How to Find Characters at Walt Disney World

One of the most memorable experiences guests can have at the Walt Disney World Resort is the ability to meet and interact with favorite characters from the company’s rich history. Since the Magic Kingdom’s opening in 1971, guests have flocked to Central Florida to rub elbows with memorable and iconic characters from film and T.V. Each park at the resort has a selection of characters available for meet-and-greets and with so many new friends to meet, it may seem a little overwhelming. That’s why the Professor has put together a handy list of all character meet-and-greets and their locations at Walt Disney World.

Characters with (FP) accept FastPass reservations.

Magic Kingdom

  • Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter: Outside the Mad Tea Party attraction in Fantasyland
  • Buzz Lightyear: Between Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and Carousel of Progress in Tomorrowland
  • Ariel, The Little Mermaid (FP): At Ariel’s Grotto near Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid in Fantasyland
  • Aladdin and Princess Jasmine: Next to The Magic Carpets of Aladdin attraction in Adventureland
  • Cinderella (FP): At Princess Fairytale Hall, near the backside of Cinderella Castle in Fantasyland
  • Princess Elena (FP): At Princess Fairytale Hall, near the backside of Cinderella Castle in Fantasyland
  • Donald, Goofy, Daisy, and Pluto: At Pete’s Silly Sideshow in the Storybook Circus section of Fantasyland
  • Gaston from Beauty and the Beast: Outside of Gaston’s Tavern in Fantasyland
  • Merida: At her special meeting area, across from Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, next to Cinderella Castle in Fantasyland
  • Mickey Mouse (FP): At Town Square Theater on Main Street U.S.A., near the entrance to the park.
  • Peter Pan: In a covered outdoor terrace near “it’s a small world”, just before crossing into Liberty Square from Fantasyland.
  • Rapunzel (FP): At Princess Fairytale Hall, near the backside of Cinderella Castle in Fantasyland
  • Princess Tiana (FP): At Princess Fairytale Hall, near the backside of Cinderella Castle in Fantasyland
  • Tinkerbell (FP): At Town Square Theater on Main Street U.S.A., near the entrance to the park.
  • Winnie The Pooh and Tigger: At the “Thotful Spot” next to The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh attraction in Fantasyland

Epcot

  • Anna and Elsa: At Royal Sommerhus near the Frozen Ever After attraction in the Norway pavilion of World Showcase
  • Alice in Wonderland: Outside in the United Kingdom pavilion in World Showcase
  • Baymax: At the Epcot Character Spot located under the awning for the walkway from the center of Future World to The Land.
  • Belle: Outside, near the fountain in the France pavilion of World Showcase
  • Daisy Duck: Outside, at the Eastside entrance walkway to World Showcase from Future World
  • Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy: At the Epcot Character Spot located under the awning for the walkway from the center of Future World to The Land.
  • Donald Duck: Just outside of the Mexico pavilion building in World Showcase
  • Joy and Sadness (Inside Out): At their “Headquarters” in the Epcot Character Spot located under the awning for the walkway from the center of Future World to The Land. (Please note that this experience is scheduled to close in late 2019)
  • Mulan: Outside in the China pavilion of World Showcase
  • Pluto: At the entrance to Epcot, after the turnstiles and before passing under Spaceship Earth.
  • Princess Jasmine: Near the back of the Morocco pavilion in World Showcase
  • Wreck-it-Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz: Inside ImageWorks in the Imagination section of Future World West.
  • Snow White: Near the back of the Germany pavilion in World Showcase

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • BB-8: Inside Star Wars Launch Bay at the Animation Courtyard
  • Olaf: In Celebrity Spotlight at the end of Commissary Lane in the Echo Lake area, near Baseline Taphouse and Star Tours
  • Disney Jr. Pals (Vampirina, Doc McStuffins, and Fancy Nancy): Outdoors in the Animation Courtyard
  • Mike and Sulley (Monsters Inc.): At the walkway between Animation Courtyard and Toy Story Land
  • Sheriff Woody, Jessie, and Buzz Lightyear: At the entrance to Toy Story Land and the entrance to Toy Story Mania
  • Sorcerer Mickey: At Red Carpet Dreams on Commissary Lane, near Baseline Taphouse
  • Minnie Mouse: At Red Carpet Dreams on Commissary Lane, near Baseline Taphouse
  • Darth Vader: Inside Star Wars Launch Bay at the Animation Courtyard
  • Chewbacca: Inside Star Wars Launch Bay at the Animation Courtyard
  • The Incredibles: In Pixar Place
  • Edna Mode: At Edna Mode’s Super-Suit Gallery in Pixar Place

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Mickey and Minnie (FP): In Adventurers Outpost located on Discovery Island, near the bridge to Asia
  • Pocahontas: At the Discovery Island Trails on Discovery Island, near the bridge to Africa
  • Russell and Dug (Up!): On Discovery Island near the entrance to the It’s Tough to be a Bug attraction
  • Timon and Rafiki: At Discovery Island Character Landing
  • Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Chip, and Dale: At Donald’s Dino-Bash! in Dinoland U.S.A.
  • Launchpad McQuack: At Donald’s Dino-Bash! in Dinoland U.S.A.

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