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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Sept 20 including Princess Fairytale Hall experiences


I entered the Magic Kingdom about 5:30 PM and went to check out the old Mickey meet first.  I noticed that Mickey is still supplying unconnected Fastpasses (you can get Mickey Fastpass and any other at the same time).  The Princess FP machines were closed because they were moved to Fantasyland, as I discussed yesterday.

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No more external signs of Princesses here. Mickey’s wait has actually been higher than normal lately.
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Princess rooms CLOSED. Go to Fantasyland!!!  Rumors have said that Fairies might move in there.  Zarina the Pirate Fairy is supposed to join the rotation next spring.  I may spend every weekend just meeting Zarina over and over and over.
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These super nice Alabama fans asked me to take their photo with an iphone. I asked if I could shoot it with my camera and post it here too. Roll Tide!
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This was the line for the special Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom party exclusive card. There was a similar line in Liberty Square. Evidently they needed to be restocked.
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It’s 5:36 PM. This is the line for Jack Skellington and Sally. GET IN LINE NOW! Don’t wait until later in the party or you’ll wait 1 1/2 hours or more during the party. The benefit of lining up early is getting it over as the party starts. Magic Kingdom entertainment made a great decision and brought them out at 7:00 PM even though the schedule said 7:30 PM this evening. Good show!
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Met a couple of awesome fans of this little website on Main Street!  He looks just like Dad.

EuroRob and I wanted to be among the first to experience Fairytale Hall during a party, so we headed for the Rapunzel and Flynn Rider line. It was REALLY confusing. Previously, they allowed a standy by line to form off to the side and then after all the day guests were flushed from the line, the party guests would line up to meet the Princes with their Princesses. We knew Flynn would be super popular, so we lined for him first. After a few minutes of confusing, Melissa and Ryan worked through the line assisting day guests who wanted to meet Princesses while the rest of us stayed in line for the Princes. I like to see Disney respond when things aren’t working 100%. We ended up waiting like 25 minutes, but it didn’t bother us because we were there to have fun, not to try to meet every character imaginable.

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Smolder practice
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Eugene, umm Flynn, is a super cool guy. He remembered me from last year’s party. I couldn’t imagine how? There has to be thousands of costumes like mine in the local Tarjay or We B Toys locations!
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Isn’t Rapunzel lovely this evening in her new surroundings?
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See, there has to be a mass production of this amazing costume somewhere, right?
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I asked “The Prince” what his real name is and he told me his father the King just called him “Prince.” I asked if he could sing Purple Rain for me, but he seemed confused about what purple rain was. I told him he could probably sing like Enrique Iglesias and decided his name will forever be HENRY. So, there it is, I make a piratical proclamation that it’s Henry. Did Snow change her last name after marriage???
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Romance pose
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The costume works for Daisy, Donald, Goofy, Mickey etc…not as regal as I need for this new environment. I need my costuming staff to get busy. We’ll get in touch with them later in the party.

There was a considerable line forming for Cinderella, so we decided to come back right after the fireworks, which we watched from Fantasyland.  We headed over to meet Goofy at the Barnstormer because I like unique locations, even when the character is in a familiar costume.  We passed Donald and Daisy, who looked like they were planning a football play.  The Photopass person didn’t know football and the only photo I got was the 8th Wonder of the World…the backside of Donald.

Look away!
Look away!
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I thought it would be snazzy to get a pic with the sign behind him. I asked him to ride with us, but he’s a celebrity and has to pose for photos all night long.  Stupid paparazzi, stupid energy!
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Acck. I’m standing on the wrong side!!!  I think I’ll buy some white pants for the next party.
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Nice job on the Scream o Ween Ball stage! I’m glad they made the change from the same old character dance party. Well done!
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The DJ dude was have a lot of fun. I think they were playing a Hannah Montana song. Don’t worry, it wasn’t a Miley Cyrus song, but the kid friendly version of her dual personality.  This evidently is a Twerk free zone.


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George Sanderson!!! Yes, there is a sock on his back. If you tell him, Andy will come and fall down at the dance party too.
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He was kind enough to psuedo dance with me so I could get this great pic. I don’t actually dance, just psuedo dance. I’m on the wrong side again!!! I stink at this character locating!
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It’s Mike with one E Wazowski! He’s kickin it old school, or is it new school because the new movie is older than the old movie. I’m so confused. He’s a blue collar punch the clock guy, just like me. He would make a good inspector.  Does the guy use Visine?
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Photobombed! I was trying really hard to take a photo of this lady staring off into the distance at the popcorn cart and Sulley jumped in the way of the pic. Way to go Jimmy, you ruined my perfect shot again. Stop smiling about it.

