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    • mkanger

      Registered: May 2010
      Location: Rolling Prairie, IN
      Posts: 1
      Review Date: Wed November 2, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Character Greetings
      Cons: Long lines

      We attended the MNSSHP on October 27, 2011. It was much more crowded than the last time I attended in October of 2004, but just as much fun. Although the crowding could be from the construction going on all over the park. We started the night by lining up to meet the 7 dwarves, since they are seldom at meet and greet locations. The candy lines were long so we avoided them and let the children have their fun. Rides were easy on with minimal wait times, except in Fantasyland where the we found the longest wait to be about 30 minutes. Lines to meet the characters were long but worth it for those who are seldom seen in the parks, we avoided characters who we can see on almost any trip. The Villain Mix and Mingle was cute, but the characters were not out for long to mingle. We headed over to the Tomorrowland dance party to find no partying, so we were disappointed. We found the "perfect" spot to watch the Boo to You Parade, just to the left of the central hub as you face the castle is a little pavilion right next to the walkway into Liberty Square. If you stand in the back corner facing the walkway, you get awesome photos of the Headless Horseman as he stops right there before barreling down the parade route. Plus there is no one crowding you as they are all facing the street. I would definitely recommend for children ages 7 and up. The younger children tend to get a bit cranky by 9:30, so use your best judgement.
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      Registered: October 2010
      Posts: 11
      Review Date: Mon October 31, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Villians Show; Fireworks; Trick-or-Treating; Park Theme
      Cons: Hmm.....

      Attended 9/20/11. Wife's favorite holiday, and WDW didn't disappoint. Fantastic Villian's Show at the Castle, great fireworks! Liked the lack of crowd. Would love to go again!!!
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      Registered: October 2011
      Location: United States
      Posts: 3
      Review Date: Sun October 30, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 7 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Fireworks and parade
      Cons: more crowded than anticipated

      We attended the party on October 27th. This was our first time to Disney so we did not know what to expect. The ride waits were virtually non-existent, so that was good. The waits for the characters and the candy were ridiculous. We managed to hit a couple of candy spots at 11:00 pm with no wait, but could not even get close to any characters.

      Got a spot to watch the fireworks right on the right side of the castle on the street at about 9:00 and decided to just stay there for the fireworks, Villians show, and the last parade. We were glad we did!

      The fireworks were AMAZING and the parade was super fun.

      Overall, I'm glad we did it once, but won't spend the money to do it again! If you go, dress up...it made it so much more fun!
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      Registered: October 2008
      Posts: 3
      Review Date: Sat October 29, 2011 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 6 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Cute parade and Fireworks
      Cons: Not worth the high price taf

      I was underwhelmed by MNSSHP on Oct.25th. Way more people then I would expect for a limited ticket event. The parade and fireworks were very nice but nothing that knocked my socks off. Typical standard Disney productions. Lines were long for candy and rather chaotic.

      It was very crowded and congestive. Little kids in strollers were totally wiped out and after the fireworks at 9:30, a mass exodus out of the MK.

      If you are adults or have older kids and can stay till the end, it's probably worth the high price tag but with little ones(long, long lines for the princesses) I did not feel it was worth 170.00 for two adults and a 4 year old. I was underwhelmed. Nice but way overpriced!
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      Registered: February 2008
      Posts: 17
      Review Date: Fri October 28, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 6 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): parade and shows
      Cons: rides breaking down too often and rides closed

      We tried Monsters Inc. twice and it was broken, second time we had been in line for 15 or 20 minutes and were asked to leave, something about the doors not opening. Went across to Stitch's Great Escape and it was down, also Space Mountain was down earlier and we got halted in the Haunted Mansion, however, the audio kept going, so that sort of spoiled the mood on that one. I also would love for the over 5'10" guests to stop standing in front of small children for the parade, seems like something the kids should be in the front row for, don't you think?
      All in all I think the MNSSHP is lots of fun, but needs to be tweaked so that a lot of expensive time is not wasted waiting for broken down rides. There were just so many this year, we even stopped for a short time in the middle of Winnie the Pooh. We went on Sunday 10/23 with 4 adults and 2 children 6 and 8 years old.
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      Registered: April 2008
      Posts: 9
      Review Date: Thu October 27, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): short lines, awesome parade, festive music
      Cons: NONE

      We attended on 10/23 and it could not have been better. This was our third year in a row on the same night of the season. There were crowds, but there are so many activities that there was no wait for just about anything. We walked on most rides with little to no wait. The candy lines seemed long, but did move quite quickly. The mixture of candy given was just perfect. People of all ages got into the spirit.(including several older trick or treaters in scooters who almost ran us over for candy:-) Our party consisted of 4 adults (40,39,39,&19) and 3 children (16,15 and 9). Each of us trick or treated and had a blast!! We caught the second parade and found a great spot in Frontierland as close as 15 minutes before it began. We missed the fireworks this year as we were just getting on Haunted Mansion. The best place for catching the fireworks is actually ON Thunder mountain if you can time it right. We would definately do this again, and recommend to anyone who truly loves Halloween!!
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      Registered: March 2011
      Location: Milwaukee, WI, US
      Posts: 23
      Review Date: Wed October 26, 2011 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 6 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): great fireworks show
      Cons: long lines for candy

      After going to Mickey's Very Merry last year, had high hopes for Not So Scary this year. Unfortunately, my hopes were not lived up to. The Boo to You parade was cute, and the fireworks were great; but, the candy lines were long everywhere and the dance parties were packed. Also, aside from MK, none of the other parks or resorts were really decked out for Halloween.
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      Registered: October 2011
      Posts: 11
      Review Date: Wed October 26, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Villians show, parade, characters
      Cons: A little crowded

