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Old 04-19-2013, 11:11 AM   #721
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Dude, I am not sane, and neither were half the people in the princess line with me. I made some comment about Flynn to my Mom and the mothers all around me were all “yup, that’s who we’re waiting for” Oh my gosh what a good analogy and use of HP quote!!

OOOOHHHH NOOOOOOO!!!! That has seriously got to be the WORST! Like, ACK! I cannot believe that there was no Rapunzel OR Eugene. I have to agree, since watching Once, I’ve grown to love Snow and Charming so much more!!

I can’t lie, that would be pretty upsetting for me if that happened, I mean, they’re the main part of the princess line at MNSSHP. I don’t get why there wasn’t anyone there, like, there’s still supposed to be “spares” kicking around so that there should be someone!? The CM’s usually aren’t very helpful, I have a friend who gets to hang out with Rapunzel a lot and we were trying to see her in Feb and even knew what to correctly say to not ruin any magic, but still get to see her, and everyone was completely clueless and kinda rude about it until I talked to one of the blue shirted attendants in the princess room, they’re the ones that will know stuff and no one else even bothered to try and help. Yeck. Hopefully you got to meet them next time!

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While it really sucks that Rapunzel & Flynn were nowhere to be found, it is beyond ridiculous and so not Disney-like that NO ONE could answer ANY of your questions!! Especially after making you wait so long at a party that you paid extra to attend. Totally unacceptable! I really do hope you were able to meet them later, because I will be pretty upset if I find out they are not at the parties anymore! They are my favorite couple too, and I specifically gave them their own page in DS's autograph book! (The rest of the book is for him, but that page is totally for me!). They actually each have their own space, whereas the other princesses just have their own space and I figure their princes can cram their autograph in with the girls because I could care less about them!
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:55 PM   #723
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THIS... A Million times THIS! I don't think I've read a more eloquent description of what it is to love Disney and know that each and every character meeting is 100% REAL! I actually feel really sorry for anyone who doesn't get that.

I know I was admittedly quite amused by the Via Napoli episode and the parade of wait...resses, but definitely not here. Reading this I genuinely felt for you. I kept scrolling slowly, thinking for sure some Disney Magic would happen and BAMM they would appear. So sad this happened to you.

And to top it all with all the cluelessness. This would have been such a great time for... TALL GUY!!!
Aww I know exactly what you mean, I kept waiting for that Disney magic to come through and it just didn't.

MAN I WISH TALL GUY WAS THERE!!! He knows what's up.

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Dude, I am not sane, and neither were half the people in the princess line with me. I made some comment about Flynn to my Mom and the mothers all around me were all “yup, that’s who we’re waiting for” Oh my gosh what a good analogy and use of HP quote!!

OOOOHHHH NOOOOOOO!!!! That has seriously got to be the WORST! Like, ACK! I cannot believe that there was no Rapunzel OR Eugene. I have to agree, since watching Once, I’ve grown to love Snow and Charming so much more!!

I can’t lie, that would be pretty upsetting for me if that happened, I mean, they’re the main part of the princess line at MNSSHP. I don’t get why there wasn’t anyone there, like, there’s still supposed to be “spares” kicking around so that there should be someone!? The CM’s usually aren’t very helpful, I have a friend who gets to hang out with Rapunzel a lot and we were trying to see her in Feb and even knew what to correctly say to not ruin any magic, but still get to see her, and everyone was completely clueless and kinda rude about it until I talked to one of the blue shirted attendants in the princess room, they’re the ones that will know stuff and no one else even bothered to try and help. Yeck. Hopefully you got to meet them next time!

HAhaha YES I love the middle aged women are swooning over the princes every night just like us.

Yeah, it was really upsetting. I know about the spares too so I was seriously like what on earth could possibly be happening here? I think it was just a really bizarre occurrence that I was unlucky enough to be present for. Blah.

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While it really sucks that Rapunzel & Flynn were nowhere to be found, it is beyond ridiculous and so not Disney-like that NO ONE could answer ANY of your questions!! Especially after making you wait so long at a party that you paid extra to attend. Totally unacceptable! I really do hope you were able to meet them later, because I will be pretty upset if I find out they are not at the parties anymore! They are my favorite couple too, and I specifically gave them their own page in DS's autograph book! (The rest of the book is for him, but that page is totally for me!). They actually each have their own space, whereas the other princesses just have their own space and I figure their princes can cram their autograph in with the girls because I could care less about them!
I know, it was very unlike Disney. Don't worry, Rapunzel & Eugene are still there. Well, at least they were on other party nights. I mean, I don't know about the parties this year but I would be shocked if they took them out. They might be in a different location, but I'm sure you'll get to meet them!
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You're right, your costume IS awesome. I just can't get over it.

