AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Jul 10, 2015
    Katherine from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Is it possible to buy tickets to MNSSHP the day of the party? My kids (4 & 2) are early raisers and don't do well after 8pm but we're considering going to the party the last day of our trip if the kids take good naps/not too tired. Thanks for your help

    Hi Katherine, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking a question that is near and dear to my heart: how to keep toddlers happy and well rested during a visit to Walt Disney World Resort!

    I have a 2 1/2 year old and let’s just say that, although he resists napping during the day when we’re at home, I have never had a problem convincing him to nap while we’re in Walt Disney World. There’s so much to see and do that, by the time 1:30 rolls around, he’s practically begging me for a nap (which is totally out of character for him, believe me…). We also tend to push his naps back a bit when we’re on vacation so that we can shift his entire schedule by about 2-2.5 hours. This allows him to wake up a little bit later and even stay up beyond 8 p.m. and see the fireworks or, as he calls them, “Encore bang!” (French for “More bang!”)

    The answer to your question depends on when the last day of your vacation falls. If it’s closer to Halloween, or on a weekend, those are often nights of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party that have historically tended to sell out.

    You know your children best: if you think you might be able to shift their schedules while you’re on vacation, then I would say that it would be worth it to give the Party a whirl and buy your tickets in advance. And, don't forget, your youngest won't need a Special Event Ticket to join in the fun. We attended the party last year and my son loved seeing people and some of his favourite Disney characters dressed up in costumes… and I enjoyed using him as an excuse to get some candy!! 

    Have a Magical Day,

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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