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Old 09-19-2010, 08:05 PM   #1291
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I had a question for all of you Halloween pros We're going to MNSSHP Halloween night getting there at 4pm. My boys are 3 and 5, so we will be hitting the first parade in case they pass out in the stroller later in the night. What time should I go stake out a spot for parade viewing? And where would be a good spot to watch? I was thinking Main St would be too crowded...

And where is a good place to view Hallowishes? When should we find a spot for that?
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:09 PM   #1292
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I only scanned the first post and the last 3 pages, but has anyone yet scanned and posted the brochure from this year's party?

Thanks - we just decided to go on Halloween and I don't want to be quite as clueless as I was the times we went before when we lived in Florida (2004/2005). Now that I've become compulsive Disney planner ... I need a plan!

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Old 09-19-2010, 09:15 PM   #1293
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Does anyone ever attend more than one party while in WDW? The night of the party will be our only time at MK. We know that we want to ride many of the rides, see the parade, fireworks, dwarves, pooh, mickey, and donald. There is no way to get all of this done in one night. Would we be crazy to spend the money to go twice?
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:16 PM   #1294
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Does anyone ever attend more than one party while in WDW? The night of the party will be our only time at MK. We know that we want to ride many of the rides, see the parade, fireworks, dwarves, pooh, mickey, and donald. There is no way to get all of this done in one night. Would we be crazy to spend the money to go twice?
It depends on how you feel about it. I'm going on this trip alone, and I'm going to the party 3 times. Twice, I'll be with other Disers and I'll be alone on the last one. It really depends on if you and your family feel like it'll be crazy or worth it to go more than once.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:17 PM   #1295
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Does anyone ever attend more than one party while in WDW? The night of the party will be our only time at MK. We know that we want to ride many of the rides, see the parade, fireworks, dwarves, pooh, mickey, and donald. There is no way to get all of this done in one night. Would we be crazy to spend the money to go twice?
We always go two nights. Or maybe some of the group goes once and the hard core Disney lovers (my daughter and I) go twice. It really takes the pressure off to do it all in one night, so we can slow down and really enjoy it.

And if this is your only MK time, then 2 nights is a must! Parties are a great time for rides if it is your only park time. Lines are typically shorter than during the day, even on sold out nights. If you add on some characters and the parade and fireworks though, you'll run out of time. 5 hours seems like a long time, but it's not.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:17 PM   #1296
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Does anyone ever attend more than one party while in WDW? The night of the party will be our only time at MK. We know that we want to ride many of the rides, see the parade, fireworks, dwarves, pooh, mickey, and donald. There is no way to get all of this done in one night. Would we be crazy to spend the money to go twice?
I have been thinking the same thing but another $55 a ticket per night (there are 5 of us) after spending money on an 8 day ticket...I am just not there yet. I think one night will do it for us
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:29 PM   #1297
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Does anyone ever attend more than one party while in WDW? The night of the party will be our only time at MK. We know that we want to ride many of the rides, see the parade, fireworks, dwarves, pooh, mickey, and donald. There is no way to get all of this done in one night. Would we be crazy to spend the money to go twice?
I go twice but only because I can't see all the characters in one night and I can dress up one night and not the other. I consider the first night a "working" night. That's when I get all the character pictures I can for my blog. The next time I go i wear a costume and enjoy the other events like the parade and fireworks.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:30 PM   #1298
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Thanks for all the great information. . .

My DS is dressing up as Captain Hook. . .If we want a picture with Hook where is the best place to catch him, after the Villains show or in Adventure land near Pirates?
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:33 PM   #1299
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Thanks for all the great information. . .

My DS is dressing up as Captain Hook. . .If we want a picture with Hook where is the best place to catch him, after the Villains show or in Adventure land near Pirates?
In adventure land captain hook is a roaming character which means there is no set line to meet him. After the mix and mingle, captain hook is the second line to the left of the castle. It might be easier to meet captain hook in adventure land.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:35 PM   #1300
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Pretty sure I know the answer to this but is it true you need to attend MNSSHP to see Hallowishes? On the fence about the party but if thats the only way to see Hallowishes I might have to suck it up and buy a ticket.
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Pretty sure I know the answer to this but is it true you need to attend MNSSHP to see Hallowishes? On the fence about the party but if thats the only way to see Hallowishes I might have to suck it up and buy a ticket.
Unless you watch it from a resort location, yes. They don't show Hallowishes outside the parties.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:47 PM   #1302
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Pretty sure I know the answer to this but is it true you need to attend MNSSHP to see Hallowishes? On the fence about the party but if thats the only way to see Hallowishes I might have to suck it up and buy a ticket.
If you only want to go to see the fireworks, I suggest viewing the fireworks from a resort. My favorite resort to view hallowishes from is the beaches of fort wilderness. They pipe in the music and you can see the whole show. Many people have their favorite resorts to view fireworks but this is one only because they have good speakers by the boat dock. The music is what makes the fireworks special!
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:57 PM   #1303
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I went to the party last night!!

Updated MNSSHP CHARACTER LIST (same characters, some location changes)

Also, here is my 2010 MNSSHP CHARACTER REPORT



I just got done looking at all your photos -- How Awesome -- You met so many ! I have went through all my pics and crossed off any that we already have pics of from previous visits because DH tires very easy of the standing to take a photo with a character deal. And I know that I have to keep my expectations low otherwise we will all be disappointed

I will once again be updating the first post to reflect all the up to the minute info --- Thanks again for all the time and info you have provided to all of us.



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I go twice but only because I can't see all the characters in one night and I can dress up one night and not the other. I consider the first night a "working" night. That's when I get all the character pictures I can for my blog. The next time I go i wear a costume and enjoy the other events like the parade and fireworks.

Let me just say your pics of the characters in their costumes had me salavating !! I so can NOT wait to go to the party. I may have to ditch DH at Space Mountain so I can enjoy everything ! Thanks for sharing your great info and photos
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:03 PM   #1304
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Does anyone ever attend more than one party while in WDW? The night of the party will be our only time at MK. We know that we want to ride many of the rides, see the parade, fireworks, dwarves, pooh, mickey, and donald. There is no way to get all of this done in one night. Would we be crazy to spend the money to go twice?
Never been to one before (nor been to Disney in October) but this trip starting Oct 9th, we are going to 2...

We aren't spending lots of time in MK and we are staying offsite so we are using the parties as our EMH. The price of the party for two adults is cheaper then one night in a disney resort to get the EMH.... and we get 5 hours extra not 3
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:14 PM   #1305
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We love the popcorn buckets. Thanks for letting us know they were available. My kids like to put crayons, markers and play doh stamps in the buckets.
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