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Mickey's Halloween Party (formerly known as "Mickey's Halloween Treat" from 2005 until 2007 and Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party in 2008 and 2009) is an annual Halloween-themed separate admission (also called a hard ticket event) at Disneyland Park, part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. An earlier event with the original name had been held in 1995 and 1996 at said park, and was revived starting in 2005 at Disney California Adventure, staying until 2009, and is considered to be a family-centered response to the scare-centered events Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood and the Knott's Scary Farm promotion at Knott's Berry Farm. The event returned to the Disneyland park starting in 2010 at first due to space issues during the DCA rethemeing and construction, but more recently because of new permanent nighttime events (elecTRONica at first, followed by Mad T Party) starting in 2011 at DCA.
Guests are encouraged to dress in costumes, including adults and those over the age of nine years of age who are normally prohibited from doing so. However, guests dressed as a Disney Character (like Mickey Mouse) are not allowed to have their pictures taken with other guests or sign autographs as those are done by cast members (Disney-speak for employees). Events include trick-or-treating with candy provided by Mars' Snickers brand among others, and healthier alternatives like carrot slices and red and green apple slices provided by Disney-licensee Imagination Farms under the "Disney Gardens" brand, meet and greet chances with the Princesses from Disney's animated movies, Mickey and Minnie in Halloween costumes and Disney villains plus coloring activities for the younger guests and dance parties. For the activities starting in 2010, Disneyland's Halloween Time events - such as Haunted Mansion Holiday, Space Mountain's "Ghost Galaxy" layout and the Halloween themed fireworks show, called,"Halloween Screams", featuring the voice of Chris Sarandon as Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas - were added into the mix.
Fifteen minutes before the end of the event, a "cavalcade" (parade) is held featuring the characters from the Disney character family to put a festive end to the activities. In 2007 they updated this parade to include Mickey-shaped pumpkin "whirly-pods", and more floats. The parade, now called "Mickey's Costume Party" runs on Main Street USA during the event. However, on September 23, 2016 Disneyland premiered a new parade called "The Frightfully Fun Parade".
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