Also.... when you get into Club 33, I'm coming with you.

That sounds like THE MOST adorable Mickey and Minnie meet and greet ever. It's just as magical as the one time I went as Belle. Oh my God. I'm like getting all excited just reading about it. I hope I make it to a MNSSHP this year.

Your story about Eugene not being there made me so sad. I know I would've been in the worst mood ever for the rest of the night. Then again, I'm dramatic. But you know how I do. Then I would've gotten over it and eaten something instead.

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As soon as I read the title to your update, I literally gasped out loud and was like "OH NO...."

What a disappointing and frustrating experience that must have been!! To wait in line for THAT long with no answers, and then not see Rapunzel and Eugene with, again, NO answers??? You're right, this is not a meeting of the Easter Bunny in the local mall, this is meeting some of the most popular characters in Disney World!!

(Also, not to get nit-picky, but the date on your update says 2011, not 2012 )
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No Eugene?! Ugh. I hate that they took the princes out of commission. Eugene was just a big a part of tangled as Rapunzel. I'm so sorry you didn't get your chance to see him! I'm bummed for you. Hopefully you will get a chance to run into him soon!
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You're right, your costume IS awesome. I just can't get over it.

Also.... when you get into Club 33, I'm coming with you.

That sounds like THE MOST adorable Mickey and Minnie meet and greet ever. It's just as magical as the one time I went as Belle. Oh my God. I'm like getting all excited just reading about it. I hope I make it to a MNSSHP this year.

Your story about Eugene not being there made me so sad. I know I would've been in the worst mood ever for the rest of the night. Then again, I'm dramatic. But you know how I do. Then I would've gotten over it and eaten something instead.

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Thank you Jess!! When I do get into Club 33... I say we go in our Belle and Mickey costumes!! Deal?

Aww yes your M&G was so amazing too!! Hopefully we can both go to MNSSHP again this year! I can't stop thinking about it.

hahaha I am dramatic toooooo IT WAS AWFUL. I mean, I'm sure you remember my frantic texts and I love you SO much for helping me out that night!

Then I would've gotten over it and eaten something instead. LOL yeah this is pretty much what happened.

I WANT TO COME RIGHT NOW. 22 DAYS FROM NOW YOU AND I WILL BE IN DISNEY TOGETHER!!!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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As soon as I read the title to your update, I literally gasped out loud and was like "OH NO...."

What a disappointing and frustrating experience that must have been!! To wait in line for THAT long with no answers, and then not see Rapunzel and Eugene with, again, NO answers??? You're right, this is not a meeting of the Easter Bunny in the local mall, this is meeting some of the most popular characters in Disney World!!

(Also, not to get nit-picky, but the date on your update says 2011, not 2012 )
HAHA you're so right about the Easter Bunny thing! Like this is a pretty big deal, how can NONE of the CMs know what is going on? This is Disney... I guess I just always expect this ridiculously high standard of customer service and sometimes they don't live up to it. You can't be perfect all the time, I guess.

Thanks for telling me!! I will go edit it now!

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No Eugene?! Ugh. I hate that they took the princes out of commission. Eugene was just a big a part of tangled as Rapunzel. I'm so sorry you didn't get your chance to see him! I'm bummed for you. Hopefully you will get a chance to run into him soon!
ME TOO. I wish the princes weren't a party-only thing. I really don't know why they have to do that. I mean, I know they want to make the parties special, but there are other ways. Especially when it comes to princes that are full of personality like Eugene. I mean, Cinderella & Snow's princes don't do all that much except pine for/save them, but Eugene is such a huge part of Tangled! GAh. Maybe now that they have the Tangled restroom area, both of them will greet over there. That would be perfect.
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Day 5, Part 7 In Which EVERYBODY SCREAMS!!!!!!!!


Hello humans!! Just a quick note before I get this update going...

GET READY FOR MEGA UPDATES!

#BirthdayFestivus13 is in 22 days. WHAT.

