Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween

Discussion in 'Disney for Adults and Solo Travelers' started by Goofy'sPal, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Maleficent53

    Maleficent53 Have fun storming the castle...

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    :thumbsup2 Great Costume!

    We have gone several times to MNSSHP all adults/no kids. We wear costumes because we want to and we trick or treat. It's fun to feel like a little kid for one night! Much more fun than the Christmas party, IMO.
     
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  3. MichelleWDWfan

    MichelleWDWfan Mouseketeer

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    I can tell you I have been solo to WDW several times and had a blast.
    I'm over 40. I'll be there solo for my birthday in 39 days woot!

    If you love Halloween for sure GO!
    The 7 Dwarves come out for Halloween and Christmas.
    Definately don't stand behind them unless you are tall. LOL

    I promised DS 17 that we would go for Halloween this year, as we both love halloween and dressing up.
    We are trying to come up with ideas for our costumes...I have no clue. :scratchin
    I want to dress up in costumes that not everyone is wearing.
     
  4. Sweettears

    Sweettears 50 years of Disney and counting

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    Don't forget the Headless Horseman. Where else are you going to see one of those? I went solo last year and had a great time. The fireworks and parade were worth it alone. Add in short wait times and it's an easy decision.
     
  5. EpcotPixie

    EpcotPixie Earning My Ears

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    I say go for MNSSHP. I went as part of my 30th Birthday trip this past September and I had a great time. I got my picture taken with a bunch of the characters and met Maleficent. So worth the extra expense if you are counting your pennies.
     
  6. Goofy'sPal

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    Had some of the same questions but doesnt seem like u need to dress up to trick or treat which is nice. Also seems to be for any age witch is nice.
     
  7. Terk-1

    Terk-1 Cinderella's Castle is My 2nd Home!! Only 1,3

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    Have been to WDW a few times in the Fall solo and it's great. The weather in October/Early November is nice and the parks were not too crowded (MK more on the weekends with locals). Another plus going in October is the Food & Wine Festival at EPCOT. This is FANTASTIC!!!! Lots of different kinds of food to try and it just has a fun atmosphere to it. Plus there is the Eat to the Beat concerts. I really enjoyed this and found myself spending alot more time wandering around World Showcase and trying new foods.

    I went solo the last 2 times in October/Early November and did MNSSHP and had fun. The first time I did the party twice in one visit, which was a bit much. When I went in 2011, I did the party once and that was plenty. I was not into the trick or treat that much, as there was other things to see & do. The Villians Dance Party is a hoot to watch and the Hallowishes fireworks are awsome!! Oh, and there is the Headless Horseman that starts the parade, which is also a great thing to watch. They always do 2 parades and the 2nd one is less crowded. I did find the lines for the characters to be ridiculously long and found myself wasting too much time waiting, so I gave up on doing those. Most of the characters you will find in the parks normally anyway. The Haunted Mansion is not to be missed, as there is a special Ghost Host that sits outside and talks to you. I did not dress up, but still had a great time.
     
  8. MrsDuck

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    We're in our 20s with no kids and go every year to the party.It is a blast! Lighter crowds, amazing parade, and special fireworks. Plus, you get to see the characters in their costumes! And the decorations are awesome.

    Go, dress up, get some candy, and enjoy it!
     
  9. Iloveeliot

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    DH and I went to MNSSHP without any kids and it was our favorite thing we did there. I believe the 7 dwarves are usually there but you do have to line up before the party starts to meet them because there is a long line. We stood on line before the party started and still had to wait about 45 minutes but we felt it was worth it. I had dressed up as Snow White and DH as the Prince so it was a really cool picture! We love the parade, fireworks, and villain show plus we got to meet many characters and take our picture with Cinderella's coach. Thwere are also some special magic shots you can get by the haunted mansion. If you buy the photopass CD the shots should be included on it. I say October definitely. We went the last week and the crowds were fairly light and the temperature was comfortable. Plus it will be the food and wine festival if you go over to Epcot!
     
