Thursday, October 4, 2018

Halloween: Disney-Style

We haven't been to Disney World in MONTHS and MONTHS because we didn't renew our annual passes (Eddie CLAIMS there are other things to do on the weekends and I guess he's right because we are BUSY, but I'm having withdrawals!). Halloween at Disney is SO much fun. We've been in October two different times and I really think it's a fun time to go. Don't believe ANY lies about it being less crowded, though. I've been every month of the year except August and September and it is VERY crowded in the fall. The least crowded trips for us have been at Mother's Day and in July.

Three years ago we went to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Will and I were thisclose to going back this year but the weekend we wanted to go the party was only on a Friday night and I was worried he'd be EXHAUSTED from school and traveling down so we just didn't do it. Maybe next year!

When we went in 2015 the boys dressed up as Copper and Tod from The Fox and the Hound.

So my tips for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party...

First, be SURE you are going on a day when you don't already have a ticket. You can enter the park as early as 4pm (guests without tickets to the party have to leave by 7pm, I think). When you arrive at 4, enjoy some rides. Once the party begins, ENJOY THE PARTY. So many people will tell you to ride rides because the lines are short, and while that is true, my thought is you're paying for the party experience. There are characters that rarely come out and parades, shows, and fireworks that are only seen at the party. Take advantage! Those are SO GOOD!

We took the boys when they were TOO young. Right now they'd be perfect. Make sure your kiddos can hang from 4pm-midnight. You don't want to have to leave early. I am hoping that we can try this again next year when the boys are 7 and 10. It is not scary, but it is crowded and a late night

Trick or Treat! Disney gives out the good candy. We didn't do a great job of trick or treating and I hate that.

Dress up, but remember that you're in Florida. Don't put your kids in something that will make them melt.

Last year in October we went to Disney for James' birthday. We just went to Magic Kingdom one night (we went to Hollywood that morning and then took a nap) to see the decorations all lit up. The pumpkin scarecrows on Main Street are my favorite.

We also went to Hoop Dee Doo Revue last year in October. I HIGHLY recommend this show ANY time of the year. It's our favorite!

Enjoy! And take me with you!

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