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Old 09-09-2012, 10:15 PM   #16
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when do people start taking down the halloween decorations? we are arriving on Nov 1st and were hoping to see a few sites before its all gone
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:28 AM   #17
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Most will still be up. The long term campers do the biggest decorating. They don't have to be in a huge hurry to get them down. I'd cruise thru the night you get there.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:43 PM   #18
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We'll be there again this year!! Can't wait... We even convinced another family to join us!! Look out for the Port Dover firemen... They'll be on the loose!! lol
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:17 PM   #19
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We'll be there too -- our 5th year for Halloween and Trick or Treating at the Fort! We wouldn't have it any other way Got the new Mickey inflatable from Wal-Mart today. Was at Walgreen's tonight and they had temporary tattoos that were Mickey/Minnie Halloween style, way cool!
FWRR3, we LOVE the train! Will look for updates as to your location.
AuntBJ, your inflatable RV will look great with your Mickey pumpkin I was going through the decorations earlier tonight looking for my LED stuff for the golf cart. Should be a great time!!
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:05 AM   #20
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Thanks, Deb! Make sure to say HI.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:37 PM   #21
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oh i love the inflatabe camper! so so cute - I have a friend that's invited my fam to join them. they go every year and always give out glow sticks. they go on and on about how awesome it is - and we've been dying to check it out. i was trying to decide if we should also do a dinner that night - either at hoop dee do or mickeys backyard bbq. any thoughts? i've done HDD and loved it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:18 PM   #22
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oh i love the inflatabe camper! so so cute - I have a friend that's invited my fam to join them. they go every year and always give out glow sticks. they go on and on about how awesome it is - and we've been dying to check it out. i was trying to decide if we should also do a dinner that night - either at hoop dee do or mickeys backyard bbq. any thoughts? i've done HDD and loved it.
Here is a cut and paste of last year's October 31st schedule:

10/31-Monday
10:15am -Halloween Craft
11:30am -Spooky Relays
12:30pm -Ghoulish Guard Games
1:30pm -Monster Mash Dance Party
2:00pm -Monster Mash Pool Party
3:00pm -Swimmin’ Hole Jamboree
4:00pm -Spooky Goofy Bingo
5:00pm -Terrible Temporary Tattoos
6:00pm -Swimmin Hole Jamboree
6:00pm -Golf Cart Parade
7:00pm - 9:00pm -Camp-or-Treat
8:40pm -Movie “Hocus Pocus” Rated PG


I think it would depend on if you want to see the golf cart parade or not. If not, you could do an early dinner.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #23
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We will be at the Fort from October 22 2012 through November 18 2012. Excited to see Halloween and Christmas. Have bought a few decorations. Does anyone know about how much treats to bring to pass out?
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:57 PM   #24
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That's what is great about camping...as soon as one holiday passes you can start decorating for the next. You will not be too early at all.

Thanks for the info! Now I am really excited!! BTW, love your Halloween Camper! Walmart has some great stuff!
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:50 PM   #25
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We will be at the Fort from October 22 2012 through November 18 2012. Excited to see Halloween and Christmas. Have bought a few decorations. Does anyone know about how much treats to bring to pass out?
Last year we prepared for 300 and it seemed to work out about right. One family next to us ran out before the first hour was up. One thing to realize is there will be plenty of candy for the children so you don't have to give out a handful to each child. You can always limit it to 1 or 2 pieces per child. Some of the trick-or-treaters seemed surprised when we were letting them take more. We actually had some parents trying to give us candy because the children had so much!
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AuntBJ, what loop were you in for Halloween last year? I'm not sure what to do about candy this year. Last year, in the 1400 loop, we only gave about half as much as the year before, in the 800 loop. Of course, last year they clamped down on outsiders I think. I'm not sure if that's the reason for giving out less, or because we were over in the 1400. Anyway, we ended up with bags left over, that we had to donate.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:26 AM   #27
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AuntBJ, what loop were you in for Halloween last year? I'm not sure what to do about candy this year. Last year, in the 1400 loop, we only gave about half as much as the year before, in the 800 loop. Of course, last year they clamped down on outsiders I think. I'm not sure if that's the reason for giving out less, or because we were over in the 1400. Anyway, we ended up with bags left over, that we had to donate.
We were in loop 700. It was our first year, but based upon what I had read here, you are right about the crowd being lower. Although there were some obvious locals, it seemed like the crackdown must have worked somewhat. Near the end, I was putting double handfuls of candy in bags.

At home, a big Halloween is 15 trick-or-treaters so it was still amazing to us.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:56 AM   #28
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Thanks. At home we do not have any Trick or Treaters, so we go to our grandchildren's to pass out candy and enjoy the Trick or Treaters. We are really looking forward to the golf cart parade and all the Trick or Treaters. Last years halloween golf cart parade on you tube looked fun!
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:31 PM   #29
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Just got back from a Walgreens run. I was able to pick up several Disney Halloween items. They had a Mickey head jack-o-lantern along with a double Minnie/Mickey one($12.99 each). They had some Mickey yard stakes for $2 each. Also some hanging glittery flat decorations. They also had some peel & stick wall decorations (2/$5) I hope I can make work somewhere, probably the windows.

They also had some very reasonably priced little pads of activity & coloring books. Also little books of stickers & tattoos. They had little light up cups for the younger set & Mickey bubble necklaces.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #30
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I think it does depend which loop you're in... We were in the 200 loop and had almost 500 trick or treaters... Loved it!!! I only handed out 1-2 per child until near the end (or if they were super polite)... I have to admit the majority of the t or tr's were AMAZINGLY polite and thankful.... Made me smile
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