I don't even. I can't even talk about it. I am just like how is this happening, what is going on, etc.

So I want to update like every other day (or more!) if I can. We'll see what happens!

Question: What is a good, free (or at least free trial) movie maker for Windows BESIDES Windows Movie Maker? It's so annoying, it makes my videos skip. I seriously have the frumpiest footage ever from my 2nd (and BEST) MNSSHP and I really want to make a cool video out of it. I'll use Windows Movie Maker if I have to, but it kinda blows. I downloaded Wax, but I can't even open my files into it, so I'll have to convert them before I can try it out. BOO. I'm so used to WMM, I'll probably just end up using it, but if there's another free and easy one out there, PLEASE let me know!

Okay... ONTO THE UPDATE!!


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After the epicly devastating Eugene-less M&G, I was very disheartened, but it takes a lot to destroy my good mood in Disney. So we trucked on to Tomorrowland.

@babybritney: I'm so sad about Eugene, but I can't let it ruin my night... Not the first time a prince has alluded me LOL. Sigh

They had amazing light projection everywhere, it was one of my favorite things about the party!



Everything looked really awesome and the party was hoppin' but I was just soooooo down because of what happened with Eugene that I was just like ugh. Whatever.

Buzz only had a 5 minute wait, so we hopped on.



Lee-Anne kicked my butt at this game. I just don't get it. I do not get Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. Why would Disney, one of the most innovative and creative companies in the world, have crappy lasers that don't even shoot correctly? They need to update them ASAP.

On this ride I usually just shoot anywhere and enjoy the atmosphere because it closely resembles that of a rave. And who doesn't love raves? Really.

Our ride picture cracks me up because Lee-Anne said I looked like I was posing for a very serious Space Invaders movie poster or something. LOL.



Next, we went on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority. I was still upset, but I was excited to go on this because it's one of my favorite rides and I knew it would be a cool perspective to view the party from.



I also hoped it would relax me, which it kind of did. So I was happier after that.

After paging Mr. Tom Morrow, we checked out one of the candy lines, and it was HUGE! I would find out the next night just how quickly those lines moved, but at the time Lee-Anne and I were like no way are we waiting on a line that long just to get a few pieces of candy. Plus we were scarred for life from waiting all that time for Eugene & Rapunzel for nothing. =(

I desperately wanted to go on Space Mountain... seriously I WAS DYING to go on it. However, I knew Lee-Anne wouldn't go on, and I felt bad going on and making her wait for me, especially since she just waited forever to meet the Prince & Princesses with me. The wait was only 5 minutes, and oh man, walking by without going on was PAINFUL! I knew I had my solo days coming up though, so I got over it.

Here's a random spooky castle shot for your viewing pleasure!



Lee-Anne said she was going to get some food at the Lunching Pad, but once she saw the menu, she said she didn't want anything since they mainly have snack-like items and she wanted something substantial. I asked what she wanted and she said, "a hot dog or something." So that was perfect cause obviously, Casey's is the place to be if you want a hot dog.

So we left Tomorrowland and headed onto Main Street.



Once we got to Casey's, oh man, it was PACKED.

The lines were not moving, and HalloWishes was starting soon. We were right near where I wanted to stand to watch it, but I was worried that we were going to finally get to order, the show would start, and we'd be stuck in Casey's, so I asked Lee-Anne if she could wait to eat until after the show, and she said yes, thank God!

She wanted to watch closer to the castle like we had the night before, but I explained how it was better to be further back because HalloWishes was bigger. Honestly, I had no idea how right I was! I very explicitly have avoided spoilers for HalloWishes & Boo To You for years, but I remember my friend telling me that it was "a lot bigger than Wishes," whatever that meant.

Well... I WAS ABOUT TO FIND OUT.

OKAY. HalloWishes.

How do I even describe this? Here is my spoiler-free review: I didn't like the soundtrack that much, but the fireworks themselves are UNBELIEVABLE. I never expected in a million years to see what I saw during this show.

Ok so NOW I'm going to include spoilers, so I suggest skipping this part if you've never seen it.

So, the show is narrated by our lovely Ghost Host. Villians such as Jafar, Oogey Boogey, and Ursula take over the show.

