"Official" 2018 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - A Spooktacular Celebration!

abnihon

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Entered at 3:45 and went through bypass.
Met Peter Pan, rode Peter Pan’s Flight, got Peter Pan & Maleficent ice cream at Storybook Treats, rode HM with FP and got photo outside, rode Jungle Cruise with FP and in line for Moana at 5:40.
So far sticking to my plan!
Praying DS naps in this Moana line in his stroller because I can tell he needs one. Not sure I’ll be that lucky...
No nap for DS...
We met Moana at 6:30 but DS refused to be in the picture because he was still in a mood (face palm...)
I pushed him through Frontierland hoping he’d nap.
He saw the Splash Mt playground and got out to play for a few min. They were already handing out candy at 6:45 so we got some. Went through Country Bears ToT too. That perked him up!
Lined up in Liberty Sq for Oogie Boogie popcorn bucket at 6:55 and got it right after 7:00.
Headed to meet gravediggers in gazebo (thank you to this thread for that tip!!!). Then got front row spot for HP about 7:15. Loved it!!!
Got Sleepy Hollow waffle sundae after (sold out of HH straw clips!!! Sad!!!)
Then got spot for parade in front of Diamond Horseshoe at 8:30. Plenty of front row spots around but is filling in.
Crowds don’t seem bad overall.

I consider anything after the parade gravy so we’ll see what we get done.
DS’s energy level is better (though now I’m fading.. lol)
 

GADisneyDad14

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No nap for DS...
We met Moana at 6:30 but DS refused to be in the picture because he was still in a mood (face palm...)
I pushed him through Frontierland hoping he’d nap.
He saw the Splash Mt playground and got out to play for a few min. They were already handing out candy at 6:45 so we got some. Went through Country Bears ToT too. That perked him up!
Lined up in Liberty Sq for Oogie Boogie popcorn bucket at 6:55 and got it right after 7:00.
Headed to meet gravediggers in gazebo (thank you to this thread for that tip!!!). Then got front row spot for HP about 7:15. Loved it!!!
Got Sleepy Hollow waffle sundae after (sold out of HH straw clips!!! Sad!!!)
Then got spot for parade in front of Diamond Horseshoe at 8:30. Plenty of front row spots around but is filling in.
Crowds don’t seem bad overall.

I consider anything after the parade gravy so we’ll see what we get done.
DS’s energy level is better (though now I’m fading.. lol)
Lovin’ your reports. Having taken my kids who normally go to bed at 8 since 2014 and trying to best manage a later evening, I feel your pain!

Not sure the age of your little one, but when I took my 4 year old a few weeks ago there was a point in the night when I couldn’t pull her away from the the Disney Jr dance party in Fantasyland.

Enjoy the parade!
 

abnihon

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Lovin’ your reports. Having taken my kids who normally go to bed at 8 since 2014 and trying to best manage a later evening, I feel your pain!

Not sure the age of your little one, but when I took my 4 year old a few weeks ago there was a point in the night when I couldn’t pull her away from the the Disney Jr dance party in Fantasyland.

Enjoy the parade!
He’s 5 and this is our 3rd year going. Usually either he naps in the stroller or is done at 10pm.
We’ll see if we can get by with neither scenario this time..
 
  • GADisneyDad14

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    He’s 5 and this is our 3rd year going. Usually either he naps in the stroller or is done at 10pm.
    We’ll see if we can get by with neither scenario this time..
    Lol, yeah, I was so happy that afternoon when my 4 year old took a monster nap. It greatly increased my chances of making it to midnight! Ha!

    Hope the rest of your night goes well.
     

    DisneyMaleficent50

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    I'm still looking for some Halloween party mystery pins.....looking to trade
    4 big bad wolf
    1 hag
    3 shan yu
    Going to be there this weekend so if anyone at the party tonight or tomorrow gets some duplicates and wants to trade PM me.
     
