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tinkerbell87512
09-22-2007, 07:19 AM
Tell me all about it! Hopefully you had no rain :goodvibes

cdotla
09-22-2007, 07:27 AM
I am dying to hear too...I hope it was fantastic.

Also crossing my fingers for good weather for MNSSHP on Sept.30!

Mcbruns
09-22-2007, 08:06 AM
It must have been so fun that everyone's still sleeping. Anxious to hear an update.

tinkerbell87512
09-22-2007, 08:35 AM
It must have been so fun that everyone's still sleeping. Anxious to hear an update.

I know I'm suprised there are no reports yet. They must of had a blast

jnjusoioa
09-22-2007, 08:42 AM
Just thought I would say also can't wait to hear reports from last nights MNSSHP, I really want to know what special characters were out, we are all waiting patiently.:)

DisneyGuess
09-22-2007, 09:56 AM
popcorn:: :surfweb:

kkproulx
09-22-2007, 10:41 AM
:surfweb: Still waiting too! My friend is there right now and I so want to call her! Would that be tacky? I'd just have to tell her that we all want to hear about the party! :laughing: I really hope it wasn't rained out!!!:eek:

tomandrobin
09-22-2007, 11:08 AM
:surfweb: :hourglass

tinkerbell87512
09-22-2007, 11:17 AM
My gosh there are no reports?! Must of been a good party! :banana:

princess22
09-22-2007, 11:51 AM
Oh! I went last night! It was a blast! No rain, a little crowded, but very doable! I thought it was going to rain at first, it looked like the clouds were headed our way, but it stayed away!

It was my 3 month old daughter's first trip, and she was dressed as Tinkerbell. And she loved the fireworks. She was in aww with them!

The parade was awesome. I haven't been to MNSSHP in a few years and the parade was a nice change. Barbossa was in the parade, but I couldn't get a picture of him because he was on the other side of the street. Jack Sparrow looked and acted very good in the parade.

The lines for the characters were very long. We skipped this, and that was one thing I really wanted to do. The lines for the rides were not bad at all. No wait at the HM, 5 minutes for Pooh, walk on for Small World. I didn't get to check out the lines for the mountains because we weren't going to ride anyway.

We got a lot of candy!!! They were handing out a bag of Hershey kissables at the gate on the way out. It was sort of hidden though, we almost missed it. It was after we exited the park over to the side and very hard to spot!

Overall it was a GREAT night. I had so much fun, and want to go to another one!!! =)

katebeth
09-22-2007, 12:11 PM
Oh! I went last night! It was a blast! No rain, a little crowded, but very doable! I thought it was going to rain at first, it looked like the clouds were headed our way, but it stayed away!

It was my 3 month old daughter's first trip, and she was dressed as Tinkerbell. And she loved the fireworks. She was in aww with them!

The parade was awesome. I haven't been to MNSSHP in a few years and the parade was a nice change. Barbossa was in the parade, but I couldn't get a picture of him because he was on the other side of the street. Jack Sparrow looked and acted very good in the parade.

The lines for the characters were very long. We skipped this, and that was one thing I really wanted to do. The lines for the rides were not bad at all. No wait at the HM, 5 minutes for Pooh, walk on for Small World. I didn't get to check out the lines for the mountains because we weren't going to ride anyway.

We got a lot of candy!!! They were handing out a bag of Hershey kissables at the gate on the way out. It was sort of hidden though, we almost missed it. It was after we exited the park over to the side and very hard to spot!

Overall it was a GREAT night. I had so much fun, and want to go to another one!!! =)

Thanks for the report:goodvibes

What characters were out that you skipped? That is what my girls are looking forward too the most...is getting the characters autographs (especially ones that are not usually out)

Thanks

jnjusoioa
09-22-2007, 12:12 PM
Oh! I went last night! It was a blast! No rain, a little crowded, but very doable! I thought it was going to rain at first, it looked like the clouds were headed our way, but it stayed away!

It was my 3 month old daughter's first trip, and she was dressed as Tinkerbell. And she loved the fireworks. She was in aww with them!

