Just attended MNSSHP on Friday, Oct. 12. Friday is supposedly the busiest day, and most on the DIS advise people not to attend Friday… however, I didn’t find the park to be ridiculously crowded at all. I think that maybe everyone is getting the head’s up to attend on weekday nights instead, which has made more people gravitate away from Friday… making it less crowded.
Anyway, we started trick-or-treating first thing and had absolutely no problem with lines or small candy portions. We started in Storybook Circus for the Alice in Wonderland candy trail, which was great. While there was a line since they hadn’t begun distributing candy yet, it moved very quickly. We hit almost every trick-or-treat stop after that with no wait.
We watched the 9:30 HalloWishes in the Castle Hub and stayed there afterwards for our parade spot (right after the bridge). We got to watch a Villains show between the fireworks and parade, too.
The most popular special characters are the 7 Dwarves in Frontierland where Woody and Jessie typically meet. I had gotten advice on the DIS that if you want to meet them, line up no later than 6:00 (preferably 5:15/5:30) because after that, it’s an hour and a half wait. I was planning to do this, but decided that day that it wasn’t worth the time and that the photo op wasn’t that important to me or my party.
The special characters we did meet were Pooh and friends in costume (which were in their typical greeting location by the Winnie the Pooh attraction) which had a 10 minute wait towards the beginning of the party. We also met Mickey and Minnie Mouse in costume at Mickey’s typical meeting area in Town Hall on Main Street with no wait - we were the first guests there after the seconde parade, it appeared. We then circled back through to meet the princesses, which was about a 10 minute wait.