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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Characters

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Character Schedules and Locations2013-mnsshp-character-map(Updated 10/4/2013)

Additions for 2013 – Jack and Sally from Nightmare before Christmas, Monsters Inc will take over the Tomorrowland Dance Party, Phineas and Ferb will not meet but only appear before the parade on Main Street.  Lots of character moves.

Deletions for 2013 – Phineas and Ferb will not meet, but will appear on Main Street with the Creepa Crew prior to the parade for dancing.  Duffy no longer meets at the party.  Pete’s Silly Sideshow is closed, but those characters are in the party elsewhere.

New Locations for 2013 - 7 Dwarves in Storybook Circus area, Gaston near his tavern, Tremaines at Town Square, Lotso at Town Square, Jafar at Town Square

Know who you want to see!

  • HIGHEST PRIORITY CHARACTERS:

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.

These characters may have lines of one hour or more or take multiple meets to see them all

Jack Skellington and Sally:
Jack Skellington and Sally

Jack Skellington and Sally are new for 2013 and were VERY popular for the Downtown Disney Event last year, so I would line up early for them and save the Dwarves for last meet of the night.  The line begins forming for this couple around 5:0 to 5:30 pm!

Dwarfs:

7 Dwarves MNSSHP 2012

If you wish to meet the 7 Dwarfs, (Snow White doesn’t meet with them, she meets with her Prince elsewhere) 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.

If you choose to meet Jack and Sally first, you should save the Dwarfs until later.

Villains:

My lovely daughter meets (the candy fairy) the Shadowman for the very first time!  September 2012
My lovely daughter meets the Shadowman for the very first time! September 2012

There are two different types of villains meets near the Castle and elsewhere in the park..

  • The first type of Villains meet is the standard meet. This group is spread out in the park 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.

NOTE:  If you wish to meet the Villains after Mix and Mingle they are located from left to right when looking at the stage: Maleficent, Dr. Facilier, Queen Grimhilde, Captain Hook, Cruella de Vil, Queen of Hearts. Frollo roams.

Captain Jack Sparrow:

Jack Sparrow at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012
Jack Sparrow at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012

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 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:

Flynn and Rapunzel at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012
Flynn and Rapunzel at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012

If the Jack & Sally or 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

Genie and Jasmine at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - September 2012
Genie and Jasmine at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – September 2012

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.  We found all four together about 11:00 pm.

Mickey Mouse

Mickey as magician and Minnie as witch at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - September 2012
Mickey as magician and Minnie as witch at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – September 2012

Mickey will be available to greet guests in his Halloween Magician costume at Town Square Theater. Lines are shortest during and immediately after parades and after 11:00 pm.

Minnie continues to meet with him until at least September 20th

Tarzan, Jane and Terk

Terk with Tarzan at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012
Terk with Tarzan at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012

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.  We found all three meeting together at 11:00 pm.

Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger and Piglet

Tigger, Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet as they appeared at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - September 2012
Tigger, Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet as they appeared at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – September 2012

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.

Aurora & Prince Phillip

Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) and Prince Phillip at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2012
Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) and Prince Phillip at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2012

Until 9/18 Aurora meets with Prince Phillip in Fantasyland.  You’ll find them behind the castle, near the wall or behind the Carousel.

LOWEST PRIORITY CHARACTERS

Alice in Wonderland & Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter and Alice at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012
Mad Hatter and Alice at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012

In my experience, I never waited more than 10 minutes to meet these guys. Sometimes each meets separately and sometimes they meet together. Alice meets in the park during the day, but the Mad Hatter doesnt.  The Mad Hatter is hilarious and will joke around quite a bit with the guests in his classic voice.

Dance Parties

Monsters Inc Dance Party
Monsters Inc Dance Party
Woody's Dance Party
Woody’s Dance Party

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.  The Tomorrowland Dance Party is being taken over by the characters of Monster’s Inc in 2013!

Donald & Daisy

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012

Donald wears his pumpkin costume and Daisy is a Princess. Lines were typically 5-10 minutes.

Minnie Mouse

It’s difficult to predict, but with Minnie relocating to Fantasyland on September 20th, it’s likely that she won’t have really long lines.

