Hello all! My wife, my 1 year old son, and myself are heading to FL in late October to visit the in-laws... We were thinking about hitting Magic Kingdom for their (decidedly kid friendly) Halloween celebration. Anyone ever been? Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? I know, I know... Universal's Hollywood Horror Nights is where its at, and I've been begging to go for years, but I don't think the family would enjoy it as much as I would! Also, any thoughts on Busch Gardens or SeaWorld Halloween celebrations? Thanks!
It's really neat.
I went to it a few years ago. They have trick or treats, shows, and lots of theming for the event. The fireworks show was really good as well.
Best of all, there were no lines for the rides because they limit the amout of tickets they sell for the event.
I would do it again if I could this year.
Sea World is more along the lines of Mickey (i.e., "Not-so-scary").
Busch's Howl-O-Scream event is more along the lines of "HHN lite".
We were at MK just prior to the nighttime Halloween bash last year, and some of the costumes and such were surprisingly "adult"....but the park itself is geared to kids as are the attractions, etc. I'd highly recommend either Disney or Sea World given your....givens. :)
You don't want to take your 1-yr-old son to Universal's HHN? What kind of parent are you? :)Last edited by Mamoosh, Monday, August 9, 2010 5:11 PM
We did MNSSHP last year. It was a great time, but if this is your only trip to MK I would go on a full day. The park can be confusing to get around if you don't already know your way and even more so at night.
IIRC they let you in at 4:00 pm which will give you a chance to get your bearings and enjoy the park before it gets dark.
Prepare to get the ear worm that is the Boo To You Halloween Parade song stuck in your head as well. Some day soon Ill do my epic Orlando Halloween Trip (Universal + Disney.) All the Disney World fanboys think that its the best event the park holds, with the best parade (the Haunted Mansion Butlers create sparks with grave shovels and the rest of the happy haunts make an appearance too,) and one of the best firework shows as well.
You don't want to take your 1-yr-old son to Universal's HHN? What kind of parent are you? :)
Depends if he's going to let him take a sip of his jello shot or not.
Wait, wrong discussion group. :)
LOL, wrong board Period!
Still, I knew some people would get it. :)
I got it :)
Mickey's Not-so-scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) is a blast. My wife and I went last fall and it was a lot of fun to see the park decked out in fall and Halloween decor and lighting. The atmosphere of the park changes a lot when the Halloween party starts.
The fireworks show, Hallowishes was a lot of fun, too. There's also a not-so-scary parade that runs twice a night.
A lot of people dress in costumes for the event and people watching is at its finest!
MNSSHP is kid friendly for sure, but it's not kids only.
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