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Disney shares virtual viewing of Magic Happens

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Disney is sharing #DisneyMagicMoments with a virtual viewing of the new Magic Happens parade at Disneyland. The company is offering magic and joy while fans practice social distancing during the global outbreak of COVID-19.

According to Disney Parks Blog, #DisneyMagicMoments was inspired by fans who have been recreating theme park experiences at home.

Magic Happens is a daytime spectacular celebrating the magic at the heart of Disney stories, with Mickey Mouse leading the parade down Main Street, USA.

It features nine newly-designed floats, which were created as pieces of moving art. The design tells a story along the parade route and evokes a sense of magic.

Virtually enjoy the new parade ‘Magic Happens’

The parade, which debuted on February 28, boasts amazing floats and costumes, favourite characters, and a musical score co-composed by singer-songwriter Todrick Hall.

It includes floats inspired by Frozen 2, Moana, Coco, and Sleeping Beauty, as well as Cinderella, The Sword in the Stone and The Princess and the Frog.

Disney will be sharing more #DisneyMagicMoments and ‘virtual pixie dust’, as Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World in Florida remain closed indefinitely.

Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris temporarily closed earlier in March. Disney previously shut theme parks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Disney theme parks are closed over COVID-19

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Tokyo Disney Resort has also extended the temporary closure, while Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris remain shut over the outbreak of coronavirus.

However, Shanghai Disney Resort has already partially reopened with a limited number of shopping, dining, and recreational experiences.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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