENS parade details have been streaming in with new peeks at the parade and its costumes plus dining packages and merchandise that will debut to support the new offering.

Dining Package

“Magic Happens” Parade Dining Package
(Photo: David Nguyen/Disneyland Resort) 

No need to stake out a spot in advance. Enjoy a special meal at Plaza Inn and enjoy viewing from a reserved section. The MAGIC HAPPENS Parade Dining Package includes:

  • One lunch entrée and one drink
  • One voucher that provides access to the parade’s reserved viewing area
  • One Plaza Inn credential

MORE INFO: Plaza Inn Dining Packages


New purchasables to celebrate the new parade…

“Magic Happens” Headband “Magic Happens” Apparel “Magic Happens” Light-Up Sipper “Magic Happens” Ornament

Behind the Scenes

The latest video from Disney offers a peek at the lead float, its dancers and Mickey in his new outfit!

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The Parade Floats

A Swirl of Magic – Mickey Mouse

“Magic Happens” Parade at Disneyland Park

Mickey Mouse in an all-new sorcerer-inspired costume leads the way, gliding along on glistening swirls of magic that emerge from a giant, 15-foot tall iridescent magical hat. Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto and Chip ‘n Dale, are part of the fun along with a group of eclectic and contemporary dancers. The performers, known as “magic makers,” represent stylized aspects of “Disney magic” – from beauty to strength and everything in between. Magic is there any time a pumpkin becomes a carriage, or a sword is plucked from a stone.

A Wave of Magic – “Moana”

Magic Happens Parade at Disneyland

On her voyager canoe, Moana journeys forth on the crest of a towering wave, inspired by beautiful koa wood carvings and inset with dazzling, animated glimpses into the magic the ocean holds.


“Magic Happens” Parade at Disneyland Park

Joining Moana on her journey is legendary demigod, Maui, making his Disneyland Resort debut on his own magical island, along with Moana’s adorable pet pig, Pua.

A Bridge to Magic – “Coco”

Magic Happens Parade at Disneyland

Miguel appears in person for the first time, celebrating the magic that happens when he strums the guitar of Ernesto de la Cruz in the Disney and Pixar film, “Coco.” This spectacular float bridges the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead with vibrant marigolds, and fantastical alebrije spirit animals join the procession, along with Miguel’s dog Danté.

A Magical Forest – “Frozen 2”


Anna and Elsa explore the mysteries of an enchanted forest protected by Nokk, the mystical water spirit, as their friends Kristoff, Sven and Olaf tag along.

The Pumpkin – “Cinderella”

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Guests watch the moment of “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo” as Cinderella is seen inside a grand pumpkin, just as it magically transforms into a glistening carriage to whisk her off to the ball.

The Sword – “The Sword in the Stone”

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Merlin wisely leads the way for young Arthur, who finds the magic within himself as he pulls the sword from the stone, claiming his place upon the throne.

The Kiss – “The Princess and the Frog”

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Tiana and Naveen from “The Princess and the Frog” are seen amidst a swirl of golden flowers where they share a kiss, completing their transformation back into human forms.

The Once Upon a Dream – “Sleeping Beauty”

Magic Happens Parade at Disneyland

The start of the finale brings together a collection of many iconic magical characters, including Genie, Aladdin, Tinker Bell, Peter Pan, Blue Fairy, Pinocchio and Fairy Godmother. The the happily-ever-after scene from “Sleeping Beauty” concludes the parade with a trio of fairies and Princess Aurora’s gown shimmering between hues of pink and blue.


See it for Yourself

MAGIC HAPPENS parade debuts at Disneyland on February 28, 2020.

First Look: “Magic Happens” Parade at Disneyland Park