Magic Happens – Disneyland – Attraction Checklist #150 – Join us as we head to Disneyland to check out the Magic Happens Parade on this episode of Attraction Checklist! Attraction audio recorded on September 20, 2023.


Welcome to Attraction Checklist.

This episode we visit Disneyland to experience the Magic Happens parade.

The parade is listed as being for All Ages and runs for approximately 20 minutes.  The Disneyland website describes the attraction saying: Witness this whimsical parade celebrating magical moments from legendary Disney stories!

Before we stake out our spot in front of It’s A Small World, here are five fast facts about Magic Happens at Disneyland.

1. Magic Happens debuted on February 27, 2020 as part of Disneyland’s 65th Anniversary celebration.

2. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the parade was shelved until February 26, 2023 when it returned with with a newly updated version.

3. The parade was directed by David Duffy and Jordan Peterson and features songs written and co-composed by Todrick Hall.

4. The song Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah from Song of the South was part of the parade when it debuted in 2020 but was replaced by You Can Fly from Peter Pan when the parade returned in 2023.

5. The parade is scheduled to return to Disneyland on February 2, 2024.

Let’s go see if Magic Happens is…Magic.  Joining me this episode is John B. deHaas and After the attraction audio, we’ll give you our thoughts on this attraction.  This is a binaural recordings so if you have headphone put them on now as we experience Magic Happens at Disneyland.

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Episode edited by Stephen Staver




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