Characters at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (2022)

Meeting characters at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party is often daunting. Many guests attend the party with the sole purpose of meeting rare characters.

Since Disney doesn’t provide a list of the actual characters who meet at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, it’s difficult to know who is available.

For instance, if you pick up Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party map, you will notice the black and white Mickey bat symbols indicating character meet locations.

Unfortunately, the actual characters at each location are not listed on the map. Therefore you have no way of knowing where to meet specific characters when you get there.

So below, we’ll look at the characters you can expect to meet at the 2022 Mickey’s Not Scary Halloween Party. Unfortunately, a few of the usual characters have not returned to this year’s party.

However, there are still great opportunities to meet rare characters during the festivities. So be prepared for exceptionally long lines.

This article was updated on August 21, 2022.

Related: Meet Characters at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

2022 Disney Halloween Party Characters Update

Since Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party returned this year, we bought tickets to attend the first two events. Unfortunately, due to long lines and a couple of hours of steady drizzling rain, we didn’t make it to every character location on the first go around.

But I did get a list of every character who was meeting at the party this year, including who wasn’t meeting. Thankfully, many of the former characters and locations remain the same. But there are a few changes we’ll need to discuss.

Characters at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Here’s a list of the characters:

  • Mickey Mouse in Halloween Costume
  • Jack Skellington and Sally
  • Jack Sparrow
  • Aladdin and Abu (Rotates with Jasmine and Genie)
  • Jafar
  • Belle and Gaston
  • Prince Eric and Ariel
  • Minnie Mouse in Halloween Costume
  • Donald Duck and Daisy Duck in Halloween Costume
  • Goofy in Halloween Costume
  • Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore in Halloween Costume
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Stitch (Think Elvis!)
  • Queen of Hearts and the Tweedles
  • Alice in Wonderland with the Mad Hatter
  • Princess Fairytale Hall (usual characters remain throughout the party)
  • Anastasia and Drizella

Halloween Characters Not Meeting in 2022

Below are the characters who aren’t available at this year’s party.

  • Tarzan, Jane, and Terk
  • Moana
  • Seven Dwarfs
  • Lotso

*We spoke with a cast member who noted that Disney could add additional character meets in the future. So always be on the lookout for surprise characters.

Halloween Characters at Mickey’s Not So Scary

As we already touched on, one of the benefits of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is having the opportunity to meet out-of-the-ordinary characters. These are the characters that you won’t find on an average day at the park.

For instance, there’s Jack Skellington and Sally. Their character meet has by far the longest line of each party.

And where else can you find Rock ‘n’ Roll Stitch at Disney World? Nowhere.

Well, this year, he meets in Tomorrowland during the Halloween party. He is another character that holds an extreme line. Here is a look at his line after I met him.

Inevitably, if you go to the Halloween Party to meet characters, you will have to wait in a long line. Thankfully, I talked with a cast member who let me take some notes from his character schedule.

Approximately 12 unique characters meet and greet locations are listed on the Halloween Party map. One of those locations starts around 4:30 p.m., even though the party doesn’t begin until 7:00 p.m.

We’ll look at it first, along with the other characters available.

Jack Skellington and Sally

Jack Skellington and Sally begin meeting around 4:30 p.m. before the start of the party. They meet at Town Square Theater right inside the entrance of Magic Kingdom.

This pair of characters tend to be the most popular character meets at the party. For example, I got in line to meet Jack and Sally at 4:01 p.m. There were approximately 40 guests ahead of me.

Since the characters began meeting at 4:30 p.m., the line started to move around that time. I met Jack and Sally at 4:58 p.m. So I waited approximately one hour to meet them.

When I exited the line, the entire queue was completely full, reaching into the foyer of Town Square Theater. Your best opportunity for meeting them is to enter the party at 4:00 p.m., get your band, and get in line immediately.

Since I was already at Magic Kingdom as a regular guest, I was waiting outside the queue for Jack and Sally at 3:50 p.m. However, since I hadn’t received my party wristband, I had to go back out and secure one. That extra step put me further back in line than I expected.

You’re going to have to wait in line before the time they start meeting. But the guests at the front of the line will ultimately end up waiting the shortest time.

Additionally, getting this character meet out of the way up front will free up your time for the rest of the party. On the first party night, Jack and Sally were the only characters meeting before 7:00 p.m.

In the past, another feasible time to meet Jack and Sally was during the first parade. Wait times typically decline with so many guests drawn to the parade.

