Ok, so I know you can’t decide for me, but…help! For some reason I/we just can’t decide whether to attend MNSSHP on our trip in September. FP+ day is coming soon so I have to figure out park days!
We’ll be in WDW from Sat Sept 21-28, with both Saturdays being non-park travel days. So we have 6 available park days, with 5 day hoppers with one water park or mini golf each. It’s me, DH, and 2 boys who will be 6 and 9. We were there last year the same week and in 2016 (awesome fall break schedule for my kids!) and attended MNSSHP in 2016, when the boys were 3.5 and 6. We didn’t feel like it was entirely worth it that year for a few reasons–it poured during part of it, the kids really couldn’t stay up late so we left after the first parade, and honestly we just didn’t have a good enough plan. We did have fun though, regardless!
The kids don’t seem to care, but the only thing they really remember is long lines for candy. On our last trip we said we’d always make sure to have a non-park day break midweek on future trips (we haven’t before), and this would mean not doing that. We’d probably go on Friday 9/27, our last night, so we’d just have to get up and drive home the next day, but could maybe make Tues night work. We’d probably focus on rides, atmosphere, the parade, and a little trick or treating…not too into waiting to meet characters, except for maybe Pooh for the 6 yo. Prob won’t be back for a couple years (though we said that last year too…)
Between this and the unexpected SWGE uncertainty, I’m having a much harder time planning than our past trips! I’d appreciate any input or pros-cons! Thanks all!