Magic Happens Returns

Over this past weekend, Magic Happens made its very long-awaited return to Disneyland! Out of all the pandemic casualties that occurred at Disneyland, this parade probably had it the worse.  It debuted in February 2020 and lasted all of a few weeks before the Disneyland Resort shut down as a whole due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  While Disneyland and Disney California Adventure opened a year later, entertainment was slow to return.  And while nighttime spectaculars made their way back last year with FANTASMIC!, World of Color, and nighttime fireworks, and the Christmas Fantasy Parade even provided Disneyland with parade entertainment, the originally planned daytime parade of this decade still remained on the sidelines--until now.

I haven't had a chance to photograph the parade since its return, so here are a couple dozen photos from three years ago, when I photographed the parade during its first run.  Lets hope Magic Happen sticks around a lot longer than its original time!


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