Thursday, October 31, 2013


One of THE best things about MNSSHP is the Boo To You parade. It's fabulous, and the highlight of our evening. 

Hard to see, but the Headless Horseman opens the parade with his ride through the parade route.

The characters are adorably dressed in costumes. Here, Mickey welcomes us all to the parade!

Christopher Robin out Trick or Treating with the gang. . . 

. . . then startled by Tigger!

Himself and our group got a wave from Captain Hook!

Captains Barbosa and Sparrow
 This part was especially cool. As Barbosa went past on the float, he spotted Himself and gave him a deliberate nod as one captain to another. He then gave Himself a prolonged, sideways glance, like he was sizing up his strength and planning to meet him in a sea battle. Hah!

From the Haunted Mansion, followed by Gravediggers. They would spin and create sparks on the ground with their shovels!

The parade ends on a sweet note and with more candy.

MNSSHP is sold out at 24,000 tickets. Considering that Magic Kingdom is at full capacity at 65 to 70 thousand (that's when they shut the gates), 24,000 was wonderful. We were able to walk straight on to any ride without wait.

I finally got our Dumbo to go upward.

A midnight meal at Starlight Cafe
There are treat stations throughout the park, so we all came away with a TON of candy (I'll be giving it away on tonight for Halloween if I can keep Glenna and Himself out of it long enough). I loved sharing this experience with all of my babies (and Paul) so much!

"Boo. To YOU. And YOU! (It's not so very scary. . . .) The song is still in my head. =)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party!

Last year, Himself, Glenna and I went to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (click Here to see photos). We had SO much fun, I wanted to take all my babies (and Paul) this year. It was kind of humorous to see their reactions when I mentioned needing a theme and costumes - but I realize I was, indeed, asking them to do something way outside their comfort zones. Those of us who had already been embraced the idea immediately and went for it! 

Now this is love: Himself GREW A BEARD and tinted it just for me. Also, he wore this wig:

He looked so different, like a Rock Star. I kept staring at him all night!

Wendy gets help with her bow from Princess Tigerlily

My costume was SO easy! Add sideburns. Voila!

Tyler made a PERFECT John Darling!

Slightly, a Lost Boy, complete with dirty face.

Holding the Hook

Let the Memories Begin!

Kelly paid for this photo bombing! See below.

A very familiar costume! Cast members directing us away from Main Street so the Parade can pass.

May I present: Wendy, John, Peter Pan, Princess Tigerlily, Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, and Slightly

Jessie summed it up afterwards when she stated she felt like a celebrity walking down Main Street. We had so many people remarking on the costumes, and even cast members were calling out to us with, "You guys look so great!" Our theme was a big success, but none more than Himself. While people were asking for poses for photos of our entire group, he was continually stopped and asked if they could have a photo with him.

The cutest one was the grandmother of this little boy. She said all he had talked about or wanted to do was meet Captain Hook, and could he please have a photo with him?

The ride was closed for refurbishing, unfortunately, but we still got this great photo of John with John!

And the party begins! Our only discomfort was that it was still a bit warm, and Captain Hook suffered most. He said each time he wanted to break character and start stripping off the costume, someone else would ask for a photo! He braved through to the end, waiting until we went back to the car before tossing it all in the trunk (which was well past midnight). What a trooper!

More to come, of course. =)


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