Disney Auditions Listing Reveals Characters to be Featured in Magic Happens Parade Coming to Disneyland Park in 2020

Magic Happens Parade in Disneyland Park
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Back in June, we shared that a new parade is coming to Disneyland Park in 2020. And last weekend at D23 Expo 2019, Disney confirmed this daytime parade would be debuting next Spring. At the “Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products” panel, it was revealed there would be Moana, Coco, and Sleeping Beauty-themed floats. And now, thanks to a Disney Auditions listing, we know of other characters that will be featured in the new Magic Happens parade coming to Disneyland.

Magic Happens Parade in Disneyland Park

According to the Disney Auditions website:

Disney Parks Live Entertainment is seeking Character Look-Alikes in Male and Female Roles for Magic Happens, a new daytime spectacular making its grand debut on the streets of Disneyland® Park in early 2020.

Magic Happens Parade in Disneyland Park

One of the roles being cast is that of Moana. She will journey forth on the crest of a beautiful wave, inspired by beautiful koa wood carvings inset with LED panels, providing a dazzling glimpse into the magic the ocean holds.

Magic Happens Parade in Disneyland Park

The roles of Princess Aurora, Prince Phillip, Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather are also being cast for the regal grand finale.

But here is where the magic really happens: the audition listing reveals more characters that will be featured in this parade! Those characters include:

  • Anna
  • Elsa
  • Kristoff
  • Cinderella
  • Fairy Godmother
  • Princess Tiana
  • Prince Naveen
  • Merlin
  • Arthur
  • Peter Pan
  • Tinker Bell
  • Blue Fairy
  • Aladdin

Characters will be returning from Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, such as Aladdin, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, Princess Tiana, and Cinderella. But we’re most excited about the new characters that we haven’t seen yet in a parade at Disneyland, like Kristoff, Prince Naveen, Merlin, and Arthur!

With a cast of new and returning characters, plus a new song produced in partnership with singer-songwriter Todrick Hall, this daytime parade is sure to be a big hit.

Are you excited for Magic Happens parade to debut at Disneyland in 2020?

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Ciara Trexler

Ciara has been an Annual Passholder of Disneyland Resort for over 18 years and previously worked as a Cast Member for the Walt Disney Travel Company. When she's not writing or visiting the Resort, she can be found traveling, binging Netflix, or cuddling with her cat.

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Merlin has me most excited.


But WHERE is the COCO design for it’s float? And which characters are being auditioned? Once again, we’re being left behind? Disney get it together, Pixar made it clear COCO was a tribute to the Mexican Culture!!!!

Stephen Crowe
Stephen Crowe

Super excited to see Kristoff in a parade ;)
Also the new floats look stunning!
I am a big fan of Todrick and i know he will do a fab job with the song.