PHOTOS, VIDEO: New Parade, Updated Fireworks Debut at Disneyland’s “Mickey’s Halloween Party”

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Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park kicked off on Friday night, bringing with it a new parade, updated fireworks, and more to the Disneyland Resort for the Halloween Time season. Our own Conner Purzycki was on the scene to bring you a look at some of the new offerings for this year.

Mickey's Halloween Party
Mickey’s Halloween Party

Frightfully Fun Parade

New for 2016 is the Frightfully Fun Parade, replacing the rather lackluster cavalcade that has been presented at the party over the last several years.

While a nice addition, the Headless Horseman still moved painstakingly slow, just as it has been at Walt Disney World over the last several years since one of the horses fell while performing. At Disneyland, the Horseman did have 4 escorts, which definitely took away some of the coolness from the Florida version.

The parade is a clear improvement over the former offering, but hopefully will be expanded upon year to year with new floats. It is a solid start to what could be a really fantastic parade at the park.

Halloween Screams Fireworks

Halloween Screams fireworks have returned for the 2016 parties, upgraded with new projection and lighting effects that really add to the show.

Treat Trails

Treat trails are plentiful at this years party, although many are bunched very close together.

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The coolest Treat Trails in our opinion are those that go through the Golden Horseshoe and Pinocchio’s Village Haus. The quality of the candy is the same as it has been, offering a number of respected name brand candies.

There is an Annual Passholder exclusive treat trail where APs can get a free tote bag and lots of treats as well.

This and Bat… I Mean, That

The atmosphere around the park for the party is pretty fantastic, enhanced this year with some new effects.

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Much of the infrastructure installed for the now-defunct Disneyland Forever fireworks show was utilized to decorate the Main Street facades, Sleeping Beauty Castle, and the facade of “it’s a small world” even.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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