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Where to find the Characters at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Where to find the Characters at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

One of the highlights at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is definitely all the fun and unique characters you can see.

But, Disney doesn’t always make it easy to know who you can find where.

But we can help with that!

Here’s which characters you can see, and where you can find them at the 2023 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

MNSSHP Character Tips

Here are some of our favorite tips for meeting the fun characters at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party:

Jack and sally
  1. Keep in mind that you can’t meet every character, so be sure to prioritize which ones are important to you.
  2. When it comes to prioritizing, make sure you focus on characters or character combos that are exclusive to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (and skip the ones you can catch during the regular park day).
  3. Some characters start meeting before the party begins. This is something we definitely recommend you do if your goal is to meet some of the most popular characters. Just make sure you get your party wristband before you hop in line:
  • Jack and Sally: Characters begin meeting at 4:30 (we suggest you line up at 4:00; keep in mind, this line moves very, very slow)
  • Seven Dwarfs (back for 2023): Characters begin meeting around 6:15 p.m. (can line up as early as 4:00, but we recommend jumping in line closer to 5:00)
  • Pooh & Friends: begin meeting around 6:30 (we suggest you line up by 5:30)
  • Elvis/Rock ‘n’ Roll Stitch: begins meeting around 6:30 (we suggest you line up by 6:00)
MNSSHP
  1. If you didn’t meet Jack and Sally or the Seven Dwarfs before the party begins, keep in mind that it isn’t unusual for them to close the lines around 11 p.m., so don’t wait too long to visit them.
  2. For most other characters, the later the time, the shorter the lines.
  3. Most characters will sign autographs, but a few (like Jack & Sally, the Seven Dwarfs, Pooh & Friends, and Stitch) do not. For them, you’re handed pre-signed cards, instead. We’ve indicated which characters sign autographs down below.
  1. During the 2nd parade is a great time to meet the characters.
  2. Some character meetings are close enough together that it is easily possible for 1 member of your party to wait in 1 line, while the remaining members of your party wait in the other.

    Important: This only works if you have at least 1 person who isn’t interested in meeting/taking pictures with the characters AND if you are respectful of the people behind you and keep it to 1 meet and greet. Don’t have your group of 6 join you in line and then split up into 6 different meet and greets. That’s really frustrating to the people behind you.

    So, for example, the Tweedles meet right next to where Alice and the Mad Hatter meet – but it is 2 separate lines. Have the placeholder person jump in the longest of the 2 lines, and the other group can join them after they finish meeting the character with the shorter line.
  3. PhotoPass photographers are available at all the meet and greets. They will take a picture with your camera, but a 1-day Memory Maker purchase (if you don’t already have the full, multi-day one) will give you double the chances to snag the perfect picture.
  4. Make sure you capture candid moments, too. While posed photos are great, some of the best pics we have are candid shots that show the interactions and reactions between us and the characters.

MNSSHP Character Map

The map Disney hands out at the party marks character locations, but it doesn’t tell you who is located where.

So, to make it easier for you, we’ve added character names to the party map.

2023 mnsshp character map mickey's not so scary halloween party characters

Important Note on Wait Times:
The wait times noted below are just averages and are more typical for the beginning of the party. Wait times will drop during the parades, fireworks, and at the end of the evening. You can find some wait times for characters inside the My Disney Experience app.

Main Street U.S.A.

Mickey Mouse

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  • Meeting Location: Town Square Theater
  • Costume: Halloween attire
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: Just the costume is exclusive. You can meet Mickey at this same location in his regular attire during the day.
  • Average Wait: 30-60 minutes (wait times available in the My Disney Experience app)
  • Tip: Avoid jumping in the line immediately after the parade, as that is when it is typically the longest.
  • Signs autographs

Jack Skellington and Sally

Jack and Sally
  • Meeting Location: Town Square Theater
  • Costume: Regular outfits
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: Yes; you can meet them at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, too, but for that party, Jack is wearing his Santa suit.
  • Average Wait: More than 1.5 hours (wait times available in the My Disney Experience app)
  • Tip: Line up as close to 4:00 p.m. as you can (they begin meeting around 4:30 p.m.) OR join the line around 11 p.m. (at the end of the night). If lining up early, make sure you get your wristband first!
  • Does not sign autographs (but you do get an autograph card)

