Halloween at DL

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  1. Sherry E

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    Oh, I see! So you want to get the MHP tickets at DLR when you get your DAP in July? I assume they will give you the actual tickets for the MHP. I think they should have the hard tickets at the ticket booths. If you order the MHP tickets online then you get the E-ticket thing, but at the actual ticket booths of DLR, I would imagine they have to have real tickets.
     
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  3. Diznygrl

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    Haha, actually I mentioned it a couple pages ago. I asked if the AP and DVC (Disney Vacation Club) discounts were both for the same amount, or if one was more discounted than the other. Guess everyone thought I was talking about Disney Visa! ;)
     
  4. Sherry E

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    Or only I did!!:rotfl2::rotfl2: It's funny - I can see DVC mentioned anywhere else on the DIS and I know it is the Vacation Club that's being talked about. For some reason, because I had the Disney Debit Card on the brain, I probably saw the DVC mentioned on this thread and thought 'Disney Visa Card"!!
     
  5. beckinoz

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    We will be in DL the last week of September 2011. Will DL be done up for Halloween? I would love for my kids to see Halloween decorations as Halloween is not so be Down Under.:earsgirl::hmghost:
     
  6. Sherry E

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    Probably. DLR tends to kind of switch things up at random, so just as soon as we think we know when a season will start, it starts earlier or later than we expected. They do this sort of thing with both HalloweenTime and Christmas. This year, HalloweenTime is actually starting one week earlier than it did in 2008 or 2009. But in 2007, it started early too, like it will this season. Next year could go back to being a later start or it could be early again. Worst case scenario would probably be that HalloweenTime in 2011 starts on the last Friday in September. So just make sure you are at DLR over that last Friday in September to be on the safe side. If it starts early again like this year, we should find out a few months ahead of time so you will know what to expect.

    The Halloween party always begins on the first Friday in October.
     
  7. beckinoz

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    Thanks for the info. We have a week at DL before Disney's Mexican cruise so hopefully we will see something.:thanks:
     
  8. ukstitch

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    Is it just me having trouble "justifying" the cost of the party :confused:

    Maybe it's just me, but $44 - $59 per person seems an awful lot for some candy and a fireworks display...

    It's not really as if you get extended opening - the parks should (I assume) be open that late on other nights anyway. As for the fireworks - I seem to remember that you get a pretty good view from outside the park anyway (not as good as from inside, but still reasonable).
     
  9. MattsPrincess

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    There's also the special character photo areas. But no, you aren't the only one. I'm a super budgeter, so it's hard for me to feel ok about this. Currently, i'm justifying with the fact that DH is military, so we could move clear across the country, or to a different country, at any given moment. This may be our only chance to experience this, so that makes me feel like it's worth it this year. Now, if we're still at our base next October and think of going...i'll have to come up with a different story! :rotfl:
     
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    I'm in the same boat. I have to kind of play it by ear, both money-wise and just mood-wise. Some days I feel more like I want to go. Other days I think I could skip it. I would want to see how MHP is set up in Disneyland - that's the main reason I'd want to go. I am hoping they will add in more little decorations or surprises all over DL (like more so than in the previous years) and more characters too. I mean, if money were no object for me, of course I would go in a hot minute and not even question it. But at the moment, money is a big issue for me so I have to really weigh the pros and cons.
     
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    I very much agree that if money was no object then id go.

    But - i look at what else that $135 (3 of us on this trip) could buy (plenty of souvenirs to remember the trip forever with, a good meal somewhere like blue bayou or a good portion of a meal at napa rose) and these uses always seem so much better value than the party.

    Personally i think they've priced it quite high considering you're not really getting many exclusives apart form the fireworks. For me i think the sweet spot would be the ability to obtain tickets at around $25 each - that would put us nearer £50 total and id be far more tempted...
     
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    No, it's definitely not just you.

