by Shawn Slater, Senior Communications Manager, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment
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.
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.”
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.