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    Thumbs down Thumbs DOWN on Mickey's Trick or Treat party

    This was our 4th year attending the event, and it will be our last. When they keep raising the ticket prices, you'd think you would be getting more (or at least the same)...but it's just the opposite. Less candy, more people, HORRIBLE parking plan. It was the parking that was the final straw. If anyone is going soon DO NOT park in the off site parking lots. It took us almost an hour just to get into the Buzz lot, (they only had one parking booth open on a Friday night!) then another 30 minutes to get picked up by the shuttle. POOR planning. It just wasn't fun, I hope I'm an exception and most people enjoyed it, but that's it for us. No more scratching our heads thinking "I paid for this???"
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    Re: Thumbs DOWN on Mickey's Trick or Treat party

    Yes! I was there last night and I agree. It was all pretty fun, all though lines were SO long. But the parking was very poorly planned. We parked in the Pongo/buzz parking lot and it took us an hour to get there, and back. It was my first time attending to. But i'll try going again!

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    Re: Thumbs DOWN on Mickey's Trick or Treat party

    How was the event other than the parking? Was it worst cause of all the walls up everywhere?
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    Re: Thumbs DOWN on Mickey's Trick or Treat party

    Quote Originally Posted by WheresMickey View Post
    How was the event other than the parking? Was it worst cause of all the walls up everywhere?
    The walls weren't too bad because of the CM's directing traffic 'one way only' through the skinny funnel...at least that was planned properly! The dance stages and music was good. Other than that, it just seems more crowded than last year, long lines! And I didn't see many roaming characters to take pictures with...they were all at specific "photo op" places with lines.
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    Re: Thumbs DOWN on Mickey's Trick or Treat party

    I'm sorry it was a bad time. My wife and I had considered it in years past but the price always turned us off.
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    Re: Thumbs DOWN on Mickey's Trick or Treat party

    I was upset that they didn't have the Redwood Creek trick-or-treat trail open this year. That was always my favorite. The lines were short, there was lots of candy, and it was fun just walking through the atmopshere.

    But I agree, overall there were fewer candy stops, which meant longer lines, it felt like it was more crowded, and also because of the construction walls the parade route was cut in half. They also had fewer characters out, I remember last year they had more princesses and more villains. But again because of construction, several photo locations were no longer available.

    It would have been much nicer if they had moved the party into Disneyland this year because DCA was simply not working. But I know they would never consider that since apparently all the Halloween attractions (Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Fireworks) are just too popular to close the park early for a special event like Treat. Sigh.

    We got some great photos in our costumes, though.

    But I don't want to go among MAD people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by techskip View Post
    I'm sorry it was a bad time. My wife and I had considered it in years past but the price always turned us off.
    Hey, live and learn...We're still a loyal Disney Family, heck, we're headed down again on Monday the 5th to spend the day looking at decorations and looking for villians to take pictures with. I'm also on the lookout for a certain "carmel apple cupcake" that's calling my name!
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    Re: Thumbs DOWN on Mickey's Trick or Treat party

    The last time I considered the Trick-or-Treat party a good time was the very first year. No crowds, lots of candy, and cheaper to boot.

    Although I'm sure that once Carsland and Mermaid open the crowds will be sufficiently soaked up, the main reason the Halloween Party at Walt Disney World works is because even on sold out days it never seems packed. My main complaint with the party at California Adventure is that it's just too packed for me to enjoy it.

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    Re: Thumbs DOWN on Mickey's Trick or Treat party

    Sounds horrible. I'm sorry

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    Re: Thumbs DOWN on Mickey's Trick or Treat party

    The first time doing it was fine, but to continue to do it after? Really, you could go to Target or Wal-Mart and pay less for more candy if that's what you really wanted.
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    Re: Thumbs DOWN on Mickey's Trick or Treat party

    Is DCA still sparsely decorated for Halloween? It seems DL gets most of the decorating love for the holiday, which is odd considering Trick or Treat is at DCA.

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    Re: Thumbs DOWN on Mickey's Trick or Treat party

    I am disappointed to hear this! I am taking my 4 year old daughter there for Halloween.
    At least we're staying at a hotel, so the parking won't be an issue for us.

    Which characters were out and about? I was hoping some of the Pixar ones as well as the princesses.

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    Re: Thumbs DOWN on Mickey's Trick or Treat party

    Just as a side note, last night's party was sold out, which is why it seemed busier than it has in the past....

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    Re: Thumbs DOWN on Mickey's Trick or Treat party

    Quote Originally Posted by littlecricket View Post
    I was upset that they didn't have the Redwood Creek trick-or-treat trail open this year. That was always my favorite. The lines were short, there was lots of candy, and it was fun just walking through the atmopshere.

    But I agree, overall there were fewer candy stops, which meant longer lines, it felt like it was more crowded, and also because of the construction walls the parade route was cut in half. They also had fewer characters out, I remember last year they had more princesses and more villains. But again because of construction, several photo locations were no longer available.

    It would have been much nicer if they had moved the party into Disneyland this year because DCA was simply not working. But I know they would never consider that since apparently all the Halloween attractions (Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Fireworks) are just too popular to close the park early for a special event like Treat. Sigh.

    We got some great photos in our costumes, though.

    if you don't mind me asking i'd love to see photo's of all the people in costumes!!

    okay, back to the thread, i'm sorry the parking was too long i still hope you had a good time.

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    Re: Thumbs DOWN on Mickey's Trick or Treat party

    We were there last night also. This was the first year we actually went. I agree that there really should have been some more unique things to do that can't be done on a regular visit to the park. We filled up some of our time on the regular attractions. Except for TSMM there were almost no lines for the rides, but that really wasn't what we came for. The parade was fun for the kids though because they stopped and let the kids come on the street to dance with the characters. I was neat to see Woody and Jesse dancing with two kids dressed as Woody and Jesse. Fun enough but not worth the cost and hassle of getting in. Won't go back again until I see good reviews for future years.

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