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Old 09-09-2018, 01:12 AM   #1
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Default So what do you actually DO at MNSSHP?

We've never been, but best I can tell is we pay an extra $85/pp so we can dress in WDW-approved costumes, get some trick-or-treat candy and ride the same rides? Is there more to it than that? Hoping so, but would like to hear before we buy tickets (or don't). I appreciate any insights from vets of such parties, thanks!
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Old 09-09-2018, 01:58 AM   #2
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It helps that the parks are less crowded than regular hours so, lines for the rides will generally be shorter. You will have a lot of things that you won't get during the regular day:

Rare Characters and more villains
Regular characters in Halloween costumes
Hocus Pocus stage show
Boo Too You Parade
Hallowishes Fireworks.

Hocus Pocus and Boo Too You are a couple of my favorite events. I go most years but, am skipping this year as I have two people travelling with us who have never been to WDW. It's just too much to add this in with a first trip and F&W.
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:13 AM   #3
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I go almost solely for the parade (recently I watch both appearances), fireworks, and people-watching (no costume for me). Usually watch a stage show or two and often go trick-or-treating.


Only ride I make it a point to go on is Haunted Mansion. Also tend to do Pirates and the Laugh Floor.


Even with just the above, definitely one of my favorite extras.
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Old 09-09-2018, 07:05 AM   #4
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Read once that the MNSSHP tickets do not require a park ticket so if you were on a park-less/ticket-less trip you'd still have a day at MK with lower crowds. I wonder if the MNSSHP allow for FP+?
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Old 09-09-2018, 07:11 AM   #5
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First, it's cheaper than the Magic Members Nights or whatever it's called, and more hours! (But also more people.)

For me, it's the atmosphere, shorter lines, parade, and fireworks. We're 2 adults. I like it much better than the Christmas party, though that's also fun.

Essentially, if I can get into the parks for a night-time experience with fewer people and some special music/fireworks, I'll do it. We don't dress up.

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Old 09-09-2018, 07:47 AM   #6
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We don't dress up either. We love the parade, which is the best at Walt Disney World, the atmosphere, and the short wait times for rides. Haunted Mansion is a great ride at the party.

Well worth the expense in my opinion.

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Old 09-09-2018, 08:11 AM   #7
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We went last year and it was a lot of fun! My kids dressed up, but DH & I just wore Mickey-themed Halloween shirts. We rode some rides, trick or treated, did the dance party in Tomorrowland (this was probably our favorite!), watched the parade and fireworks. The atmosphere was a lot of fun and we would totally go back again.
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Agree with what everyone here has said.
It is a great event!
A separated ticket event, so no park ticket required. You may enter the park at 4:00, party starts at 7.
No fast passes for the event, but you really don’t need them.
Plan on staying late as the park really empties out as the night progresses.
IMHO it is worth it. And the Boo to You Parade is fantastic!
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First, it's cheaper than the Magic Members Nights or whatever it's called, and more hours! (But also more people.)

For me, it's the atmosphere, shorter lines, parade, and fireworks. We're 2 adults. I like it much better than the Christmas party, though that's also fun.

Essentially, if I can get into the parks for a night-time experience with fewer people and some special music/fireworks, I'll do it. We don't dress up.

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Family of 5, we go for atmosphere and the parade although it is hard to go as often as we like. Only been twice, school schedules get in the way. They really pull off the Halloween feeling in an incredibly over the top Disney way.
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Old 09-09-2018, 08:51 AM   #10
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Worth every penny! The fireworks are not just normal night fireworks and the parade is awesome! For the record the fireworks are worth the price of admission. If you get the right night, like we did last year, we rode SDMT with no wait at all. The time in between was just to run around to get in line again. Now, we have been in nights that were pretty busy, that wasn’t as fun, but we still got the fireworks and parade. What day are you looking at going? Closer to Halloween gets busier and Friday nights are busy. Tuesday’s early in the sched are the best!
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