Let’s be honest we can all use a little sunshine with everything going on. Due to COVID-19 related events and many businesses have closed their doors. Disneyland Resort is one of them but now they’re coming to you virtually with a Magic Happens parade.
The virtual parade will enable some of the magic of Disneyland Resort right into your home. Not to mention it’ll be a great little surprise for your kids and a chance to keep them busy for a while. That is when they’re not doing their virtual schooling at home.
The virtual parade Magic Happens will be a full eight minutes. It’ll feature parade floats that pay homage to timeless classics like “The Sword in the Stone” and “Cinderella.” Magic Happens will also feature some more current films such as “Frozen 2,” “Coco,” “Moana,” and “Princess and the Frog.”
The floats were created to become moving pieces of art. Each of their individual aesthetic designs telling their own personal story through the parade while inducing a sense of magic. While the Magic Happens parade is inspired by Disney, its soundtrack, costume design, and choreography are influenced by contemporary designers.
Make sure to listen for the beautiful music that will be played. It will feature musical scores and new songs by co-composer and singer-songwriter Todrick Hall.
While the parade has already had its debut, the gates of Anaheim park were forced to close due to the national and global crisis of coronavirus. The Magic Happens parade previously debuted in February. It only ran for a short two weeks before the forced shutdown occurred.
Officials of both the Disneyland Resort and Florida’s Walt Disney announced last week that they will remain closed for the duration of the pandemic. They stated that this would occur “until further notice.”
A company spokesperson for the Walt Disney Companies stated, “While there is still much uncertainty with respect to the impacts of COVID-19, the safety and well-being of our guests and employees remains The Walt Disney Company’s top priority.”
They also stated that Disney will be continuing to pay cast members of the parks and resorts their hourly wages for the next few weeks until April 18.