The All-New ‘Frightfully Fun Parade’ Debuts During Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

We have exciting news for everyone planning to attend Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland park! Beginning this year, all you “boos” and “ghouls” are invited to gather for chills and thrills when the all-new “Frightfully Fun Parade” takes to the streets, featuring a spectacle of spooky spirits from the deepest bayous of New Orleans to Halloweentown and beyond.

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow sets the mood as he arrives on his ghostly black steed just ahead of the parade itself, carrying a flickering jack-o-lantern as a warning to everyone along the parade route.

From “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Jack Skellington the Pumpkin King brings greetings from Halloweentown, as residents arrive to celebrate their favorite time of year. Grim, grinning ghosts come out to socialize when Disney’s iconic Haunted Mansion attraction comes to “afterlife,” with swirling ballroom dancers, ominous gravediggers and a trio of hitchhiking ghosts. Inspired by Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog,” Dr. Facilier calls on mystical powers, summoning his Shadow Men from the bayou to loom large over his strange and twisted Voodoo parlor, and the mischievous Disney Villains appear out of the darkness, ready to stir up some trouble. A dark and dungeon-like lair takes over the parade route, bringing with it a wicked gathering of villainy from Hades and the Evil Queen to Jafar, Cruella and more!

The “Frightfully Fun Parade” will be presented exclusively during Mickey’s Halloween Party, a separately ticketed event at Disneyland park hosted over 17 nights from September 23 to October 31, 2016. Purchase your tickets early here and save!

Parking is not included in the ticket price and parking fees will apply. Mickey’s Halloween Party is a nonsmoking event. Smoking will be permitted in designated areas outside Disneyland park in the Main Entrance Plaza.

Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets are subject to availability and are valid only for specific event dates and hours. Space is limited and event dates may sell out. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, per event date. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be resold. Tickets are not required for Guests ages 2 and under. Costumes subject to Disney guidelines and should not be obstructive or offensive. Parking is not included. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Entertainment may be cancelled due to inclement weather or otherwise.


  • Will Mickey and Friends still be a part of this parade?

    • Ryan – Mickey and his pals will appear in their costumes during Mickey’s Halloween Party, but they are not part of the “Frightfully Fun Parade.”

  • I was wondering about references to a “parade” I’d seen in some of the Halloween party details. This sounds pretty cool–can’t wait to see it!

  • Just the picture alone got me so pumped for this! I love Halloween!

  • Yay! :))

  • Just please tell me that the parade music will still be “BOO TO YOU”!! Please, please, please.

    • David – “Boo to You” is the tune used for the parade at Walt Disney World during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This all-new parade at Disneyland will feature a different song, but one that’s equally catchy.

  • Yay! This is one of the reasons I would fly to Florida for the Halloween party instead of going to Disneyland!!! Very happy to hear we get it now too!

  • I am SOOOOOO excited about this, THANK YOU!

  • Any special offerings for special viewing or seating or a dessert party for parade?

    • Jessica – I’m not aware of plans for anything like that, but if anything becomes available, you’ll hear about it here on Disney Parks Blog.

  • I cannot wait to see this parade!! It’ll by my sons first time going to Disneyland, and he loves all the Villains! We are all so excited to go to Mickey’s Halloween Party!

  • We have our tickets for Oct. 6! Coming from Olds AB, Canada. We are just working on our costume’s and this news has increased our EXCITEMENT!

  • will any of the Disney Pirates be in the parade (whether Hook and his crew or Jack Sparrow, Barbossa, and their crews)?

    • Tyler – The parade features the Headless Horeseman, Dr. Facilier and the Disney Villains, and characters from The Haunted Mansion and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

  • What are the hours for this parade/ party ? My family and I are staying at one of the resorts for 5 days. If we buy tickets for this event will we have to leave the park early on the other four days?

