Quoted from Hydroguys thread........ According to MiceAge note today... Quote: EDITORS NOTE 10/2:The first Halloween party last Friday brought record evening crowds, with DCA in particular swelling to 35,000 people inside that park by 9 PM. Those are epic numbers only seen before at DCA in June for the Cars Land debut. In response, TDA will now extend DCA hours out to Midnight on all remaining Friday's in Oct. While Disney cut the smaller Employee Holiday Party on far less busy weekdays in early December, they're going to great lengths to keep the profitable Halloween events going on packed Friday nights. The CM's working with these huge October crowds and extended hours no longer believe the corporate spin on why the 57 year old Holiday Party tradition was canceled.- Al Lutz ****I did not want to hijack Hydro Guys thread. Is this true? Is it weird this makes me kinda angry? The cast members are wonderful. They really made our trip this past month. They are one of the key components as to what sets Disney apart from other theme parks. Maybe I do not have the whole story or all the information, but please, Disney, treat your cast members well. They deserve it!