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Old 09-16-2010, 09:39 PM   #1186
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Candy is a complaint every year. Disney used to give out larger portions of Chocolate, but during the hotter months they discovered it was starting to melt, sticking together, etc. Any candy not finished one party, is collected and handed out to the next. But with all the melted candy, it was harder to redistribute candy from previous nights, making overall costs go up.

Disney has increased the chocolate amount this year, compared to last, but each station only gets X number of chocolate boxes. It's up to that individual station when they mix in and hand out their chocolate boxes. So timing is key here, you may find a station with chocolate, you may not. There is really no way to plan it.

I know we used to pass out our chocolate boxes during one of the parades when the crowds were slower. Can't speak to all locations, that was just ours. If we did it during the busy times then people would just keep cycling through making it harder for others to get anything.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:10 PM   #1187
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I rode Space Mtn twice last night, once at 11:30 pm.

Here's my album of MNSSHP photos - I grabbed pictures of the shirts, hats, pins, and other merchandise, and there are photos from fireworks and parades and other stuff too.

Had a lot of fun! Thanks to everyone who posted info leading up to the party.
Where were the pins that you took a pic of? Did the plush Mickey and Minnie have anything which noted MNSSHP on them or were they the same as available in the park during the day?

Thanks so much!
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:12 PM   #1188
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Which characters will not be at their meet and greets during parades or fireworks?

Also, I think I'm going to get in line for the 7 Dwarves before 7 p.m. I think I'll check the line for Cinderella's carriage a couple of times and see when it is shorter.
Where is Cinderella's carriage this year?
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:22 PM   #1189
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Where is Cinderella's carriage this year?
During Tuesday's opening party her carriage was next to the entrance to Pinocchio Village Haus.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:41 PM   #1190
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I read that someone was disappointed in the candy this year and they asked if it would "kill" Disney to spring for snickers at $50 a pop? Specifically what I would like to know is === what are they talking about? Is there a problem with the candy this year? No candy? Cheap candy? can someone fill me in?
I think you're referring to my post. My specific beef is cheap candy. I've never had a problem with the volume given out, but what I got last year was cheap, cheap, cheap and from the pictures people have posted, it looks about the same this year.

Last year I literally came home with 56 rolls of off-brand Smarties. Not even real Smarties. Plenty of no-name suckers, Sixlets, Bit-O-Honey, and the like. There were a couple of M&M/Mars candies, but nothing like when we attended in 2008 and came home with sacks overflowing with Twizzlers, Milky Ways, etc.

I can understand the concern about melting chocolate. October in Florida is definitely a crapshoot when it comes to weather. But even the chocolate they are providing is second-tier--things like 100 Grand, generic chocolate eyeballs, etc. Plus, couldn't the non-chocolate be of a better quality? Twizzlers, Skittles, and even real Smarties don't melt.

I fully realize that trick or treating isn't important to many people who go, but for me, it is. I also realize I could buy enough name-brand candy for a whole year on the $200 I spent for tickets for 4.

My plan this year is to go to the party and try to decide if it's still worth it for me now that it appears that they candy will stay cheap--I was hoping they would improve it for this year. I may still find the atmosphere worth the cost of admission, or I may decide to pass on it next year. Won't know 'till I try it out!
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:50 PM   #1191
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Dude, I am totally pumped! We're going on 10/28 and 10/31. I am thinking of adding a third in there because there is so much to do!

Thanks to all for the info.

We'll be at the same 2 parties! I'm so excited!
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:52 PM   #1192
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We'll be at the same 2 parties! I'm so excited!
I'll be there on the 28th, too!
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:06 PM   #1193
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My tickets are here!!!! I know I should have saved the $5 and just picked them up at Will Call, but I had to have them in my hands.

What a disappointment that they were generic fab 5 plastic cards. I was hoping for something fantastic!
I agree! I was sad they weren't Halloween themed too, but I figure, as long as we are going, I don't really care! Haha!

I have a question. We are going on the 31st this year. I saw people post that all the Halloween tees will be sold out by then...is this true? We've gone on the 27th, 28th the past 2 years and never had a problem getting a shirt. I'll be so sad if I'm not able to buy a shirt this year! It's kind of tradition for us to wear our shirt from the previous year on the plane ride down for our next trip!
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:13 PM   #1194
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We'll be there the 21st - since the characters are out until midnight - what is the line for the dwarves usually like really late - like 11:00 - Midnight?
My question exactly! DH is not going to stand in line an hour before dwarves come out! I'm going sept 21 too!
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:30 PM   #1195
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Thanks to all for sharing your pictures. We will be attending the party on 10/7 and I can't wait (especially after viewing all the pics).
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:37 AM   #1196
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Hey everyone! Sorry it took me so long to get this to yall, but it took YouTube a week to process my videos.

Here is the cast preview of the Boo To You Parade:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsVjLUMOTnU

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc29CxNZxv0
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:43 AM   #1197
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We've been to MK a million times over the years but have never been to MNSSHP or been there very late so this is exciting!

We have a 5-yr-old. We're planning on hitting the park in the morning then going back late afternoon for the party and staying as long as possible without making him completely miserable. We've never had him in the park after about 9.

Do you think we should bring a stroller for him to crash in? He hasn't used one in a year or more but just thinking he might need a place to rest. Does anyone else do this with kids this old?
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:20 AM   #1198
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Do you think we should bring a stroller for him to crash in? He hasn't used one in a year or more but just thinking he might need a place to rest. Does anyone else do this with kids this old?
A good lunchtime/afternoon break will make the world of difference. For you too, not just for your son.

Stroller at age 5? Absolutely! If you think you might need it, go for it. I can assure you that you will see older children than 5 in strollers. Some kids have better stamina than others and you need to do what suits you.

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Old 09-17-2010, 07:36 AM   #1199
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We've been to MK a million times over the years but have never been to MNSSHP or been there very late so this is exciting!

Do you think we should bring a stroller for him to crash in? He hasn't used one in a year or more but just thinking he might need a place to rest. Does anyone else do this with kids this old?
Our DS is 4 1/2 and by the end of the day, he was really tired. He was riding in the stroller most of the time. There were a number of spots that let you push a small stroller through the candy stops. Definitely by the end of the night, there were a number of smaller ones asleep in their strollers.
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:58 AM   #1200
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Where were the pins that you took a pic of? Did the plush Mickey and Minnie have anything which noted MNSSHP on them or were they the same as available in the park during the day?

Thanks so much!
The MNSSHP merchandise is available at the Emporium, Frontierland Trading Post and The Heritage House. The pin pictures are from Frontierland Trading Post and the Mickey and Minnie beanies are not party specific, they are available all the time.
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