After leaving the Scream o Ween Ball, we journey to Town Square to catch the Creepa Crew and try to get my first EVER decent photo of the Headless Horseman.  We also wanted to see if the internet rumors that meeting Jack and Sally during parades would provide good, or not so good advice for party guests.

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I love decorations in the Magic Kingdom!
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8:14 PM and this is the line to meet Jack and Sally. Not my recommended time, but fit it into your schedule as you like. The character attendants said the line never dropped below 1 1/2 hours during this party and regularly required more than 2 hours.
Ladies, Gentlemen, Tourists, Friends and Travel Agents....It's the Headless Horseman!  EuroRob tipped me off that the best place to get photos of him is Town Square at the gate because he has to wait for the gate to open.
Ladies, Gentlemen, Tourists, Friends and Travel Agents….It’s the Headless Horseman!
EuroRob tipped me off that the best place to get photos of him is Town Square at the gate because he has to wait for the gate to open.


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Jafar walking past in Town Square
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Phineas and Ferb entertain with the Creeepa Crew after the Headless Horseman and before the parade on Main Street and again in Town Square.
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This little girl had so much fun dancing with Ferb, that she needed to give him a big kiss. Pirate give the best ksses!
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If you’re looking for a great line to get in at parade time, this would be it.
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True romance!
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Mickey and Minnie are true fans of this little known blog! She tried to sign language to me, but I was clueless. EuroRob figured out the character charades for me. We are all Character Locators!
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The Tremaine family mingled in behind the parade watchers and shouted at the passing floats. I loved this short time. It was true Disney Magic seeing them have fun and most of the parade guests were oblivious!

Can’t finish out the wonderful night yet, so I’ll pick up where I left off tomorrow!  Hi ho, Hi ho!  If like 50,000 people would go buy my app right now, I could quit working Four 10 hour shifts and focus my time on blurry photos, bad puns and inaccurate information.  Call now and I’ll throw in a FREE Character Locator button!  See ya real soon!



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  1. Trying to prioritize who to meet given we are going to both MNSSHP and MVMCP. I am also doing the Tower of Terror 10 so hopefully will get some Villians in at that event. Thoughts? I’m thinking that the Princesses/Princes may be best saved for MVMCP and focus instead on Jack and Sally, Characters in Halloween Costumes, (we got the Dwarfs last year so I wouldn’t be too upset if we missed them this time – or even got them in Nov), Villans we miss at the ToT party.

  2. Kenny, hope you are able to get some sleep! I was wondering if you had any more info on Jack Sparrow – people ar saying he’s coming our very late (as in 9) and I can’t justify wasting half the party for one character, no matter how much my son loves him! We will be doing two parties, one this coming Thursday and again Sunday the 6th.

  3. Thanks so much for the post! Cant wait for the 2nd half.
    I absolutely love your shot of headless horseman! I’d love to go over there but then i’d miss him running and its our first party..but its tempting..guessing he must be at angle at the gate and not standing at the gate straight on..if that made sense lol.
    Were going on the 18th and hoping to have time for everything we want to do..but I know we wont. None of us have an interest in meeting Jack&Sully but would love the signature card..its a shame that there is no way to just to just go up to a CM for one instead of waiting lol.

  4. Kenny stop working & post the 2nd half of the night lol!! I have ur app too! Based on what u said I’m gonna do dwarves 1st thing one night (by 6pm) and Flynn @ 6pm the next night. My kids won’t stay awake til the second parade so we have 2 party nights. Great posts as usual!

  5. Ok, you’ve convinced me of the pending disaster of lining up for Jack & Sally during the first parade. Thank you for dispelling that horrible advice. I look forward to hearing your strategy for the 7 Dwarfs. As I was going to line up for them before the party starts, but now appears I’ll be at Jack & Sally.

  6. I bought your app and wish you could quit your job too. What time did you get in line for Flynn? At first I thought it was after passing Sally, so a little after 5:30, but then you said you only waited 25 min. and I know they don’t show up until 7:00.

  7. Hi Kenny! We are headed to MNSSHP on Sunday and I want to use your Headless Horseman tip. Here’s my question…I’ve been told the parade starts in Frontierland so why is the Headless Horseman at the gate on Main Street? Thanks for all the great info…I’ve been telling all my Disney friends about your app and website!

  8. A couple things:

    1. A few weeks ago, you posted a picture of EuroRob with some comment along the lines of, “if you see him around, say hi!”, and I thought to myself, what are the odds of running into this guy there with the number of parks and the size of the parks. Well, at the 9/17 MNSSHP, he was right in front of me and my family in the Pooh and Friends line. He was politely asking me (in advance) to keep my kids from jumping in to the pictures he was about to take of the characters by themselves, and he mentioned that the pictures were for a friend’s blog. Right then, I realized who this was, introduced myself, and chatted with him for a few minutes.

