In February 2020, Guests visiting Disneyland Park were treated to a brand-new parade called Magic Happens. The new show premiered on February 28, 2020, and featured fun music, gorgeous costumes, and floats representing hit Disney movies like Moana to classic tales like The Sword in the Stone. Unfortunately, just a couple of weeks after the show premiered, Disneyland Resort was forced to close its gates due to the rapidly spreading coronavirus.
The parade has remained backstage since the theme park reopened in April 2021, but Disney announced back in September at the D23 Expo that the Magic Happens parade would be coming back. And now we finally know when!
Disney Parks shared on Twitter that Magic Happens will be returning to Disneyland Park on February 24, 2023!
Calling all dreamers! ✨ The “Magic Happens” parade will return to @Disneyland on Feb. 24, 2023! This sensational daytime parade had a limited debut in 2020, so we can’t wait for you to see this unforgettable spectacle that celebrates magical moments from favorite Disney stories!
Calling all dreamers! ✨ The “Magic Happens” parade will return to @Disneyland on Feb. 24, 2023! This sensational daytime parade had a limited debut in 2020, so we can’t wait for you to see this unforgettable spectacle that celebrates magical moments from favorite Disney stories! pic.twitter.com/hiQnSkwlrt
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) November 30, 2022
Were you unable to make it to The Happiest Place on Earth during the few weeks the show was at Disneyland? Here’s more information on what you missed (but can soon enjoy).
As part of the Disney100 Celebration at Disneyland Resort, celebrate the return of this unforgettable spectacle that reminds us you don’t need wings to fly, shooting stars are for wishes and magic doesn’t end at midnight!
With a wave of his wand, Mickey Mouse leads a cavalcade of fabulous floats, whimsically costumed performers and popular Disney pals around the park and into your hearts—all while moving to a high-energy contemporary musical score that puts a spin on classic Disney hits. In addition, a stirring song co-composed by singer-songwriter Todrick Hall brings some of your favorite Disney tales to life like never before.
Watch Moana ride the crest of a beautiful wave in her voyager canoe, followed by Coco’s guitar-strumming Miguel joined by his dog Danté and other fantastical spirit animals and behold the enchanted forest from Frozen 2 as Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven pass by. The parade’s grand finale commemorates memorable moments from Disney classics in an incredible procession that’s not to be missed!
You can also watch the complete parade by clicking here or by watching the video below.
Magic Happens will be returning to Disneyland Resort as part of The Walt Disney Company’s 100th Anniversary celebration. The anniversary will kick off on January 27, 2023. Sleeping Beauty Castle will receive a festive makeover, there will be new food and beverage offerings, and there will be TWO new nighttime spectaculars — Wondrous Journeys at Disneyland Park and World of Color – One at Disney California Adventure Park.