All-New ‘Magic Happens’ Parade to Debut in Spring 2020 at Disneyland Park

Michael Ramirez

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

At D23 Expo 2019, Bob Chapek, chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products just shared details about the next generation of animated stories we’re bringing to life – starting at the Disneyland Resort!

Debuting in spring 2020, the all-new, extraordinary “Magic Happens” parade will travel down Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland park.

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.

This daytime spectacular will feature stunning floats, beautiful costumes, and beloved Disney characters – all led by Mickey Mouse and his pals.

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.

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 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!

In addition, the parade will feature ​even more floats and characters, an energetic musical score and a new song produced in partnership with singer-songwriter Todrick Hall. The high-energy music combines this original song with classic Disney tunes in a fresh, contemporary style.

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for more updates on “Magic Happens.”


  • Why does Disneyland get all the new parades. Disneyworld needs a good parade. And nighttime parade!!!

  • Wondering if the pixar parade will come back…that was awesome!..please bring it back

  • I’m really looking forward to this new parade.

  • Wow. I love Todrick Hall. He’s an incredible creative genius. I’m thrilled to see that Disney is working with such next level out of the box creators. Exactly what the company needs!! Can’t wait!!!

  • So, after Oct 1, there is no nighttime parade or fireworks in Disneyland Park?

  • Yay! I can’t wait to see this new parade next year.

  • I can’t wait until Walt Disney World gets a parade or the return of Paint the Night… Main Street Electrical… or something else. We’re waiting! 🙂

  • I was so excited when I saw this, then realized it was Disneyland. I truly hope something similar comes to Walt Disney World as well. We live on the east coast and California is just too expensive of a trip. Whether it comes east or not it looks like it will be fantastic!

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