What I didn't like about the soundtrack was that they don't use the original songs. They have unrecognizable voices singing songs like This Is Halloween and Poor Unfortunate Souls. I really didn't like that, and it didn't make sense. I mean, if Ursula is there talking to us and working her magic over the castle, who are these random people singing Poor Unfortunate Souls? Why wouldn't she sing it? I have to say though, over 3 parties, I actually came to enjoy the new voices more than I did that night. So it's not the best choice in my opinion, but it's nice for a change I guess.

So the music does work, the whole thing still rocks, and the fireworks display is just spectacular. At one point, there are SPINNING FIREWORKS ON the castle. YES, on. I don't know how they do this so that the castle doesn't set on fire, but they do. It's Disney, what can I tell ya.

My favorite part of the show was when Oogey Boogey comes out. I have always been obsessed with The Nightmare Before Christmas, even when I was really little. I personally HATE how underused this masterpiece is in the parks. It's ridiculous. One of my biggest regrets pretty much in LIFE is that I didn't bring this up to Tim Burton when I met him. I can not even tell you how badly I need him to design an attraction for Disney World, like that would only be the best thing that has ever happened to this UNIVERSE.

MNSSHP is pretty much perfect all around, however the only thing I really don't like about it is how they STILL don't really utilize it. I mean, Oogey Boogey is in the show, and they play the music from the movie around the park, but that's about it. At Disneyland, they transform the entire Haunted Mansion for the holidays to add in TNBC characters, and you can meet & greet with Jack and Sally. At Hong Kong Disneyland, they have a Halloween parade with THIS amazing float:



SO I really don't get why they don't do something more with this movie in the parks, especially around Halloween. I know they can't do the same thing with the Mansion, but why don't we have Jack & Sally M&Gs? Why are there no TNBC attractions? Why isn't there anything to do with TNBC in the Boo To You parade!??!?? It's the one Disney movie that REVOLVES AROUND HALLOWEEN and yet they hardly feature it at the HALLOWEEN PARTY. It's a ridiculous mystery.

But anyway, enough of my rant, back to HalloWishes!!!

So, in the "This is Halloween" song from TNBC, they sing "Everybody scream! Everybody scream! In our town of Halloween...." and in HalloWishes, the characters actually ask you all to scream, and everyone screams. IT'S SO AWESOME. Everyone on Main Street just SHRIEKING. I love it. I love screaming, I love Halloween, I love Disney... it was just all coming together for me right there.

AND THEN. The coolest fireworks I have EVER SEEN happened.

I was shocked.

Speechless.

Looking around in wonderment at the fireworks that suddenly SURROUNDED me.

I don't even know how to describe this, but I will try.

The fireworks are panoramic basically. So suddenly, BOOM, white fireworks go off to the left and right of the castle, but there are so many that it stretches to the left and right of YOU, too. All at the same time. So some of them look like they're being set off like where Adventureland is, and on the other side, Tomorrowland.

It was SHOCKING. I had no idea they did that. Avoiding spoilers all those years paid off BIGTIME because I was completely thrilled!

It was totally unreal and absolutely stunning. I have no idea where they set those off from, because it looked like they were SO CLOSE to where we were, but I knew they couldn't be *that* close. I don't know. it was CA-RAZY.

In closing, HalloWishes is obviously a must do. Don't pass this by for other Halloween Party stuff. Make sure you've got your money maker parked on Main Street at 9:30. You don't wanna miss this!

After HalloWishes, it was like 9:45, and we really didn't have that much time until the 2nd Boo To You Parade started at 10:30. I really wanted to get over to Frontierland/Liberty Square to find a good spot, but Lee-Anne still had to get her food, so went into Casey's. It was now empty, thank God.

The weird thing was, I wasn't even hungry, but I was so anxious to get a good spot for the parade that I had all this nervous energy. What better way to crush anxiety than with food? Especially DISNEY that food you don't have to pay for due to free dining!

I tried not to rush Lee-Anne, but I told her that whenever she wanted to go, I was ready, cause I really wanted to get a great spot for Boo To You. Like, I don't think she was understanding that I would be mentally and emotionally ruined if another thing at this party went wrong.

It was annoying because it felt like we had no time to just enjoy the party, it was like rush here and rush there, which just made me even MORE upset that we had wasted almost an hour in line for characters that weren't even there. Ugh.