The parade was awesome. I haven't been to MNSSHP in a few years and the parade was a nice change. Barbossa was in the parade, but I couldn't get a picture of him because he was on the other side of the street. Jack Sparrow looked and acted very good in the parade.

The lines for the characters were very long. We skipped this, and that was one thing I really wanted to do. The lines for the rides were not bad at all. No wait at the HM, 5 minutes for Pooh, walk on for Small World. I didn't get to check out the lines for the mountains because we weren't going to ride anyway.

We got a lot of candy!!! They were handing out a bag of Hershey kissables at the gate on the way out. It was sort of hidden though, we almost missed it. It was after we exited the park over to the side and very hard to spot!

Overall it was a GREAT night. I had so much fun, and want to go to another one!!! =)


Sounds like it was better then last Friday. Do you know what characters were out, even though you didn't wait in lines, such as Walrus, Seven Dwarfs, Bullseye, etc. Just curiuos. Also were Barbossa and Jack out for meet and greets or just in the parade? Thanks.:)

HallGirl
09-22-2007, 12:19 PM
I thought I'd chime in here. I worked in Fantasyland last night over by the dance party. The characters I saw were Snow White with all 7 Dwarves and I saw Cinderella's stepfamily. Snow White was close to Dumbo. I'm not sure where Cindrella's stepfamily had a spot because at one point they were just going all over the place. I want to say they had a spot over by Winnie the Pooh (the ride). Also in Fantasyland were Winnie the Pooh characters, in the costumes they wear in the parade. I heard that they came out in pairs. At the dance party there was Suzy and Perla and they switched out with Chip and Dale. It's one fun dance party because the DJ is awesome and he plays current songs. Very funny to watch the characters dance to those songs.

katebeth
09-22-2007, 12:39 PM
I thought I'd chime in here. I worked in Fantasyland last night over by the dance party. The characters I saw were Snow White with all 7 Dwarves and I saw Cinderella's stepfamily. Snow White was close to Dumbo. I'm not sure where Cindrella's stepfamily had a spot because at one point they were just going all over the place. I want to say they had a spot over by Winnie the Pooh (the ride). Also in Fantasyland were Winnie the Pooh characters, in the costumes they wear in the parade. I heard that they came out in pairs. At the dance party there was Suzy and Perla and they switched out with Chip and Dale. It's one fun dance party because the DJ is awesome and he plays current songs. Very funny to watch the characters dance to those songs.

Snow White and the 7 Dwarves don't sign autographs during MNSSHP? Right?
But you can pose for a picture with them.....

HallGirl
09-22-2007, 12:46 PM
From what I could tell, yes I think you could only pose for pictures.

princess22
09-22-2007, 01:00 PM
The stepsisters and stepmother weren't signing autographs or stopping for pictures. They were just walking around socializing. I heard one of the greeters tell another guest that anyway. Bullseye was out with Woody in Frontierland. The Cinderella and prince charming were at the tent in toontown. I've heard that Jack Sparrow does a meet n greet, but I didn't see him anywhere. We didn't make it to adventureland til after the 1030 parade though, so he might of been out earlier.

The winnie the pooh characters were adorable in their costumes, but the line was super long. That is all I saw, but I wasn't looking too hard.

tomandrobin
09-22-2007, 08:12 PM
Very nice....keep them coming!

Shubunk
09-22-2007, 08:52 PM
These reports are starting to sound like last year's reports and the year before that, except with the addition of hopefully jack and the step sister and mother. Hopefully old characters like strumboli, shang yu (the bad guy from mulan, dont really know his name?) scrooge (is he a villan?) hades, pain and panic will be out...

GiGi30
09-22-2007, 10:36 PM
I was there! It was a great night! I thought we were in for some rain, but luckily, it stayed away! The rides were pretty much walk on. We waited for the Pooh ride for maybe 8 minutes, and that was the longest wait we had all night. The parade was amazing and the fireworks are not to be missed! The finale was panoramic fireworks and it looked like broad daylight from where we were standing. My favorite part of the parade was the dead dudes with the shovels. They would slide them across the ground and make them spark. I honestly didn't pay attention to the characters that were out. My kids were a bit fussy (5 months and 2 years old), so we didn't stand in lines for pictures with characters.