Adventureland

Jasmine and Genie

Aladdin and Genie
  • Meeting Location: At the Agrabah Bazaar
  • Costume: Regular outfits
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: This combo of characters is exclusive to specially ticketed events like MNSSHP
  • Average Wait: 30-40 mins
  • Tip: This pair of characters swaps sets with Aladdin and Abu
  • Signs autographs

Aladdin with Abu

abu and aladdin mickey's not-so-scary halloween party
  • Meeting Location: At the Agrabah Bazaar
  • Costume: Regular outfits
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: This combo of characters is exclusive to specially ticketed events like MNSSHP
  • Average Wait: 30-40 mins
  • Tip: This pair of characters swaps sets with Jasmine and Genie
  • Signs autographs

Jafar

Jafar mnsshp
  • Meeting Location: Near the Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Costume: Regular outfit
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: Yes
  • Average Wait: 30-40 mins
  • Signs autographs

Captain Jack Sparrow

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  • Meeting Location: Near Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Costume: Regular outfit
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: No
  • Average Wait: 30 mins
  • Signs autographs

Liberty Square

Madame Carlotta, Madame Renatta, Broome the Butler (Haunted Mansion)

madame renatta - haunted mansion - mickey's not so scary halloween party
  • Meeting Location: In the Haunted Mansion queue (not a typical meet and greet; they are just out where you can see them). They usually don’t appear until dusk or dark.
  • Costume: Regular outfits
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: Yes
  • Average Wait: No wait to see them (but the Haunted Mansion can often have waits of 30 minutes or more during the party)
  • Tip: Haunted Mansion lawn entertainment (like Madame Carlotta) is now appearing in the graveyard instead of in front of the attraction as it has in the past. This means you must enter the queue to see them.
  • Do NOT sign autographs

Frontierland

Country Bears

country bears mickey's not-so-scary halloween party
  • Meeting Location: Roaming around
  • Costume: Regular outfits
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: No
  • Average Wait: No wait; the characters are roaming around Frontierland
  • Do NOT sign autographs

Fantasyland

Anastasia and Drizella

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  • Meeting Location: Roaming around Fantasyland (typically near Cinderella Castle)
  • Costume: Regular outfits
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: No
  • Average Wait: No wait; the characters are roaming around Fantasyland

Alice and Mad Hatter

alice and the mad hatter
  • Meeting Location: Near Mad Tea Party
  • Costume: Regular outfits
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: This combo of characters is exclusive to specially ticketed events like MNSSHP
  • Average Wait: 30-45 minutes
  • Tip: Meet by Cheshire Café when raining
  • Signs autographs

Tweedles

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  • Meeting Location: At the Mad Tea Party (attraction)
  • Costume: Regular outfits
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: This combination of characters is exclusive to specially ticketed events like MNSSHP
  • Average Wait: 30-45 minutes
  • Tip: This pair of characters swaps sets with The Queen of Hearts
  • Signs autographs

Queen of Hearts

queen of hearts mickey's not so scary halloween party
  • Meeting Location: At the Mad Tea Party (attraction)
  • Costume: Regular outfits
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: This character is exclusive to specially ticketed events like MNSSHP
  • Average Wait: 30-45 minutes
  • Tip: The Queen of Hearts swaps sets with the Tweedles
  • Signs autographs

Belle

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  • Meeting Location: Near Enchanted Tales with Belle (if it is raining, she usually meets inside Gaston’s Tavern)
  • Costume: Regular outfit
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: This character is exclusive to specially ticketed events like MNSSHP
  • Average Wait: 30-60 minutes
  • Tip: She begins meeting right at 7 p.m. The line usually begins forming around 6:35 p.m. Gaston does not meet with Belle this year.
  • Signs autographs

Ariel and Eric

ariel and prince eric MNSSHP
  • Meeting Location: Near Journey of the Little Mermaid (if it is raining, they often meet at Prince Eric’s Market, across from Ariel’s Grotto)
  • Costume: Regular outfits (Ariel is with her feet; in her dress)
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: This combo of characters is exclusive to specially ticketed events like MNSSHP
  • Average Wait: 20-40 minutes
  • Signs autographs

Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet

Pooh and Friends mickey's not so scary halloween party
  • Meeting Location: At Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Costume: Halloween costumes
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: This combo of characters and costumes are exclusive to specially ticketed events like MNSSHP
  • Average Wait: 30-60 minutes
  • Tip: Line up as close to 5:30 p.m. as you can (they begin meeting around 6:30 p.m.) and the line grows quickly. This is definitely a popular character spot. If lining up early, make sure you get your wristband first. The line may close around 11 p.m, so if this is a priority for you make sure you get in line before then.
  • Do not sign autographs, but they do have an autograph card
pooh and friends autograph card

