Character Meet and Greet Opportunities

Disney Character Meet and Greet Opportunities

Disney Character Meet and Greet Opportunities

Meeting characters at Walt Disney World is one of the highlights of many vacations. There is something so fun about seeing someone that you know and love, getting the chance to give them a hug, get a photo, and possibly grabbing an autograph.

Characters are like rock stars. For some, their popularity can cause a bit of chaos, so at Walt Disney World, guests meet characters in relatively organized lines. Often there will be a Cast Member around to tell you where to go and how long you can expect to wait.

Here is a listing of the current characters meeting at Walt Disney World.  Do keep in mind is that characters are subject to change and not all listed may appear at the same time.

For exact details (like times), be sure to pick up a Times Guide or check the My Disney Experience app or website.  In addition, if you are looking for a specific character, make sure to ask at Guest Relations, as you never know who could potentially be out greeting guests.

Magic Kingdom   Magic Kingdom Character Dining Epcot   Epcot Character Dining Disney’s Hollywood Studios  Disney’s Hollywood Studios Character Dining Animal Kingdom   Animal Kingdom Character Dining Resort Character Dining Tips

 

Magic Kingdom Characters

 

CharacterMoviePark LocationNotes
AladdinAladdinAdventurelandFound nearby Aladdin’s Magic Carpets
AliceAlice in WonderlandFantasylandFound near the Mad Tea Party
AnastasiaCinderellaFantasylandMeets in the Castle Courtyard
ArielThe Little MermaidFantasylandLocated in Ariel’s Grotto near Under The Sea-Journey of The Little Mermaid. Can make a FastPass+ Reservation
BelleBeauty and the BeastFantasylandAn interactive story meet and greet experience at Enchanted Tales With Belle. Guests may be a part of the show. Guests with Memory Maker can also use a special Meet in August.
Buzz LightyearToy Story/Toy Story 2/Toy Story 3TomorrowlandLocated between Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and Carousel of Progress. Stamps Autographs
Chip n’ Dale TomorrowlandMeets near Tomorrowland stage
CinderellaCinderellaFantasylandLocated in Princess Fairytale Hall. Can make a FastPass+ reservation
Country Bears/Br’er Bear and  Br’er Rabbit/Clarabelle Cow/Horace Horsecollar FrontierlandDance Party found near Country Bear Jamboree. No autographs.
Daisy Duck FantasylandFound in the Storybook Circus section. Meets at Pete's Silly Sideshow. Dressed as a circus star.
Donald Duck FantasylandFound in the Storybook Circus section. Meets at Pete's Silly Sideshow. Dressed as a circus star.
DrizellaCinderellaFantasylandMeets in the Castle Courtyard
Fairy GodmotherCinderellaFantasylandMeets near Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
FrozoneThe IncrediblesTomorrowlandPart of the #Incredibles Super Dance Party at the Rockettower Stage Dance Party. No Autographs.
GastonBeauty and The BeastFantasylandMeets near Gaston’s Tavern
Goofy FantasylandFound in the Storybook Circus section. Meets at Pete's Silly Sideshow. Dressed as a circus star.
JasmineAladdinAdventurelandFound nearby Aladdin’s Magic Carpets
JessieToy Story/Toy Story 2/Toy Story 3FrontierlandFound near the Rivers of America.
Lady TremaineCinderellaFantasylandMeets in the Castle Courtyard
Mad HatterAlice in WonderlandFantasylandFound near the Mad Tea Party
MarieThe AristocatsMain Street U.S.A.Located at the Flag Pole
Mary PoppinsMary PoppinsMain Street U.S.A.Located near The Chappeau
MeridaBraveFantasylandLocated at the Fairytale Garden. A Play and Greet-guests can color and practice archery
Mickey Mouse Main Street U.S.A.Meets in the Town Square Theater. Actually talks with guests. Can make a FastPass+ reservation
Minnie Mouse FantasylandFound in the Storybook Circus section. Meets at Pete's Silly Sideshow. Dressed as a circus star.
Mr. IncredibleThe IncrediblesTomorrowlandPart of the #Incredibles Super Dance Party at the Rockettower Stage Dance Party. No Autographs.
Mrs. IncredibleThe IncrediblesTomorrowlandPart of the #Incredibles Super Dance Party at the Rockettower Stage Dance Party. No Autographs.
Peter PanPeter PanFantasylandFound inside Tinker Bell’s Magical Nook
Peter PanPeter PanFantasylandMeets near Peter Pan’s Flight
Peter Pan and WendyPeter PanFantasylandMeets near Peter Pan’s Flight
Pluto Main Street U.S.A.Located at the Flag Pole
Princess AuroraSleeping BeautyFantasylandLocated in Princess Fairytale Hall with Cinderella. Fastpass+ is available.
Queen of HeartsAlice in WonderlandFantasylandFound near the Mad Tea Party
RapunzelTangledFantasylandLocated in Princess Fairytale Hall. Can make a FastPass+ reservation
Snow WhiteSnow WhiteMain Street U.S.A.Meets in Town Square
StitchLilo and StitchMain Street U.S.AFound at the Flag Pole.
TianaThe Princess and the FrogFantasylandLocated at the Princess Fairytale Hall with Rapunzel. Fastpass+ is available.
TiggerWinnie The PoohFantasylandFound near The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh
Tinker BellPeter Pan and Tinker Bell MoviesAdventurelandFound inside Tiner Bell’s Magical Nook located inside Town Square Theater. Can make a FastPass+ reservation.
Winnie The PoohWinnie The PoohFantasylandFound near The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh
WoodyToy Story/Toy Story 2/Toy Story 3FrontierlandFound near the Rivers of America.

