Magic Kingdom Parties – Listener Questions

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Generally

1424 10:41 Christina from Kentucky asks about park hopping away from the Magic Kingdom in the afternoon of a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party day

1399 11:21 John from California asks if the Be Our Guest Restaurant is open during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. He also asks about wine at the Magic Kingdom

1394 27:34 Erica from Indiana talks about the candy corn ice cream at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

1394 11:41 Rob from Canada asks if the Magic Kingdom is normally less crowded on the days of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Rob also asks about the Party’s crowds on Halloween proper

1361 6:55 Nancy from Iowa asks if she can make FastPass Plus reservations for the three hours prior to the official start of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party if she is only entering on party admission

1313 20:49 PG5571 offers an explanation for the improved guest approval ratings for WDW attractions since 2009 as per the Unofficial Guide. He also discusses Disney’s infatuation with Halloween

1216 12:52 Michael from Florida asks which MK Party, Not so Scary or Very Merry, is better value

1204 11:00 Melina from Colorado asks if Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is worth it

1201 16:36 Jim from England asks about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

1171 22:26 Mike from England asks about crowds at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

1136 28:25 Eric from Kansas asks about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party entertainment

1091 16:50 Melinda from Tennessee praises Port Orleans, Electrical WaterPagent, Jiko, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, YeeHaw Bob, the Lines Ap, and MouseFan Travel

1086 18:30 Tracy laments the, in her opinion, decreasing value of the Party over the years.

108616:15 Dawn from New York asks about annual pass discounts. The guys say these are generally only available on slower party days.

1086 8:47 Abby from Minnesota asks if the Halloween Party is worth the additional cost for a frequent visitor. The panelists advise doing it once, but are unsure if they’d recommend it to those who’ve done it before because of decreased value over the years.

0671 6’55″: Jennifer asks if she should avoid the first Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

LS36 39’00″: Dina from NC wants some advice for the Halloween Party, with her 8- and 9-year old children.

LS35 57’55″: Dean from NY asks whether the Panel are going to be in WDW in September, asks if the Party is interesting, and any tips for solo travelling.

0525 17’20″: John wants a copy of the soundtrack to Mickey’s Not So Scary.

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Kelly of TX wants to know if she should go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

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Tiffany of WI wants to know if Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is worth the money.

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Carol of IL wants to know how many people will be at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on October 31.

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Angel of IN wants to know if the crowds at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party are comparable to Extra Magic Hours.

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Phil of NY wants to know how bad it is to enter the Magic Kingdom to avoid crowds for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

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Keith of NY wants to know what the dates are for Mickey’s Not So Scarry Halloween Party and if he should dress up.
Mike Scopa says the dates are [1]online.

LS06 Kelly will be going to the Halloween Party and wants to know how admittance works. The park will close at 5 or 6 p.m. because lights need to be changed and luminaries need to be placed in Tony’s Square. Mike says that Kelly doesn’t need to leave the park, but he should make sure that he has his Not So Scary tickets with him because he will need to turn them in and get a wristband at various points in the park. Mike thinks that Kelly should schedule a late lunch/early dinner while they are asking people to leave the park.

Len believes that there will be an issue because the park closes at 7:00 PM, but the party starts at 7:00 PM. Matt says cast members look for people with wrist bands and if you don’t have one you are escorted out of the park at that time. Mike doesn’t think that the hours are correct on the site. Announcements are made stating that the park will be closing early and Mike says that they start to close down parts of the park if you don’t have tickets. Security guards help to corral people to get them out of the park.

Len tells caller Kelly to see if there is availability in the park during the time. Mike still thinks there should be a buffer zone to clear out the park.

Len and Mike do some investigating.

Amy reports that she can’t get table service for September 29 at the Halloween party. There is no availability. Last year, Mike was not able to make a reservation for table service during the Christmas party unless he had purchased a ticket. Once you purchase the party ticket, your name is put into a database and it is checked when making an advance reservation. Mike believes the same will hold true for this year’s party.

Mike did some additional research during the last call and it says that you cannot enter the park after 4:00 PM on those party days unless you have a ticket to the party. You are then given a wrist band and are brought to Tomorrowland while the rest of the park is being cleared out. You can’t be in Tomorrowland unless you have wristband.

LS05 Kelly of OH is going to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party and wants to know if he needs to leave the park before the event begins

Kelly of OH called back with a follow-up about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party

Sarah of FL wants to if Matt is going to the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

LS03 Amy also wants to know about the Villian meet-n-greet at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

LS02 Amy wants to know if a six year old will enjoy Mickey’s Not-So-Scay Halloween Party

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Beth Young mentions that she feels Disney is overselling special events like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and that it becomes so overcrowded that it’s hard to enjoy yourself.
Len agrees that they are overselling as he had to wait 45 minutes for the Country Bears Jamboree.

Adults only?

