It's close to 4pm and we are on the monorail heading back into the Magic Kingdom for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP)!
The kids on the Monorail, they are a lot perkier this time than in the morning. Especially after a nice nap.
It is nice to get there about 4pm because that is when they start letting people with party tickets in, even though the party does not start until 7pm. We got a good picture on Main Street USA with the sun up!
The Halloween statues are a nice touch.
At about 5:45 we got in line for the 7 Dwarf's. They start meeting at 7 but we would rather spend time in line before the party starts then during the party. This gave us lots of time to get into "character" mode. The girls had fun "fake fighting" all night and Alden kept asking for cheese. We made some friends as we waited in line. That always makes the time go faster, they were from Norway.
At about 7:20pm we met the 7 Dwarfs. There were quite a few people in front of us but now we were off to trick-or-treat!
Ran into this guy as we were trick-or-treating. He was quite full of himself.
Then we headed down some trick-or-treat trails. They give out lots of good candy. We took a break every now and then to ride something. Alden was enjoying lots of extra attention from cast members. They thought the Gus costume was great. We always try to do something the cast members like. They have been looking at Halloween costumes for 2 months, so when they think yours it good it is a big compliment. Clair claims that they liked Perry better the year before.
Clair has either had too much sugar or not enough while waiting for the Carpets.
After the Carpets we went to get a spot to watch the last Villains Mix and Mingle show at the Castle. Then we watched the light show on Cinderella Castle followed up by HallowWishes. These are my favorite fireworks at Walt Disney World.
Right after Wishes we went to get a spot for the Boo To You Parade. They do the parade twice and we always try to catch the second one because so many people leave right after the fireworks. We got a spot on the rope and the kids and I left Doug to defend the spot while we went and met a few characters. There are so many different characters out at the party which means you get to meet some that are not always available. You want to make sure you are in your spot for the parade at least 15 minutes early to see the Headless Horseman ride by.
The parade is great and these few pictures just does not do it justice.
It is weird to see characters in costume.
Dale picked on our kids for a while.
After the parade we went into the dance party with Jessie, Woody, and Bullseye. This is the only way to meet Bullseye (and really you are only able to dance with him as at the dance parties they don't pose for pictures). The kids had fun showing off their dance skills.
Last but not least we had to meet the step sisters! It was a blast. They talked to the kids for ever. They gave me a hard time and told me my hair and clothes were bad. I even got asked if I finished the chores. The wanted a picture of all of us but with out me. They just keep picking on Cinderella even after she marries a prince. They thought it was great that the girls brought Gus along for the evening.
They were lots of fun to meet and talk with.
The step sister's meet & greet was at the train station on Main Street USA. So they had a great view of the town square. When we were heading towards them they saw us as we were sill near the flag pole and they started yelling at us to come and meet them. When we got up the steps they made us skip the line but they were so funny about it that I think the 5 or so families in line were actually entertained quite a bit by their antics.
This was by far the best weather we had ever had at a "Party" (Halloween or Christmas). We got lots of candy and had lots of fun! The kids did not seem to mind "missing" halloween at home.