A brand new parade will debut at Disneyland on February 28! The Magic Happens parade, which was initially announced at the D23 Expo this past summer will celebrate moments of magic that are at the heart of so many Disney stories. Kicking off the daytime parade will be Mickey Mouse himself.
Other floats will include Anna and Elsa from Frozen 2 who explore the mysteries of an enchanted forest protected by Nokk, the mystical water spirit, as their friends Kristoff, Sven and Olaf tag along.
Moana will arrive on her voyager canoe on the crest of a towering wave, inspired by beautiful koa wood carvings and inset with dazzling, animated glimpses into the magic the ocean holds.
Joining Moana will be Maui, making his Disneyland Resort debut on his own magical island, along with Pua.
Miguel from Coco will appear in person for the first time, celebrating the magic that happens when he strums the guitar of Ernesto de la Cruz. This float bridges the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead with vibrant marigolds, and fantastical alebrije spirit animals join the procession, along with Miguel’s dog Danté.
The grand finale of the parade celebrates magical moments from several classic Disney stories, including Sleeping Beauty with a trio of fairies and Princess Aurora’s gown shimmering between hues of pink and blue.
“Magic Happens” will feature an energetic musical score and a new song, co-composed by singer-songwriter Todrick Hall.