0546 10’20″: Gerry from NH asks about going to the Halloween Party without children.

Costumes

LSMM09 Segment 3 -45’10″: Michelle from Maryland asks where they can change into Halloween costumes between the Contemporary and the Magic Kingdom.

0510 16’25″: Jenny asks about Not So Scary Halloween costumes.

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Susan wants to know guidelines for Halloween costumes for the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

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Brian also wants to know if it’s a problem if he doesn’t dress up for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

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Keith of NY wants to know what the dates are for Mickey’s Not So Scarry Halloween Party and if he should dress up.
Len thinks it’s too hot to dress up.
Matt dressed up last year and recommends it.

Parades/Hallowishes

0710 14’15″: Amy suggests a location to see the second parade in Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

LS40 68’20″: Keith from OK wants to know when Hallowishes starts, and whether he can see them from restaurants.

LS35 68’00″: Dan asks whether there are two parades for the Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Touring Plans

1234 8:37 Jim from New York asks for a Columbus Day weekend touring plan that incorporates both Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Food and Wine

1086 3:47 John from New York asks why the Magic Kingdom crowds will be so low on Halloween, 2012 (a Wednesday) according to the UG Crowd Calendar. The panelists say crowds will still be large at the party, and advise guests to avoid riding attractions.

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Mike Scopa says there is [2]a touring plan for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party.
Matt also mentions we did [3]a show on Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party.
Matt of Washington DC says last minute reservations are not impossible.

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Ryan of CT wants a touring plan for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party.
Mike Scopa recommends seeing the Vilians show in front of the castle.
Mike Scopa recommends not trying to do as many attractions as possible because you forfeit your position to see the parade, fireworks and getting candy.
Mike Scopa by going on October 31st it will be crowded.
Len doesn’t think it will be that crowded because it’s a Tuesday.
Len says start with a clockwise rotation starting in Adventureland and you want to be out of Adventureland by 8pm.
Ryan wants to know where to watch the parade.
Mike Scopa says the best viewing spot is near the shortcut from Frontierland to Adventureland in Frontierland.
Mike Scopa says the Jack Sparrow character at the parade is uncannily real looking.
Len is impressed by the headless horseman.

Which Day

1349 14:29 Melanie from North Carolina asks about the least crowded night for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

1301 24:41 Melanie from Texas asks which of her four proposed weeks is best for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

0698 13’30″: Lorris from Connecticut asks which day of the week is better for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

0558 Katie from NC asks which date is the best to attend Halloween Party.

0463 Mindy of NJ wants to know which day would be the best day to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party for her trip.

0463 Scott of Scotland, UK wants to know the best day and time to go to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party for his trip.

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Alex of LA wants to know going to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, if he should go on Friay or Monday.
Mike Scopa says Monday is better and Mondays tend to be cheaper, ticket wise.

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Sarah of FL says going on a weekday to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the best.
Mike Scopa says weekday partys are cheaper.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Generally

1427 19:39 Sandy from Michigan asks about crowds from 4-7 PM on Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party days

1421 19:05 Michelle from Pennsylvania asks if she can convert Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets to RFID such as to utilize FastPass Plus in the three-hour grace window before the official party. She also asks what time she should arrive at the TTC to get to the Magic Kingdom by 4:00

1397 20:33 Joe from New Jersey asks if his Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party ticket can be used to make FastPass Plus reservations between 4 PM and the start of the party

1325 11:23 Jen from Arizona asks if it’s overkill to tour the Magic Kingdom on the same day she is going to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

1268 13:11 Deron from Texas asks about experiencing Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

1216 12:52 Michael from Florida asks which MK Party, Not so Scary or Very Merry, is better value

1168 11:42 Day from Wisconsin asks about touring around Mickey’s Very Christmas Party

1097 14:04 Sean from New Jersey asks aboout when to buy Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets.

0624 2’45″: Jean-Philippe from Canada asks whether he can allergy-free cookies at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

LS36 56’55″: Joel asks for ideas for the Very Merry Christmas Party.

68’30″: Tim says that the crowds are high for the Magic Kingdom when Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party is not on.

0552 11’40″: Rich asks whether the Christmas Party is worth it.

0543 9’35″: Woody from UK liked Episode 414, and asked whether it was worth buying tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

18’55″: MrFigment asks about finding a spot for the parade in Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

0493 12’55″: Kevin from Indiana wants touring tips for the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party ([link: http://www.wdwtoday.com/wiki/index.php5?title=Magic-Kingdom-Parties]).

0472 Mark wants to know if he should change his Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets for Mousefest.

0460 Dean of CT wants to know the best approach for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

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Laurie of MN wants to know if she should go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or go to the Magic Kingdom another night .

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Brent of Canada wants to know about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the week of Christmas.

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Kelly of TX wants to know if she should go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

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Keith wants to know if he should see Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or the Osborne Lights.