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:

  • Ariel
  • Buzz Lightyear
  • Gaston
  • Merida
  • Tiana & Naveen
  • Tinker Bell & Fairy Friend (Vidia until Sept 13, then Terance begins)
  • Tremaine Family
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Character List  
Click a name for complete schedules!
7 Dwarfs Fantasyland – NEW Wall
Aladdin & Abu Adventureland – Agrabah Bazaar
Alice Fantasyland – Mad Tea Party
Ariel Fantasyland – Grotto
Aurora & Prince Phillip Fantasyland -Princess Fairytale Hall
Buzz Lightyear Tomorrowland – regular location
Captain Hook Castle – After Villains Mix and Mingle
Cinderella & Prince Charming Fantasyland -Princess Fairytale Hall
Cruella De Vil Castle – After Villains Mix and Mingle
Donald & Daisy Storybook Circus Entrance
Dr. Facilier Castle – After Villains Mix and Mingle
Frollo Castle – After Villains Mix and Mingle
Gaston In front of Gaston’s Tavern
Goofy Storybook Circus – in front of his ride
Jack Sparrow Adventureland – near Pirates
Jack Skellington and Sally - NEW! Town Square – next to City Hall
Jafar Town Square – Exit portico for Town Square Theater
Jane Porter Adventureland – Verandah
Jasmine & Genie Adventureland – Agrabah Bazaar
Lotso Town Square – next to FASTPASS machines
Mad Hatter Fantasyland – Mad Tea Party
Madame Carlotta Haunted Mansion
Madame Rinata Haunted Mansion
Merida Fairytale Garden
Maleficent Castle – After Villains Mix and Mingle
Mickey Town Square Theater
Mike Wazowski, Sulley, Boo, Needleman & George Sanderson Tomorrowland Dance Party
Minnie with Mickey in Town Square Theater until OCT (Delayed)
Queen Grimhilde Castle – After Villains Mix and Mingle
Queen of Hearts Castle – After Villains Mix and Mingle
Rapunzel & Flynn Rider Fantasyland – Princess Fairytale Hall
Snow White & Prince Fantasyland – Princess Fairytale Hall
Tarzan Adventureland – Verandah
Terk Adventureland – Verandah
Tiana & Naveen Liberty Square  Glade
Tinker Bell & Fairy friend Adventureland – Tinker Bell’s Nook
Tremaine Family Town Square – Roaming between City Hall and Town Square Theater
Woody, Jessie & Bullseye Frontierland – Diamond Horseshoe Dance Party (No Meets)
Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet Fantasyland – next to ride
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86 thoughts on “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Characters”

  1. Yikes! Sorry for the bugs! I hope you feel better soon! Could you confirm if Cinderella’s Carriage was available and if so, where is it located? Thanks! :)

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  2. Thanks for posting the map despite all the itching. Several of us have been eagerly anticipating your update. We’ll look forward to your full work-up. Hope you got some good pictures.

    Yours is the first report I’ve seen of Suzy and Perla at the party. Several are saying they were dropped. Hope they show up at all the parties and that the “late” characters begin to arrive on time. A question, when you have a moment. Did you see Cinderella’s carriage this year? No one seems to so have seen it. If so, where was it located?

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  3. Another question, do the characters stay out during the parade for meet and greets? I assume the Hub characters won’t but maybe Tiana & Naveen, Aurora & Phillip and the rest of the Fantasyland characters. I was hoping to get some autographs during the first parade with shorter lines as we will be attending the second.

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  4. Oh geez…bedbugs?!? What could be worse??? Sorry to hear that! Just to clarify, were you at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek or the Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek? Thank you smuch for all of your info!!

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  5. Suzy and Perla will not appear at every party. They just done with all their sewing so Cinderella let them make a special apperence…. :)

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  6. Were Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy still in their pirates and princess costumes from last year, or did they have new costumes?

    Also, is there any truth to the rumor that the speaking Mickey will be greeting guests at the party? Thanks.

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  7. Hope you are feeling better, Kenny. What a nightmare!

    Any chance you can learn which characters meet during the parade and which ones don’t? As I am working on my plan for the party, this information would help a TON!

    And I am sad about Suzy and Perla. They were one of the ones top on my list to see! Hopefully they will be out visiting on our party night.

    Hope you are feeling better and the bugs didn’t go home with you.

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    1. I wish I could have composed a complete list, but I know Mickey and Minnie were still out and Duffy was available, I didn’t see Aladdin’s gang, Donald/Daisy, Pooh’s gang or Jack Sparrow out during the parade. I’d guess that Phineas and Ferb and Buzz stay out as they aren’t in parade.

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  8. Thanks again for doing this, Kenny!

    We’re flying over to Orlando later this week to attend the parties on the 21st and 25th. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Suzy and Perla will make an appearance one of those night, as we’ve not met them. Does Madame Leota do meet and greets?

    Also, have you heard if the Disneyland MNSSHP will have any new characters this year? We live in LA, but opted to attend the party later in the season since we’re going to two in Orlando during our site visit.

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      1. Saw those as well. Was told by CM they were unannounced and when I asked if they would be out the next night he said unlikely. And they were not the 3rd night.

