Sharing some pictures and experiences from the Trick or Treat party!
I arrived at the parking structure around 3:50pm, and found no line to get in. I showed my ticket, quickly parked, and then went to the trams, where there was no line.
Arriving at the park, there were signs everywhere announcing that the party was happening and the park would be closing early. No one would be unaware of what was occuring.
At this point, it was drizzling on and off, but not too wet. There was no line at the entry gate. I gave my printout to the checker, got a real ticket for re-entry and a grey wristband. They set up the treat bag area under the bridge. There had also blocked off that entire area from regular guests.
The park wasn't particularly crowded, but there were definitely plenty of people who weren't there for the party wandering about. I took some pictures, then went to look for some of the characters who were out. I was particularly impressed with this new pumpkin at Big Thunder Ranch
If you didn't already have your wristband, and were in the park early, or if you wanted to buy a ticket the day of, you could do that at the plaza pavilion.
The fog effects and lighting effects started at 6pm with the party. Many of them were awesome. Some of my favorites...
The scarecrows were keeping dry under the Golden Horseshoe. They told me that they started to smell pretty nasty if they got wet, and they could slip and break a straw in the rain, which would be unfortunate.
As soon as the party started I went to get a picture with Mickey and Minnie, and I only had to wait 5 minutes for the picture.
I love their costumes! After getting a kiss from both mice, I went to visit Tigger and get some candy!
A quick note- I wore this Belle costume for the second year, and this time people were much better at identifying me. I think carrying around the book everywhere really helped. The book I had was "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" by Joseph Campbell, which I found pretty funny in a Disney park, but most people hadn't heard of. Oh well, at least I got to enjoy a geeky moment. I had no problems with acting as a Disney character- I never pretended to be Belle with guests (except smiling at small kids!), but I got to play act with the characters, which was fun, and they were happy to do!
More pictures is a little bit, when my friendly Sheriff friend came to protect me from all those Villains!