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Old 09-03-2010, 09:35 AM   #736
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We are going Oct. 21 -- can't wait! I love reading all the tips!
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:41 AM   #737
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Finally made it!

And here are my questions: Is the haunted mansion done up with a Nightmare B4 Xmas theme for MNSSHP? Are there any special Jack Skellington photo ops?

2. When are the Dance Parties?

-Huge Jack Fan

PS- Thanks for all the great tips. Now, onto MNSSHP 2009...

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Old 09-03-2010, 11:57 AM   #738
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Finally made it!

And here are my questions: Is the haunted mansion done up with a Nightmare B4 Xmas theme for MNSSHP? Are there any special Jack Skellington photo ops?

2. When are the Dance Parties?

-Huge Jack Fan

PS- Thanks for all the great tips. Now, onto MNSSHP 2009...
The Haunted Holiday is only for Disney Land, which is also the only place (that I know of) that has Jack and Sally out as characters.
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:08 PM   #739
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The Haunted Holiday is only for Disney Land, which is also the only place (that I know of) that has Jack and Sally out as characters.
Bummer. Saw the Haunted Holiday at DL a few years ago. Didn't realize it was only done there. Was looking forward to seeing it next month. It's really cool.
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:11 PM   #740
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Does anyone have a good experience of going on Columbus day in the past???? It just so happens that DS's birthday is the same day, so that's the day we got our tickets for....now I'm worried.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:50 PM   #741
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We will have to wait for the first party goers to get back and report to us.
Last year the dance party was held at Ariels Grotto which is now closed
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:07 PM   #742
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2. When are the Dance Parties?
Dance parties run from 7-12, but characters will rotate.

One will be at the Diamond Horseshoe with Woody, Jessie there all night and Bullseye making appearances.

The other is at the Rockettower stage area. Stitch will be there all night with Chip and Dale trading with Pluto and Goofy.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:30 PM   #743
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I haven't been to Disney in 20 years. We are going Oct 1-8th. Me,husband,and 4 children ages 9-16. Is this party worth the extra cash? Will it be extremely busy?This will be their 1st trip.Do most people ride the rides first or trick or treat? How do you tote that around all night? Do you get a discount with the Disney Visa card ? Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:57 PM   #744
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I haven't been to Disney in 20 years. We are going Oct 1-8th. Me,husband,and 4 children ages 9-16. Is this party worth the extra cash? Will it be extremely busy?This will be their 1st trip.Do most people ride the rides first or trick or treat? How do you tote that around all night? Do you get a discount with the Disney Visa card ? Thanks for the info.
If you've never been before ever, I would question the need to go to it...there is so much to see and do without it. At $55 a pop, that's an extra $300+ you would spend for 5 hours of entertainment. We are on our 6th trip and finally going for the first time. (Many here will tell you it's well worth it, though...)

I would only consider it IF you and your family are really into Halloween / Villians, or have plenty of extra money, then it probably would be worth it to you. While the lines for the rides are very short, the reason they are short is that there is so much other stuff to do, people generally don't spend a lot of time on the rides. Between the parade / fireworks / shows / dance parties / trick or treating, the five hours go by quickly (or so I hear). IF you want to go just for short lines for the rides, your better off with just smart touring strategies and using FP on a regular day. As far as trick or treating goes, though it sounds like it's best to wait until late when the lines get shorter as many people leave before the end.

There is no discount for Visa holders. AP and DVC get discounts, but I think that's.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:17 PM   #745
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if your family is into the activities i'd go for it! it's so fun to dress up and trick or treat. we lug ours around in our own trick or treat bag. DH loved that. It was 10lbs. we weighed it when we got home. Last year though we only got 5lbs b/c we were dissappointed in the selection. It's awesome to see the headless horseman at the start of the parade, or i should say before it starts. It has such a fun vibe that is only apart of the party. You also get to see special characters. We're going 2x this trip. When we have kids i hope we're fortunate enough to go to wdw and the parties.
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:21 PM   #746
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:58 PM   #747
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I haven't been to Disney in 20 years. We are going Oct 1-8th. Me,husband,and 4 children ages 9-16. Is this party worth the extra cash? Will it be extremely busy?This will be their 1st trip.Do most people ride the rides first or trick or treat? How do you tote that around all night? Do you get a discount with the Disney Visa card ? Thanks for the info.
We passed on the Christmas party in 04 and I always regretted it. You'll be there at the right time, and this IS Disney's BEST hard ticketed event. It will be nothing short of your favorite part of the trip! And your kids are the PERFECT age!
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Does anyone have a good experience of going on Columbus day in the past???? It just so happens that DS's birthday is the same day, so that's the day we got our tickets for....now I'm worried.
The weekend leading up to Columbus day will be crazy busy. Columbus day itself will be quieter, since many will travel home that day.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:10 AM   #749
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About how big are the treat bags handed out with the wrist bands?

I read a lot of posts from people who say they bring their own larger bags. Are they really that small?
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:20 AM   #750
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*SMALL*! Well, there were four of us last year. They were gallon sized bags. If you get four gallon sized bags packed with candy and for some reason think you will need some more (!!!!!) then go ahead. WE did NOT bring ALL that candy home with us!
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