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The parade begins with Zero and the Mayor of Halloweentown, who announces the arrival of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King. Next up are some Grim Grinning Ghosts: beautiful Ballroom Dancers, spooky Gravediggers, and Hitchhiking Ghosts, trying to follow you home. Dr. Facilier in his bayou Voodoo parlor holds court with his friends from the other side. Maleficent the dragon watches over a dungeon where Hades, Jafar, Cruella de Vil, and the Evil Queen lurk.
The video below is a behind the scenes look at how the Villains float, the largest in the parade, was created. It looks pretty amazing.
And for the first time at Disneyland, the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow will ride through the park just before the parade starts. The Horseman has always been my favorite part of the Disney World "Boo to You Parade", so I'm glad to see he's been added on the west coast as well.
The "Frightfully Fun Parade" can only be seen during Mickey's Halloween Party, a separately ticketed event held on 17 nights between now and Halloween.