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‘Magic Happens’ Parade Returns to Disneyland Feb 24 With Dining Package Available

Magic Happens parade at Disneyland

As part of the “Disney100” Celebration at Disneyland Resort, the “Magic Happens” parade is returning on February 24, 2023, and the park has put together a dining package for it that includes reserved viewing.

Magic Happens

The “Magic Happens” parade debuted on February 27, 2020, as part of Disneyland’s 65th anniversary celebration. Unfortunately, less than a month later, Disney shut its parks due to the COVID pandemic, and the parade’s run was cut early.

Disney Parks’ Chairman Josh D’Amaro first mentioned the parade’s return at D23 Expo 2022.

“Magic Happens” begins with Mickey Mouse dressed in his sorcerer’s best, followed by floats with themes of “Moana,” “Coco,” “Frozen,” and more Disney classics.

The parade will usually be performed twice daily at 3:30pm and again at 6:30pm, each run lasting about 40 minutes. There may be dates that changes, so be sure to check the schedule on the Disneyland app.

Theme park reservations and valid admission for the same park on the same day are required for park entry to see the parade.

Magic Happens parade

Dining Package

With the return of the “Magic Happens” parade Disneyland will also be offering a dining package at the Plaza Inn.

Pricing for the dining package is $45 per adult and $25 per child ages 3-9 (tax and gratuity additional) and includes:

  • Adult or child meal
  • A voucher for reserved viewing access to the second “Magic Happens” Parade performance

The meal options for the package are:

  • Adult Meal: Short Rib and Fried Chicken with Pesto Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables and a Dessert. Choice of Fountain Beverage or Dasani Water.
  • Child Meal: Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables and a Dessert. Choice of Dasani Water or Low-Fat Milk.

Plant-based meal options are available upon request.

Reservations are now open, with the usual 60 day window, and are available at the Disneyland website or via the app.

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