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Sneak Peek of the Awe-Inspiring ‘Magic Happens’ Parade, Debuting Feb. 28 at Disneyland Park

Michael Ramirez

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

We are so excited for the debut of “Magic Happens,” the all-new daytime parade coming to Disneyland park on Feb. 28.

“Magic Happens” celebrates moments of magic from Disney and Pixar stories, which will be brought to life on a grand scale with stunning floats, artistic costumes and imaginative music co-composed by singer-songwriter Todrick Hall. The parade features distinct stories with a mix of characters, making it feel contemporary and classic, fun and regal, and surprising and familiar – all at the same time.

Today we are excited to share a sneak peek, as well as reveal a few more parade floats. 

The image above shows the magical moment when Cinderella’s grand pumpkin is magically transformed around her into a glistening carriage, whisking her off to the ball.

The Sword in the Stone float

From “The Sword in the Stone,” 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 Princess and the Frog float

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.

Check out our video below for a special look:

To see the other stunning floats which will be part of this whimsical and joyous procession, check out our Disney Parks Blog story here.

Stay tuned for more exciting details as we get closer to its debut on February 28!


  • I’m really looking forward to this.

  • I am so looking forward to this! My kids will love it!

  • I am looking forward to the new parade. What is the schedule?

  • I am so happy to see the “Sword in the Stone” will be honored with a float in the parade. The movie was one of my daughter’s favorites when she was a little girl. I am particularly glad to see “Wart” will be featured on the float. Of course, we have seen Merlin in the parks, and occasionally Madame Mim has shown up on this blog, but I don’t recall seeing references to Arthur when he was a child before now.

    I can’t tell from the drawing, but I am wondering if Archimedes, the owl, will also be on the float?

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