I had always wanted to try the corn dog nuggets, so I ordered them with fries and a coke. They were good! I've never even had a corn dog before, but I love pigs in a blanket so I figured I'd like it, and I did. But more importantly: DISNEY FRIES! :D



We sat on the bleachers in the back, and as soon as Lee-Anne finished her hot dog, I combined my nuggets and fries into one container and we headed over to Frontierland.

Up Next: The Boo To You Parade. AKA: The highlight of my life.
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I'll be interested in hearing about free movie editors, too. Whatever is on my computer doesn't recognize the video files my camera takes. I have been just uploading clips to YouTube, making them private, then using YouTube editor to put them all together. It's not that great of a program, though. Not too many options and it's kind of hard to get it exactly the way I want it.

I can't wait to see HalloWishes!!!! I am pulling for a Halloween 2014 trip.

Do you use Facebook? I'd love to read live updates from your birthday trip!! I'm not a Tweeter, though! lol
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Gah! I can't wait to go to MNSSHP!!! Even with your spoilers I think I will be amazed! I even think I am going to try to get the kids to wait until later in the night to collect candy so they aren't weighed down early on. Can't wait to hear about the parade (grabbing popcorn and a good seat...)!
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I can see how the party would feel a bit frustrating, feeling like you have to rush from activity to activity, to then wait! It sounds like it had some awesome experiences though!! Those fireworks sound amazing!
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My hubby and I went to MNSSHP in 2009. I am pretty sure they had a float with Jack. I was so excited because it is one of my favorites. Now it is my daughters favorite and we are hoping to take her in the next few years. She will be really sad if she doesn't see Jack.
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I'll be interested in hearing about free movie editors, too. Whatever is on my computer doesn't recognize the video files my camera takes. I have been just uploading clips to YouTube, making them private, then using YouTube editor to put them all together. It's not that great of a program, though. Not too many options and it's kind of hard to get it exactly the way I want it.

I can't wait to see HalloWishes!!!! I am pulling for a Halloween 2014 trip.

Do you use Facebook? I'd love to read live updates from your birthday trip!! I'm not a Tweeter, though! lol
I know, it's so annoying. I wish you could get iMovie on PCs.

Make it happen!!! It's seriously the best time to go!

I'm not really a Facebook person, but my Twitter is public. So you can check it for updates at any time without having an account. http://www.twitter.com/babybritney

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Gah! I can't wait to go to MNSSHP!!! Even with your spoilers I think I will be amazed! I even think I am going to try to get the kids to wait until later in the night to collect candy so they aren't weighed down early on. Can't wait to hear about the parade (grabbing popcorn and a good seat...)!
You will definitely be amazed! The candy lines go right to the end of the party so you can do that. Though I doubt they will be able to resist waiting... it's just utopia for kids. If I had gone to MNSSHP has a kid I would have lost it. Also, they give out candy during the parade... but you will hear about all that in the next update! :D

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Yeah exactly. That's why it's so important to arrive to the party early! But my 2nd and 3rd nights were a LOT more relaxed and so much better because I had time! Obviously it's not like a family of 5 can afford to do multiple MNSSHPs though, so I know it's not possible for everyone.

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My hubby and I went to MNSSHP in 2009. I am pretty sure they had a float with Jack. I was so excited because it is one of my favorites. Now it is my daughters favorite and we are hoping to take her in the next few years. She will be really sad if she doesn't see Jack.
I was surprised to hear you say this, so I just watched a video on Youtube of the parade from 2009 - http://youtu.be/Ek5964xc3lA There was no Jack, are you sure it was him? They did have a pumpkin head that resembles the one Jack wears at the beginning of the movie, but he isn't dressed as Jack, so that wasn't him. There are people with skeleton faces in the parade too, but no official Jack Skellington. So maybe you are thinking of one of them? Unless Jack was in the parade only on certain nights or something back in 09. I personally have never heard of him being at the WDW MNSSHP, unfortunately So unless they change it in the future (I WISH) you might wanna prepare her in advance that Jack won't be there (or plan a trip to Disneyland).

I did however find this: http://youtu.be/_uYW5IXoVN0 !!!!!!!! Jack & Sally were greeting at DOWNTOWN DISNEY of all places as a promotion for Frankenweenie at the end of Sept 2012! I can't believe it. I don't know how they could have these characters at DTD to promote a movie they are not even in, and yet they don't have them at the Halloween Party, when their whole movie is about Halloween. Le sigh.
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That is so sad about Eugene and Rapunzel. But I mean, who really cares about Rapunzel when Eugene is in the picture. Let’s be real now. And I cannot believe the CMs couldn’t give you any info at all. Isn’t that supposed to be part of their JOB?! So un-Disney like.

