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  • On Jul 3, 2013
    Josh Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are traveling to Disney October 25-November 1st with a 4 year old and 1.5 year old, wondering if the extra ticket for Mickeys not-so Scary Halloween party would be worth it with our kiddos being on the "younger" side.

    Welcome to the Disney Moms Panel Josh!

    I am a huge fan of Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) and its always a must do for me every year! There are so many fun things that only happen during this event that I just love.

    You will see tons of families with kids those ages attending MNSSHP and having a great time. The event is family friendly and kids love Trick-or-Treating, the special character Meet & Greets (often unique ones only seen during special events), Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade, the Happy HalloWishes fireworks and the character dance parties.

    In my experience, my boys lived for the moment when they were those ages. Did they enjoy MNSSHP? Yes. Do they remember it? No.  So for me personally, the decision to attend or not was based on whether or not my boys would be able to stay up that late and enjoy it without completely melting down. I knew that if they were overtired and miserable, I would be too.

    You know your kids better than anyone and I think you have to base your decision on them. MNSSHP is from 7:00 p.m. - midnight so that can be pretty late for some children. If your kids won't make it past 8:30 or so, I wouldn't spend the money. But if you think they will make it for a few hours, I think its totally worth the extra money.  Guests under the age of 3 are admitted free so your 1.5 year old will not need a ticket.

    If you decided to go, I'd keep it very low key that day. Let them sleep in. Take a long, late nap. Make sure they are well rested and well fed before you head over to MNSSHP.

    Please feel free to visit with any other questions. We're hEAR for you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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