Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On May 27, 2009
    Bethann from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Taking DD, 18 months (& DH) end of Sept. We're trying to keep this more of a "budget" trip as we're already planning a BIG WDW trip when DD turns 4. Question- is it worth it to spend the $ & go to MNSSHP this year? 

    Hi, BethAnn!  My kids have always loved Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party, from the time they were very young, and I think 18 months old is a great age to start taking them!  If you are looking at this from a budget perspective, on the day we go to the party, we do not plan to do a theme park that day.  That saves you a day's admission into the park.  With your party ticket, you can enter the park at four o'clock in the afternoon - so you are really getting an eight hour day in the Magic Kingdom.

    Because the crowds are lighter and the lines can be shorter at the party, you generally see more during the party than during a regular theme park day.  Even doing the trick or treating, I think you can accomplish more during the party than you could in a full day at the Magic Kingdom.

    We spend the day of the party lounging around the hotel, hitting the pool, maybe grabbing some lunch at the Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney - just keeping it a very low key kind of day.  I insist on an afternoon nap for the kids so they can stay up later to enjoy the party. 

    If you can swing it, I definitely think it's worth the experience.  It works out a little cheaper than a one day pass to the theme park, and you still get to see and enjoy the things you would probably do during the day anyway!

    Enjoy your trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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