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Info for those going to the MNSSHP

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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It’s that time again…for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! The parks will begin putting up the decorations on August 29th in preparation for the first Halloween party, which will be September 13th.

If you have purchased (or are considering purchasing) tickets for a special event such as the Halloween party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, you need to be prepared! After you finish complaining about having to purchase separate admission to the park you should focus that energy on getting the most bang for your buck. There’s a reason they charge special admission and it’s not so you can laugh at everyone who has to exit the park at 7pm. Here are a few things you should look for:

1. Special event merchandise-No event goes un-commemorated at Walt Disney World. Look for special event merchandise, the Emporium usually has the best selection; but ask about other locations with event merchandise.

NOTE: Special event merchandise is for the folks attending the special event, so if you don’t have a ticket don’t expect to purchase event merchandise. The merchandise is kept in storage until the party time when it’s brought out for display and purchase.

2. The Parade-Yes, we have Moved it, Shake-d it, Celebrate-d it, and we know that Dreams Come True, but if Grim Grinning Ghosts are more your style DO NOT miss the parade! Listen for the hoofed sounds of the headless horseman to start the ghoulish parade. There are usually 2 parades and of course the second is always less crowded. Check your event map when you enter the park to be sure!

3. Happy HalloWishes-If a Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, then HalloWishes will take your breath away. You think you’ve seen fireworks at the Magic Kingdom…but I promise you, you’ve never seen them like this! They can be seen from various locations in the park; but for this one I’d recommend being in front of the castle! This show is so spectacular it’s normally only shown once, check your event times guide when you enter the park and be sure to adjust your touring plans accordingly.

4. Special appearances-There’s magic all over the park but you’ll be left in mystery until you arrive. I can tell you I have personally experienced unique Halloween themed PhotoPass opportunities (particularly by the Haunted Mansion…who doesn’t want a picture with the hitch-hiking ghosts?!) and have seen rare characters out and about (Snow White and ALL the Seven Dwarfs, etc.) so if you are a character hunter, have your eyes peeled! Look for characters at the dance parties throughout the parks and check the character location icons on your event map so you know where to hunt.

5. Trick-or-Treat-A Halloween celebration wouldn’t be complete without trick-or-treating. Grab your treat bag when you enter the Magic Kingdom and look for the treat stations set up throughout the park. There are one way lines and the treats are all similar at the various locations. Don’t forget your manners while you are in line!



 

Hi Im Cat and Im a Disneyholic! Married 25yrs(May2nd 1986) to ret AFNG MstrSgt and civy cop...Steve...mom to 4 guys (24,22,20,17)




 




by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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nlonnon
by Bronze Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 1:36 PM

 thanks for posting!!  I'm pretty sure I'm more excited than my kids about this!

MamaJessx3
by Gold Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 2:11 PM
I can't wait to go!!! We need to pick a date soon...it'll probably be mid-late Sept...
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Duckkie
by Bronze Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 3:02 PM
Just realized we will be at wdw for MNSSHP too! We have tix for the 9/30 party at DL already. Wonder if we should do both.... Anyone know what passholder party tix cost? They are $44ea at DL
momma2albert
by Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 3:10 PM

 We are going to Disney in October and we will be going to our very first MNSSP on Halloween and I can not wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rychelle
by Silver Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 3:36 PM

i cant wait to go!!!!! trying to figure out my costume!!! :)

MamaJessx3
by Gold Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 4:07 PM
It depends on the day u go but I believe the cheapest ones are 55.

Quoting Duckkie:

Just realized we will be at wdw for MNSSHP too! We have tix for the 9/30 party at DL already. Wonder if we should do both.... Anyone know what passholder party tix cost? They are $44ea at DL
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reneawesley
by Bronze Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 4:55 PM
We don't have tickets but the closed we get to leaving the more I want to go.
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disneymommaof4
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 5:06 PM

 we plan a lot of our trips around MNSSHP and MVMCP.....they are soooo much fun

Hi Im Cat and Im a Disneyholic! Married 25yrs(May2nd 1986) to ret AFNG MstrSgt and civy cop...Steve...mom to 4 guys (24,22,20,17)




 




super.nana
by Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 10:36 PM


Quoting nlonnon:

 thanks for posting!!  I'm pretty sure I'm more excited than my kids about this!


My kids are grown and now I'm bugging them about taking the grandkids.  My children tell people it's an addiction for me!!!! 

haileys_mommy06
by Silver Member on Aug. 18, 2011 at 8:30 AM
I can't wait!!!
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