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MNSSHP tips?

Hey everyone!

We're headed back to WDW 10/6-10/11 clapping This time we're staying at Saratoga Springs resort (in May we were at Bay Lake Tower) we'll be attending MNSSHP on Friday 10/8 - never been there. Any tips? It will be me, CJ, his mom and our 3 kids (ages 3, 5 and 7)

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UnbalancedLibra wrote:
Hey everyone!

We're headed back to WDW 10/6-10/11 clapping This time we're staying at Saratoga Springs resort (in May we were at Bay Lake Tower) we'll be attending MNSSHP on Friday 10/8 - never been there. Any tips? It will be me, CJ, his mom and our 3 kids (ages 3, 5 and 7)

Awesome! That's pretty soon! Did you decide on this recently?

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Awesome! That's pretty soon! Did you decide on this recently?

LOL, no. As soon as we got back from WDW in May I booked October laugh

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Be sure to enjoy all the MNSSHP exclusives, there are plenty of them! The-trick-or-treat-ing is a great time, even for adults. Some of the locations are kind of hard to find but the hunt is part of the fun. There are a ton of special photo opportunities you should take advantage of via PhotoPass and/or with your camera. There are characters in costume, tons of decorations and other scenery that are only there for Halloween/MNSSHP. The HalloWishes show is not to be missed. It is one of (some say the[i]) [/i]best[i] [/i]FW show all year. I would HIGHLY recommend you 'grown ups' go in costume. To me, it is a lot more fun that way. Just be sure to check the guidelines for appropriate costumes for grown folks (not only to avoid any inconvenience after arriving for MNSSHP, but adhering to them will make it more comfortable for you during the evening - on the rides and such). There's Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween parade and there are Halloween dance parties where you can get down with your favorite characters. All these things plus VERY light crowds equals a must-do event to me.

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I have two tips..1. stay LATE..like to the very last second! By the end of the night most people have left & you will basically have the park to yourself.
2. You are never too old to trick-or-treat! We didn't do this for the first hour or so because we were embarrassed..we were two adults without a costume. Once we got into it we had two bags full of yummy candy to take with us!

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Be sure to enjoy all the MNSSHP exclusives, there are plenty of them! The-trick-or-treat-ing is a great time, even for adults. Some of the locations are kind of hard to find but the hunt is part of the fun. There are a ton of special photo opportunities you should take advantage of via PhotoPass and/or with your camera. There are characters in costume, tons of decorations and other scenery that are only there for Halloween/MNSSHP. The HalloWishes show is not to be missed. It is one of (some say the[i]) [/i]best[i] [/i]FW show all year. I would HIGHLY recommend you 'grown ups' go in costume. To me, it is a lot more fun that way. Just be sure to check the guidelines for appropriate costumes for grown folks (not only to avoid any inconvenience after arriving for MNSSHP, but adhering to them will make it more comfortable for you during the evening - on the rides and such). There's Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween parade and there are Halloween dance parties where you can get down with your favorite characters. All these things plus VERY light crowds equals a must-do event to me.

This sounds like so much fun!!! We will dress up, but just in tattered clothes, we're going as a zombie family, lol. My 7 year old has a Cinderella dress from may when she was at BBB so she wants to wear that dress but have zombie makeup--I haven't figured out yet just how to apply zombie makeup, lol

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Bella wrote:
I have two tips..1. stay LATE..like to the very last second! By the end of the night most people have left & you will basically have the park to yourself.
2. You are never too old to trick-or-treat! We didn't do this for the first hour or so because we were embarrassed..we were two adults without a costume. Once we got into it we had two bags full of yummy candy to take with us!

We are going to TRY and stay late but our kids are 3, 5 and 7! heheeheee

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The BEST candy path is in the back between Mickey's Toon Town and Tomorrowland. It's decorated with an Alice in wonderland theme and there area about 5 candy stations along the path. go through twice and you'll already have a full bag! Also, the characters are in halloween costume around the parks, so the kids will love to see that!

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Have to agree on the Boo to You Parade! Kids and adults love it and the song will be stuck in your head for days!:

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Well great. That's stuck in my head for the rest of the day now. laugh

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Well great. That's stuck in my head for the rest of the day now. laugh

Sorry about that dsoup! I think it's a pretty fun song -- if you have to have something stuck in your head, this is a good one! mickey

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We went to MNSSHP last year for the first time - had a blast! I agree with the other commentors - stay to the end, and enjoy the trick-or-treating! Believe me, they have plenty of candy throughout the entire event Smile

My tip is that the trick or treat lines usually have 2 sides/lines - one on the left and one on the right. The candy is generally the same no matter which line you go in.