    I was toying with going two days - 29th and 31st - and when I saw the prices the 29th became a "no" for now.

    I'm still not 100 percent sure what to do because like Sherry I am hoping for more characters... and those lines can get so long. We're with a kid on the 31st and I am not sure if she'll hold up long.
     
  13. mom4princesses

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    Do I understand correctly or not?:confused3 Sherry E are you saying if I have a Chase bank account with Disney Debit card I can do the photo ops? What about stroller rental or other perks? Thanks :goodvibes
     
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    I think so. I think the Chase Disney Visa Debit Cards have the same privileges as the Credit Cards. They both include discounts at various DLR restaurants, discounts on merchandise, Rewards points (if you make a certain number of qualifying purchases or pay a certain number of bills to earn points) which can be converted into Rewards cards or DLR/WDW tickets (I think), and special member-exclusive photo ops. It used to be Chip and Dale who were the subject of the photo op, but someone said that now it's Buzz and Woody.

    Not sure about stroller rental. Maybe someone else here who has the Disney Debit Card from Chase can answer, but I think those are the basics.
     
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    Wow, thanks. I know what I'm doing tomorrow.:goodvibes
     
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    You're going to order the Disney Visa Debit tomorrow? I got tired of trying to deal with it online, because even though I could see a section about the Disney Visa cards on the Chase website, it was still not listed as one of the ones I was eligible to upgrade to. So I just called the Chase phone number and asked them about it. They said the reason I couldn't "upgrade" to it online is because their system doesn't recognize it as being an "upgrade" from my current card. They see it as a "replacement," just like my current card had been stolen or lost and I needed to replace it. Whatever the lingo is, I just wanted my darn Disney Visa Debit card!!! So I got my "replacement." They are mailing me the Disney Visa Card and it will take up to 10 days to reach me. Then I have to cancel my existing Chase debit card. This new one will be a whole new card number. Whole new PIN number to memorize. The first annual fee of $25 will be charged in late July. After I pay 5 bills with my new card or make 5 qualifying purchases, I get 25 bonus reward points. And then, after that, after so many dollars spent or purchases or bills paid, there will be more rewards dollars that can be used on Disney-related things. Everyone gets the same perks.

    So if you haven't ordered a Disney Visa Debit Card or Credit Card yet, and you don't mind paying the $25 annual fee, it's a good deal to get one!!:thumbsup2
     
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    I am with you (and a lot of others on this board)...
    I had pretty much made-up my mind before the prices were posted. We went on 08, had a good time but didn't feel it was justified for this trip (even with the Screams and the MHP in DL)...
    I have 5 to buy for and with $50ish per pop!! That money could go a LOONNGG way for us with food, souvies, etc...
    Not doing it this year!
    I think if I was local and possibly had an AP then $250 would not seem like too much more to pay for a night of fun with the family...but that $ on-top of our PH's, hotel, and food...geeezz:faint:
    But, now that I know I am NOT going, I can move my trip dates up to include more weekdays...bonus for me!!!:dance3:
     
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    I so agree!!! And we have APs!

    The first year it was offered, I believe it was $15 pp. I really wanted to go, but my kids were younger and really into neighborhood trick or treating, and I couldn't talk my DH into driving up for the day during the week.

    Each year I'd look and think, and always ultimately decide that we really did not need to spend that kind of money for more candy. :rotfl: The kids aren't into the characters at all, so the money was better spent towards APs which we could enjoy all year.

    Last year, we went to WDW and I was determined we'd go there. But it was $50 pp :scared1: (Couldn't believe the price compared to DCA) and we decided not to do it after spending $1000s on the trip already - I justified it as "we'll just go to the DCA one instead next year."

    Now that I "put the foot down" on going, they've upped the price so much, it would be half as much again as what we paid for our APs (we upgraded our GAD vouchers). So I am back to it just isn't worth it - oh well.....we'll still enjoy our trip and seeing all the decor, etc etc.
     
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