    • Tina – The parade will be presented exclusively during Mickey’s Halloween Party. Hours for the party vary by day, but you can follow the Mickey’s Halloween Party link in the first sentence of this blog post for complete information. The party takes place after regular Disneyland Park hours. You can confirm hours for each day of your visit by checking the Hours link under “Parks & Tickets” at the top of any page on

  • When will a schedule with times be available for this?

  • Oh my gosh YES!! This looks amazing 😀 I am so excited to be there on the first night of the frightful festivities. And talk about an amazing NEW lineup! First the headless horseman and now the parade too? I’m pumped!!

    I’ll be dressing up as Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls, so I feel like I’ll perfectly be channeling the spooky atmosphere. I cannot WAIT! September 26th can’t come soon enough 😀

  • This is the best news EVER!!! I may have to go twice just to catch a glimpse!!! Thank you for sharing the wonderfully spooktacular news!!! We will se you on the 17th of October!

  • Will this be in Disney World too or only Disneyland?

    • Roswitha – This is a new parade for Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park. At Walt Disney World Resort, we present Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which includes the “Boo to You” Halloween Parade.

  • Please, some one make a great video of this, seeing as we can’t possibly go. The one night we might be able to is already sold out, and the rest, I can’t get my child out of school to make it in time. Plus, it would be REALLY nice if they’d have the parade during Halloween time for the rest of us. Some of us cannot justify taking our kids out of school and taking time off work to make it to the few nights a week these things are available. Every year I look at buying tickets, and every year, I have to give up on it.

  • Thank you, Shawn, for this wickedly wonderful, eerily exciting, news! Some of us had a hint that this was coming, but were eagerly awaiting the official announcement so we could revel in the joy of it all.

    While the previous Cavalcade was cute and enjoyable, the Frightfully Fun Parade sounds like it will go a step further and fit more with the “spirit” of the season, now that the horrifying Headless Horseman is going to be joining the fearsome festivities.

    I am ready for summer to end so we can get to the bounty of boo-tiful and glorious gourds, goodies and spooky surprises that are just around the corner!

  • So this sounds great and all…but what about the other Halloween nights in October? Any night time parades/shows or specials during the the non Mickeys Halloween Party Nights??? Lost paint the night so was really looking forward to something like this but going on a non party day…

  • Where in the park is the best place to sit to see the “Frightfully Fun Parade?”

    • Jen – You’ll be able to see the entire show anywhere along the parade route, between “it’s a small world” and Main Street, U.S.A.

  • What about Disney annual pass holder? Do we still have to buy event ticket?

    • Kevin – Mickey’s Halloween Party is an after-hours special event, not included in regular park admission.

  • Will the “made with magic” merchandise work with this parade?

    • Julian – I’m checking with our production team and will let you know what I hear.
      UPDATE: I heard back from the parade’s producer, and he confirmed that “Made with Magic” will not be incorporated into the parade this year.

  • Looks like a fun event, but on top of the price of our annual pass for a family of 4, paying for us to come in to see a parade just isn’t something we can justify. Wish you could make this an even that everyone could enjoy with their park admittance.

  • I am sooooo excited for this!!! Thank you Disneyland for finally giving us a Halloween Parade worthy to wait for!! This year’s Halloween festivities are on point!

  • towards the end it should say “buy your tickets early and save on select nights!” because week nights and Halloween night doesn’t seem to be on sale

  • I know its hard to balance the kids and the adults who love Disney, but I’m worried about this parade and my child – it sounds scary – isn’t Halloween all about fun, not scaring children?
    The Headless Horseman in Boo-to-you was already a little much. Thinking we should skip this?

    • Amy – All kids are different, and as a parent you know yours better than anyone. My little boys have enjoyed the “Boo to You” parade at Walt Disney World for years and look forward to the ride of the Headless Horseman. I’m sure they would love to see this new parade at Disneyland, which promises to not be any scarier than the Haunted Mansion, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” or the villain moments in their favorite animated films.

  • There’s a lot of confusion about the costume policy for adults, can you the blog go into more detail on what’s ok and not ok?