    2. Had an awful 2 days at DHS last week trying to mix in a Characterpalooza. The first day 9/16 (monday), the weather didn’t cooperate, and the characters did not come out. The second day 9/20 (friday), we were in place at Streets of America for a 3:30 characterpalooza. At 3:32pm, I started to panic, and then an overly excited CM came by the woman and her daughter who were standing next to me and said, “Do you know where Echo Lake is? She’s there right now!” Looking at the little girl who was dressed in Pocahontas gear, I could tell the CM was talking about Characterpalooza. So, despite my first instinct to trust you, me and my family hauled over to Echo Lake in the heat of the day to find…nothing. My wife at this point was giving me the evil eye for dragging them around the park for nothing, so I tell her I will walk back over to Streets of America to see what was going on. I get over there (by myself – as my family was not about to backtrack again), and of course Characterpalooza is in full-effect…Max, Jasmine, Meeko, Pocahontas (I noticed the girl and her mom had made it back over for this), Snow White, Stitch, Chip & Dale, Hook, Mary Poppins & Penguin, and probably a couple more I’m forgetting. I was disappointed and angry – mainly at myself for not trusting you over some random CM. Never again! To make matters worse, the characters never came out again at Echo Lake at 4:30pm per the schedule.


    • I did the same thing on Thursday Sept 19. It was 3:45 and no palooza so I went to Echo Lake and nadda. I come back and the characters are starting to head back in. Angry wife at this point for dragging everywhere. Next I think Echo Lake for the 2nd one and at 5 there was nothing. We go into little mermaid ride and come out and again the characters can be seen leaving. I was so upset. I ask numerous attendants who claim to no nothing of what I speak. I met one from my home state of Tennessee who says have you checked kennythepirate.com and said yes that is where my info was from. She said well he is the most accurate I would wait and see whats happens. My 4 year old is getting bored and cranky so we miss out. :(

      • The schedules for palooza were changed prior to your visit date. I posted the new schedules on 9/17 that reflected a 4:30 Streets and 5:10 Echo and updated the app the same day. Be sure to always double check schedules before going, they change frequently.

  9. Hi, Kenny. I might have been one of your first subscribers on July 5th. I cannot believe that everyone who reads these fantastic mails hasn’t spent the $2 to subscribe. Even though I didn’t need the inducement, could I have a character locator button?

  10. So I guess this answers my question regarding whether we need to line up for the Prince/Princesses twice. Grrr. I guess I’ll wait for Part 2 to see how lines are during the parade. I’m thinking maybe if we do a Dwarfs/Cindy-Charming-Aurora-Philip double header during the first parade, that might work…

  11. Hmm I’m thinking I should wait to meet Rapunzel at mnsshp instead of during one of our Mk days…meeting Flynn and the Prince that doesn’t seem to be named would be fab!
    Also the Minnie and Mickey pic in the Halloween suits are so cute-my 3 year old would love that.

  12. This is a little off-topic (we’re attending the Christmas party, not the Halloween one), but re the princes only be there for the parties: Will Flynn and Rapunzel only be available at the new princess spot? And, as a Disney newbie, this only just occurred to me: do FastPasses (or FP+s) work for the party? That is, if we FP+ the Princess Hall for 7:30 pm on a party night, do we bypass the lines? Or are the parties all on a line-up-only basis? (Also, if party guests can enter the park at 4, will Flynn be out early or does he not put in an appearance until 7?)

      • I tried using my fastpass plus on the 20th as well. I had it set up a week in advance but still not allowed to fastpass past 5 o clock on party days. I was hoping a glitch may let us sneak in since they are still testing the bands out.

  13. Where do you think the best place is to stand for pics during the parade? What about the fireworks? I’m going on 10/24 and 10/27 thinking I can scout one night and take pics the second, but I figured you’d be a good person to ask. And I love your blog and sense of humor :)

  14. I was there the same night. We were in line for jack and sally at 5:45. You almost had us in the picture you took. I am the same one who sent you the info on the doc mobile. We even went to the same princess line as you. Flinn was making us laugh the whole time. I loved the fireworks, but the parade didnt do anything for me more than the regular nighttime parade,. We kept getting in line behind the Ghostbusters. Please tell me you saw these people as they are hilarious. We were together at Haunted mansion. The ghost lady was telling pirate jokes.

  15. I can’t tell from your pic of the Headless Horseman where the ‘Town Square’ is where the gate opens….. I saw him last year as he came over the bridge from Liberty Square on to the hub, but it was REALLY dark…. hard to get a good pic of a black horse with a black background!!

  16. This is awesome! I want to go for MNSSHP when my kids get a little older. Want their first experience to be normal Disney. :) We’re going in February. So, are the princes always in Princess Fairytale hall or just for Halloween?

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