 

Magic Kingdom Table-Service Character Dining

 

Meal NameCharactersDining LocationPark LocationMeal with Characters Available
A Buffet With CharcterWinnie the Pooh/Tigger/Eeyore/PigletCrystal PalaceMain Street, U.S.A.B/L/D
Be Our GuestBeastBe Our Guest RestaurantFantasylandB/L/D
Fairytale DiningCindrella/Belle/Snow White/JasmineCindrella's Royal TableFantasylandB/L/D

 

Epcot Characters

 

CharactersMoviePark LocationNotes
Aladdin and JasmineAladdinMorocco PavilionMeets inside the Pavilion
AliceAlice in WonderlandUnited Kingdom PavilionMeets outside The Tea Caddy
BelleBeauty and the BeastFrance PavilionMeets in the France Promenade
Chip n' Dale Future World WestNear Innoventions West Breezeway
Daisy Duck World Showcase PlazaMeets under a gazebo
Donald Duck Mexico PavilionDressed in a sombrero. Meet and Greet themed to a Aztec pyramid. Located at the Mexico Promenade.
Goofy Epcot Character SpotLocated in Innoventions West. FastPass+ Available. Can also meet Mickey and Minnie.
Mary PoppinsMary PoppinsUnited Kingdom PavilionMeets outside The Tea Caddy
Mickey Mouse Epcot Character SpotLocated in Innoventions West. FastPass+ Available. Can also meet Mickey and Goofy.
Minnie Mouse Epcot Character SpotLocated in Innoventions West. FastPass+ Available. Can also meet Minnie and Goofy.
MulanMulanChina PavilionLocated in the China Formal Gardens
Pluto Legacy Plaza WestFound near Legacy Fountain
Princess AuroraSleeping BeautyFrance PavilionMeets in the France Fragrant Gardens
Snow WhiteSnow WhiteGermanyMeets at the Germany Wishing Well
Anna and ElsaFrozenNorwayLocated in the Royal Summer House at the Norway Pavilion. Fastpass+ available
BaymaxBig Hero 6Epcot Character SpotLocated in Innoventions West

 

Epcot Table-Service Character Dining

 

