I would go as an adult. we went last year and loved it. I was worried about the cost as well (had to buy 4 tickets) but we loved it so much we are going this year. We had everything including flights and BLT booked for beg of sept. With MNSSHP starting later we had to change all of it just to go to the party and we did!! That being said I love halloween and villans so that made it worth it for us....the parade is amazing as are the fireworks...the entire atmosphere is fun.