Donald and Daisy

Donald and Daisy mnsshp
  • Meeting Location: Dumbo the Flying Elephant (Storybook Circus)
  • Costume: Halloween attire
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: This combo in their Halloween outfits is exclusive to MNSSHP
  • Average Wait: 30-60 minutes
  • Tip: If priority, line up as close to 5:30 p.m. as you can. The line grows quickly to the left of the Lightning Lane entrance. They don’t start meeting until 7 p.m. This is definitely a popular character spot. If lining up early, make sure you get your wristband first.
  • Signs autographs

Minnie Mouse

minnie halloween costume mickey's not so scary halloween party
  • Meeting Location: Dumbo the Flying Elephant (Storybook Circus)
  • Costume: Halloween costume
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: Minnie wearing this outfit is exclusive to MNSSHP
  • Average Wait: 30-60 minutes
  • Tip: If priority, line up as close to 5:30 p.m. as you can. The line grows quickly to the left of the Lightning Lane entrance. She doesn’t start meeting until 7 p.m. This is definitely a popular character spot. If lining up early, make sure you get your wristband first.
  • Signs autographs

Pirate Goofy

pirate goofy MNSSHP
  • Meeting Location: Storybook Circus near Goofy’s Barnstormer
  • Costume: Pirate attire
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: Yes
  • Average Wait: 30 minutes or less
  • Signs autographs

Seven Dwarfs

seven dwarfs
  • Meeting Location: Pete’s Silly Sideshow (Storybook Circus)
  • Costume: Regular attire
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: This combo of characters is very rare to see together
  • Average Wait: More than 1.5 hours (wait times available in the My Disney Experience app)
  • Tip: If priority, line up as close to 5:00 pm as you can (they begin meeting at 6:15) or join the line around 11 p.m. (at the end of the night). The line grows quickly here as many people will start at Jack and Sally and then head to this character meet. If lining up early, make sure you get your wristband first.
  • Get more tips on meeting the Seven Dwarfs
  • Do NOT sign autographs (but you do get a signature card)
Seven dwarfs autograph card

Cinderella

cinderella photopass pic
  • Meeting Location: Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Costume: Regular outfit
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: No
  • Average Wait: 30 mins or less (wait times available in the My Disney Experience app)
  • Signs autographs

Princess Elena

princess elena
  • Meeting Location: Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Costume: Regular outfit
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: No
  • Average Wait: 30 minutes or less (wait times available in the My Disney Experience app)
  • Signs autographs

Princess Tiana

princess tiana - mickey's not so scary halloween party 2023
  • Meeting Location: Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Costume: Regular outfit
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: No
  • Average Wait: 30 minutes or less (wait times available in the My Disney Experience app)
  • Signs autographs

Rapunzel

rapunzel - mickey's not so scary halloween party 2023
  • Meeting Location: Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Costume: Regular outfit
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: No
  • Average Wait: 30 minutes or less (wait times available in the My Disney Experience app)
  • Signs autographs

Tomorrowland

Elvis Stitch

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  • Meeting Location: Inside the old Stitch’s Great Escape! attraction across from Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Costume: Rock ‘n’ Roll attire
  • Exclusive to MNSSHP: This outfit is exclusive to MNSSHP
  • Average Wait: 60 minutes or more
  • Tip: He begins meeting at 6:30 p.m. People usually start lining up between 5:40 p.m. and 6 p.m. Typically by 6 p.m. there is already a 45-minute wait.
  • Does NOT sign autographs (but you do get an autograph card)

Characters at Dance Parties

In addition to being able to meet lots of characters, there are others that you’ll be able to catch at one of several dance parties throughout the park.

You won’t be able to get autographs or take pics with these characters, but you will be able to dance and boogie to your favorite tunes.

All the dance parties happen throughout the event (there aren’t any set times) so they are perfect to pop into when visiting nearby characters.

