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.