Behind the Scenes: Designing ‘Magic Happens’ Parade Floats, Debuting Feb. 28 at Disneyland Park
Set to debut Feb. 28, 2020, at Disneyland Park in California, the new “Magic Happens” parade will come to life with an energetic musical score and a new song co-composed by singer-songwriter Todrick Hall. The parade will feature stunning floats, beautiful costumes, and beloved Disney characters. Depicted in this image, Miguel appears in person for the first time, celebrating the magic that happens when he strums the guitar of Ernesto de la Cruz in the Disney and Pixar film “Coco.” This spectacular float bridges the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead with vibrant marigolds, and fantastical alebrije spirit animals join the procession, along with Miguel’s dog Danté. (Disney)

Behind the Scenes: Designing ‘Magic Happens’ Parade Floats, Debuting Feb. 28 at Disneyland Park

“Magic Happens,” the new, daytime parade will debut in Disneyland Park on Feb. 28 for you to enjoy. Before the first float rolls out onto Main Street, U.S.A., get a little glimpse at how the creative team designed the stunning floats that will help to bring these magical stories to life.

Senior Art Director Scott Shaffer recently gave a workshop tour as they were creating some of the nine newly designed floats. As seen in the video below, the floats are in various stages of production. From the almost complete “The Sword in the Stone” unit to the beginning stages of the “Sleeping Beauty” finale, it’s awe-inspiring to see these innovative, moving works of art coming together.

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