Mickey’s Halloween Party Begins Tonight at Disneyland Park; First Look at New ‘Frightfully Fun Parade’ and Headless Horseman

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

Tonight’s the night! Mickey’s Halloween Party returns for the 2016 season, and the new “Frightfully Fun Parade” is ready to creep onto the streets of Disneyland park.

Zero the ghost dog from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” leads the way, with the Mayor of Halloweentown announcing the arrival of the one and only Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington. Following them home are the grim, grinning ghosts of the Haunted Mansion. Ballroom dancers, gravediggers and hitchhiking ghosts all come out to socialize.

Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park

Of course, it wouldn’t be a “Frightfully Fun Parade” without appearances by the Disney Villains! Dr. Facilier holds court in his bayou Voodoo parlor, surrounded by some of his friends from the other side, while Maleficent in dragon form looms over a dark and dungeon-like lair where Hades, Jafar, Cruella De Vil and the Queen lurk, plotting their dastardly deeds.

In this video, Show Director Carla Carlile gives us a glimpse behind-the-scenes at how the villains float – the biggest in the entire parade – was created:

And be sure to snag a spot on the parade route early, so you don’t miss the ride of the Headless Horseman. The spooky spirit of Sleepy Hollow arrives just ahead of each performance of the “Frightfully Fun Parade.”

Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park

The all-new “Frightfully Fun Parade” will be presented exclusively during Mickey’s Halloween Party, a separately ticketed event at Disneyland park hosted over 17 nights, now through October 31. Tickets are available now, so get yours here before the event sells out.

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.


  • Everything looks so great! Will there be an opportunity for Disney Parks Blog meet up? I’m hoping so!

  • To enter if you are in the park, you do not need to exit. You can go to Frontierland and there will be the set up to check in.

  • We will be going this year, but I can’t seem to find an explanation to the admittance policy.

    The day we are going, the park opens at 8am. Admittance to the party begins at 3pm and the party starts at 6pm.

    If we are already in the park at 8am, where are we being admitted to at 3pm? Not sure where or how we use our tickets.

  • Soooo excited to come for Halloween all the way from Australia. Hope the Headless Horseman doesn’t go too fast so I can get a picture of him. Very cool! Can’t wait to get there.

  • October 17th can’t come fast enough for us!

  • We bought tickets for the day time, and also for the Mickey Mouse Halloween Party.. my question is… Do we have to exit the park and then re.enter after 6pm or how would that work for us?

  • will be there

  • I cannot wait to see this on the 17th!! Thank you for bringing something new this year!

  • What time will the parade commence?

    • Mike – The parade begins at 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm each night of Mickey’s Halloween Party.

  • And in Magic Kingdom too..???

  • Wish the Frightfully Fun Parade were coming to WDW. Would love to see the NBC characters. Any chance that happens in the future?

    • Jack – Magic Kingdom Park already has “Mickey’s Boo To You Halloween Parade,” but Jack and Sally from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” do make appearances in the park during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party nights.

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