  • abnihon

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    No nap for DS...
    We met Moana at 6:30 but DS refused to be in the picture because he was still in a mood (face palm...)
    I pushed him through Frontierland hoping he’d nap.
    He saw the Splash Mt playground and got out to play for a few min. They were already handing out candy at 6:45 so we got some. Went through Country Bears ToT too. That perked him up!
    Lined up in Liberty Sq for Oogie Boogie popcorn bucket at 6:55 and got it right after 7:00.
    Headed to meet gravediggers in gazebo (thank you to this thread for that tip!!!). Then got front row spot for HP about 7:15. Loved it!!!
    Got Sleepy Hollow waffle sundae after (sold out of HH straw clips!!! Sad!!!)
    Then got spot for parade in front of Diamond Horseshoe at 8:30. Plenty of front row spots around but is filling in.
    Crowds don’t seem bad overall.

    I consider anything after the parade gravy so we’ll see what we get done.
    DS’s energy level is better (though now I’m fading.. lol)
    Parade was great of course.
    Perked us up a bit.
    Afterwards we headed to Tarzan but they were finishing a set so we rode Pirates. Overlay wasn’t anything special but was our only chance to ride this trip so I was happy. Wait was less than 10 min.
    Then headed back to Tarzan.
    Fireworks started while we waited.
    About 15 wait for them.
    Watched rest of fireworks while walking towards HM.
    Got my magic shot with ghost driver.
    Then pushed DS (who was falling asleep) through Fantasyland and Tomorrowland and out. (Letting fireworks crowds disperse and got to see teacups overlay)
    Stopped to get two magic shots which didn’t take long.
    On one they put tinkebell magic shot instead of ballroom dancers! Ugh. If I call can they change it?
    Got on resort monorail a little before 11 and it was empty! Quick and painless trip back to Poly!
    I think we accomplished a lot!
     

    abnihon

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    The Headless Horseman Straw Clip $5.99 You’ll find him galloping around at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort.
    Locations: Sleepy Hollow, Storybook Treats, Aloha Isle and at Casey's. You should also be able to mobile order it from Casey's.
    I’m curious if anyone else can get one.
    I asked if they were sold out everywhere and he said yes...
     
  • MommaBerd

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    I usually don’t get fountain drinks and have never bought a refillable mug before. We check out tomorrow so it makes zero logical sense to buy this mug. But it’s so cute I had to have it!
    We are staying one night to go to the party prior to our cruise. If they are in stock, I am buying one for each of us! It doesn’t make sense $-wise, but it’ll be fun to have them on our Halloween on the High Seas cruise, too. It makes for a cute and useful souvenir. Plus, I want to binge on Gold Peak White Citrus Tea. It is SO good and it is only available at Disney World and a very select few restaurants here and there!

    Thanks for your real-time updates tonight!
     

