Characters at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Meeting characters at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party can be quite the task. Guests attend this party with the sole purpose of spending the evening meeting rare and hard-to-find characters.

If you aren’t aware of what characters meet at the Halloween Party, you might have difficulty locating them.

For instance, if you pick up Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party map, you will notice a black and white Mickey symbol 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.

This article was updated on April 28, 2022.

2022 Disney Halloween Party Characters Update

Thankfully, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is returning in 2022. The first party night is scheduled for August 12th.

There are 37 parties scheduled between August 12th and October 31st this year.

For this article, we’ll look at previous character meets that were available at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Then when the party begins, we’ll update any changes for Halloween Party characters in 2022.

Below, we look at the guide map from a few years ago when the party was last held. Unfortunately, not having the characters listed on the map made it difficult to know who I could meet at each spot.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Map
Image: Disney Halloween Party Brochure

So I came up with a character map for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Magic Kingdom Halloween Party Character Map

During my last visit to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, I scouted all the character locations. I spent time observing lines, talking to cast members, and asking many questions to fellow party-goers while waiting in line.

Leaving the party, I realized that many people go to these events to meet characters specifically. So I felt it was essential to put together a guide with all of the characters you can expect to encounter.

Below, we’ll look at each character, their location, and a few tips on the best time to meet them.

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
  • Tarzan, Jane & Terk
  • Moana
  • Jack Sparrow
  • Aladdin & Abu
  • Jafar
  • Grave Diggers
  • Belle and Gaston
  • Prince Eric and Ariel
  • Seven Dwarfs
  • Minnie Mouse, Daisy, and Donald Duck in Halloween Attire
  • 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
  • Lotso
  • Anastasia & Drizella

Halloween Characters at Mickey’s Not So Scary

One of the benefits of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the opportunity to meet “special” characters. By special, I mean rare characters that you won’t find on an average day at the park.

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

And where is Moana at Disney World? Well, she’s over in Adventureland during the Halloween party. She is one of the rare characters that hold a pretty extreme line.

Don’t get me started on the 1.5-hour wait for the Seven Dwarfs at 6:15 p.m.! Fortunately, I was able to meet them later in the evening. At that point, it was a 20-minute wait.

Inevitably if you are going 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.

If you are at the party and have a specific question, the cast members who attend the character lines carry a daily schedule of unpublished times and locations.

There are approximately 18 character meet and greet locations at the Halloween party. Some of the locations start around 4:00 p.m., even though the party doesn’t begin until 7:00 p.m.

Let’s look at all the characters we met during the party.

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, at 5:45 p.m. on my visit, their wait was already 2.5 hours long.

A helpful hint here is that their wait time typically dies down during the first parade. During this time, they tend to have the lowest wait of the evening. However, you’ll have to sacrifice seeing that first parade.

Due to popular demand, cast members usually cut off the line at 11:00 p.m. for this meet. This means that while Jack and Sally do meet until midnight, there might not be a chance to get in line at, say 11:45 p.m., with hopes of seeing them.

Unfortunately, their meet is not one of those get-in-line last-minute type deals. If the line is cut off that will be it for the evening. Please 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 around 7:00 p.m.

Mickey meets daily at this location at Magic Kingdom. So if you see him before the party officially starts, he will be in his magician costume.

Related: Meet Mickey Mouse at Magic Kingdom

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 if you get in line before the party starts, know you will meet him in a regular outfit.

Moana at the Halloween Party

Moana meets in the Enchanted Tiki Room during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. This character meet usually begins around 5:15 p.m. There should be signage up that indicates the location of the meet.

Moana is extremely difficult to meet. She is another rare character that’s hard to find in the parks.

The last time we saw her out was on Disney+ day for a special pop-up character sighting.

Aladdin and Abu Meet

Aladdin and Abu meet at the side of Agrabah Bazaar. This area sits directly across from the Magic Carpets ride.

This area is the exact location where Aladdin typically meets with Jasmine during the day.

Related: Meet Jasmine at Disney World

However, Abu is another rare character. You’ll typically only find him at these extra-ticketed events.

Jafar

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

The Halloween Party is the only location to date I’ve met Jafar at Disney World.

Jack Sparrow

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

I’ve run into him on this stage that sits across the walkway from Pirates of the Caribbean.

