‘Magic Happens’ Parade Premieres at Disneyland Park
The all-new “Magic Happens” parade debuted Friday at Disneyland park! It was a sight to behold with the stunning floats, artistic costumes, upbeat musical score and my favorite Disney characters. The new daytime spectacular celebrates all of the magical moments that are at the heart of so many Disney stories.
So let's get into the details! “Magic Happens” features nine awe-inspiring floats, highlighting magic from classic Walt Disney Animation Studios movies including “The Sword in the Stone,” “Cinderella” and “Sleeping Beauty.” There are also floats that celebrate the newer movies such as “Frozen 2,” “Moana” and “The Princess and the Frog,” as well as Disney and Pixar’s “Coco.” The new floats are pieces of moving art that tell a fascinating story.
Along with the floats, there are over 90 dynamic performers and more than two dozen Disney and Pixar characters. The parade’s costume design were bright and bold while still being uniquely Disney. I'm personally excited that Cinderella finally gets her solo moment without her Prince. Cinderella is seen inside a grand pumpkin as it magically transforms.
“When you come to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, there are so many ways to immerse yourself in our stories, but a parade is a unique experience because it’s the only way for you, as the audience, to stay in one place and have so many stories, characters and magical moments pass right in front of you,” said David Duffy, creative director for Disney Live Entertainment. “We’ve designed the ‘Magic Happens’ floats so that characters, scenes and surprises are revealed a little at a time, making each float a journey of discovery.”
“Magic Happens” features an exclusive new energetic musical score and two new original songs, co-composed by singer-songwriter, Todrick Hall. “This is a full circle moment for me,” said Hall, who began his career at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida as a performer in “Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage.” “I learned how to dance from watching Disney parades, so the fact that I am getting to create the music that these iconic Disney characters are going to be performing to is pretty much the most epic thing that has happened to me in my life!”
If you can't make it to Disneyland to see the new parade you can watch a video of it here!
News & Media Source: Disneyland Resort