Unfortunately, if you elect to meet them during this time, you’ll have to sacrifice seeing that first parade. So you’ll need to weigh whether or not meeting them is worth it.

Given the popular demand for Jack and Sally, cast members usually cut off the line for this meet at 11:00 p.m.So while Jack and Sally meet until midnight, there might not be a chance to get in line with hopes of seeing them if you don’t join the line early enough.

Unfortunately, their meet-and-greet is not one of those get-in-line last-minute type deals. If the line is cut off, that will be for the evening. If this meet is important to you, I would plan to meet them as early as possible.

Mickey Mouse in Halloween Costume

Mickey Mouse meets next door to Jack and Sally at Town Square Theater. However, he doesn’t begin greeting guests in his Halloween costume until 7:00 p.m.

Mickey meets daily at this location at Magic Kingdom. So if you see him before the party starts, he is dressed in his special 50th-anniversary costume.

Related: Meet Mickey Mouse with Minnie During the 50th Anniversary

He usually takes a break between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to change into his Halloween outfit on party days. Then he comes back out to meet party guests around 7:00 p.m.

So remember you will meet him in a regular outfit if you get in line for this meet before the party starts.

Aladdin and Abu Meet

Aladdin and Abu meet at the side of Agrabah Bazaar. This location is directly across from the Magic Carpets ride. It’s also where Aladdin regularly meets with Jasmine during the day.

Related: Meet Aladdin and Jasmine at Disney World

While Aladdin is available daily, Abu is an extremely rare character. You’ll typically only find him at an extra-ticketed event.

*Update–At the second party, I waited in line to meet Aladdin with Abu first. So I got in line here at 6:30 p.m. I hoped they would come out a few minutes early. Unfortunately, at 7:00 p.m., a cast member came out and alerted everyone that only Aladdin would be available and that he was running late.

Naturally, the majority of guests left the queue (including yours truly) and got in line to meet Jafar. No offense to Aladdin, but he meets here every day. I circled back through later in the evening, and Abu was out meeting with Aladdin at that time.

Additionally, I was alerted that Jasmine and the Genie are scheduled to rotate this character meet. So you could wait in line for either and end up meeting the opposite.


Jafar’s character meet is located toward the front of the Magic Carpets ride in Adventureland. He’s a tall character, and you probably won’t miss him if you’re anywhere nearby.

The Halloween Party is the only location I’ve met Jafar at Disney World to date. If you don’t get a chance to meet him in person, he usually rides on a float in the Boo To You Parade.

Jack Sparrow

Jack Sparrow roams Adventureland daily. Additionally, he meets guests during the Halloween Party.

You’ll run into him across the walkway from Pirates of the Caribbean. He’s usually out near the Adventureland stage.

Belle and Gaston

Belle and Gaston meet guests as a pair at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. You’ll find them back in New Fantasyland on the walkway near the Beast’s castle.

This meet is unique because Belle typically greets guests by herself in the parks. You might find her daily at Magic Kingdom or Epcot.

Related: Meet Belle at Disney World

Gaston was formerly one of the daily characters at Magic Kingdom. However, he never meets with Belle. He used to meet on the side of Bonjour Gifts just across from Gaston’s Tavern. Hopefully, his meet returns in 2022.

Unfortunately, given long lines for the character meets at the first party and inclement weather, we didn’t get a chance to meet this pair yet.

Prince Eric and Ariel

Prince Eric and Ariel are another unique pair that have a meet-and-greet at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. In the past, we ran into them sporadically at Epcot. And they used to meet guests at the former character dining breakfast at Trattoria al Forno.

This pair meets close to Belle and Gaston along the walkway near Ariel’s Grotto in New Fantasyland during the Halloween Party.

Related: Character Dining at Walt Disney World

Unfortunately, given long lines for the character meets at the first party and inclement weather, we didn’t get a chance to meet this pair yet.

Winnie the Pooh and Friends

Okay, so you’re probably going to want to meet Winnie the Pooh and Friends at the Halloween Party. They are so worth it!

Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet meet as a foursome. It’s one of the best photo opportunities because they meet in their Halloween costumes.

Pooh dresses as a honey bee. Imagine that! Tigger is a pirate. Eeyore meets in the cutest birthday suit. And Piglet is a butterfly!

We waited in line for two hours to meet them at the first party, and this is the only photo I was able to get with my camera. Unfortunately, after waiting for about an hour and a half, it began to storm.

