After resuming its run this year at Disneyland Park following park closures from COVID-19, the Magic Happens Parade appears to be returning to Disneyland Park in February 2024.
Parade Transitions at Disneyland Park
The Magic Happens Parade concluded its run on October15.
“A Christmas Fantasy Parade” will return to Disneyland on November 10. The annual holiday parade will run through January 7, 2024.
Magic Happens appears to be returning to Disneyland Park after the new year, on February 2, 2024.
We had already reported that rumors suggested the fan-favorite Paint the Night parade will return in 2025 for the resort’s 70th anniversary. A new parade is also rumored for Disney California Adventure.
Magic Happens Parade
Magic Happens debuted in early 2020 as part of the 65th anniversary celebrations and ran for only two weeks before the resort closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It returned to Disneyland in February 2023 after a three year hiatus.
The parade is led by Mickey and friends, followed by contemporary Disney hits “Moana,” “Coco,” & “Frozen.” The next segment of the parade is Disney Classics, including “Sleeping Beauty,” “Aladdin,” “Peter Pan,” “Pinocchio,” and “Cinderella” characters.
Upon its return, the line of “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” was noticeably missing from the finale of the show. The line, which is also the title of the song originally composed for the controversial Disney film, “Song of the South”, was perhaps most widely recognized as part of the Splash Mountain attraction based on the film.
The parade has also suffered a series of small mishaps, from the audio system crashing, Merlin from “The Sword in the Stone” losing his shoe, and the finale float getting stuck in the middle of Main Street, U.S.A. The performance was halted before the Cast Members on the Sleeping Beauty Castle float were evacuated and asked to walk the rest of the route.