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Elizabeth wants to know if attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is worth the money.

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Clint doesn’t think anyone should try to beat the system by not paying the admission fee for the hard ticketed parties at the Magic Kingdom.
Mike Scopa says during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party he saw lots of cast members herding guests out.
Len says we were advocating seeing how long one could stay in the park before getting kicked out, not really trying to skip paying the fee.

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Jason wants to know if you can only see the holiday fireworks during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Mike Scopa says the special fireworks are shown during regular park hours as you get very close to either Halloween or Christmas but for the dates before that, it’s only shown during the special events.
Matt says the fireworks are a perk for paying extra.

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Will of FL complains about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Len mentions the [4]$50 cookie episode.
Len thinks you’re better off going on a weekday to the party.
Mike Newell found the event overpriced and wasn’t that impressed.

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Steve of FL wants us to help convince his wife to go to Epcot instead of going to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Len says he would much rather spend a night at Epcot than go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

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Bob of MO wants to know if he should build a trip around a Very Merry Christmas Party.
Matt thinks it’s worth it especially if you’ve never been.
Mike Scopa likes the idea and reminds Bob he needs to remember not to try to do attraction touring during the party.

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Beth Young mentions that she feels Disney is overselling special events like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and that it becomes so overcrowded that it’s hard to enjoy yourself.
Len agrees that they are overselling as he had to wait 45 minutes for the Country Bears Jamboree.

Costumes

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Sara of FL wants to know how many adults dress up for the party.
Matt found there are adults who dress up, although not as many as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party.

Dining

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Lindsay of TX corrects Mike Scopa regarding dining during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
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Deb also wants to know if she can book a dinner on a Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party night so she can be in the parks when the party begins.
Mike Scopa says Deb can but she must have her ticket in hand for the party and pick up the tickets before dinner.

Touring Plan

LS28 Part 1 – 9’10″: Janet asks about the Touring Plan for the Christmas Party.

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Israel wants to know wants to know if there is a Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party touring plan.
Len says there are [5]some.
Matt likes to use Len’s plan to get him through the beginning of the night.

Which Day?

1192 9:54 Louise from Illinois asks about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party crowds on specific nights

LS36 100’30″: Trish asks for the best night to go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday.

LS35 63’10″: Tyler from Nebraska asks which is the best day of the week to go to a Party.

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Christina also wants to know if she should go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on a weekday.
Mike Scopa says it will be less crowded and could be cheaper.
Deb says the party is on the expensive side and says it’s not worth it to go if you want to just do attractions.

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Will of FL complains about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Len thinks you’re better off going on a weekday to the party.

Pirate and Princess Party

See Historic

Generally

1424 20:41 Keith from New Hampshire asks if he can attend the final Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party or the first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party during his 2015 trip

1421 17:40 Pablo asks about Disney adding more hard-ticket parties to the Magic Kingdom. Len mentions the defunct “Pirate and Princess” Parties

1418 9:00 Theresa asks about seeing the Main Street Electrical Parade on hard-ticket party nights

1415 23:27 Janice from Louisiana asks if guests at the Magic Kingdom’s hard ticket parties can schedule FastPass Plus reservations for the early admission window prior to the parties

1364 15:06 Lorie from Florida wonders if Magic Kingdom’s hard ticket parties will offer FastPass Plus this year

1352 27:00 Frankie from Canada asks if FastPass Plus will be offered during the Magic Kingdom’s hard-ticket parties

0576 16’55″: Paul from Washington asks about a children-free Party.

0561 9’00″: Karen from Pennsylvania asks whether she can see the party parade and fireworks without buying a party ticket.

0558 Roberto asks whether he should avoid the Magic Kingdom on a Party day.

0513 7’30″: Karen from Pennsylvania wants to know what happens if she is the Magic Kingdom prior to a Party starting.

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Andy also wants to know why there are only hard ticket events at the Magic Kingdom.
LS03 Jay from Asheville wants to know if Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and/or Mickey’s Not-So-Scarry Halloween party is worth doing

LS01 Part 3 – 6’35″: Sarah from FL asks whether she needs a regular ticket as well as a hard ticket to get into a Party.

Annual Pass

108616:15 Dawn from New York asks about annual pass discounts. The guys say these are generally only available on slower party days.

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Lou from [6]Beyond Main Street vidcast wants to know how many discounted tickets you can buy for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party per annual pass.
Mike Scopa says you can purchase up to 4 discounted tickets per annual pass.
Mike Scopa says the phone number for annual pass holders is 407-560-PASS.
Bill bought an annual pass in the New York City Disney Store and bought it with his Disney Visa card to get a few dollars back.

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Sue mentions there are some nights for Mickey’s Very Christmas Party or Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party where you can save 25% for Annual Pass holders.
You can find Annual Pass discounts all over Mary’s [7]MouseSavers.com site.

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