Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Feb 8, 2012
    Karinne from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Thanks for your previous answer. We are planning our trip for the end of sept or end of oct. Just wondering if there is much difference in terms of crowds especially for mnsshp. I have read alot of reviews about it being really crowded last year. Thanks.

    Hi Karrine,

    Thanks for writing back!  I recently moved to Central Florida from up North, and my boys love Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.  They love it so much, in fact, that we went three times this past year!  I also attended a fourth time with some Moms Panel Pals during a girls' trip in October.   I definitely found that the crowds got thicker as Halloween approached.  However, the crowds in general were moderate at the theme parks during both September and October, with the exception of weekends at Epcot during the International Food and Wine Festival, when the World Showcase was packed.  Because Mickey's Not So Scary is a separate ticketed event, in my experience it sells out before crowds are overly excessive, so even on a "crowded" night, it's manageable.  I will suggest to purchase your tickets for the party in advance no matter when you plan on attending, because it is extremely popular.  You'll also find that attendance tends to thin at Magic Kingdom as the evening progresses during the Halloween Party, as families with very young children head back to their resorts for bedtime.  The second parade (Mickey's Boo To You Parade) is generally significantly less crowded than the first.  I'd focus on trick-or-treating early during the party and plan on watching the later parade if you can.

    Whenever you go, have a wonderful trip!  Feel free to write back with any other questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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