Meet Madame Carlotta and Lady Renata
Ghosts and ghoulies have taken over the Magic Kingdom. Pumpkins and wreaths made of fall leaves dot Main Street USA, promising spooky fun for all who venture into the park. Ghoulishly delicious snacks fill the Main Street Confectionary. Halloween at Walt Disney World is one of my favorite experiences, and if you’ve never attended Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, it’s definitely an item to add to your Bucket List.
There are so many delightful diversions at the party that it’s hard to know which one of them to focus on. There are the E Ticket type events. Mickey’s Boo To You Parade, Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular (hosted by the Pumpkin King himself: Jack Skellington) and the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular Show are all can’t miss experiences. Rare character meet and greets are spread throughout the park, and of course no Halloween party would be complete without trick or treating.
That said, there are lots of smaller, more intimate experiences that really bring the party to life (or afterlife perhaps). So, let’s spend a few weeks looking at some of the “lesser known” happy haunts that fill the Magic Kingdom.
There are many residents of the Haunted Mansion (999 to be exact…of course, there’s always room for one more), and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the perfect chance to meet a few more. Most of us know the Ghost Host, Master Gracey, and Madame Leota, but have you ever met Madame Carlotta, Lady Renata, or the Butler Broome? Carlotta and Renata are the nieces of the infamous Master Gracey, and can be found outside the Haunted Mansion during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, telling jokes and stories that are simply…to die for. They’re joined by Butler Broome, who lends a few dead pan asides to their yarns.
You can catch them on the lawn in front of the Haunted Mansion, but they will occasionally wander out amongst the living. The two sisters take turns appearing, so you may catch one or the other. Either way, the sisters are so charming that they may just persuade you to volunteer to stay with them for all eternity.