Meal NameCharactersDining LocationPark LocationMeal with Characters Available
Chip n' Dale's Harvest FeastFarmer Mickey/Chip n' Dale/PlutoGarden GrillThe Land PavilionDinner
Princess Storybook DiningCindrella/Belle/Snow White/Aurora/Ariel/Mary PoppinsAkershusNorway PavilionB/L/D

 

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Characters

 

CharactersMoviePark LocationNotes
Buzz Lightyear/WoodyToy Story/Toy Story 2/Toy Story 3Pixar PlaceMeets across from Toy Story Mania
Chip n’ Dale Hollywood BoulevardDressed in Hollywood garb
Doc McStuffinsDoc McStuffinsAnimation CourtyardLocated near Disney Junior Live!
Donald Duck and Daisy Duck Hollywood BoulevardDressed in Hollywood Garb
Goofy Hollywood BoulevardDressed in Hollywood garb
Green Army MenToy Story/Toy Story 2/Toy Story 3Pixar PlaceFound randomly throughout Pixar Place
JakeJake and the Neverland PiratesAnimation CourtyardLocated near Disney Junior Live!
Mickey MouseFantasiaCommissary LaneMickey and Minnie in Red Carpet Dreams.
Minnie Mouse Commissary LaneMickey and Minnie in Red Carpet Dreams.
Olaf Echo LakeSpecial indoor meet.
Pluto Hollywood BoulevardDressed in Hollywood garb
SofiaSofia the FirstAnimation CourtyardLocated near Disney Junior Live!
ChewbaccaStar WarsAnimation CourtyardIn the Star Wars Launch Bay
Kylo RenStar WarsAnimation CourtyardIn the Star Wars Launch Bay

 

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Table Service Character Dining

 

Meal NameCharactersDining LocationPark LocationMeal with Characters Available
Disney Junior Play ‘n DineSofia the First/Jake/Doc McStuffins/Handy MannyHollywood and VineEcho LakeB/L
Minnie’s Seasonal Dine Dinner BuffetMinnie Mouse/Mickey Mouse/Donald Duck/Daisy Duck/GoofyHollywood and VineEcho LakeD

 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Characters

 

CharactersMoviePark LocationNotes
BalooThe Jungle BookAsiaFound near Flights of Wonder at Upcountry Landing
Chip n' Dale Rafiki's Planet WatchMeets outside in Rafiki's Planet Watch
Daisy Duck Discovery IslandCreature Comforts (on the path to Africa)
Donald Duck DinoLand U.S.A.Meets on the Cretaceous Trail
DugUpDiscovery IslandLocated near It's Tough To Be A Bug
Goofy DinoLand U.S.AFound in Chester and Hester's Dino-rama near Primeval Whirl
King LouieThe Jungle BookAsiaFound near Flights of Wonder at Upcountry Landing
Mickey Mouse Discovery IslandFound at Adventurer's Outpost. Can make a FastPass+ reservation
Minnie Mouse Discovery IslandFound at Adventurer's Outpost. Can make a FastPass+ reservation
Pluto DinoLand U.S.AFound in Chester and Hester's Dino-rama near Primeval Whirl
PocahontasPocahontasDiscovery IslandFound in the Discovery Island Trails
RafikiThe Lion KingRafiki's Planet WatchMeets inside Conservation Station
RussellUpDiscovery IslandLocated near It's Tough To Be A Bug
TarzanTarzanDiscovery IslandFound in the Discovery Island Trails

 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Table Service Character Dining

 

Meal NameCharactersDining LocationPark LocationMeal with Characters Available
Donald's Dining SafariDonald Duck/Daisy Duck/Minnie Mouse/GoofyTusker HouseAfricaB/L/D

 

Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Table Service Character Dining

 