    DisneyPolaroids

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    We (friend and I) went to the Tuesday, Oct. 9th party. We spent our time meeting characters and going to see the fireworks, parade, and midnight Hocus Pocus show. We weren't worried about rides because we had spent a couple days in the MK already. We also did no trick or treating. All together, we saw 12 groups of characters! Here is my itinerary from memory (character times are based off photo pass photos).
    3ish: We were already in the park and went to the Liberty Square gazebo to line up for Jack and Sally. A cast member told us they are now meeting in Town Hall. We got there around 3:15ish and got our magic bands scanned to line up in line. The line is inside and nearby Tinkerbell's line. There were about 4 groups ahead of us. We got our party bands while waiting in line at 4pm.
    4:35: J&S came out. Picture taken at 4:42 PM
    5: Friend got in line for Elvis Stitch since this was a high priority for us. We were first in line and I don't think another person joined the line until like 5:30ish. Meanwhile, I had pictures taken in the bypass (which was moved to Tomorrowland Terrance due to rain) and then eventually, the real bypass once the rain passed. I got a poison apple magic shot in front of one of the halloween statues in the bypass. I also bought the Oogie Boogie popcorn bucket at around 5:30ish from the cart in front of the castle. I asked that they not put popcorn in my bucket so they put my popcorn in a regular cardboard popcorn container. I also got my Orange Bird card.
    6:31: Met Elvis Stitch. He was amazing and funny!
    6:40ish: Friend got in line for Winnie the Pooh while I waited in line for Minnie. There were 2-3 families in front of me.
    7:02: I met Minnie Mouse
    7:14: Friend and I met Winnie the Pooh and friends
    7:24: I met the Gravediggers while my friend lined up for the Tarzan characters
    7:34: We met the Tarzan characters (no Tarzan present, only Jane and Terk). There was no photopass photographer so I had a CM take pictures with my phone.
    7:49: We met Jafar. While waiting for Jafar, my friend met the Gravediggers
    8:26: We met Abu and Aladdin just before they switched to Genie and Jasmine. The CM was kind enough to ask who I preferred to meet. We've met Jasmine and Genie before so we wanted Abu and Aladdin. Abu and Aladdin were great!
    8:35ish: My friend lined up for Daisy and Donald while I took a quick break and then got in line for Goofy.
    8:49: I met Goofy. I then got back in line for Daisy and Donald while my friend then met Goofy at 8:55
    9:16: We met Daisy and Donald. They are so cute!
    9:20ish: My friend wanted to meet Minnie so she got in line for Minnie while I decided I would try my luck finding Cruella.
    9:27: I met Cruella. She had no photopass photographer and had two CMs following her. She didn't really want to stop for photos (she was in character walking the runway), so I got a couple selfies and eventually got a CM to take a photo of us. I met her between the carousel and Be Our Guest. I just kept asking CMs where they last saw her until I found her. I personally didn't like how she was a roaming character this year. I didn't enjoy running around asking people where they last saw her. It seemed like she mostly stayed by the tea cups, BOG, and carousel.
    9:28: Friend met Minnie
    9:39: I met Mickey and then got an allergy bag of candy filled to the top in Town Hall. There was no line and I had no tokens. I then watched a couple minutes of the parade on main street.
    9:50ish: We lined up for the fireworks by the castle. Then after the fireworks, I got a spot for the parade in the hub (front row) while my friend met Mickey at 10:51. We then watched the parade and midnight Hocus Pocus show.
    12:32: magic shots on main street (poison apple, Tinkerbell)
    12:55: Magic shot with Headless Horseman (there was no line)

    We were very lucky to have the night we went not be super crowded so we got to meet a lot of characters. Also, I spent a lot of time making a plan for the party by reading party reports and estimating character times via reports online as well. This allowed me and my friend to quickly move through characters by having a solid strategy beforehand. Tag teaming is also a great idea!
    Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. I definitely found this thread useful in planning my party!
     