Disney Junior Jam

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  • Characters in Attendance: Disney Junior characters, including Vampirina, Timon, Fancy Nancy, and Doc McStuffins
  • Dance Party Location: Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café in Tomorrowland

Max Goof’s Powerline “Stand Out” Pop-Up Party 

powerline max goof at mickey's not so scary halloween party
  • Characters in Attendance: Powerline Max
  • Dance Party Location: Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café stage in Tomorrowland, Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland, the Adventureland stage
  • Tip: This is a pop-up party. It happens intermittently throughout the night. You kind of have to be in the right time at the right place to catch Powerline Max and his crew dancing. You can also see them on Main Street U.S.A and in the Town Square areas before each Boo-to-You Parade.
2023 character checklist - mickey's not so scary halloween party

Characters in Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade

One last place you can spot characters is in the extremely popular Boo-to-You Parade.

boo to you halloween parade sign at mickey's not so scary halloween party

Shown twice nightly at 9:15 p.m. and 11:15 p.m., the parade is loaded with all your favorites.

The parade is divided into separate sections or “units”.

Here’s who you can see:

Pre-Parade

  • Headless Horseman
  • Max Goof (Main Street U.S.A and Town Square areas only)
Max Goof

Opening

Walking

  • Pooh & Tigger
  • Snow White & Dopey
  • Pluto
  • Aladdin & Jasmine
  • Alice & the Mad Hatter
  • Rapunzel & Flynn Rider
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Float

  • Sanderson Sisters (Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, and Clarabelle Cow)
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Donald Duck
  • Chip ‘n Dale

Pirates

Walking

  • Captain Hook
  • Mr. Smee
  • Wendy
  • Peter Pan
  • Lost Boys
  • Misc. pirates

Treasure Chest Float

  • Tinker Bell
tinker bell treasure chest float - boo to you parade- mickey's not so scary halloween party

Pirate Ship Float

  • Captain Barbosa
  • Angelica
  • Captain Jack Sparrow
  • Misc. pirates

Haunted Mansion

Walking

  • Spectral Bride (aka Constance Hatchaway)
  • Misc. waltzing ghosts
  • Grave diggers
hitchhiking ghosts - boo to you parade - mickey's not so scary halloween party

Haunted Mansion float

  • Hitchhiking ghosts (Phineas, Ezra, and Gus)

Halloween Hoedown

Walking

  • Misc. scarecrow dancers
  • Horace Horsecollar
  • Country Bears

Halloween Hoedown float

  • Goofy
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Barn float

  • Clara Cluck

Trick or Treat / Sugar Rush

Sugar Rush delivery truck

  • Fun Cast Member driving (Wreck-it Ralph used to drive, but not in 2023)

Walking

  • Sugar Rush dancers

Candy making machine float

  • Vanellope von Schweetz
vanellope von schweetz - boo to you parade - mickey's not so scary halloween party

Villains-a-Go-Go

Walking

  • Ursula with Flotsam and Jetsam puppets
ursula - boo to you parade- mickey's not so scary halloween party

Cruella car

  • Cruella de Vil
  • Jasper and Horace (drivers)

Walking

  • Queen of Hearts with card hearts
pain and panic - boo to you - mickey's not so scary halloween party

Skeleton Band float

  • Skeleton band
  • Pain and Panic

Walking

  • Bowler Hat Guy
  • Oogie Boogie
  • Dr. Facilier
  • Anastasia & Drizella
  • Lady Tremaine
  • Gaston
  • Honest John (Foulfellow)
  • Gideon
jafar and maleficent - boo to you - mickey's not so scary halloween party

Villain float

  • Maleficent
  • Jafar
  • Evil Queen

Are the Seven Dwarfs meeting at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?

While they didn’t appear in 2022, we are very happy to report that the Seven Dwarfs are meeting during the 2023 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

There are a few characters, however, who we’ve seen in the past that haven’t returned:

  • Moana
  • Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear
  • Tarzan, Jane, and Terk

Can you meet the Sanderson Sisters?

The Sanderson Sisters (Winifred, Mary and Sarah) are part of the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show, but they are not available to meet.

sanderson sisters - hocus pocus villain spelltacular - mickey's not so scary halloween party

Speaking of the Sanderson Sister, Daisy, Clarabelle, and Minnie appear at the beginning of the Boo to You Parade as the Sanderson Sisters! This is new for 2023.

VIDEO: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Exclusive Character Meets

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Peter

Saturday 20th of August 2022

Great info, but I’d love to know which characters sign autographs and which do not.

Marissa

Wednesday 17th of August 2022

Do you think there's any possibility they'll bring back the seven dwarfs to later party dates?

Shannon Albert

Wednesday 17th of August 2022

We have no way of knowing. Would be exciting if they did.