If you don't want too much chocolate or sweets, they also hand out raisins.

Finally, somewhere between Astro Orbitor and Space Mountain, they were also giving away themed toothbrushes - last year it was Star Wars.

Have fun!

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We went to MNSSHP last year for the first time - had a blast! I agree with the other commentors - stay to the end, and enjoy the trick-or-treating! Believe me, they have plenty of candy throughout the entire event Smile

My tip is that the trick or treat lines usually have 2 sides/lines - one on the left and one on the right. The candy is generally the same no matter which line you go in.

If you don't want too much chocolate or sweets, they also hand out raisins.

Finally, somewhere between Astro Orbitor and Space Mountain, they were also giving away themed toothbrushes - last year it was Star Wars.

Have fun!

I've never seen the toothbrushes! Do they do that every year?

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Now that I don't know.

It was kinda cool - it played the Star Wars theme when you brushed. I don't think it had much of an impact against the 6 pounds of candy we got between the 2 of us though! Ha.....

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JeffC wrote:
Now that I don't know.

It was kinda cool - it played the Star Wars theme when you brushed. I don't think it had much of an impact against the 6 pounds of candy we got between the 2 of us though! Ha.....

I want ALL of my person hygiene products to play Star Wars music!

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The BEST candy path is in the back between Mickey's Toon Town and Tomorrowland. It's decorated with an Alice in wonderland theme and there area about 5 candy stations along the path. go through twice and you'll already have a full bag! Also, the characters are in halloween costume around the parks, so the kids will love to see that!
This is a great tip! Thank you!

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Have to agree on the Boo to You Parade! Kids and adults love it and the song will be stuck in your head for days!:

LOL--ty laugh

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JeffC wrote:
We went to MNSSHP last year for the first time - had a blast! I agree with the other commentors - stay to the end, and enjoy the trick-or-treating! Believe me, they have plenty of candy throughout the entire event Smile

My tip is that the trick or treat lines usually have 2 sides/lines - one on the left and one on the right. The candy is generally the same no matter which line you go in.

If you don't want too much chocolate or sweets, they also hand out raisins.

Finally, somewhere between Astro Orbitor and Space Mountain, they were also giving away themed toothbrushes - last year it was Star Wars.

Have fun!

I'd LOVE to stay until the end. My kids are 3, 5 and 7 though! Guess we'll be napping the day away? LOL

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JeffC wrote:

Finally, somewhere between Astro Orbitor and Space Mountain, they were also giving away themed toothbrushes - last year it was Star Wars.

Have fun!

NO WAY!! I've been to MNSSHP so many times and have NEVER seen this! I love it!!! Oh I hope hope hope I hear about some TRON toothbrushes this year... laugh

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I am so looking forward to this on this trip. We did do it last year but it was very hot the night we went and we went on our last night there. We never made it much past Main Street. The only other things we did was the Haunted Mansion and Splash Mountain.

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One more tip I thought of:

Go to the mid-week parties if you can. I think the locals go to the weekend ones so they're a bit more crowded.

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tooth brushes?!?!

I have never heard of that either! How awesome!!!

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This was our candy haul from last year between the 2 of us, if that helps persuade you! laugh

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I wonder if that will persuade or scare her! I'm just thinking about what that kind of haul will do to three kids over the course of a vacation!

Love the little MNSSHP Mickey, though!

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I'm getting excited! I think I might have to get some MNSSHP merchandise this year!

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I just entered a candy coma.

Dave and I hit all the same trick or treat spots..so we were given equal amounts of candy..however, I went home with a huge bag and Dave only had about 1/4 of a bag full..because somebody turned into a five year old and ate all his during the parade.

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WOW!!! Thank you all for the awesome tips! And whoa on the stash just 2 people got. eek Can't imagine what 3 adults and 3 kids will end up with! laugh

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@Bella -- Ha! I bet someone was also very sick that night!

@UL -- I think they always give the kids more candy, too! (That's probably not true, but I've decided that it is)

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@Bella -- Ha! I bet someone was also very sick that night!

@UL -- I think they always give the kids more candy, too! (That's probably not true, but I've decided that it is)

He wasn't sick..but he was up until about 3 a.m.

