Posted on November 2, 2009 - by MG
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Well it isn’t for the faint-hearted, tired or the Disney-phobe. We arrived yesterday at 9am and parked in the Pluto car park. When we left after midnight there were only 6 cars left of around 1000 spaces. Everyone else had wimped out!
Ha, amateurs, to those with staying power, the candy!
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party is a ticket-only event which takes place on select evenings during October. The actual Halloween date sells out way in advance.
Too bad we didn’t think of that when we booked our hotel and flights some months ago. We ended up buying tickets from a scalper on eBay, some clued-in guy who bought them up well ahead of time, and made out like a bandit. As my friend Donna’s husband Ben remarked yesterday, at this point buying those tickets in advance is a better investment than any stock.
Party-goers get to enjoy a special parade (Boo To You) and fireworks, trick-or-treating and dance parties, plus late night access to the rides.
After lining up multiple times for the free candy that was being handed out all over, and seeing the mayhem around popular rides like Peter Pan we headed for the relative quiet of Tomorrowland (quiet apart from Stitch’s wild disco dance party, where we mamboed with Pluto and Goofy.)
There we adults finally allowed the kids off the leash, and let them ride the Peoplemover alone, where i’m told they discussed confidential ‘girly’ stuff. And in our own separate car we kicked back, exhausted, and temporarily child-free. ‘The best ride in the park’ was the verdict of Donna (fellow author @writerdonna of the LITOPIA Daily podcast).
Best ride of the day: Splash Mountain.
Best score on the Buzz Lightyear ride/game: Donna with 270,000 odd points.
Best snack: the Pineapple Whip at Aloha Isle in Adventureland.
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