Magic Happens was a daytime parade that ran at Disneyland from February 28, 2020, to March 13, 2020, before being temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Magic Happens made its triumphant return on February 26, 2023, nearly three years after its original debut. The parade celebrates the magic of Disney and its characters, featuring stunning floats, elaborate costumes, and lively music.

The parade begins with Mickey Mouse, who appears on the first float and introduces the Magic Happens theme song. Following him are various floats featuring classic Disney characters, including Moana, Coco, and Sleeping Beauty. The floats are accompanied by dancers in matching costumes, who perform choreographed routines to upbeat music.

One of the highlights of the parade is the Frozen 2 unit, which features Anna, Elsa, and Olaf riding on a beautiful icy float, complete with snow and ice effects. The Moana float is also a crowd favorite, featuring Moana, Maui, and dancers performing a lively Polynesian-inspired dance routine.

The parade’s grand finale features a stunning unit of fan-favorite characters from Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Aladdin, and Cinderella. Floats showcasing Tiana and Prince Naveen from The Princess and the Frog and Merlin and Wart from The Sword in the Stone are always popular. The last float is a beautiful tribute to Sleeping Beauty, with the three fairies, Aurora, and Prince Phillip greeting guests from atop stately, glittering towers. The parade’s message is one of hope, magic, and happiness, and it is a popular attraction for guests of all ages.