Rarely seen characters are one of the highlights of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and this year is no different. Long lines form early for the stars of the party, such as Snow White’s Seven Dwarfs (Storybook Circus) and Jack Skellington and Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas (Town Square).
Mickey shows off his Halloween outfit at the Town Square Theater. If seeing him is a priority, line up as soon as you arrive at the park. The meet-and-greets may get started as early as 4:30 p.m. on busy nights, for guests with a wristband identifying them as partygoers.
Witch Minnie, Princess Daisy, and Pumpkin Donald are frolicking at Casey’s Splash Station, while Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet greet guests in front of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
During the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam, little tykes can dance with Disney Junior characters.
Over at Tomorrowland, join Mike and Sulley, the hosts of the Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball held at the Rockettower Plaza Stage. New this year is the Disney Descendance Party held inside Cosmic Rays. Here kids can dance with characters from the Descendants who join in the fun.
Adventureland is home to Jack Sparrow and the Pirates of the Caribbean ride where Gunpowder Pete, a live-action character, interacts with guests experiencing the attraction.
Aladdin, Abu, Genie, Jasmine, and the evil Jafar are available at the Agrabah Bazaar, near the Flying Carpet ride, while Tarzan, Jane, and Terk meet guests in front of the entrance to the Swiss Family Treehouse.
Inside Fantasyland, the Queen of Hearts, along with Alice, Tweedle-Dee, Tweedle-Dum, and the Mad Hatter, are in demand, as are the forever-roaming Cruella DeVil, Belle and Gaston (Gaston’s Tavern), and many more. As a matter of fact, Fantasyland has the highest concentration of characters in the entire park.
Some of our favorite characters are the Cadaver Dans. Check the Times Guide for appearances of the Dapper Dans, who transform into the Cadaver Dans and show their dark side by performing ghoulish Halloween tunes in Frontierland. It is here that you will also find Brer Fox and Rabbit roaming the streets.
At times, Lady Carlotta Dubois; her sister, Renata; and one of the twirling ghosts from inside the mansion’s dinner scene make appearances on the front lawn of the Haunted Mansion. The characters, sitting on a bench, interact with guests as they are about to enter the queue for the ride. They are hilarious and one of my favorite things to see.
We strongly encourage you to join the fun and dress up. You won’t be alone, as guests, young and old, come clad in the most creative costumes.
We love watching entire families dressed to the theme of a movie or Disney ride. Disney has rules on what not to wear and what not to bring to the parks. Find out the details here.
Not To Be Missed During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Meeting all the characters is an impossible mission, and there is so much more to do. Make sure to see the Boo-To-You Halloween Parade held at 9:15 p.m. and 11:15 p.m., the Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular (8:30 p.m., 10:45 p.m., and 12:00 a.m.), and the must-see Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular fireworks at 10:15 p.m.
Last but not least, trick-or-treating stations provide enough candy to keep you going, so go for it!
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party runs 7 p.m. till midnight on select nights, now through November 1st. Tickets start at $79 for adults, if purchased in advance, and $70 for children ages 3 to 9. Prices at the gate, if available, are about $10 more.