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Old 06-16-2010, 10:45 AM   #841
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We're AP holders and just decided to skip DLR this summer and go to the Halloween party instead. I haven't read the whole thread so forgive me if this has been asked before. Which night for the Halloween Party do you fellow Dis experts think will be the least crowded of all of the dates listed for the parties?

Also, will the WOC be going on in October during the Halloween festivities? TIA!
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:44 PM   #843
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I can't recall which number I called last year or in 2008. Hmmm.... It was probably just the main DLR information/Guest Services number. So when you call, explain that you would be combining two unused tickets from GAD and LMT to put the total value towards one AP, and then you'll pay whatever the difference/balance due is. If they start in with the, "You can only upgrade one ticket to an AP," then say, "It's not an upgrade." You can even tell them that you know this process has been done before for certain types of tickets and that the CMs on the phone checked with the DL Bank. Of course, again, my tickets were the non-expired, unused, one-day/one-park variety, which may be handled differently (and allowed) than discount tickets from GAD and LMT (which may not be allowed), but it won't hurt to tell them that you know someone who did this swap process twice, and you know that it was verified with the DL Bank. Sometimes the CMs will just give as much info as they are aware of, but not all the CMs seem to be aware of all the things they can or cannot do. So if someone tells them, "Check with the DL Bank," that may be something they wouldn't have thought to do otherwise.

Although, as I said before, I had good luck with the CMs on the phone, whereas the ones at the ticket booths were the ones who didn't want to let me swap at first (but I pushed the issue, of course, and so they did!).
Okay - I will keep that in mind when I call. I'll let you know how it goes - thanks!
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:22 AM   #844
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Okay - I will keep that in mind when I call. I'll let you know how it goes - thanks!
Yes, definitely let me know what they tell you on the phone to start with, and then, of course, what happens if you actually try to combine the GAD and the LMT tickets when you arrive. Something tells me in the back of my mind that they will not go for the combining of two discount tickets like they did with the OD/OP tickets I had. But you never know. It doesn't hurt to ask.
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We're AP holders and just decided to skip DLR this summer and go to the Halloween party instead. I haven't read the whole thread so forgive me if this has been asked before. Which night for the Halloween Party do you fellow Dis experts think will be the least crowded of all of the dates listed for the parties?

Also, will the WOC be going on in October during the Halloween festivities? TIA!
Hi, Sandgrace! Thanks for joining us. We don't know yet what the WoC schedule will be in October. I am sure that DLR will try to run WoC as long as they can before they have to stop for weather and other things - Disney has spent too much money on this show and made such a big deal out of it that I can't see them stopping it once summer is over if they don't have to. They may reduce the number of shows per night, or perhaps only do weekend shows instead of nightly, but one way or the other, WoC will still be happening. Also, the mere fact that the party was moved over to DL tells me that WoC is still going to be a big force in DCA, even in October.

As for which MHP date is best out of the dates it is happening, I'm not sure. My thinking all along has been that Tuesdays will probably be less crowded than Fridays. Halloween night will be packed, I'm sure. I think the opening night of the MHP - 10/1 - will be pretty crowded (I think the idea that MHP is in DL this year will attract lots of people). I would try to go for a Tuesday, if at all possible.

But if it has to be a Friday when you go, my thinking is that a Friday somewhere in the mid-to-late part of October (after Columbus Day weekend is over) would be better, because a lot of the things that make DLR extra crowded in early October (such as various school breaks, Columbus Day, etc.) will be over by then.
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Sherry, I was wondering your thoughts about the MHP party. It will be in DL during the Oct 5 and 8 MHP, and I was wondering if I should book both dates of the party, or just the one on the 5th? Do you think that it's worth the money to go both times while I"m down at DL? I've got a month to figure out what I'm doing regarding this, and would appreciate your imput on this. TIA
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I'm not Sherry, but I went to the trick or treat party last year and one night was definitely enough. We got through everything easily in one night that was different; except getting our photo with Mickey & Minnie because we are not absurd line tolerant lol. It was fun, but there is so much to do at Disneyland now! We've run out of time before we got everything we wanted to every single time; and last time we were there for six days.
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I'm going down for 9 days solo without the kids (YAHOO!), DH is going to have some quality time with the kids and I get my sanity break. I may check out one of the character meals instead for the 8th, or WOC if it's still on by then.
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Trish -

I wish I knew more about exactly what the layout of the MHP will be at DL and what kinds of extra stuff - if there is any extra stuff - will be in the DL version of the party that was not at the DCA version of the party. That would help me give a more informed opinion as to whether or not a second night is necessary. For example, will there be even more characters out and more photo ops? We know there will be more treat stations spread around DL. Will there be more little things to see that are only up for the MHP and not up in the daytime?

If you are interested in getting photos with characters, there are pretty long lines involved for most of them at the party. As TheZue indicated, the line for Mickey and Minnie (in their Halloween finery) is quite substantial, but we also encountered long lines for Jack Sparrow & Woody, and we saw lines for other characters. So that will take up time in and of itself. If it's important to get as many photos with characters, you may want to split your MHP time into two nights just to cover all the bases.

Otherwise, based on what the TOTP was like at DCA, I would be inclined to say one night was enough. I just don't know how the transfer over to DL will affect the MHP, and if it is something worth seeing more than one night. We did miss a few things when the party was at DCA. We probably could have used another night to be able to see and do everything and get all the photos we would have wanted. If it weren't so darn expensive to get into the MHP, I would say just get tickets for two nights and go for it. Or, I would say to try the MHP on one night and then if you really like it and want to go back, maybe you can get a ticket at the ticket booth for the other night (they probably will have some available on the actual days of the events, as they usually do). Of course, you's have to pay $54 or $59 to get the ticket on the day of the event, but it may or may not be worth it.
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This question may have already been asked, but I thought I would double check. Can you order the MHP tickets online where you order the other the regular Park Hopper tickets? If so, I was thinking about just getting them all at once.

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It's been a few posts, thought we needed to get in some more boogie time!

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I think I missed the post on the reason why creepy boogie guy is here, but I will join.

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I was doing the boogie over in my TR for you!! There can never be too much dancing!!

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I think I missed the post on the reason why creepy boogie guy is here, but I will join.

Hee hee! A while back, when we were waiting for HalloweenTime information and nothing had come through yet, we decided that a HalloweenTime Information Boogie was necessary. (Was it Jazz's idea? I can't even remember now!) So we were using other emoticons for the boogie, and I thought that the creepy dancing guy was more fitting for the Halloween thread. He is so bizarre - and of course no one would ever want to see someone like that in real life - but he seems to be a good symbol for the HalloweenTime Information Boogie!

About the MHP tickets being on sale with the regular tickets online? Once they go on sale to the general public (on July 16th), they will have the MHP tickets listed with the regular Hoppers. Right now, because they are still only on sale to the AP holders, Disney Visa holders and, I guess, the DVC members, you can only access a link online through the AP section of the DLR website, but not the regular tickets area. So that's the only way to get them right now, other than to call the 714-781-4400 phone number to order them.
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Oh...almost forgot...

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I will probably just order all my tickets at once then. Makes it easier.
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