October seems like the perfect time for a quick get away for us. Crowds have gone down and the weather is cooler. Orlando is now in John's "comfort zone" because it is so familiar to us. Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party has turned out to be one of our very favorite Disney things. We've loved our last two years' quick get always. Why do we love the after hours parties at the Magic Kingdom? Its unique. Its a little bit cheaper than daily park admission. You get candy (or cookies, apples, hot cocoa if it is Christmas). What's better than trick or treating around the Magic Kingdom where everyone can dress up and let cast members fill their bags. Kids (and adults) can dance and party with their favorite characters and the parade and fireworks are spectacular. I think we actually like the fireworks at the Halloween Party better than any other day of the year!
While we really like family or friends to "tag along" with us when we travel, we have conquered the Halloween Party trips with just us four. This year we chose to stay at the Caribbean Beach Resort in a Pirate themed room. The beds were a bit hard and the room was the smallest we've ever had at any Disney Resort but it was still a great treat for the boys who played and imagined their beds were sinking ships under attack and all kinds other scenarios created in their imaginations.
The resort pool was spectacular and the kiddie pool was the most awesome that I'd seen. The Grand Floridian's new Wonderland tea cup kiddie pool area is a close rival, but for a moderate resort the pool at Caribbean Beach can't be beat. A kiddie pool with three waterslides is just amazing and the big pool had multiple waterslides through its castle like fort walls.
We try to take advantage of good days, and Disney has a way of creating awesome memories. Lots of pictures and plenty of fun make for great things to look back on. Everyone needs a little Magic now and then. °O°
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