Anon Mouse

Published: September 20, 2012 at 9:02 AM

I went to Disneyland's version last year. You don't need to go to City Hall. You can already ask for healthy treats at the various stations. They offered apples slices, raisins, and carrot sticks. They are high quality treats. The apple slices are especially great for everyone to snack on throughout the night.

If you're stuck with lots of candy, I give them out at my home on Halloween.

Anyways, my kid doesn't restrict the trick and treating to only on Halloween. There are plenty of other opportunities for Halloween celebrating. It seems like every year is getting much much better with the holiday. The whole month of October is the Great Pumpkin.

Dominick D

Published: September 20, 2012 at 9:27 AM

I went to MNSSHP Friday night, and my trip report should be up soon.
Mike Gallagher

Published: September 20, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Couple of years ago, I took a walk through Hershey's Trick or Treat area with two bags, explaining that one was for a dear friend who was sick and unable to join me, but I'd see her the next day (truth, actually.). They filled both of my bags and were very nice about it.

Yeah, yeah, I know..it ain't Disney. So shoot me.

Mark Fairleigh

Published: September 20, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Wifey and I have been going to this for years. A great time every year. Mickey's Boo-To-You Halloween Parade is one of the best period. Plus night-time rides on Big Thunder is so awesome. I wholeheartedly echo Robert's recommendation.
Anon Mouse

Published: September 20, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Hey, I brought an extra bag too to Disneyland. They filled it without question. I ended up with tons of candy. I gave away a large portion on Halloween and brought a bag to work.
Daniel Etcheberry
Writer

Published: September 20, 2012 at 2:01 PM

I stopped eating candy a long time ago, and I have been without cavities in my teeth for a long time (knocking wood)
So trick-or-treating doesn't appeal to me anymore. Roles have switched, and now it's me who gives candy to the kids who knock at my door. Problem is when there is some candy left at the end of the day, and sugar-temptation starts to kick in.

I have fond memories of trick-or-treating when I was a kid in the late 70s, and we did it in our neighborhood; I supppose that nowadays is safer to do it at the Disney parks.

166.147.123.28

Published: September 20, 2012 at 2:29 PM

I trick or treated every year until my senior year of college - and that year and every year since I went to Not So Scary instead so I've been trick or treating every single year of my life! I love Halloween and I could not imagine not begging for candy. I have a peanut allergy so I used to take two bags around at the Disney party and just end up with one bag of candy that I could eat, but this year I will trade out at guest relations - so I can have two bags to take home!
Mike Gallagher

Published: September 21, 2012 at 7:52 AM

By the way, Robert, you should not place a picture like that first one in a spot where it can be seen so easily by a diabetic. Shame on you. :( J/K, of course. Some of my favorites, including Reese's PB Cups and Snickers, are well represented.
Dominick D

Published: September 21, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Snickers, Mike?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgSv1SKCteQ&sns=em

76.167.166.235

Published: September 21, 2012 at 9:47 AM

I worked as a cast member at a few of these in Anaheim last year and have to say it has tainted the entire trick 'r treating experience for me. God willing I won't be too bitter to take my kids in 10 years ;).
Anthony Murphy
Writer

Published: September 21, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party works on all levels of Halloween, except the scary part! The weather is usually pretty nice, the candy is plentiful, and there are plenty of adult only groups wondering the park! Universal does their Halloween Event Well, but so does Disney!


I second the Boo to You Halloween Parade! It is a must see!

Robert Niles
Editor

Published: September 22, 2012 at 4:25 PM

If anyone wonders, the first picture was the single-person haul from the first time when went to the Mickey party at Disneyland, a few years back. Love the brand-name stuff.

Now what I'd really love Disney to do would be a trick-or-treat party at Epcot, with candy from each of the lands in World Showcase. That. Would. Be. Awesome.

Doug Jenkins

Published: September 23, 2012 at 4:07 PM

That's some expensive candy