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    Haley R

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    We (friend and I) went to the Tuesday, Oct. 9th party. We spent our time meeting characters and going to see the fireworks, parade, and midnight Hocus Pocus show. We weren't worried about rides because we had spent a couple days in the MK already. We also did no trick or treating. All together, we saw 12 groups of characters! Here is my itinerary from memory (character times are based off photo pass photos).
    3ish: We were already in the park and went to the Liberty Square gazebo to line up for Jack and Sally. A cast member told us they are now meeting in Town Hall. We got there around 3:15ish and got our magic bands scanned to line up in line. The line is inside and nearby Tinkerbell's line. There were about 4 groups ahead of us. We got our party bands while waiting in line at 4pm.
    4:35: J&S came out. Picture taken at 4:42 PM
    5: Friend got in line for Elvis Stitch since this was a high priority for us. We were first in line and I don't think another person joined the line until like 5:30ish. Meanwhile, I had pictures taken in the bypass (which was moved to Tomorrowland Terrance due to rain) and then eventually, the real bypass once the rain passed. I got a poison apple magic shot in front of one of the halloween statues in the bypass. I also bought the Oogie Boogie popcorn bucket at around 5:30ish from the cart in front of the castle.
    6:31: Met Elvis Stitch
    6:40ish: Friend got in line for Winnie the Pooh while I waited in line for Minnie.
    7:02: I met Minnie Mouse
    7:14: Friend and I met Winnie the Pooh and friends
    7:24: I met the Gravediggers while my friend lined up for the Tarzan characters
    7:34: We met the Tarzan characters (no Tarzan present, only Jane and Terk). There was no photopass photographer so I had a CM take pictures with my phone.
    7:49: We met Jafar. While waiting for Jafar, my friend met the Gravediggers
    8:26: We met Abu and Aladdin just before they switched to Genie and Jasmine. The CM was kind enough to ask who I preferred to meet. We've met Jasmine and Genie before so we wanted Abu and Aladdin.
    8:35ish: My friend lined up for Daisy and Donald while I took a quick break and then got in line for Goofy.
    8:49: I met Goofy. I then got back in line for Daisy and Donald while my friend then met Goofy at 8:55
    9:16: We met Daisy and Donald
    9:20ish: My friend wanted to meet Minnie so she got in line for Minnie while I decided I would try my luck finding Cruella.
    9:27: I met Cruella. She had no photopass photographer and two CMs following her. She didn't really want to stop for photos (she was in character walking the runway), so I got a couple selfies and eventually got a CM to take one of us.
    9:28: Friend met Minnie
    9:39: I met Mickey and then got an allergy bag of candy filled to the top in Town Hall. There was no line and I had no tokens. I then watched a couple minutes of the parade on main street.
    9:50ish: We lined up for the fireworks by the castle. Then after the fireworks, I got a spot for the parade in the hub (front row) while my friend met Mickey at 10:51. We then watched the parade and midnight Hocus Pocus show.
    12:32: magic shots on main street (poison apple, Tinkerbell)
    12:55: Magic shot with Headless Horseman (there was no line)

    We were very lucky to have the night we went not be super crowded so we got to meet a lot of characters. Also, I spent a lot of time making a plan for the party by reading party reports and estimating character times via reports online as well. This allowed me and my friend to quickly move through characters by having a solid strategy beforehand. Tag teaming is also a great idea!
    Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. I definitely found this thread useful in planning my party!
    This is fantastic! It's so good to read a report about characters because we plan on mostly doing that during our parties. We are doing two parties and have other days for rides so we won't really be doing any rides during the party.
     

    1lilspark

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    We are staying one night to go to the party prior to our cruise. If they are in stock, I am buying one for each of us! It doesn’t make sense $-wise, but it’ll be fun to have them on our Halloween on the High Seas cruise, too. It makes for a cute and useful souvenir. Plus, I want to binge on Gold Peak White Citrus Tea. It is SO good and it is only available at Disney World and a very select few restaurants here and there!

    Thanks for your real-time updates tonight!
    FWIW on the Dream 10/5-10/8 they had the Halloween ‘resort’ mugs as well as the poison apple stein, generic Halloween, cauldron, and oogie boogie buckets and the horsemen straw clip
     

    Best Aunt

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    Well this is interesting

    Then pushed DS (who was falling asleep) through Fantasyland and Tomorrowland and out. (Letting fireworks crowds disperse and got to see teacups overlay)
    Stopped to get two magic shots which didn’t take long.
    On one they put tinkebell magic shot instead of ballroom dancers! Ugh. If I call can they change it?
    12:32: magic shots on main street (poison apple, Tinkerbell)
    Maybe it wasn't a mistake and it was supposed to be Tinkerbell? Or it was a mistake they made more than once?
     

    kayteekt

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    Headed to MNSSHP on the 28th. Trying to get my party plan together. The only characters we want to meet are Minnie, Donald/Daisy, and hopefully Mickey later in the evening. Anyone have experiences meeting any of those?

    Thinking of getting in line for Minnie around 6:25p in hopes to be one of the first few families to meet her.

    Then hop over to Donald/Daisy (any experience with their wait times doing that). We don't want the M&G to eat into our party time too much or maybe there's a better time to meet them? TIA :)
     

    abnihon

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    FWIW on the Dream 10/5-10/8 they had the Halloween ‘resort’ mugs as well as the poison apple stein, generic Halloween, cauldron, and oogie boogie buckets and the horsemen straw clip
    Seriously?! Boarding the Dream today! I will look out for the straw clip! Where did you see it? Thanks!
     

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