      This separate ticketed event was great. We brougt our daughter's costume and let her dress up for it. The Disney Villians show was amazing! We really enjoyed the parade too. We got to see all seven dwarfs at a character spot which was cool. I guess they don't make many appearances as a group. The fireworks were a great way to end the night for us. Certainly worth the extra price to do this at least once.
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      Registered: June 2006
      Location: Ft. Lauderdale,FL
      Posts: 39
      Review Date: Tue October 25, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros):
      Cons: Too many people

      We attended the Thursday, Oct. 20th MNSSHP. Our first time at this party although we have been to the Christmas party before. From what I understand, this was a sold out event if not really close to and it showed. The park was busier that evening than it was during the day. Huge lines for everything. The food carts ran out of food items? That one was surprising. The candy lines did move quickly though. The parade was cute, I did miss the headless horseman both times though. Bummer. The fireworks were great. We were able to see them from Thunder Mountain. We didn't even ride that many things and we didn't get to do the character parties and we didn't hit all the candy spots. I have no idea what we were doing but we do have 3 small children. I didn't think the stores had a big selections on Halloween items either. Lots of families dressed up as we were. I would encourage everyone to do the same it makes it more fun. I would give this party another chance but now that I know what to expect I will need a plan for sure.
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      Registered: February 2007
      Location: raleigh, nc
      Posts: 14
      Review Date: Mon October 24, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Different way to do MK, parade, lack of lines for rides

      Our family had a ball at the MNSSHP on 10/21! The only issue we had was that we did not arrive until 6:00 (meant to be there earlier). Everything we did had a less than 5 minute line (except the Haunted Mansion, but it may have been because it broke down a couple of times while we waited). We loved the parade and the dance party in Tomorrowland. Did not get a full perspective on the fireworks because we were in Fantasyland at that point on the wrong side of the castle. Still enjoyed them, but I think there was something projected onto the castle we could not see. We did not do much of the trick-or-treating since we were mainly there for rides and parade. Really a special night for us, especially since we had been to MK before and wanted something a little different. We got it!

      Still singing the "Boo to you" song in our heads...
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      Registered: October 2011
      Posts: 1
      Review Date: Mon October 24, 2011 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 4 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): No lines for the rides
      Cons: Too crowded and long lines to see the characters and to get candy

      We attended MNSSHP on 10/22/2011 and was surprised with the number of people there. The fireworks were nice as was the parade but the lines for the characters were very long and the characters would leave for 15 to 20 minutes every hour or so making the lines that much longer. The candy lines were long but did move rather quickly. I am glad I did the party but would not do it again.
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      Registered: December 2010
      Posts: 8
      Review Date: Mon October 24, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Costumed characters and candy

      Went to MNSSHP on 10/10/11 and had a blast (left a little early as my friend was getting tired). Very small lines for rides, didn't see the parade and left before the second parade. The candy handed out was a mixture of inexpensive non brand candy and Milky Way, etc.

      Found that the people who dressed for the party for the most part looked fantastic and realistic as ghost, ghouls and Disney characters.
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      Disney Mags

      Registered: December 2010
      Posts: 10
      Review Date: Mon October 24, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Parade, fireworks, Haunted Mansion
      Cons: Crowded

      This was the first time we have ever attended MNSSHP. We usually always go the first week of December and attend MVMCP. We love that party and thought this would be the same. While I didn't like this one as much, it still was really great! I think I'm more of a Christmas gal and that's why I like that party a little more. We went on Thursday, Oct. 6th for my son's 7th birthday. Lines were crazy for candy. However, the lines for the rides were really short. Walked right on a lot of them. The Haunted Mansion was great! The cast members were really in character and the ghost lady out front was wonderful. She was interacting with the guests and was a hoot! We didn't want to leave the mansion as it was the highlight of the evening.We caught the second parade and sat on a bench on Main Street and watched the whole thing with unobstructed views. It was great! Definitely catch the second parade with the smaller crowds. If we go down again at this time of year, we will definitely do this party again as you only get to see the Halloween parade during the party.
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      Registered: May 2010
      Posts: 5
      Review Date: Sat October 22, 2011 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 5 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): decorations
      Cons: price

      We were so happy with Mickey's Christmas Party that we had to try the Halloween event. My kids (16 & 13) were a little too old to truly enjoy this event. Fireworks were nice - diff't color than you see at Magic Kingdom with the regular park ticket. The parade was nice - but again MK always has a great parade each day. I was told the headless horseman was going to be the best site to see -- and it was for the 2 seconds he rode on by. Trick or treating was probably good for younger kids, if you had patience to find a candy station and then wait in line. Honestly, for the most part - MK has festive decorations for this time of year; and if you attend evening magic hours you can see the fireworks, enjoy the rides. Hey, if you have extra money to burn - give it a try. The Christmas Party is SOOOOO much better and truly worth the extra ticket!!
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      Registered: April 2007
      Location: Peterborough, NH
      Posts: 70
      Review Date: Sat October 22, 2011 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 7 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Parade, Fireworks
      Cons: Too crowded

      I expected the party time to be less crowded than the day time, but I was wrong! They need to limit the number of tickets they sell so everyone can enjoy themselves. The parade was nice and so were the fireworks, but honestly, I've seen better fireworks. I had a great viewing spot on the bridge to tomorrowland. If you do the candy stations, don't be afraid of the long lines, they move quickly, but the line at the tomorrowland terrace gives you only ONE piece of candy unlike the others which give you a handful. Not much chocolate in the mix, either. The lines for the meet and greets were very long and the dance parties were mobbed. But, the lines for the rides weren't that bad. I was also disappointed that they started closing things at 11:30 when the party was supposed to go until 12:00. That doesn't seem right. I wouldn't pay the money again to attend.
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