Walt Disney World Halloween
  • On Aug 26, 2019
    Shannon from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are going to MNSSHP one week from today! I have a 10 month old and will be using Rider Swap. Will this be available during the party? Also, is it available during Extra Magic hours? Thanks!

    Oh boy, Shannon! Your trip is three days away; I'm sure you're busy packing and getting ready! I'd be happy to offer you some advice to help make your vacation extra magical.

    Waiting in line is not fun for most people, and this is especially true with babies! Disney's Rider Switch Service allows one adult to remain behind with a child that is too small to ride while everyone else enjoys the attraction, and when they return, the waiting adult can go through the FastPass+ queue to enjoy the attraction with minimal wait.  Rider Switch is available at select attractions at all four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, so take a look at the Walt Disney World website for a full listing. The great news is that Rider Switch is available anytime the theme parks are open, so feel free to use it during Extra Magic Hours and Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

    Here's a Moms Panel tip: Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party gives you admission into the park at 4:00 PM. What works for my kids is I let them sleep in and play at our Walt Disney World Resort hotel pool during the day, before heading over to Magic Kingdom Park in the late afternoon. We eat an early dinner at one of the Quick Service locations (we like Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe) and save room for Trick-or-Treating and all the spooktacular Party exclusive sweets and treats. Since your little one will get tuckered out by the end of the night, try to catch the first showing of Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade at 9:15 PM. You'll need to stake out a spot about 30-45 minutes beforehand; I prefer to watch it from Frontierland by Splash Mountain (the parade will come through this location around 9:30 PM).  

    If you're dying for more advice, Shannon, visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel site. On the right side of the screen, click on the box that says "Moms Views" for some frighteningly good Party advice from 20 of our Panelists!

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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania!  I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique.  It’s amazing how many people you can find who love talking about, "The Most Magical Place On Earth!"  I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at middle school basketball games waiting for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical.


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