Disneyland announced today that the after-hours, hard-ticket Halloween event will include a new parade — the Frightfully Fun Parade. Mashing up several of Disney's most popular ghoulish franchises, the show will run exclusively during the party's 17 nights, starting Sept. 23.
The parade kicks off with the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, who will ride down the parade route carrying a glowing Jack-o-Lantern. The parade also will include Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas and Haunted Mansion Holiday, Dr. Facilier from The Princess and the the Frog and a collection of other Disney villains, including Cruella de Vil, Hades, Jafar, and the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
But the highlight might be the Haunted Mansion-themed unit, which will bring the ballroom dancers, graveyard, and even the hitchhiking ghosts from the popular attraction to life as they parade through Fantasyland and down Main Street USA.
The new Halloween parade means that Disneyland fans who buy a party ticket in addition to regular tickets or an annual pass will be able to see four different nighttime parades at the park over the next few months: this new production, the Christmas Fantasy parade, Paint the Night, and starting in 2017, the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade.
(And this is the point where Disney World fans weep quietly as they wait for an announcement about what will replace the Main Street Electrical Parade when it leaves the Magic Kingdom Oct. 9.)
Tickets for this year's Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland run from $72 to $99, depending upon night and the availability of annual passholder discounts.
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