Mickey Minnie Halloween Costume
  • On Jun 28, 2022
    George from South Glamorgan Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How many days would you spend at each park? Can you buy 1/2ltr bottled water at the parks? Do the mascot/characters charge or want a tip for having a photo with them? Are the Minnie Mouse taxis expensive?

    Hiya, George!

    Welcome to planDisney, friend! I am so delighted that you stopped by with your planning questions. It looks as if you are planning a trip this fall, just in time for all of the autumn festivities! The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival and Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party are two wonderful events that will be taking place during your visit. You will also find frightfully delicious treats, Mickey Pumpkins, and so much more. Be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog as your trip gets closer for all the latest news about fall fun during your stay. Okay, let's get into those questions so you can get back to planning the best trip ever. 

    Deciding on how many days to spend in each park can be a tough choice! If you are only spending four days in the park, I recommend one day for each location. If you are spending 5 days, my pick for a second-day park would be Magic Kingdom Park. But if you have a Star Wars fan in your crew, Hollywood Studios is definitely worth a second day! If you are staying six days or longer I highly recommend using the Park Hopper Option for your tickets. This feature is included with both the 7-Day and 14-Day Magic Ticket. This will give you a lot of flexibility on your park days. You can start the day in Animal Kingdom with a morning safari, and head to Magic Kingdom Park for evening fireworks. When using these longer ticket options, I recommend making Park Pass Reservations for all four theme parks at least once (twice with a 14-day ticket), and then choosing the parks with your high-priority attractions for the remaining days. 

    Water bottles sold in the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks are 20 ounces and feature both Dasani and Smartwater. You can also pick up complimentary ice water at most Quick-Service locations. 

    I am so excited that traditional Character Greetings have returned to Walt Disney World Resort! Hugging Olaf on my most recent visit was absolutely amazing. And while our beloved pals are happy to accept hugs, hi-fives, and sign their unique autographs, no charges or tips are necessary! The only cost for character interactions would be if you booked a Character Dining reservation, and the charge would be for the meal, not visits from your favorite friends.  

    The cost for Disney Minnie Van will vary depending on where you are headed, just like a traditional ride service. Minnie Vans are reserved through the Lyft app, but you will find they have a higher price point than a standard ride share. The Lyft app will show you the price before you confirm your pickup, and you will be able to compare it to other transportation options available in the app. Though the cost per ride may be slightly higher, there are some added benefits, and it's not just the adorable theming. Minnie Vans are driven by Cast Members, who tend to share tons of fun facts and tips along the way, complimentary car seats, and drop-off/pick-up spots closer to the park entrances than standard ride shares. 

    I hope that these tips help you continue to plan your magical adventure!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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