• On Aug 22, 2016
    Stacy from MA Asked

    Hi, We will be traveling with my two toddlers in Sept (my parents as well). The Halloween party is offered during our trip, but I am pretty undecided on whether to include it with my kids ages? I know the party goes all night, they are 8p.m. kids at home.

    Hi Stacy, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question!

    My son actually attended Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for the first time when he was almost 2, so I totally understand where you’re coming from. His bedtime at home is between 8:00-8:30 PM, so I was worried about whether he’d be able to stand the late Party time. 

    In the end, he absolutely LOVED it and kept going until surprisingly late, but I prepared him for it. First, I made sure to buy tickets for a Party that took place closer to the end of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. That way, I shifted his nap times/bedtimes gradually until he was having his nap from 3:00ish-5:00ish every day. That allowed him to be awake much later every night, which was a good thing considering that fireworks are probably one of his favourite things on this planet! It also allowed him to thoroughly enjoy his first Halloween experience at “Mickey’s House” (what he calls Magic Kingdom Park). 

    This schedule works fo rus and made for a more enjoyable vacation for everyone. My son was never overtired and we were still able to enjoy our evenings in the Parks with a little guy who was well rested and happy. I’ve used a similar schedule on every visit to Walt Disney World Resort ever since and I’ve never looked back!

    Have a Magical Day, 

    Lynne
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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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