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Old 08-02-2010, 12:59 PM   #286
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Regarding the kids costumes. Do many people save putting on the costume to the evening parade and party, or maybe wear part of it. I have made my sons costumes in the past, he likes them but they weren't exactly ride friendly, some paper mache or a little bulky for sitting in a ride Etc. This year I'm going to try and keep it a lot less bulky, but still may consider only wearing part of it or maybe hit the rides first thing, then get "suited up" so to speak. I don't want him to miss out on the attention from the CM too during the day. I want him to get the "FULL" experiance.

Any experience or advice.

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We've made MNSSHP day a dedicated rest morning and park evening, A) because I want the kids to make the whole party, and B) so they don't ruin their costumes, C) because it falls in the middle of our trip and we need a rest day regardless...

If you think it will hold up, it shouldn't be an issue (but isn't the cut off for costumes in the parks age 12 for non-party days??).

Have you considered hitting rope drop for your chosen park that day, going to your resort around 12:30-1:30 to rest, change and return to MK at 4 for the party?
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:02 PM   #287
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If you think it will hold up, it shouldn't be an issue (but isn't the cut off for costumes in the parks age 12 for non-party days??).
Technically only up to age 9 is good on a non-party day. But I don't think they are hard and fast. They ARE pretty clear about adults not being in costume on a non-party day. The time after 4 leading up to a party should be no problem at any age though.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:05 PM   #288
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Okay, I couldn't remember! All I recall was the drama overseas about being too old for costumes!
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:35 PM   #289
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Who's in the 40's??? This gal!!! 47 days!! It is truly a sickness!
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:36 PM   #290
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Rain? Rain? Rain? Someone in the know please post and I will fill in the answers.

17.) Have parties ever been cancelled completely due to weather?

18.) When can I get a refund or exchange if the weather is bad ?

19.) All other weather related questions


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From watching posts for the past two years regarding the rain and cancellation -- IF the parade /fireworks are cancelled you can ask for a refund. Last year it rained on many parties but the show still went on. There was only a few times that people asked for a refund- They were either given a admission ticket or another MNSSHP for another night.

I never read where people got their money back.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:41 PM   #291
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Who's in the 40's??? This gal!!! 47 days!! It is truly a sickness!



I have 47 days.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:47 PM   #292
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Yay us!! I love it that there are people that get just as excited. My husband doesn't so much have the Disney Disease.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:30 PM   #293
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From watching posts for the past two years regarding the rain and cancellation -- IF the parade /fireworks are cancelled you can ask for a refund. Last year it rained on many parties but the show still went on. There was only a few times that people asked for a refund- They were either given a admission ticket or another MNSSHP for another night.

I never read where people got their money back.
Thanks for the info -- I will just pray that no one does a rain dance on Oct.12th !
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:35 PM   #294
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43 here, woohoo!
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:41 PM   #295
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Yay us!! I love it that there are people that get just as excited. My husband doesn't so much have the Disney Disease.
This made me laugh so much that I am going to let you have an inside peak into a conversation that happens daily at my house. For purposes of this mind meld This is me. This is DH


So I have been doing a lot of reading on the DIS board about the MNSSHP today.

This is what hears : Blah Blah Blah Disney Blah

I can't wait to go in October -- they say the crowds are going to be so much lower than June and the weather will be great too.

Is thinking -- Didn't she tell me this yesterday ?

The second parade is suppose to be less crowded and we have to be at our places 15 minutes early to see the headless horseman -- I can't wait.

Says --- I thought I told you a million times I hate parades. And why would I want to see a headless horse ? Do you remember when you made me sit 1 hour before the parade at Disneyland by The Small World Ride only to find out that the parade started on Main Street and I had to sit on the hard pavement for a total of 2 hours- When I could have road Space Mountain like 10 more times.

Is now thinking Did he just say headless horse -- Oh No He Didn't !!!


And now we wait 70plus more days for our 12 day annual trip back to our Happy Place
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:20 PM   #296
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I'm sure there will be plenty of other adults in costumes heading to the parks at that time.
Thanks! I'm feeling much more comfortable about arriving at the party in costume at around 4pm
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:16 AM   #297
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Question - how long do lines for characters usually get? Do they lessen up from 11-12? I know the advice here is to get in line at 6:30 or so and get them out of the way fast, but I don't think I can make it in to MK until 8 because of an ADR. (I know, going against the advice here again, can't move it, although I'm still checking ...). I'm going by myself though, so I figure a single lone set of fast feet can still run around and get plenty of stuff accomplished in 4 hours instead of 5 - except if I run into long lines for the characters. I've marked only three I care about though, and I'm an adult, I'll suck it up if I miss out on them. My original plan was to wait until later at night to get in lines for the characters, except now I'm seeing that everyone here is planning on sleeping in and staying up late, so now I'm worried that the character lines will be long and slow all the way up until midnight.

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I must say good idea but not a fav of mine. DH wants to go as Darth Vader...so MAYBE I was going to make DD2.5 Princess Leia, DS4 Luke Skywalker, and DS1 Yoda...and make myself Padme(Luke & Leia's Mom)...What do you guys think?
I was actually going to suggest that you could go as pregnant Padme.

I was 6 months pregnant for halloween 06 and had wanted to do that, but couldn't find a costume and didn't have time to make one.

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This made me laugh so much that I am going to let you have an inside peak into a conversation that happens daily at my house. For purposes of this mind meld This is me. This is DH


So I have been doing a lot of reading on the DIS board about the MNSSHP today.

This is what hears : Blah Blah Blah Disney Blah

I can't wait to go in October -- they say the crowds are going to be so much lower than June and the weather will be great too.

Is thinking -- Didn't she tell me this yesterday ?

The second parade is suppose to be less crowded and we have to be at our places 15 minutes early to see the headless horseman -- I can't wait.

Says --- I thought I told you a million times I hate parades. And why would I want to see a headless horse ? Do you remember when you made me sit 1 hour before the parade at Disneyland by The Small World Ride only to find out that the parade started on Main Street and I had to sit on the hard pavement for a total of 2 hours- When I could have road Space Mountain like 10 more times.

Is now thinking Did he just say headless horse -- Oh No He Didn't !!!


And now we wait 70plus more days for our 12 day annual trip back to our Happy Place
This is great...and sounds so familiar...
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I was actually going to suggest that you could go as pregnant Padme.

I was 6 months pregnant for halloween 06 and had wanted to do that, but couldn't find a costume and didn't have time to make one.


I totally love it. We are going on 9-21. I am "Dagobah Luke", DS2 is Yoda (in a backpack on my shoulders), and DW is Leia (she is so wonderful to me).
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