Last year, during the Boo Bash, we saw Goofy dressed as a pirate at this location. So we might see him at this year’s Halloween Party. We will update you when we know more details.

Tarzan, Jane, and Terk

Tarzan, Jane, and Terk from Tarzan meet near the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse entrance in Adventureland.

Grave Diggers

The Grave Diggers are usually available to meet guests in the gazebo at Liberty Square. This location is where Mary Poppins sometimes meets during the day at Magic Kingdom.

The location is a little off the beaten path. However, these guys still tend to have a long line.

Belle and Gaston

Belle and Gaston meet guests as a pair, which is perfectly frightful! It’s okay. They’re really not so scary!

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.

The pair are usually located along the walkway near Ariel’s Grotto in New Fantasyland.

Prince Eric and Ariel

Prince Eric and Ariel are another unique pair. Occasionally, I find them as pop-up characters at Epcot. And they used to meet at Trattoria al Forno’s character dining experience.

They usually meet near Belle and Gaston along the walkway near Ariel’s Grotto in New Fantasyland during the Halloween Party.

Related: Character Dining at Walt Disney World

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, and it’s one of the best photo opportunities!

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

Unfortunately, I can’t locate my photo!

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

Instead of signing autographs, you’ll receive a keepsake card with all of 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 character location that’s 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 usually remains open and has low waits during the Halloween Party.

Related: Princess Fairytale Hall

Mad Hatter and Alice

In Fantasyland, we run into the Mad Hatter and Alice from Alice in Wonderland. This duo begins meeting around 7:00 p.m. and are located near the Mad Tea Pary 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. This trio also begins meeting at 7:00 p.m.

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 her head!” so many times.

Seven Dwarfs

The Seven Dwarfs meet with guests back at Pete’s Silly Slide Show in Storybook Circus. This location is indoors under a large circus tent.

The location works well because these guys tend to have a long line. It’s nice to enjoy a little air-condition while you wait.

On the last party I attended, they started meeting guests at 6:15 p.m. So if you want to get this meet out of the way, get there early.

You may remember I mentioned how they already had a 1.5 hour wait when I arrived in the area to see them at 6:15 p.m. And I thought I was on time!

Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse meets near the Casey Jr. Splash area in Storybook Circus. She is dressed in her Halloween costume.

Her standard meet time begins around 7:00 p.m.

Donald and Daisy Duck

Donald and Daisy Duck meet next to Minnie Mouse at the Casey Jr. Splash area. These two are also in Halloween costume.

They begin meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Goofy

Goofy meets in Storybook Circus as well. He is usually located in front of his ride the Barnstormer. His meet begins 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 in his old attraction area across from Monsters Laugh Floor.

Stitch arrives at the Halloween party a little early, starting around 6:45 p.m. You can see that a long line had already formed for him in the picture below.

Lots-O’

Lots-O’ from Toy Story is located between Space Ranger Spin and the Carousel of Progress. He doesn’t usually come out until 7:00 p.m.

One of the things I noted was that Lots-O’ had an extensive line before the evening entertainment. I went back by after the fireworks, and the line was approximately 15 minutes long.

This may or may not be your luck when you visit. But you can always try to meet a few popular characters later in the evening for shorter waits.

Anastasia and Drizella

Additionally, Anastasia and Drizella were out roaming around Fantasyland during the evening. These two are always a lot of fun to run into when visiting the parks.

Make sure to stop and try to have a conversation if you see them out.

It probably won’t go well because they like to talk over each other and everyone else. But they are so humorous.

Related: Meet Anastasia and Drizella at Disney World

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. Priortizing which characters you most want to meet and forming a plan to meet them will go a long way.

If you are looking for more information on planning your Halloween party, check out our full 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.

For more information you might enjoy our full guide to meeting characters at Disney World.

Related: Disney World Charactes Guide

Or you might enjoy these individual articles:

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 get back to your room quickly.

In addition, you can hop on Disney’s monorail from Magic Kingdom and be in your room in minutes. You’ll be so glad you did at the end of the long night.

And if there were to be a line, you can always walk back. You cannot do that when staying at another Disney World Resort.

I hope you enjoy your Halloween Party and get to 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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