THE FIRST PARTY HAS HAPPENED AND REPORTS START ON PAGE 68 !!
I myself have never been to a party but will be attending for the first time on Oct. 12th.
Here's some of the facts collected so far :
The Party Dates:
-- September 14, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
-- October 1, 3, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, and 31
-- November 1
Offical start time 7pm-12am
We can finally relax everyone reported back that entry at 4:00 was permitted !!!
Prices for tickets including tax:
Advance Purchase: $57.46 for adults 10 and older / $51.07 for ages 3-9*
Passholder and DVC Member Discounts: $53.20 / $46.81*
Day of Event (if still available): $63.85 /$57.46
*Not available October 29 and 31. Those two dates are priced at a premium: $69.17 (ages 10 and up) and $62.78 (ages 3-9), tax included.
Cast Member Parade Video 2010 Supplied by DisneyTampa
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsVjLUMOTnU
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc29CxNZxv0
Link to Map & Schedule of 2010
Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade
See favorite Disney Characters in a special Halloween Parade. Parade steps off in Frontierland at 8:15 and 10:30pm.
(Don't forget the Headless Horseman proceeds the parade by about 10-15 minutes.)
Character Dance Parties
Dance the night away with DIsney Character friends.
Rock-It Out.... Stitch's Club 626,Rockettower Plaza Stage,Tomorrowland
Woody's Happy Harvest Roundup, Diamond Horseshoe Review, Liberty Square
Villains Mix & Mingle
Favorite Disney Villains take center stage in the Halloween production. Stick around, you don't know who you may meet after the show.
7:45,8:50,10:05 and 11:15
Grim Grinning Ghosts Come Out To Socialize
The Night sky lights up high above Cinderella Castle with a Halloween fireworks spectacular. You never know who will appear on a night like this. 9:30
Link to video of Hallowishes 2010
Link to Overview Video
Awesome mini video of the party and all the happenings.
MNSSHP CHARACTERS - 2010 HUGE Thank You to Berlioz70 for supplying us with up to the minute details on these characters !
* symbol means Photopass is typically available
& symbol means Character does not sign
&* King Louie
Roaming Caribbean Plaza
& Captain Hook
& Mr. Smee
&* Seven Dwarfs
Snow White's Scary Adventures
Queen of Hearts
Diamond Horseshoe (Dance Party)
MAIN STREET U.S.A.
* Winnie the Pooh
Following Villains' Mix and Mingle
& Captain Hook
& Cruella deVil
& Dr. Facilier
& Snow Queen
& Queen of Hearts
* Prince Charming
* Prince Philip
* Snow Prince
* Snow White
* Tinker Bell (and fairy friends)
* Mickey Mouse
* Minnie Mouse
Toon Town Entrance
Rockettower Plaza Stage (Dance Party)
& Chip and Dale
The Wonderful Tips Shared by Previous Party Goers
1.) Make sure to rest prior to the party - we don't want to fall asleep before midnight do we
2.) The second parade is mush less crowded and even less crowded in Liberty Square or Frontierland.
3.) Do not waste time early in the party waiting in line for candy. Towards the end of the party, the lines disappear, and "SOME" cast members will give out candy by the handfuls. They actually will try to fill your candy bag to the top if you let them. Again not all cast members do this.
4.) If you would like to bring home a monster size bag of candy - we suggest bringing your own bag. The bag given out for the party is on the side of small.
5.) Just outside of the Carousel of Progress, they have a candy station set up where you walk through some illuminated hoops, and end at barrels where cast members are stationed to distribute the candy. Early in the evening, you will be waiting on line to get candy. Later in the evening, you will be able to walk right through and get the candy. If you wish, you can continue looping though as many times as you like.
6.) Headless Horseman - Line up early he comes out about 15 minutes before the parade starts.
7.) Photo Ops - I would suggest you line up on your first MUST character line before 7:00
8.) Make sure you stick around after the Villains show, they come down and you can get pics with them! They don't do autographs, because of time constraints, but you can meet Malifecent, the Evil Queen, Cruella DeVil, the Queen of Hearts, Frollo, Captain Hook, and Jafar. The villains are out for about 15 minutes after all of their shows EXCEPT for one show. There is one show per night that they don't stay out after because there isn't enough time, I heard it was the show before the fireworks.