The guns at Buzz don’t work at all. The ones at Disneyland come out of the vehicle, which I would think would be a lot better.

They had spinning fireworks at MVMCP and IT WAS SO COOL OMG.

THAT. JACK. FLOAT. AT. HONG. KONG. DISNEYLAND. HOLY. CRAP.

SO EXCITED TO HEAR ABOUT THE BOO TO YOU PARADE.
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OCTOBER 25, 2012
Day 5, Part 8 In Which It's Really Not So Scary!


SO, the thing I wanted to see most at MNSSHP (besides Eugene) was the Headless Horseman.

If you aren't aware of what I'm talking about, let me explain. Before the Boo To You parade, the Headless Horseman from Sleepy Hollow literally rides through the Magic Kingdom.

It's a dude on a horse who is HEADLESS, okay? He has no head. And he is riding on a horse. Through the Magic Kingdom.

I just think it's so awesome that Disney is cool with decapitated ghosts riding around. I know I am.

Ever since I heard about him, years ago, I just thought it was the coolest thing EVER that they do this, and I wanted to make sure I had a good view, so I asked on the boards where the best place to be was. Everyone said either Frontierland or Liberty Square, near the bridge.

Once we got over to Liberty Square, it was already PACKED. I didn't know how we were going to find a front row spot, which made me a little upset at first. However, due to my epic front row skills thanks to years upon years of Hanson shows, I was able to squeeze us in right in front of Liberty Tree Tavern! I sat here the next night, too, and I have to say that it's the PERFECT location to view the parade. It really sets MNSSHP apart for me because I almost always view the regular MK parades on Main Street. So seeing it in a different location amps it up.



The announcement for the Headless Horseman came soon. It was longer and more dramatic than I thought it would be. VERY VERY EXCITING!!!

I stood up, held onto my head, and watched with eyes as big as saucers as a headless man galloped by on a horse. IT WAS SO FREAKING COOL YOU GUYS. You will see a video of it when I am on Night #2 of MNSSHP. I actually just completed my video of the whole night and it's 24 minutes long! And i'm ridiculous in it. BUT you will love it if you love my TR. I can't wait to show all of you!

Yes, the Headless Horseman totally lived up to my expectations of wanting to see it all these years. Oh man. I was PUMPED. I could not WAIT for this parade!!! It was running a little bit late, which at the time was annoying but it really just pumped the drama up even more so that when I did finally see it, it was even better.

Now, like I said, I stayed mostly spoiler-free when it came to Boo To You. All I knew about the parade was that everyone said it was AMAZING, better than all the other parades, and that there was an awesome Haunted Mansion section featuring ghosts, dead people, and that guy walking his dog through the graveyard. That's all I knew.

What happened TOTALLY EXCEEDED MY HIGHEST EXPECTATIONS.

OH MY GOD, THIS PARADE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS DISNEY HAS EVER DONE. EVER.

YOU HAVE NO IDEA. HOW MUCH I LOVE. THIS PARADE. It had my heart and soul exploding.

It's such an incredible, fun, creative, and SPOOKY celebration of Disney. You don't even know. I think about it all the time. I sing the song all the time. I thought it would taper off, but 6 months later, I am still so obsessed. Every time I think about it, I just get so happy.

Here is the music for you to listen to while you read this update: http://youtu.be/J9x974zQ0Cc

Oh my God, when I listen to this music (which is often) it just takes me right back there and reminds me of how utterly special all 3 of my parties were to me. I am just so happy and thankful I got to have these experiences and the memories are so strong that it just goes on and on. I LOVE MNSSHP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you have not seen this parade before, I suggest you don't view my pictures. It will be so much better for you to see it for yourself in person one day and be surprised like I was. But to each their own!

I don't have pics of everything because I was mostly in shock the whole time, and they're not that good, just a fair warning! At my 2nd MNSSHP night, I filmed some of my favorite moments, so stay tuned for that video!





Loved these girls at the beginning! Every costume in this entire parade is UNREAL.



A bunch of characters came out holding masks and dancing around. It was so fun!





