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First Look: Mickey Mouse Leading ‘Magic Happens’ Parade, Debuting Feb. 28 at Disneyland Park

Michael Ramirez

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

In just a few weeks, the all-new “Magic Happens” parade will delight guests at Disneyland park, revealing its stunning floats, beloved Disney characters, artistic costumes and energetic musical score. This incredible daytime spectacular celebrates the awe-inspiring moments of magic that are at the heart of so many Disney stories. 

Today, we’re excited to share details surrounding the parade’s whimsical opening sequence! 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. To learn more about this show-stopping introduction, watch the video below!

To help Mickey open this stunning parade are Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto and Chip ‘n Dale, along with a group of eclectic and contemporary dancers.  These 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.

For more details on this exciting, new parade, check out our “sneak peek” story on Disney Parks Blog. We have a few more exciting details to share before “Magic Happens” debuts on February 28, so stay tuned!


  • My wife and I will be there 2/28. Bringing another couple who have never been to Disneyland. Can’t wait to show them the magic that is Disneyland!

  • Can’t wait to see it 2/28! I’ll be there ☺

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