I tried searching around for other threads about tips and such for the party, but came up short. Apologies if there’s something hiding from me somewhere; I don’t mean to crowd up the forums.
We’re (Me, DW, DS8) going to MNSSHP next Thursday (wooo!), arriving for 4pm entry and staying the entire time. DS8 wants to ride rides instead of focusing too much time on meet-n-greets or trick or treating. I obviously would like a bit of everything. I made a TP to use as a guide, but I know there are many party intangibles not included on the TP.
Question 1: 4-6pm early entry: we assumed this would be a good time to hit some short-queue rides and/or take in the scenery and such before the party kicks off. DS8 does not want to kill an hour+ waiting for Jack Skellington in this time, so I feel the next-best idea is rides & “atmosphere”…correct?
Question 2: Headless Horseman: must-see. Does he arrive (weather permitting) before BOTH Boo To You Parades, or just the 1st? Is Max Goof part of this or only if HH doesn’t partake? I can’t find a solid answer in my searching.
Our TP we’ll use as a loose guide has us doing rides here and there with the following
7pm: Cadaver Dans
8ish: get a spot for Hocus Pocus Villains Spelltacular. Would it be better to do an early show of this and leave the late night open for rides, or vice versa? The late show would free up time during the event and open up “extra” time at closing, which I feel would be the way to go?
9pm: Boo To You Parade (I think I’d rather do the early one, however, especially if the horseman is only at the 1st)
10ish: Not So Spooky Spectacular
Between all of that, our other must-do items we have are to meet Donald (and Daisy?), Goofy, and hopefully Stitch. As we move around the park we’ll take advantage of any short Trick-or-Treat lines we see, especially later in the night. It’s not too important otherwise.
Should I consider anything else? All tips welcome and appreciated. Thank you all