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Old 10-17-2012, 07:20 AM   #1
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We are going to be there on Tuesday. My husband was talking to a coworker about our trip and she asked if we would be going to the Halloween party, he said yes.

Then she said she thought it was a bad idea. According to her, once the party starts the fill the streets with smoke and people in masks jump out at you all over the place. She said it was so bad they had to carry their 8 year old son out screaming.

This sounds very un-Disney, and I don't believe a word she said. She said it was 9-10 years ago. Did that ever happen?
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:23 AM   #2
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I was just there last night and nothing like that happened. It was truly a not so scary party and very kid friendly. The only time we had to get out of the street was when the headless horseman came riding through before the parade.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:33 AM   #3
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I think OP's acquaintance might be referring to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights instead. Disney doesn't do "scare zones" - they do have trick-or-treating though!
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:35 AM   #4
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We are going to be there on Tuesday. My husband was talking to a coworker about our trip and she asked if we would be going to the Halloween party, he said yes.

Then she said she thought it was a bad idea. According to her, once the party starts the fill the streets with smoke and people in masks jump out at you all over the place. She said it was so bad they had to carry their 8 year old son out screaming.

This sounds very un-Disney, and I don't believe a word she said. She said it was 9-10 years ago. Did that ever happen?
Very very wrong... I have been to the "NOT" SO SCARY PARTY a few times and nobody jumps out of anywhere. It's all good fun.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:36 AM   #5
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Definitely not Disney. She must have been at Universal... or dreaming.

Enjoy the party. We've taken DGS3 a couple times and he loves it! Nothing scary there.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:38 AM   #6
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Like so many people, she can't distinguish between Universal and Disney. What she described is not Disney and has never been. You have nothing to worry about.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:41 AM   #7
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You're right, she probably did mean Universal. I laughed when he told me because I couldn't imagine Disney every doing that and it's not like we wouldn't go regardless.

She is the type that will never change her mind, so she wouldn't admit she was wrong and wouldn't even listen to an explanation. But I figured in the off (waaaay off) chance she was right I would ask.

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She definitely has Disney and Universal confused.Universal does that at its Halloween Horror nights, and that is the reason it is NOT recommended for kids .Disney has NEVER done that and the party is good for all ages
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:24 AM   #9
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Very very wrong... I have been to the "NOT" SO SCARY PARTY a few times and nobody jumps out of anywhere. It's all good fun.
At our first party, we were back in Fantasyland and I turned around and the witch from Snow White lunged toward me - definitely took me by surprise.

But this is an incredibly isolated incident and I believe was unintentional (with the way those costumes are, I think she was doing a spooky walk around Fantasyland, turning her head back and forth as she walked, and I just happened to be in her path and she didn't see me until she was in front of me).

It's definitely not the norm, that's for sure! The situation the OP describes is more than likely Universal - we have never been intentionally scared at Disney. My kids love the parties, although this year put a damper on our enthusiasm - the parks were so crowded on both nights that we went, it was nothing like our first three parties .
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