So the characters had to leave. Since I had waited so long, I decided to hold out a little longer. But as rain and bad weather continued, I finally decided to seek shelter myself.

These four meet at the side entrance of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. And they hold a very long line throughout the entirety of the evening.

Instead of signing autographs, you’ll receive a keepsake card with their signatures. The autograph card helps reduce time spent in line since there are so many characters at this meet.

Princess Fairytale Hall

Princess Fairytale Hall is a regular character location open daily at Magic Kingdom. It’s located in Fantasyland behind Cinderella Castle.

You can meet Tiana and Rapunzel on one side of the meet and greet. Additionally, you can meet Cinderella and a visiting princess (usually Elena of Avalor) on the opposite side.

Princess Fairytale Hall remains open and has low waits during the Halloween Party.

Related: Princess Fairytale Hall

Mad Hatter and Alice

We run into the Mad Hatter and Alice from Alice in Wonderland in Fantasyland. This duo begins meeting around 7:00 p.m. near the Mad Tea Party entrance.

Queen of Hearts and Tweedles

On the opposite side of Mad Tea Party, you’ll find the line for the Queen of Hearts and the Tweedles. In the past, we saw these three meet guests simultaneously.

However, they meet for about 15-20 minutes this year and then change places. A cast member was sure to let everyone know that the characters did rotate, so you might not meet the character who was out when you got in line.

On this evening, the Tweedles were out when I got in line. But, not long after, a few YouTubers got in line behind me (One Little Spark).

As we approached the character meet, I was told I would be the last guest to meet the Tweedles. So I let them go ahead since they were dressed as the Tweedles.

And I was looking forward to meeting the Queen of Hearts.

Don’t expect anything but surly expressions from the Queen of Hearts. She has that villainous freeze-face thing going on, probably from yelling “Off with your head!” so many times.

Both the Queen of Hearts and the Tweedles sign autographs.

Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse meets guests inside the play-while-you-wait area at Dumbo, the Flying Elephant. She is dressed in her Halloween costume.

Her meet time begins at 7:00 p.m., and she signs autographs.

Donald and Daisy Duck

Donald Duck and Daisy Duck meet next to Minnie Mouse inside the circus tent at Dumbo, the Flying Elephant. Daisy is dressed like a princess, while Donald is a pumpkin.

The great thing about this location is that you can meet Donald, Daisy, Minnie, and Goofy.


Goofy is meeting as a pirate at this year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Like the other character meets in the area, he usually comes out at 7:00 p.m.

Rock n’ Roll Stitch

If you are a fan of Elvis, you might want to get to this line early! Rock ‘n’ Roll Stitch meets behind Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin in Tomorrowland.

I got in line to meet Stitch at 6:34 p.m., and about 40-50 guests were already waiting. Finally, he came out at 6:45 p.m.

From that point, the line only grew longer. Then, Stitch left for a break at 7:09 p.m. and returned at 7:15 p.m. Per my notes, I met him at 7:30 p.m.

This is another situation where I got in line early, and it still took an hour to meet the character. Be prepared.

Final Thoughts on Characters at Mickey’s Not So Scary

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the perfect place to meet rare characters, get autographs, and have a few photos made! The only issue is the long lines you’ll encounter.

So if character meets are important to you, be prepared to wait. Prioritizing which characters you most want to meet and forming a plan to meet them will go a long way.

If you want more information on planning your Halloween party, check out our complete guide.

Related: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Guide (2022 Updates)

The guide talks about seeing the three main events at the party: Villains Spelltacular, Boo to You Parade, and Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Fireworks. It discusses the timing of this entertainment and how best to use your time before and after to meet characters or do rides.

You might also enjoy our complete guide to meeting characters at Disney World.

Related: Disney World Characters Guide

Or try these individual articles based on characters per park:

If you’re planning on attending one of the seasonal parties, I recommend considering staying at one of the Magic Kingdom Resorts. The following articles will help you discern which resort might work best:

I recommend these hotels because they provide simple access to Magic Kingdom. That way, at the end of a long party, you can return to your room quickly.

It’s nice to be able to hop on Disney’s monorail and arrive at your hotel within minutes. You’ll be so glad you planned it this way at the end of the long night.

And if there were long lines for the monorail, you have the option to walk back to your hotel. However, you cannot do that when staying at another Disney World Resort.

I hope you enjoy your Halloween Party and meet lots of characters!

In the comments: What characters are you hoping to see at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? Are you planning to attend the party in 2022?

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