After a watered-down version of the parade returned to Tokyo Disneyland last year following a three-year absence, the Spooky “Boo!” Parade is back for Disney Halloween 2023 — though its sneak peek performance was modified due to high temperatures in Tokyo.
Spooky “Boo!” Parade
In the Spooky “Boo!” Parade, Halloween ghosts invite Mickey Mouse, his Disney friends, and guests into a world of delightful thrills and fun.
For the first time in four years, the parade now makes two show stops along the parade route. The parade’s dancers are also returning, after being absent in last year’s version of the parade. However, for this sneak peek performance, no show stops took place and the dancers did not change their costumes mid-show.
Before the first float, dancers dressed in intricate costumes reminiscent of The Haunted Mansion lead the way.
The float, modeled after a train and also themed to The Haunted Mansion, features Max dressed as a vampire sitting on the locomotive. Huey, Dewey, and Louie are in the train car, as well as Horace and Clarabelle at the back of the car.
More dancers, in pirate costumes, lead the next float.
The next float is themed to The Jungle Cruise, with Goofy and Pluto riding along in pirates costumes.
More dancers and a small “(Not So) Fresh Drinks” float break up the larger floats.
Next, the namesake Spooky “Boo!” Parade float appears, carrying none other than Mickey Mouse. This float also has heavy ‘Haunted Mansion’ theming, as well as a stylishly-spooky model of Tokyo Disneyland’s Cinderella Castle.
The next float is another smaller entry, a small “Popbobe” float, which is a play on ‘popcorn’ and has mock skull popcorn buckets lining it.
Next up is a colorfully spooky carousel and teacup-themed float carrying Minnie Mouse. Ghosts are gleefully riding the horses on the carousel, and Clarice sits inside a pumpkin teacup at the back of the float.
A candy-adorned “Trick or Sweet” float comes next, again of the smaller variety to break up the larger floats.
Next is a huge float shaped like a riverboat, but also depicting the Country Bear Jamboree – complete with pumpkin Country Bears. Donald helms the boat, with Daisy appearing at the stern.
A small “Spooky Souveir” float follows, which is fully stocked with – you guessed it – Halloween souvenirs!
The final float brings everyone’s favorite Halloween characters, Chip and Dale! They are perched on a float themed to Splash Mountain, of which Tokyo Disneyland has the last existing version of the attraction. Pumpkins can be seen in a log heading down Chickapin Hill, the large signature drop of the ride.
Check out our full video of the parade below:
Guests visiting Tokyo Disneyland during Disney Halloween can purchase Disney Premier Access for the Spooky “Boo!” Parade, allowing them to watch from designated viewing areas. More details on this offering will be announced as soon as they are decided.
The Spooky “Boo!” Parade is held once a day, and lasts for approximately 45 minutes. You can see the path of the parade route in the image above.