|Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Planning Guide|
|General Info||Dates & Cost||Characters||Shows|
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Character Schedules and Locations
Additions for 2012 – Phineas and Ferb, Merida and Periwinkle
Deletions for 2012 – Rafiki and Timon, Rosetta and Terance
New locations for 2012 –
Donald and Daisy moved to Fantasyland near the Carrousel along the wall.
Duffy moved to the Liberty Square Riverboat Dock
Suzy and Perla only appeared after the Fireworks in Fantasyland near the Carousel
Gaston was rotating with Jafar
|Know who you want to see!|
It’s important that your family makes a plan of the things they wish to experience during the party so they don’t spend their time wandering around the park. When it comes to characters you should pick the ones you find have the greatest importance. To some people, meeting with the 7 Dwarves will rank high, while others may wish to see Captain Jack Sparrow and another family may want to visit with every villain at the party. Know who you want to see and set a reasonable goal. It’s not impossible to meet every character, but you won’t have time for any other element of the party to attempt this.
HIGHEST PRIORITY CHARACTERS:
These characters may have lines of one hour or more or take multiple meets to see them all
If you wish to meet the 7 Dwarves, (Snow White doesn’t meet with them, she meets with her Prince in Town Square Theater) you’ll want to line up no later than 6:15 pm. The line for the Dwarves actually begins to form at 5:30 pm. Why would I recommend spending all that time in line? Well, if you don’t line up early, you’ll still be in that line later and you’ll miss precious party time. By lining up early, you’ll have the full 5 hours to do the other things you wish during the actual party.
There are two different types of villains meets near the Castle (Villains Central). The first type of Villains meet is the standard meet. This group is in the hub area and includes Gaston, Jafar, Lotso and the Tremaine Family. These characters form regular stand by lines and are willing to chat and sign autographs. Their lines rarely exceed 15 minutes and I’ve often walked right up to them. Gaston and the Tremaine Family may also be met during the day.
The second type of villains meet is the post Villains Mix & Mingle Show. This meet includes Maleficent, Dr. Facilier, Queen Grimhilde, Captain Hook, Cruella de Vil, Queen of Hearts from left to right when facing the castle and Judge Claude Frollo roams the area. They perform a short song and dance act, then make their way down from the stage to meet the guests willing to wait. The lines are very chaotic and you might meet 2 or 3 per show. It usually takes me 3 shows to meet them all and I start on the far left ramp and arrive early.
Captain Jack Sparrow:
Captain Jack is very popular, but he also tend to be fashionably late. I stood in line one night hoping he’d arrive at 7:00 pm sharp only to find out later that he wouldn’t arrive until after 8:00 pm. I recommend going to see him immediately after the SECOND Boo To You Parade. They disband his line for parades, so many people don’t want to wait twice.
Princesses with their Princes:
If the Dwarves aren’t your highest priority, you may wish to line up for these Lords and Ladies early. You’ll find Cinderella with her Prince, Snow White and her Prince and Rapunzel with Flynn Rider. I’ve found the line typically begins to form around 6:30 and begins right at 7:00. Flynn Rider is VERY popular and VERY chatty, so even with all the Disney Magic, he still builds a long line. If you don’t wish to arrive early, come back around 11:00pm or right after the second parade for the shortest waits.
MODERATE PRIORITY CHARACTERS
Aladdin & Abu, Jasmine & Genie
Aladdin was typically meeting with Abu and Jasmine with Genie. There were one or two sets around parade times some nights where Abu and Genie met together. The lines for these characters were typically about 20-30 minutes. You may line up for one set and actually meet the other set.
Mickey and Minnie
Most guests don’t know that Mickey and Minnie are quick change artists! They have the ability to appear as witch and magician one minute and transform into pirate and princess a minute later. It will take two separate meets to see them in both costumes and you may have to discuss this Mickey magic with the Cast Member before entering. Lines are shortest during and immediately after parades and after 11:00 pm.
Tarzan, Jane and Terk
Tarzan and Jane weren’t meeting together in 2012. They were alternating and Terk usually met with each of them. Tarzan is by far the more inter active character. He may pick bugs off your child’s head or jump around and pound his chest. Jane is very proper (almost Mary Poppins like) but very sweet too. Lines were typically 20-30 minutes and you may line up for one set and end up meeting the other.
Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger and Piglet
The Pooh characters are worth seeing because they all have great Halloween costumes. They typically have a 30 minute wait and often see their line cut before they even arrive for the next set. Be sure to ask the Cast Member about the schedule.
LOWEST PRIORITY CHARACTERS
Alice in Wonderland & Mad Hatter
In my experience, I never waited more than 10 minutes to meet these guys. Sometimes each meets separately and sometimes they meet together. The Mad Hatter is hilarious and will joke around quite a bit with the guests in his classic voice.
There’s really no reason to arrive early for either Dance Party. Just walk right in, dance until you’re tired and take some photos. You can ask a Cast Member what time a certain character will appear. We often end the night at one of the dance parties.
Donald & Daisy
Donald began the 2012 party wearing his typical pumpkin costume standing with Daisy near the construction wall. Management quickly noticed that this was a poor location and moved them behind the Carousel. In doing this, Donald changed costumes from pumpkin to a medival knight. Lines were typically 10-15 minutes.
Pumpkin Duffy appears at the Liberty Square Riverboat Dock. He had little or no line despite having a pretty cute costume. I never saw a 10 minute line for him.
VISIT DURING THE DAY CHARACTERS
It’s my opinion that I don’t waste my precious and expensive party time visiting characters that I could easily see during the day in the same costuming. Perhaps you only have one day at Walt Disney World or you aren’t planning to be in the Magic Kingdom any mornings, in those cases it would make sense to visit these characters if they are important to you. Those who meet in the exact same costume during the day include:
Phineas and Ferb – meet them in Hollywood Studios.
|Mickey’s Not So Scary Haloween Party Character List|
|7 Dwarves||Splash Mountain Exit|
|Aladdin & Abu||Adventureland – Agrabah Bazaar|
|Alice||Fantasyland – Mad Tea Party|
|Aurora & Prince Phillip||Fantasyland -behind castle or Carossel|
|Buzz Lightyear||Tomorrowland – regular location|
|Captain Hook||Castle – After Villains Mix and Mingle|
|Chip n Dale||Tomorrowland – 626 Dance Party (No meets)|
|Cinderella & Prince Charming||Town Square Theater|
|Cruella De Vil||Castle – After Villains Mix and Mingle|
|Donald & Daisy||Fantasyland – Hundred Acre Goods Wall|
|Duffy||Liberty Square Riverboat|
|Frollo||Castle – After Villains Mix and Mingle|
|Gaston||Castle Hub – Adventureland side|
|Goofy||Tomorrowland – 626 Dance Party (No meets)|
|Jack Sparrow||Adventureland – near Pirates|
|Jane||Adventureland – Verandah|
|Jasmine & Genie||Adventureland – Agrabah Bazaar|
|Lotso||Castle Hub – Adventureland side|
|Mad Hatter||Fantasyland – Mad Tea Party|
|Maleficent||Castle – After Villains Mix and Mingle|
|Mickey & Minnie||Town Square Theater|
|Phineas and Ferb||Town Square – next to City Hall|
|Pluto||Tomorrowland – 626 Dance Party (No meets)|
|Queen Grimhilde||Castle – After Villains Mix and Mingle|
|Queen of Hearts||Castle – After Villains Mix and Mingle|
|Rapunzel & Flynn Rider||Town Square Theater|
|Snow White & Prince||Town Square Theater|
|Stitch – Experiment 626||Tomorrowland – 626 Dance Party (No meets)|
|Suzy & Perla||Fantasyland – after Fireworks (MAYBE)|
|Tarzan||Adventureland – Verandah|
|Terk||Adventureland – Verandah|
|Tiana & Naveen||Liberty Square Glade|
|Tinker Bell & Periwinkle||Adventureland – Tinker Bell’s Nook|
|Tremaine Family||Castle Hub – center|
|Woody, Jessie & Bullseye||Frontierland – Diamond Horseshoe Dance Party (No Meets)|
|Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet||Fantasyland – next to ride|