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    Anyone ever attended this after-hours event? Would it be worth it for a young, married couple without kids? I know it's intended for the younger crowd Any stories or experiences of what goes on would be helpful!! Thanks so much!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnEO View Post
    Anyone ever attended this after-hours event? Would it be worth it for a young, married couple without kids? I know it's intended for the younger crowd Any stories or experiences of what goes on would be helpful!! Thanks so much!!!!
    Hey there. I have gone to 3 P&P parties (and may do 1-2 more in May/June). They are a lot of fun (and I am a 22-year-old adult). The lines for rides are pretty good, there is a special parade for the party, rare characters out, and the fireworks alone are worth the admission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joanna71985 View Post
    and the fireworks alone are worth the admission.
    AMEN! The Magic, Music and Mayhem Fireworks are the best I've EVER seen! Find a nice spot at the end of Main Street and be prepared to be amazed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydreamer98 View Post
    AMEN! The Magic, Music and Mayhem Fireworks are the best I've EVER seen! Find a nice spot at the end of Main Street and be prepared to be amazed!
    EXACTLY! It's AWESOME!! It's all around you so get a good spot. I like being near the Partner Statue. Or you be at the end of Main Street near one of the popcorn carts.

    I love the Pirate theme of the party...MVMCP is better all-around but this is only the 2nd year for the P&PP. I'm confident it'll keep improving!

    I think the P&PP, like all hard-ticketed events, is for all ages! My wife and I always have fun at it. We'll be going to our 4th P&PP on May 16th. Dressing up is a key to the party fun. You can go as dressed up as you feel comfortable, but I highly recommend dressing up with at least few things pirate or princess related. It just adds to the excitement.

    Also figure out what you want to do at the party. Do you want to just take it as it comes? (Meaning you're a more go with the flow type of person?) Or do you want to check out all the exclusive P&PP only events (e.g. parade, fireworks, meet'n'greets)? Or do you want to use this hard-ticketed event to have little to no waits on the rides?

    We mostly go for the special events. We watch the parade (go for the 2nd one as it's usually less crowded...but we did get lucky last Aug and got a good spot for the 1st parade of the evening). We always watch the Fireworks!!! Best night-time event I've seen at WDW!!! We also love Character pictures...so we go find the fab 5...and the princesses at Mickey's Toon Town. We've even seen Belle in her gold dress. Oh, and one time they had Genine, Abu and Aladdin all together! Also there's a Jack Sparrow meet'n'greet that's always busy. Go there first or during his last appearance. We waited in line for over an hour at the first P&PP and that was a mistake.

    You can skip the Treasure Coves. It's just chocolate coins or beads (unless they change it this year). There is raisins. But we found it could eat up valuable time if you stop at too many of them. And by the end of the night the lines were non-existent so we could whip right through them. Plus after awhile having the same chocolate candies got old....plus...LOL...I had accidentally left some in my booty bag then stored it for several months in our Disney box. When I was going through it before the next trip, I found melted chocolate coins. DOH!

    Oh, get a map upon entering the park for times off all the events. This will help plan your night. Or you might be able to find some online.

    Another great tip...especially if you don't have AP's or lots of ticket days left...but with your P&PP ticket you can enter the MK at 4pm. That's a neat benefit that I don't hear mentioned very often.

    Most importantly...HAVE A BLAST!!! And let us know how it was and what you thought...and we want pictures.
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    Are the P&PP events running in August? It's listed on the August special events at allears but there are no dates for August. Anyone know if it's being held in August?




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    As of right now the parties are only running until June 4th.
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    Gosh I HOPE so that there's P&PP in August!!! We'll be at WDW in August...and while it won't make or break the trip...we sure love the P&PP and want to attend in August! Personally, I think they will. They brought it back for August 2007. Pirates are still popular. And Princesses are ALWAYS popular.
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    Actually, it looks like there won't be any in Aug (even though there were parties last year). This is due in part to mnsshp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willful View Post
    Gosh I HOPE so that there's P&PP in August!!! We'll be at WDW in August...and while it won't make or break the trip...we sure love the P&PP and want to attend in August! Personally, I think they will. They brought it back for August 2007. Pirates are still popular. And Princesses are ALWAYS popular.
    I'm hoping that they will have some in August as well. It won't break our trip but I have a feeling that one year we are definitely going to have to go when they have one if we don't get to attend one this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by joanna71985 View Post
    Actually, it looks like there won't be any in Aug (even though there were parties last year). This is due in part to mnsshp.
    Sorry, but what's mnsshp?




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    Joanna - Yes, MNSSHP is starting 9 days earlier, but do you have more info or are you just offering your opinion. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigger_03 View Post
    Sorry, but what's mnsshp?
    It's Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. More info is here in case you need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willful View Post
    Joanna - Yes, MNSSHP is starting 9 days earlier, but do you have more info or are you just offering your opinion. Thanks!
    From what I have been hearing (and what I have seen on the CM website), it doesn't look like there will be any P&P in Aug. The dates should have been released by now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willful View Post
    It's Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. More info is here in case you need it.
    Gottcha. Thanks. I don't know why it wasn't coming to before now but it makes perfect sense now.

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    From what I have been hearing (and what I have seen on the CM website), it doesn't look like there will be any P&P in Aug. The dates should have been released by now.
    I figured that the dates would have been released before now. What are the usual months that they have those in?

    I'd love to go between Thanksgiving and Christmas one year (I'd rather go earlier in December to avoid the larger crowds around the holidays though) to see all the decorations, parades and special things around Christmas. I am imagining it in my head and it's got to be very pretty. Maybe one year we can do that.




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    Quote Originally Posted by tigger_03 View Post
    I figured that the dates would have been released before now. What are the usual months that they have those in?

    I'd love to go between Thanksgiving and Christmas one year (I'd rather go earlier in December to avoid the larger crowds around the holidays though) to see all the decorations, parades and special things around Christmas. I am imagining it in my head and it's got to be very pretty. Maybe one year we can do that.
    The first year (2007) they were in Jan-March, then again in Aug (plus a couple in Sept).

    For this year, they started out as Jan-mid March. Then the rest (late March-June 4th) were added.
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    Thanks. Guess we will have to plan to go sometime between January and very early June to catch those events. But there a few times that we definitely don't want to go as I have a feeling it would be VERY crowded.




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