I SCREAMED!!! Because Aladdin was dressed as Prince Ali. I don't know what came over me in this moment but that just set me off. Normally I wouldn't even freak out over that at all, but everything had just come to a head and I became like a frantic child. Like, more than usual. "ALADDIN IS IN HIS PRINCE COSTUME!!!!!!!!!! THAT NEVER HAPPENS!!!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!" was what I was screaming. Like I was unhinged and losing it completely at this point.

Next came Minnie, Mickey, Daisy, and Donald, dancing along to the Boo To You song. They were saying such cute things, welcoming us to the party! It was adorable!



I see ya got my invitation! Welcome to my NOT SO SCARY Halloween Party!

I love that he says that, IT IS SO ADORABLE. If I had kids I would totally make an invitation and mail it to our house and really tell them that Mickey invited us to his Halloween party and so that's why we're going to Disney. OMG I have to do that one day.





The characters from Pooh had the CUTEST costumes! I think it's especially hilarious the Eeyore is dressed as a clown. And look, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *crying*



IT'S KANGA AND ROO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH



They were on this float with Rabbit, too! It is so awesome seeing these characters out!



Peter Pan, Wendy, and a bunch of Lost Boys came along, and they had the cutest bit where they would chase each other around like they were all playing. I loved seeing the Lost Boys - I don't think I had ever before! It was doubly awesome b/c I once played a lost boy in a production of Peter Pan! hahaha



And then the pirates! This was awesome because Hook and Smee were mixed in with Pirates of the Caribbean. I loved it b/c they had performers that were costumed to look like the pirates on the ride, not in the movie. It was an ode to the attraction!





Jack Sparrow is on the top of this one!

Ok so, I didn't get a good picture, but this next part was awesome. They had a gang of Pirates doing a dance with flags. Now, we all know that besides all the pillaging, a lot of choreography goes on in the Pirate world.

These guys were so great, in fact, every single performer in this parade was fantastic. The pirates would say ARRRRR!!! really loudly, sometimes right in your face. I loved it!

AND NEXT... THE MOST AMAZING, FLAWLESS THING IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE. THE HAUNTED MANSION SECTION.





The graveyard guy, COMPLETE WITH A REAL BLOOD HOUND! Ahhhhfkdjhsflkjdhflkjshfd. I am completely in love with and obsessed with every dog I see, and since my dog passed away about 2 years ago, almost every dog I see makes me tear up. The bloodhound came almost right up to me, but I could tell how well trained he was, cause he just sniffed along and walked around, without actually looking at any of the people watching him. It was amazing, I mean there was no CM giving him direction or anything, the dog was just perfectly in character!

I just love that they brought this part of the Haunted Mansion to life. It was so freaking cool.

So then there was this group of creepy, angry gravediggers that were dragging shovels along the ground as they moved and scowled at us, causing sparks to fly up from the ground. WHAT A GREAT EFFECT. AHH. These guys were great too... there was one dude I saw all 3 nights that was unreal. He had dark skin and a shaved head, you'll probably remember if you saw him cause he was INTENSE.



AND THIS WAS MY FAVORITE PARTFHAKHJSDFKDJSFLSKDJF.



The dead dancers. Oh my god. These people were so talented. Their movements, their facial expressions... I can't even explain. If dead people actually could come back and ballroom dance, it would look exactly like this.

My favorite was when they'd drop their head dramatically to the side, like it was about to fall off. They would dance all together and then break away and "scare" those of us watching. SO awesome.



Oh how I wish I had this job. I'm pretty sure if I was a ballroom dancing zombie in Disney World I would be too happy to exist. I would just turn into a sun beam or a rainbow or something and burn out. BEST THING EVER.

There were 2 other floats in this section: one with a bunch of tombstones on it, and one with the hitch hiking ghosts on it. SO UNBELIEVABLY COOL. I can't even tell you the extent to which I was LOSING IT. It was all so amazing. My love of creepy things and Disney collided in a BIG BAD WAY and I was just beside myself. This is now the #1 job I want most in Disney World. I know you have to be doing something else to get the chance to be a ballroom dancer though, so it's not like it's easy. But if they offered me a job doing that for even one month my butt would be down to Orlando SO FAST. AHHHHHH.

Up Next: SCROLL DOWN!!! More BOO TO YOU & an odd finish to my first MNSSHP night. The next update will be a long one, so settle in, folks!
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