Today I want to talk to you about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. I’ve heard a lot about it, and read a ton of information about what it is, how much it costs, and all of that, but I still wonder — is it worth it?
I know that single question may be the one thing that leads you to think — this guy’s a fraud! I’m never going to visit his site ever again! But let me tell you, there is a reason I ask the question.
We are going to Disney World for a quick weekend getaway on September 29 – October 2nd (have I mentioned that enough yet?), and when we originally decided to go, it was for two specific events:
- The 40th Anniversary of the Magic Kingdom.
- Our first visit during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
Since we have our Annual Passes, the only ticket we need is for my niece who is coming with us, and that will be a two-day ticket. With our hotel cost running us about $350 for the three nights, couple that with the ticket cost, and we’re looking at about $500 or so for the trip.
But then I started looking into MNSSHP, and I found out that Friday, September 30 is one of the days that it has special discounts for Annual Passholders and for DVC members, so I thought, if we can get the tickets cheaper, maybe we should think about it. The cost of the tickets, though, would run us about $200, and couple that our expenses already, if we aren’t careful, we could be looking at $1000 spent for a quick weekend getaway, regardless of how many things we are able to enjoy that we won’t be able to enjoy again, or not for a long time.
So today I’m coming to you for suggestions. Is the cost of the tickets for MNSSHP worth the extra ticket price? If we get the tickets, will we come away thinking that we didn’t really need to spend that money after all? What would you do if you were in my shoes?
Thank you all for your comments on the subject — this is definitely a case where my Disney Heart is conflicting with my logical brain, and while I almost always side with my Disney Heart, today I’m not convinced that it is the best thing. So please, help me out here, what should I do?