Making Modern Magic Happen with New Parade

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Disneyland-aficionados welcomed a new parade to the park’s entertainment lineup February 28th. The Magic Happens parade features new music, performers, and floats, and even inspired a themed lineup of food items. What makes it extra is special is that it’s the first new daytime parade in the last 10 years.

The parade is helmed by Mickey himself, who gives a wave of his magic wand to induct the lineup of different magic-filled stories that follow, including Anna and Elsa, Moana, Coco, and other beloved Disney characters. You’ll be inspired by the enchanted forest that floats by from Frozen 2 and Moana navigating a voyager canoe across a gorgeous wave. Older fans will appreciate the nostalgia of Sword in the Stone and timeless tales such as Sleeping Beauty and Peter Pan.

Artist rendering of Frozen 2 float in Magic Happens parade

New music co-composed by singer-songwriter Todrick Hall keeps the energy flowing and all ages following along to the beat. The performers themselves are brightly festooned in colorful, trendy costumes specially made for the Magic Happens parade. The parade is sure to resonate with modern audience with its pop culture-inspired fashion, music, and choreography. You can catch showtimes twice daily along Main St.

Disneyland chefs have collaborated to create festive treats themed to the Magic Happens parade. You’ll find the new offerings along Main St in accordance with the parade route. Head to Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe for a “royal” buttercream cupcake and Dia de los Muertos hand pie with guava filling decorated Mexican sugar skulls. Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor features a new dulce de leche sundae served in a waffle bowl with a Mickey sugar cookie. Try the Esquite hot dog at Refreshment Corner, topped with crushed corn chips and corn esquite, cotija cheese, and chili-cayenne powder for a spicy kick.

Magic Happens sundae, cupcake, and hand pie treats

Pro tip: skip the line by using the Disneyland app to mobile order these snacks and treats!

For those looking to stay a while, make a reservation at the Plaza Inn for reserved viewing of the parade. The menu features mouthwatering items such as slow-cooked short ribs with chimichurri sauce, pesto-infused mashed potatoes, and perfectly fried chicken.

Get out and check out the Magic Happens parade at Disneyland now!


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