They really go all out for this. I would recommend it for anyone!

v_gan
09-22-2007, 10:52 PM
Did anyone see a Captain Jack meet-n-greet in Adventureland?

I'm starting to get worried/sad that he won't be there on the 30th :( How can Mickey be a pirate on this year's shirt, and Jack not be available for meet-n-greets? It's just not fair! :sad1:

HugsForEeyore
09-22-2007, 11:00 PM
I was thinking like Shubunk, that the characters seem to be repeats again, just like last year. In the "olden" days at MNSSHP (Like back in 2003-2005 :blush: ), I remember finding just awesome assortments of unusual characters out - Thumper, Sora, Goliath the Gargoyle, Scrooge, Big Bad Wolf, The Snow White Witch, Zowie, Rolie Polie Olie, and Stromboli comes to mind. Nowadays it seems to just predictably repeat itself, and not many surprises at all.

Even so, I was sort of hoping to hear Barbossa was out meeting (but he may be just parade), or maybe Darby the new Pooh character. Or how about getting Handy Manny out in ToonTown? Wonder if Tarzan and Jane reappeared this year. There's all sorts of things Disney could do, but it seems nothing very random happens anymore at MNSSHP. Oh well - hope I'm wrong!

Sadly I am not going this year, but next year I hope to return! :)

SnowWtch
09-23-2007, 04:33 AM
From reading another thread on this board, it looks like the Capt. Jack meet and greet thing is only during the day from 10a-6p. I heard the last day was Sept 29. I hope he's there b/c that's the day I get there.

LUVMICKEY
09-23-2007, 05:25 AM
It sounds like everyone at the party had a good time. We go on October 8 and we can't wait. Very anxious to see the parade and the fireworks.

jnjusoioa
09-23-2007, 09:23 AM
I was thinking like Shubunk, that the characters seem to be repeats again, just like last year. In the "olden" days at MNSSHP (Like back in 2003-2005 :blush: ), I remember finding just awesome assortments of unusual characters out - Thumper, Sora, Goliath the Gargoyle, Scrooge, Big Bad Wolf, The Snow White Witch, Zowie, Rolie Polie Olie, and Stromboli comes to mind. Nowadays it seems to just predictably repeat itself, and not many surprises at all.

Even so, I was sort of hoping to hear Barbossa was out meeting (but he may be just parade), or maybe Darby the new Pooh character. Or how about getting Handy Manny out in ToonTown? Wonder if Tarzan and Jane reappeared this year. There's all sorts of things Disney could do, but it seems nothing very random happens anymore at MNSSHP. Oh well - hope I'm wrong!

Sadly I am not going this year, but next year I hope to return! :)


I am thinking the same thing as you all, I had my hopes set really high because of things I read and now it seems it is the same characters that have been out, don't get me wrong, I will enjoy seeing all the Dwarfs together, and hopefully Walrus and Bullseye and some of the Villians but it just seems like such a shame.

I have not heard if Tarzan and Jane were out, I was hoping to catch them too, also was hoping to catch Walrus, hoping at least these ones are out and about. Any word???

But how much trouble would it be to at least put Handy Manny down by the TT Sign during the parties, I don't get it.........:confused:

PrincessTiffany
09-23-2007, 09:58 AM
We just returned at midnight from our 9 day trip. We attended the MNSSHP on the 21st. I was dressed a Minnie Mouse, DH Pirate, DD1 Alice, DS Pirate, DD2 Cinderella, and DD3 Minnie Mouse. We had a very good time, but it was crowded (not jam packed, but definetly not light crowds). The parade and the fireworks were awesome. One of the pirates in the parade gave my youngest daughter a "gold" coin. She was very excited. The character lines were very, very long. The line for a picture in front of Cinderella's coach was the longest. We finally went back over there at about 11:00, when the second parade was over and the line was still very long. We went to get on Peter Pan's ride and the wait was 25 minutes at 11:15 p.m. So we went on Small World with no wait. After that we went ahead and got in line for the coach picture. It was 12:03 when we got out of the line (so much for the coach turning back into a pumpkin after midnight!). Since my oldest daughter was dressed as Alice, we really wanted to get all of the Wonderland characters. We only got Mr. Walrus, Queen of Hearts, Cards and Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee. We really wanted Alice, Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit, but we missed them both times we went over there. As I said, we had a very good time at the party, but that will probably be our one and only MNSSHP. The September crowds and sweltering heat of the nine days we were there were just too much.