Meal NameCharactersDining LocationPark LocationMeal with Characters Available
1900 Park FareMary Poppins/Alice/The Mad Hatter/Tigger/Winnie the PoohDisney's Grand Floridian Resort B
1900 Park FareCindrella/Prince Charming/Lady Tremaine/Drizella/AnastasiaDisney's Grand Floridian Resort D
Beach Club Breakfast BuffetMinnie Mouse/Goofy/Donald DuckCape May CafeDisney's Beach Club ResortBreakfast
Best Friends Breakfast Featuring Lilo and StitchMickey Mouse/Pluto/Lilo/Stich‘OhanaDisney's Polynesian ResortBreakfast
Chef Mickey's Funtime BuffetMickey Mouse/Minnie Mouse/Donald Duck/Goofy/PlutoChef Mickey'sDisney's Contemporary ResortB/D
Mickey's Backyard BBQMickey Mouse/Minnie Mouse/Goofy/Chip ‘n' DaleFt. Wilderness PavilionDisney's Ft. Wilderness ResortDinner
My Disney Girl's Perfectly Princess Tea PartyAuroraGarden View Tea RoomDisney's Grand Floridian ResortBrunch
Wonderland Tea PartyAlice/Mad Hatter1900 Park FareDisney's Grand Floridian ResortAfternoon Tea and Cupcakes

 

MouseforLess Tips

 

Disney Character Meet and Greet Opportunities Tips

  • When getting autographs, try to use a big fat pen or a thick Sharpie.  The fatter the writing instrument, the better the character can maneuver.
  • Make sure to have your autograph books ready to go, open to the page you want signed.
  • Put your contact information in the front of your autograph book.  If it gets lost, it will be much easier to return to you.
  • Consider having something unique signed, instead of an autograph book. Suggestions include storybooks, photo mats, hats, and even Christmas ornaments.
  • Have your cameras or video cameras ready to go.  Turn them on and have them set on the correct settings.
  • Take the candid photos too!  Don’t focus on only capturing the posed photos.  Some of the best photographs you can get are the candid moments that happen between your family and the characters.
  • Interact with the characters.  Ask them questions that pertain to them.  Mimic their poses. Characters like to play. (For example, I’ve seen Buzz Lightyear arm wrestle with guests.)
  • Try to approach characters from the front.  Their vision isn’t always great.
  • Keep in mind that characters do take breaks.  The characters will be back soon, often only needing a 5-10 minute break. Characters are only allowed to stay out for a certain time length and it’s really important that they leave when the greater tells them it’s time to go.
  • Courtesy goes a long way.  Be nice to the characters.  Please DO NOT grab them.  Also, try to be polite to the other guests as well.  They’ve waited patiently too.
  • While characters can sign most things, they cannot sign clothing that is currently being worn.
  • Characters cannot hold your children.
  • Some children can be shy when first meeting the characters. Most characters are very sensitive to this, and will try and accommodate your child’s needs.  If you do have a shy child, consider meeting face characters first.
  • Consider meeting the characters at off hours.  Lines seem to be less lengthy during these times. This is especially true for characters who meet all day. For example, in the evening hours, The Character Spot at Epcot typically sees minimal waits.
  • One of the more fun things you can do is attempt to take a character selfie!  They can be difficult to get entire faces in, but they are fun memories!
  • Character meet and greets can be great fun for adults too! They are certainly not just for the kids.
  • If there is a character you want to see and you know where they will be meeting, line up before the character arrives. Arriving a few minutes early and waiting in line before the character actually appears can save you time later.
  • Watch for surprise characters. You never know who will pop up where!
  • Dress like the character you want to meet.  They typically respond well to seeing you dressed like them.  For example, when wearing a Mickey Mouse shirt, Mickey almost always comments.

Character Dining Tips

  • Again, have your camera ready-most characters will visit you at your table during your meal.  Also, take candid photos of your family’s exchange with the character.
  • You may want to make your Advance Dining Reservations for “off peak” meal times. This will allow more time for character interactions because there will be less guests dining.
  • If you have finished your meal and you missed seeing a character, let one of the character attendants know and they will try to accommodate your request. This cannot always be done, but they will try.
  • Character meals, while sometimes pricey, can be a great way to see a large number of characters all at one time, therefore saving you time in line later. Consider whether the cost is worth it to you.
  • When dining in the parks for breakfast, try to get the earliest time possible. That way, when you’re done, you can head immediately to the rides with little waits.

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