Horses Get Ready For Mickey’s Boo To You Parade

One of my favorite parts of Mickey’s Boo To You Parade is the ride of the Headless Horseman down Main Street USA.  It’s eerie and beautiful at the same time.  The eerie part is, of course, the Headless Horseman.  The beautiful part is the magnificent prancing horse.  Watch him prance his way down the parade route. (video by iThemePark)

Mickey’s Boo To You Parade is one of the main events at the annual Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World and Disneyland’s Halloween Party.

Having been a Disney World character performer, I know all the hard work and practice that goes into every production.  Any horses in the productions also have a lot of hard work and practice to get ready for their performance.

The horses who ride with the Headless Horseman have to be trained (or re-trained) in a certain manner. They have to be trained to take commands from a one-handed rider.  Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the horses at Disneyland getting ready for their special ride.

F. G. Mama

About the author…F. G. Mama, Katie McDill, has been in love with Walt Disney World since first entering the gates in 1976. After her two kids went off to college, she moved from Georgia to the backdoor of the Magic Kingdom in Florida. She worked several years at Walt Disney World performing as Fairy Godmother in day parades, the “Best of Disney” castle stage show, and the original Electric Light Parade. For the last ten years, she along with daughter and family, have enjoyed “living the dream” in Celebration (the town that Disney built) just across the bridge from Disney World. During this time she has collaborated with son-in-law Jimmy in several production projects including Orlando Attractions Magazine-The Show, The Mindy Mouse Show and FunaticsTV. Her other career included being a writer, artist/designer, special events creator and coordinator. Now she is enjoying the good life of Anna Maria Island, Celebration, Disney World and, of course, sharing magic at FUNaticsTV!

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