9.) Other Photo Ops-There's a Mickey ghost on a pathway near Crystal Palace, the store Windows on Main St, a HUGE Pumbaa in Adventureland -- the candy stops have neat displays to take photos after the crowds die down.
There is a huge blow up Stitch on top of the building that holds Monsters Inc.
You MUST get your picture taken in front of the horseless carriage in front of the HM. When you see it on photopass...you have a "guest" in your picture
10.) Enjoy the hidden gems: the ghouls in front of HM are awesome and if they tease you, zing 'em back.
11.) If it calls for rain bring your ponchos.
12.) During all past parties face painting has been available for free.
13.) If you want MNSSHP T-shirts (last year's were about $20-$24, be sure to buy them sooner than later during the night. They do run out.
14.) Take your Glow Sticks with you it’s cheaper than buying them there. Maybe bring a small flashlight for map reading or walking in the dark LOL
15.) Remember to take it all in, RELAX and have fun. You probably won't be able to do every single thing so do your MUSTS first
16.) WEAR COMFORY SHOES PEOPLE LOL
17.) Make sure to have had a good meal prior to the start of the party. You don't want to spend money for a five hour party, and waste precious time feeding the youngins'.
18.) Florida is hot - even in the evenings plus very humid. Make sure to carefully plan your costume for weather. You don't want to dress up like a tigger and start stinking like a piglet !!
I will continue to update this list with everyone's tips that we can confirm for 2010 and once the first party happens please give all us waiting people the details
FAQ'S AS ASKED IN THIS THREAD
1.) Will I have fun if we are an adult only crowd or couple ? Many have said it is a blast and reminds them of their youth -- so the answer is YES !!
2.) Is it okay for adults to trick or treat or is this poor in taste? Everyone trick or treats --- you paid the same for the ticket --- take home CANDY !!
3.) Can I dress up as a Disney Character ? Yes you can - This is the only time disney allows for adults to dress up in the park. Just do not take pictures, present yourself as the real thing or sign autographs - big no no !
4.) What dates sell out ?? Obviously this is just based off of past experience. Halloween always sells out first and the the four parties before Halloween will sell out usually. Thought here is if I can't go on Halloween go as close as possible.
5.) Does disney provide a treat bag ? Yes they do - it is reported to be on the small side, so if you or your kiddos want to bring home TONS of candy - bring your own bag.
6.) What time should we get in line for our first character ? It is suggested to get in line for your most important character at 6:30 - so when the character comes out at 7:00 you will be able to waste less actual "party time".
7.) What should we do about dinner ? Make sure that you have finished your meal before the 7:00 party start time so that you are not wasting valuable party time.
8.) Do the Characters stay out until midnight ? Yep , they stay out right up until midnight.
9.) Is a party day a good day to visit M.K.? Most have answered yes because the crowd will be lower - the thought on this is that most people will go to another park that is open later if they are not attending the party.
10.) When can we get the wristbands? You should be able to get the wristband anytime after 4:00 - signs at the castle will direct you to the spot.
11.) Where can I purchase tickets ? You can purchase on-line, at WDW or on the phone.
12.) Once tickets are purchased how do I recieve them ? There are three choices - 1.) You can have them mailed to you if you purchase in time (takes about two weeks), you can pick-up at will call, and you can also print at home.
13.) What do the tickets look like ? They are reported to be credit card like with a picture of either goofy,mickey, minnie or donald.
14.) Which way did he go ? Which way did he go ? The parade that is !! And the answer seems to be : Both parades (early and late) start in frontierland and end on Main Street.
15.) Do the Villians Mix and Mingle after every show ? Yes, expect for the show right before Hallowishes.
16.) When will the map be posted ? As soon as someone who attends the first party scans it and makes it available to us -- I will post it !!
17.) Many people have asked "What happens if it rains? " And the answer seems to be - get a poncho and enjoy the party. From watching posts for the past two years regarding the rain and cancellation -- IF the parade /fireworks are cancelled you can ask for a refund. Last year it rained on many parties but the show still went on. There was only a few times that people asked for a refund- They were either given a admission ticket or another MNSSHP for another night.
Links to photos supplied by party-goers of the 2010 Parties
Here is a link to GetGlowing's photo album of the first party - my album
Photos of Characters supplied by Mickeyhunter http://unofficialdisneycharacterhuntingguide.blogspot.com/2010/09/mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party.html
Photos supplied by the DIS: http://www.disunplugged.com/2010/09/...magic-kingdom/
Feel free to chat away folks