PrincessTiffany
09-23-2007, 10:02 AM
Also, did anyone else notice that not very many people dressed up for the 21st party date? It seemed that we were in the very small majority that did dress up. My husband thought it was because of the early date we attended and said that probably a lot more people dress up on the October dates.

princess22
09-23-2007, 10:16 AM
Also, did anyone else notice that not very many people dressed up for the 21st party date? It seemed that we were in the very small majority that did dress up. My husband thought it was because of the early date we attended and said that probably a lot more people dress up on the October dates.

I actually thought there were a lot of people dressed up for it being september! I was surprised at how many adults dressed up.

jnjusoioa
09-23-2007, 10:21 AM
We just returned at midnight from our 9 day trip. We attended the MNSSHP on the 21st. I was dressed a Minnie Mouse, DH Pirate, DD1 Alice, DS Pirate, DD2 Cinderella, and DD3 Minnie Mouse. We had a very good time, but it was crowded (not jam packed, but definetly not light crowds). The parade and the fireworks were awesome. One of the pirates in the parade gave my youngest daughter a "gold" coin. She was very excited. The character lines were very, very long. The line for a picture in front of Cinderella's coach was the longest. We finally went back over there at about 11:00, when the second parade was over and the line was still very long. We went to get on Peter Pan's ride and the wait was 25 minutes at 11:15 p.m. So we went on Small World with no wait. After that we went ahead and got in line for the coach picture. It was 12:03 when we got out of the line (so much for the coach turning back into a pumpkin after midnight!). Since my oldest daughter was dressed as Alice, we really wanted to get all of the Wonderland characters. We only got Mr. Walrus, Queen of Hearts, Cards and Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee. We really wanted Alice, Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit, but we missed them both times we went over there. As I said, we had a very good time at the party, but that will probably be our one and only MNSSHP. The September crowds and sweltering heat of the nine days we were there were just too much.

Glad to hear Mr. Walrus was out, I sure hope to catch him when I am there. :)

Koda
09-23-2007, 02:58 PM
Was Big Thunder Mountain Railroad open? I noticed that it is not listed on the MNSSHP guidemap.

Disney's Fab 4
09-24-2007, 02:21 AM
We were there on the 21st, we had a wonderful time! I thought alot of people were dressed up, alot of pirates both boys and girls!!!! Yes, Thunder Mountain was open. We had arrived in Orlando on the 14th... And those poor people that went to MNSSHP on that night... I have never seen rain like that before.... :)

jamimb
09-24-2007, 07:17 AM
We were there on the 21st as well and had a blast. We walked onto alot of rides with no wait at all. the candy lines were not bad at all! The parade and fireworks awesome. My only dissappointment were the characters!! There were very little out and no unusual ones. the only time I saw a villian was the villian show at the castle stage (by the way very lame and total waste of time!!!) and in the parade! I too was suprised that there werent more people in costume. To tell the truth though if I had to do it over again I wouldnt have put my own children in costume either maybe just some cute tees or something. They were miserable. It was hot and they said the costumes were itchy so about two hours inot the party I let them change (brought extra clothes just in case)

daisy hughes
09-24-2007, 07:52 AM
We were there as well, and it is funny to read what others thought. I, like Princess Tiffany, thought it was very crowded. Peter Pan, Pooh and Laugh Floor all had 20-40 minute waits. BUT...I had a wonderful time and my favorite part was when the headless horseman rode out before the parade started! That was awesome!!!

I have been to MVMCP and now MNSSHP, and I loved them both! The Christmas party was my favorite, though. No lines, it was cooler, and hot cocoa and cookies while walking down main street with the snow falling was just amazing!

Did anyone book for next year?