    • Kenny – Event costume guidelines are available on the Mickey’s Halloween Party page at Just follow the “Mickey’s Halloween Party” link in the first sentence of this blog post.

  • re: reserved parade seating

    Blue Bayou Restaurant – Halloween Dinner Reservations Coming Soon
    Take a break during Mickey’s Halloween Party and feast on a bewitching 3-course dinner. Enjoy your spook-tacular meal at this popular New Orleans-themed restaurant which includes preferred viewing at the Frightfully Fun Parade. A Mickey’s Halloween Party ticket is required to dine at this event.

  • Will the Sanderson sisters make an appearance? They technically count as Disney Villains! 😉

    • Beau – The Sanderson sisters are appearing exclusively at Magic Kingdom Park this Halloween.

  • I’m planning on coming Oct 10th, but I’m trying to understand the entry to Disneyland that day. So do I need to buy a regular ticket in addition to the Halloween ticket? And also how do you handle the regular park entrants and having them exit the park before the event?

    • Carla – On Oct. 10, Mickey’s Halloween Party is offered from 6 – 11 pm. With a party ticket, you can enter Disneyland Park up to three hours prior to the event, so you can enjoy the park beginning as early as 3 pm. If you’d like to begin your day at Disneyland when the park opens that morning, you will need a regular admission ticket in addition to your ticket for the after-hours special event. The Operations team at the park manages the transition between our day guests and event guests.

  • Will the parade happen just once a night during the party? Any idea what time the parade will happen?

    We have our tickets for the party as well as dinner reservations….just wondering if I need to change my reservation time to be able to catch the parade.

  • What time does the Halloween parade start? That way I can make the Restaurant reservation accordingly. Thank you! 🙂

  • It’s my first time being a Signature passport holder. I’ve noticed many posting about this Halloween event going on, on social media. Thing I don’t understand is, my pass allows me to go on those days of the Halloween event (no black out dates), but would I have to leave early because I don’t have a Halloween party event ticket? How does that work?

    • Jennifer – There may be some confusion between Halloween Time and Mickey’s Halloween Party. Halloween Time, which runs from Sept. 9 – Oct. 31, is included in regular daily admission to the theme parks at Disneyland Resort. This event incorporates such special features as Haunted Mansion Holiday, the Main Street Pumpkin Festival and Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy. Mickey’s Halloween Party is a separately-ticketed event held after regular park hours on select nights between Sept. 23 and Oct. 31. A ticket to Mickey’s Halloween Party includes access to many regular Disneyland Park attractions, plus party-exclusive features like Trick-or-Treat locations, the “Frightfully Fun Parade,” “Halloween Screams” fireworks, special character appearances and more.

  • Can’t wait to come all the way from Australia. Have got my Halloween ticket and look forward to a fantastic not so spooky night.

  • Where do I go to find out what is happening all day at both parks on September 23 24th and 25th of 2016 this month ? Also my son will be turning 17 on the 23rd are there special birthday celebrations or events or surprises ?

  • Awwww come on guys please post a video for those who can not attend Mickey’s Halloween Party. I don’t go because my kids are all grown adults. Also I don’t want to take the place of a child that should be going instead of me.

  • Tickets bought!
    We’ve gone twice at Disney World… This will be our first Halloween at Disneyland! Can’t wait!!!

  • It seems like this is one of the perks Annual Pass holders should get for as much as we pay a year for passes. Don’t get me wrong….20% of food and merchandise is great and all (and parking is free) but I just think there should be a little more perk for the money we spend every year. And we renew EVERY year. I would enjoy seeing this parade….but I already spend a fortune on 4 Annual passes a year. It would be nice to see this included in Annual least the Select and the Select Plus.

  • Sorry…I meant Signature and Signature Plus

  • I’m trying to find out what the menu will be for Blue Bayou Restaurant reservations made during the Halloween party. My husband and I have reservations for this Friday, the 23rd during Mickey’s Halloween party. Are there choices or just one standard menu for all reservations. Thanks!

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