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Old 02-27-2013, 09:12 AM   #1
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what to do on halloween OTHER than MNSSHP?

Hi all,

I was just wondering if there was anything interesting going on Halloween night OTHER than MNSSHP? We have 2 kiddos, 6 and 4, and I was just wondering what we could do with them that evening to make it special. I heard they used to have ToTing in DTD, but canceled it. We may try to get tickets to MNSSHP for earlier in that week, but still undecided. So any ideas would be great! TIA!
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
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I've heard about something in the Fort Wilderness area (Haunted Hayride, maybe?) but I'm not sure if they cancelled it last year. You can also walk through that same area - a lot of the people staying in RVs will decorate their "yards". Two years ago someone had an entire haunted area set up where the kids could run through a maze.

If you're wanting something low-key, I would suggest dinner at the Poly and then watching the HalloWishes fireworks from the beach.

MNSSHP is crowded, but a lot of fun - and a must-do if you've never done it! I wouldn't go Halloween night (way too crowded for me), but it's a great experience, even if it's just once.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:18 AM   #3
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Many of the resorts have various activities planned throughout Halloween day. I believe the haunted hayride was discontinued a couple years ago but perhaps I am wrong???? I know SSR had pumpkin decorating and costume parade and trick or treating and a Halloween craft etc on the actual day. That's where we stayed.
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Many of the resorts have various activities planned throughout Halloween day. I believe the haunted hayride was discontinued a couple years ago but perhaps I am wrong???? I know SSR had pumpkin decorating and costume parade and trick or treating and a Halloween craft etc on the actual day. That's where we stayed.
No, I thought the same thing - I'm pretty sure I remembered people last year saying that they weren't doing it anymore, but I've never researched it or experienced it, so I wasn't 100% sure (darn that Search Function for being down lol!).
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I've heard about something in the Fort Wilderness area (Haunted Hayride, maybe?) but I'm not sure if they cancelled it last year. You can also walk through that same area - a lot of the people staying in RVs will decorate their "yards". Two years ago someone had an entire haunted area set up where the kids could run through a maze.

If you're wanting something low-key, I would suggest dinner at the Poly and then watching the HalloWishes fireworks from the beach.


MNSSHP is crowded, but a lot of fun - and a must-do if you've never done it! I wouldn't go Halloween night (way too crowded for me), but it's a great experience, even if it's just once.
We'll be there Halloween night too and I love the idea above! Don't know if my kids will dig it though, lol. We'll do MNSSHP the week before and I want to skip it Halloween night.

Does anyone else out there have an idea about what to do on Halloween night?
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Check later in the year, but Downtown Disney might do trick or treating. I am also going for Halloween and looking too.
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We were there last Halloween. MNSSHP is a must do in my opinion. It gets crowded but its really awesome later in the evening as the park starts to empty. If you're staying on site your resort will likely have activities on Halloween. We did this at POR. They had back to back activities all day so it's a nice laid back day for hanging around the resort. There were games, costume walk, trick or treat stations, cake walk, and Tiana and Louie even came by! It was a fun day.

I have heard horror stories about DTD. Just think about how crowded that place can get on a weekend and multiply it. Figure that you will be likely waiting in very, very long lines along with fellow guests and people who are staying offsite or just visiting.
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Good point. It has been awhile (6years) So I am a newbie again. We will be staying in a value resort. I hope they do things too.
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We were there last Halloween. MNSSHP is a must do in my opinion. It gets crowded but its really awesome later in the evening as the park starts to empty. If you're staying on site your resort will likely have activities on Halloween. We did this at POR. They had back to back activities all day so it's a nice laid back day for hanging around the resort. There were games, costume walk, trick or treat stations, cake walk, and Tiana and Louie even came by! It was a fun day.

I have heard horror stories about DTD. Just think about how crowded that place can get on a weekend and multiply it. Figure that you will be likely waiting in very, very long lines along with fellow guests and people who are staying offsite or just visiting.
Thanks for the info about events at POR!
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