  10. disney212

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    DH and I love October. F&W and MNSSHP. DH wasn't keen on dressing up so I convinced him to do something he felt ok wearing. We went dressed as 50's teenagers. DH wore his jeans with white socks and black shoes (rolled the jeans up a bit), a white tshirt and a fake leather (very thin) jacket. Once we got there he said he was glad he dressed up. We did do the trick or treating and by our observation about 50% of the folks in the candy lines were sans kids. This year we are going back and taking our kids (24 and 25). DH is really into it now, he bought a costume the day after Halloween last fall at a great discount! I have created a MONSTER!
     
  11. ILGoofy

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    I did MNSSHP for the first time last year and I was with friends. I'm doing it this year solo. I think it's definitely worth it and nobody would notice you're alone because there's too much other stuff to look at. I'm still up in the air about dressing up. The parade and fireworks alone are worth it, I think.
     
  12. Goofy'sPal

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    Thank You for letting me know
     
  13. DaisyDuck001

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    Spring and fall are both great weather and good times to go. If you can't manage two WDW trips in the same year, then my suggestion is do spring one year and then go in fall the next year. :)
     
  14. iheartmickey1111

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    I'm 28 and have been 3 times all by myself. The parade and fireworks are so awesome, as are the extra Halloween decorations just for the party. You can pretty much walk on to any of the rides without any wait. Like I said... I'm 28 and went 3 times by myself- just go, you won't regret it!
     
  15. iheartmickey1111

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    SOOO many adults go ALL OUT with their costumes, even if they dont have kids with them. So dont be afraid to dress up! Of course, there are plenty of people who don't dress up also!
     
  16. sue Z

    sue Z Heading to the World soon!!!

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    will be going to of the parties when im in WDW between Sept 24-sept 30 leaving on the 1st I dont wear a costume just my Grumpy baseball shirt and shorts
    I went solo for the first time 2 yrs ago and going again!!
    Cant wait!!
     
  17. SaberJ

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    We went as a group of seven adults last year. The night we got MNSSHP tickets for was quite possibly the worst night of the trip. There was a big rain storm about an hour and a half before the event started. It was part of a larger storm that was looming on the horizon. We never got the thunder and lightning portion of it, but you could see it off in the distance.

    As a precaution, they shut everything down, even the train. Luckily, that was the time we had our dinner scheduled for. So we got out of the downpour (not before getting soaked) long enough to eat. When we came back out, the rain was pretty much done. However, they delayed the parade and fireworks for over an hour as a result. The fireworks were absolutely amazing. A lot better than the standard show, and I love the standard show. The parade was also amazing, but unfortunately we didn't get the headless horseman.

    It was a terrible situation, and there was a huge line of people attempting (to no avail) to get their tickets refunded at Guest Services. But we stuck it out, and enjoyed every second of the somewhat shortened experience. Once the Fireworks and Parade finished, we got maybe an hour to ride rides before the park closed. And most of that time was impossible to move around due to the second parade coming through. We also didn't have the person interacting with guests at The Haunted Mansion.

    Moral of the story, MNNSHP is incredible. But pick your night wisely. We got our tickets in advance. If I had to do it over again, I would've waited until we were close enough to see the weather for the week before getting the tickets. I'm 31 now (30 at the time), and while I went with a large group, we were all adults who had no shame in loving every second of the event.

    The Group
     
  18. ToddyLu

    ToddyLu Welcome aboard explorers- I love Mr. Ray

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    :) DH and I go to every shceduled party during our trips. This year we will go to the last MNSSHP and the first MVMCP...I hope.

    You are correct...the parks can close early and once the hours are posted I plan accordingly. You can get into MK at 4 p.m. on the day of the party. You will get an armband and can stay until MN. They do a pretty good job of getting non party goers out at 7. If it were me I would get the MNSSHP ticket and maybe shorten my MYW ticket by a day.

    So for our upcoming trip we will get two party tickets and a six day PH or APs. Hoping to do three trips on that one AP.

    The decor is great. We do not trick or treat (no kids) and do not wait in character lines. We really enjoy the parade and fireworks and the late evening.

    Generally EPCOT has EMH on Fridays during Oct and F&W. MK will have a party night on Fridays usually. So if you plan to do EPCOT on a Friday night be sure to plan ahead. AK closes at 6, DHS at 8 and MK at 7. Guess where everyone goes....yep, EPCOT. Another reason we just go to the party.
     

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