Emilybelle
09-24-2007, 08:06 AM
We went for the 1st time, and had a great time. Dont get me wrong...but it was sort of like going to the MK on a fall day, just in costume---and not that many were dressed up (maybe not close enough to Halloween??) The lines for the rides were very short, which was great, but the paths through the park were pretty crowded, and somewhat difficult to navigate (due to the crowds), especially with little ones in strollers. I was surprised that there weren't more Halloween/Disney type events going on....or maybe we just couldn't find them.:confused3 Like the other posters, we didn't see many characters, except Snow White, and her crew. We had a great time, but for us, it was mostly a great opportunity to hit the rides, without such long lines:banana: Not too much candy passed out...but that's ok. All in all, a nice time.

Chuck-PA
09-24-2007, 08:15 AM
We were there on the 21st. This was our first time for the Halloween Party.
It looked crowded up until the 1st parade and fireworks, after that the park emptied out.
We didn't notice many characters out maybe if we looked for them we could have found them. All of the rides were walk ons for us we did most of them during the first parade. In the beginning, they were only giving out 1 or 2 pieces of candy. By the end we were getting double fists full of candy.
It was the best fireworks display we have ever seen.
We went to get on Peter Pan's ride after the fireworks and the fire alarm went off and they had to close the ride down and handed us fast passes that were good until the 30th of this month.
We saw a good amount of people dressed. When the second parade was over and the crowd followed out you could see all of the people who came dressed. There was quite a few.
I would highly recommend this event.

tamfalzon
09-24-2007, 11:34 AM
Where is Cinderella's coach for the MNSSHP pictures? What is the best time to get this picture taken? Does it need to be dark so the ghost will show up?

Also, where can you find Snow White and the dwarfs for pictures?

Thanks so much.

PrincessTiffany
09-24-2007, 12:20 PM
Where is Cinderella's coach for the MNSSHP pictures? What is the best time to get this picture taken? Does it need to be dark so the ghost will show up?

Also, where can you find Snow White and the dwarfs for pictures?

Thanks so much.
Cinderella's Coach is in the stroller parking lot behind Small world. There was no good time to get the picture taken. We went when we got there - the line was long. We went about 9:00 before the fireworkds - it was long. We went at 11:30 - the line was still long, but I just had to have our picture in front of the coach so we stood in line from 11:35 until 12:03 and had our picture taken. Snow White is usually near the Snow White Ride or at the Dance Party in front of Ariel's Grotto.

jamimb
09-24-2007, 01:20 PM
We got in line for cinderellas carriage at about 7:15 and the line was not long at all so I would suggest maybe doing this first!:thumbsup2

Blythep
09-24-2007, 07:12 PM
Hubby and I were there on the 21st. We were dressed as pirates (see signature). It was pretty warm that night but luckily no rain. There were several dressed up although we don't have anything to compare it to as this was our first MNSSHP.

We had a good time and am looking forward to next year.pirate:

Markstudy
09-26-2007, 11:50 AM
Cinderella's Coach- there was no good time to get the picture taken. .


Long lines?... I just take a photo of a kid that looks like mine, and skip the line. :rotfl2:

jenjersnap
09-26-2007, 12:02 PM
Yep, the only lines were those for characters which don't interest us that much anyway. I was worried about crowds because we had to pay gate prices but it was lovely!

BubMunkeyBles
09-26-2007, 12:14 PM
I was there with my Grandma. The weather was great and not too hot. I did see people taking pictures with the stepsisters and evil stepmothere in tomorrowland area behind Cosmic Rays. I had a great time, it was my first time. The fireworks were amazing and I loved the parade. We got on Haunted Mansion in 10 minutes.... It's the only ride we went on. I did stand in line for 25min for Pooh and Eeyore, but midway they switched to Tigger and Piglet. Overall I don't think attraction lines were bad, but I really wanted to focus on seeing the Halloween stuff so I did. :D Was awesome though. Definitely worth my money I think.

zumbergc
09-26-2007, 12:32 PM
The evil step sisters were in the area where the story time w/ bell. in that little nook area, w/ concrete seating. They were really fun and entertaining.


We saw hook, and his buddy by the pirates ride. The CM there said that captain jack and barbosa were not anywhere for pics, only in the parades. At least thats what one cm said.

We had a great time.

