Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Sep 21, 2015
    Michelle from MO 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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    Hello! We are preparing to make our first family trip to Disney and will be there Oct 12-13. I understand that that park closes early for the halloween. What do we do in between? We don't want to go back to the hotel. Thanks for any suggestions.

    Hello Michelle! If I'm not misunderstanding, you are saying that you have tickets to the Magic Kingdom during the day and also have Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets for later that evening? In this case, yes the Magic Kingdom will close at 7 p.m. to regular day guests, however those with Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets will be able to stay and enjoy the park without having to leave and return at a later time. You may need to go to the front of the park to receive your Halloween Party wristbands, but there will be no need to actually leave the property. During the hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. there will be lots of day guests trying to leave the park and lots of party-goers arriving to the park, so I suggest scheduling dinner for around that time or spending time on the attractions to stay away from that crowd. Cast Members will be checking for wristbands throughout the evening. 

    I am planning on attending the Halloween Party as well, and am especially excited to see the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular. Hocus Pocus is one of my favorite movies, and I'm so excited that the Sanderson Sisters are back causing mischief. Also, don't miss Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Halloween Parade. It is my Mom's Panel friend Jason K.'s favorite thing to do at this special event.

    If I misinterpreted your question, please feel free to ask again providing specific information. I hope you enjoy Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, and beware of hitchhiking ghosts! Have a magical first Walt Disney World vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Indiana

I am a recent graduate from Ball State University and mother to my 5-year-old son. We love all things Disney and when we aren’t watching Disney films or planning our next vacation, we love to go to touring Disney shows. I also love to cook, listen to music, read books, and paint. With my experience planning vacations and navigating the parks from a single parent’s perspective, I hope to be able to add a little “pixie dust” to your vacation! Learn More About Sarah

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