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  9. Have been to the second 2 parties in 2012. The rats Susie and perla (?) were in front of carousel both nights. Also Donald and daisy met there in front of tr carousel both nights as well. Lotso was in the HUB on the spoke to Adventureland both nights.

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  10. We are planning on going this year. My question is…after the villains mix and mingle, how many of them can you expect to meet? We definitely want to meet Malificent, Cruella and Evil Queen. Capt Hook would be great too. Would it be best to wait until the latest mix and mingle or it just as crowded as the others? Or should you plan on going to multiple ones and getting to meet 1 or 2 each time. The villains and the 7 dwarfs are our main reasons we are going! Thanks!

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  11. I know the waits to see the dwarfs and pooh will be long, but what about the other characters? Is it unrealistic to think we will be able to see the parade, fireworks and all of our favorite characters? Do you recommend seeing a particular Villains Mix and Mingle to have a better chance of having pics with more of the Villains? I am hoping we can see the ones we want in 2 mix and mingles. I am beginning to think we should go 2 nights! Our kids will be fine with no trick or treating. We can do that at home.

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  12. How late can you get in line for Mickey and Minnie? We were going to save them for last, after the 11:15 mix and mingle. Then see the princesses if time allows. Would you recommend this plan or see them earlier? Thanks!

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  13. So many of the characters during this night don’t “participate” in the night’s events? Is the time between 4 and 7 a good time to ride some of the most popular rides and meet some of the characters found throughout the park since only those with a special ticket can be in the park? We won’t be arriving until 4:30 or so to our resort on Nov. 1st – trying to decide if the party is something we want to do or not……first time to disney – is it worth it?

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    1. So many of the characters during this night don’t “participate” in the night’s events? (I don’t understand this portion) Characters are available for meets and some Villains do the Mix and Mingle show then meet.

      4 to 6 is a good time frame to do what you wish, but there aren’t many characters out then. Take a look at Characters > Magic Kingdom to see that.

      Halloween Party is my favorite and I feel it’s worth it for the characters, parade and fireworks.

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      1. Just to confirm, does this mean the Toy Story Characters and the Monsters Inc Characters will sign at the dance parties? I did not think they did.

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      1. Wow! My son wants to see him so bad, but I am not sure that he is worth a 2-3 hour commitment. Do you have confirmation that they will be out right at 7:00, or do you have to attend the party first to check on the time?

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  14. It looks like Lotso is where the 3 Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf were during January Long Lost Friends. Is that correct? Where is Jafar? In front of the Theater?

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  15. Thank you so much for the information! Do you know if Madame Carlotta and Madame Rinata sign autographs? My guess is they don’t, but my daughter will be dressed as a ghost (HM is her favorite ride), so I know she’ll at least want a picture.

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  16. Bummed to read that Minnie won’t be meeting with Mickey in Town Square after 9/20. I was looking forward to photo with them together at the party as they aren’t together during the day anymore at MK.

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  17. Thanks for all of the great info! I bought the app a few weeks ago and can’t wait to use it when we go in 3 weeks. If we watch the 10:30 parade in Frontierland and then go to see Aladdin and friends afterward, how long do you think the line would be? I know you can’t say exactly, but you are, after all, the expert! 😀 Thanks again for all the work you do!

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  18. Hi !
    Once we get into a queue to meet characters are we sure to meet them even if their ”Meet & Greet Schedule” comes to an end. For example, if we get in a queue at 11:00 PM to meet Jack & Sally and we don’t get to the end of the line by 11:30 PM, do the characters leave and we don’t get to take a picture with them ? Do we have to get in line before 11:30 PM or get to the end of the line by that time?
    Do they show a wait time estimate ?

    Also, is there a way to take a picture of some characters without meeting them and waiting in a queue ? Even the most popular ones ?

    Thanks for answering.

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    1. If characters rotate with other characters, you may not meet the one you currently see. If they have stand alone meets, then yes they would “cut the line” if you weren’t able to join the line and meet the character. They may cut lines before the posted end times, and often do, based on line length approximation. Arrive early for any popular character any day or night! Only places that have wait times are Town Square Theater, Tink’s Nook and Ariel’s Grotto.

      Sure most of these pictures in this thread were taken without waiting for the characters.

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  19. We just got back and i have to say, this was such a fun event!! The wait times were very minimal for both rides and characters! I think it took longer to get on/off the monorail than it did for the rides :o) THe second parade was so much easier as we got a spot right next to the theater! As soon as the parade ended, we saw all three of the princesses/princes and Mickey & MInnie within 10 minutes!! THank you again for all the great advice, it was much appreciated!!!

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  20. I’ve heard about having your picture taken with the Hitchhiking Ghosts (to be superimposed later and only available with PhotoPass) — is this still happening this year, and if so, what would you say the typical wait time/best strategy is to get that photo op? Thanks!

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