We did the coach early around 6:30 or 7pm, it was still a 30 min wait. Last year we did it at the end of the night and the line was much longer.

The lines over in toon town for minnie and mickey were crazy long, like 45- 60 mins. That was around 8:30 -9pm, as we did the second parade.
Later in the evening we got the queen of hearts over in toon town.

Snow white and the 7 dwarfs, we missed them, it was between them and the step sisters, so we went for the step sisters. We had looked for the dwarfs earlier in the night, but didn't see them. They and the step sisters were on the same type of schedule, only out for a short time. We would have waited for them earlier in the night, but we thought they weren't out when we didn't see them early on.
So, by the time we got thru the step sisters line, the dwarf line was closed.
I'm thinking they both had like a 10:10 and 11:00pm. (I could be wrong, so don't bank on those exact times) The step sisters had a time board so you can go by and check what time they are coming out. The dwarfs seemed to be on that same schedule, at least the last 2 showings.

After the fireworks we were walking by the step sisters, the line was super long, and the step sisters weren't even out yet. It looked to be at least 45 mins at that time.

DisneyCP2002
09-26-2007, 02:25 PM
Thank you for all the reports, I am looking forward to being there on the 29th.

grud
09-26-2007, 05:07 PM
We were there (four adults). Awesome night. Anyone who has not gone needs to do it.

We went straight to adventureland, because it was not dark yet and right at 7PM, where we ran into Cap Hook and Mr. Smeed. Hook was great! He put his hook to my throat, after he snuck over to a lady with a treat bag, stuck his hand in, pulled out her party map and dropped it dismissively on the ground. Classic. POTC was walk on. It was dark when we came out, so we went up to main street to check out the decorations and lights, etc. We did photopass there and closer to the castle under some ghost Mickey's.

We hit our rides and did our characters, and candy until fireworks time. Characters were Pooh, Tigger and Pooh's ride. We got queen of hearts walking around near the castle. Rides-Space Mtn was a walk on, as was buzz lightyear. Buzz was out near his ride.

We ran into the dead cowboy signing group.

We did HM as a walk on. Very disappointed that they did not have a photopass person at the mansion that night. We tried several times but CM's said they were not doing photopass there that night.

Watched fireworks from in front of crystal palace and caught second parade in front of Hall of Presidents. Mr. Knickerbocker was not there this year, and that was disappointing. However, Madame Carlotta was at the HM, and awesome. Don't miss that.

After the second parade, there was a mass exodus for the exit.

Then, we hit last villian show and meet and greet. Got Cap Hook again, Evil Queen and Malificent. No one was really there and lines were short.

That's when we did Pooh, Peter Pan and Snow White. Snow White, Pooh and Tigger were riding their rides with kids. That was great to see. Very cool!


We closed down at closing time.

dsneygirl
09-27-2007, 12:00 AM
Is there not a character greeting inside the Adventureland Verandah this year (the old restaurant at the entrance of Adventureland). Last year was Tarzan and Jane and of course they had Captn Jack there for the Pirate and Princess parties. I want to believe that there is someone special there for MNSHP this year... there has to be!!!!

minnieandme
09-27-2007, 07:09 AM
We were there on the 21st and the weather was great. No rain and very warm. The park was crowded though. We didn't venture through the whole park, just stayed in Tomorrow land and Mickey's Toon Town Fair. The lines for the characters were soooo long, so we skipped that and got on a few rides. Everything we got on was a walk on - Buzz lightyear, Space Mountain, Tea cups etc. We did see Tigger and Piglet so I took a quick picture of them in between the kids walking up to them, so I have a little girl in my picture.

We missed the first parade but did see the fireworks and the second parade. The fireworks were great and a must see. Towards the end, the fireworks were all over the sky and lit up the park from the lights being so bright. The parade was great. I tried to get a picture of the headless horseman, but it was very dark so the picture didn't come out. We left right after the second parade. Maybe next time we go, we'll stick around to the very end.

We didn't get much candy so after reading reports from last year's party, I was disappointed. Our bags were about 1/4 full. Someone mentioned that they gave out a lot of candy towards the end, so I wonder if they only gave out very little to make sure every one got some.