UL..I am so jealous..please come back and post some pictures of your trip!!

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Hi! This year is going to be my first NSSHP, and I have a question. With Toon Town now gone, does anyone know if they are still going to have the Alice in Wonderland trail? And if they do, where will it be?

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I don't remember where I saw this, but I think I saw that the 7 dwarfs will be there this year (2010) I copied this from another board (I hope that is ok, but trust me it isn't nearly as cool as this one) apparently it was a press release about the event.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom is a perennial guest favorite for the character meet and greets, special entertainment, and of course, the candy. If you are planning on attending any of the parties this year, you'll want to check out this nifty guide we've compiled. We've even included a few things you won't find on any Disney provided guide:

Treat Trails (Candy Stations)

Trader Sam's Tiki Treats " Jungle Cruise Landing

Louis Gator's Bayou Goodies " Riverboat Landing

Pirate's Booty Treats " Pirates of the Caribbean queue

Woody's Happy Harvest " Diamond Horseshoe

Peter's Candy Flight " Peter Pan extended queue

Br'er Rabbits Laughing Place Candy Patch " Splash Mountain queue, features 3 candy stops

Pinocchio's Candy Closet " Pinocchio's Village Haus Patio area (Werthers)

Max's Pit Stop Treats " Speedway between the Merchandise cart and the Tea Cups

Town Square Theater " Exit of Mickey & Minnie meet and greet

Buzz Lightyear's Candy Blast " Buzz Lightyear meet and greet area

Tour Guide Gardens " Exit of Duffy meet and greet

Stitch's Spaceport Snacks " Tomorrowland Plaza (by Space Mountain FastPass)

Stitch's Great Escape Treats " Stitch's Great Escape (not advertised)

Turnstiles

Tomorrowland Terrace " Kellogg's and Disney Interactive

Kiss Goodnight Treat Trough " Available after first parade

Special Event Entertainment

Mickey's Boo-To-You Halloween Parade " Magic Kingdom Parade Route " 8:15pm and 10:30pm

Happy Hallo'Wishes' - Park Wide " 9:30pm

Villian's Mix & Mingle " Castle Stage " 7:45pm, 8:50pm, 10:05pm and 11:15pm

Stitch's Club 626 Dance Party " Rockettower Plaza Stage, Tomorrowland " featuring: Goofy, Pluto, Chip, Dale and Stitch " Continuous 7:00pm to 12:00am

Woody's Happy Harvest Dance Party " Diamond Horseshoe, Liberty Square " featuring: Woody, Jessie and Bullseye " Continuous 7:00pm to 12:00am

Character Meet and Greets

Mickey and Minnie " Town Square Theater, Main Street " Continuous 7:00pm to 12:00am

Disney Princesses " Town Square Theater, Main Street " Continuous 7:00pm to 12:00am

Duffy the Disney Bear " Tour Guide Gardens, Main Street " Continuous 7:00pm to 12:00am

Pooh and Friends " Flag Pole Planter, Town Square, Main Street " Cntinuous (except for Parade times) 7:00pm to 12:00am

Disney Villian's " Castle Hub " Continuous (except for Parade times) " featuring: Captain Hook, Step Sister & Lady Tremaine, Lotso, Jafar, Hades, Gaston

7 Dwarfs " Splash Mountain Exit, Frontierland " Continuous 7:00pm to 12:00am

Madame Carlotta and Rinotta (back to back) " Haunted Mansion lawn -Liberty Square " Continuous 7:00pm to 12:00am

Tiana and Naveen " Enchanted Glade, Liberty Square " Continuous 7:00pm to 12:00am

Tinker Bell and Disney Fairies " Adventureland Veranda, Adventureland " Continuous 7:00pm to 12:00am

Donald and Daisy " Gazebo outside Veranda, Adventureland " Continuous (except for Parade times) 7:00pm to 12:00am

Timon and Rafiki " next to Swiss Family Treehouse, Adventureland " Continuous 7:00pm to 12:00am

Tarzan, Jane and Terk " Veranda Porch, Adventureland " Continuous 7:00pm to 12:00am

Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie and Abu " Next to Carpet ride, Adventureland " Continuous 7:00pm to 12:00am

Alice and Mad Hatter " Mad Tea Party, Fantasyland " Continuous 7:00pm to 12:00am

Buzz Lightyear " Galaxy Gate, Tomorrowland " Continuous 7:00pm to 12:00am