Age for trick or treat on board?

Amandine

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Jul 6, 2017
Would older teens be welcome to participate in trick or treat on the Halloween festivities or is it just for the small ones? I have a couple in the grown-up-enough-to-look-big but young-enough-to-adore-trick-or-treat category who would love to go along with their younger siblings, and I'm not sure what's typical. Thanks!
 

Amandine

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Jul 6, 2017
That's exactly what I needed to know, thanks!!! I just discovered yesterday that my 14 year old is now taller than I am, eep. So it's great to know that no one will mind even if it turns out that he might be mistaken for an adult once in costume :)
 
  • Krissy22222

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    Jan 30, 2013
    On my cruise I would say more adults than children were trick or treating. I was on the Panama Canal cruise, though, so there are less kids to start with. I myself collected a bag of treats for my teen son who was busy in Edge.
     

    MaleficentRN

    Orange Bird is my spirit animal.
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    Apr 1, 2011
    Do both children and adults dress up to trick or treat ? Also, how long does it last ? Thanks
    Yes, both do. Many stay dressed up all day. There is a children's and an adult party. The festivities really only last that one day, but there may be one or two activities on any given day that are Halloween related over the length of your cruise.
     

    nikkyluvsmickey

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    Oct 12, 2007
    Yes, both do. Many stay dressed up all day. There is a children's and an adult party. The festivities really only last that one day, but there may be one or two activities on any given day that are Halloween related over the length of your cruise.
    Where do they have you go trick or treating in the lounges or the atrium area?
     
  • moremouse

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    Nov 22, 2011
    We are two adults who always do the trick or treating on board. It was very disorganized. Wow.

    It was on two levels of the atrium area. There were maybe 4 to 6 stations. They just have tables set up and you walk up and they hand you a bunch at each location.

    The adults there with kids did not seem to be very happy with the adults doing it. I don't know why. We were not the only adults doing it and we got some really nasty looks.

    Just be prepared to not be in formal lines. Everyone just pushed their kids to the front of the tables. I don't know how the cast members can stand it. o_O

    It was fun though. :D
     
  • Krissy22222

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    Jan 30, 2013
    On the PC cruise it was very orderly, with people lining up at each station to get the treats. They were also very generous with their handfuls!
     

    elvispursley

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    Apr 7, 2008
    We totally dressed up with our kids (grandparents included) and I had no qualms of helping myself to the treats! The people throwing stink-eye are generally the same ones I encountered giving me stink-eye when I was in a character line to get a picture, sans child, all by myself. I say to them, get over it or get off the ship! :D If DCL doesn't want adults participating, they'll make it well-known!
     

    Aerin75

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    Mar 17, 2015
    We totally dressed up with our kids (grandparents included) and I had no qualms of helping myself to the treats! The people throwing stink-eye are generally the same ones I encountered giving me stink-eye when I was in a character line to get a picture, sans child, all by myself. I say to them, get over it or get off the ship! :D If DCL doesn't want adults participating, they'll make it well-known!
    Disney is all about being a kid at heart. Some people just need to embrace that. :)
     

    JolllyHoliday

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    Aug 19, 2007
    Is a specific time announced or does it go on all day ? Just wondering if there is a less busy time to go or if everyone is there at once ? Also, is it more like and party and are there characters there too ? Thanks all
     

    elvispursley

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    Apr 7, 2008
    From what I remember, I think there were 2 separate times on our cruise that had the lighting of the pumpkin tree/story in-between? I just remember that we were busy trying to get pictures taken with the Halloween backdrops and it was slightly chaotic all throughout the Atrium--we only did the trick-or-treat stations that were on Deck 4. Trying to get upstairs was crazy (we were also 2nd seating for dinner and had first showing and were trying to make that). They definitely had it announced in the Navigator (in fact, I bet if you look up past Navigators, you could probably find the times and get a general idea for times there). We had so much fun dressing up in a family theme, I'm sure you will too!


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    JolllyHoliday

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    Aug 19, 2007
    From what I remember, I think there were 2 separate times on our cruise that had the lighting of the pumpkin tree/story in-between? I just remember that we were busy trying to get pictures taken with the Halloween backdrops and it was slightly chaotic all throughout the Atrium--we only did the trick-or-treat stations that were on Deck 4. Trying to get upstairs was crazy (we were also 2nd seating for dinner and had first showing and were trying to make that). They definitely had it announced in the Navigator (in fact, I bet if you look up past Navigators, you could probably find the times and get a general idea for times there). We had so much fun dressing up in a family theme, I'm sure you will too!


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    Awesome costumes !!!!
     

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