Characters at Disneyland

The Disneyland Resort has earned the reputation of being a top destination for vacationing families in Southern California. Since 1955, millions of guests have walked through its gates to enjoy family-friendly attractions, entertaining shows and rides perfect for smaller riders. One of Disneyland’s most magical offerings is the ability to meet and rub elbows with some of the company’s beloved characters. Both of the resort’s parks have a selection of characters available for meet-and-greets, included in park admission.

Disneyland’s character interactions work a bit differently than at its sister resort, Walt Disney World. While characters at Walt Disney World are usually secluded in dedicated meeting buildings or areas, Disneyland’s characters tend to roam relatively freely. This makes them a bit easier to meet with low wait times, but possibly a bit harder to find. That’s why the Professor has put together a handy list of all character meet-and-greets and the general areas you can find them. Character lineups can and do change, so check the Disneyland mobile app for current characters and meeting times.

Disneyland Park

Fantasy Faire Royal Hall (Fantasyland)

  • Ariel
  • Aurora
  • Belle
  • Cinderella
  • Elena of Avalor
  • Flynn Rider
  • Rapunzel
  • Snow White

Pixie Hollow (Fantasyland)

  • Tinkerbell
  • Fawn
  • Iridessa
  • Rosetta
  • Silvermist
  • Vidia

The Wishing Well (Fantasyland)

  • Aladdin
  • Jasmine
  • The Evil Queen
  • Aurora
  • Snow White

Near Sleeping Beauty Castle

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The Mad Hatter
  • Beast
  • Gaston
  • Captain Hook
  • The Evil Queen
  • Fairy Godmother
  • Mary Poppins
  • Bert
  • Peter Pan

Main Street U.S.A.

  • Chip and Dale
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Goofy
  • Donald Duck
  • Pluto
Goofy in Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland

Mickey’s Toontown

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Goofy
  • Chip and Dale
  • Donald Duck

Star Wars Launch Bay (Tomorrowland)

  • Boba Fett
  • Chewbacca
  • Darth Vader
  • Kylo Ren
  • Rey
  • Stormtroopers

Frontierland

  • Sheriff Woody
  • Jessie
  • Captain Jack Sparrow
  • Tiana
  • Prince Naveen

Critter Country

  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Tigger
  • Eeyore
  • Piglet
  • Rabbit
  • Pocahontas

New Orleans Square

  • Dr. Facilier
  • Redd the pirate

Disney California Adventure

Carthay Circle

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Donald Duck
  • Daisy Duck
  • Goofy

Buena Vista Street

  • Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

Hollywood Land

  • Doctor Strange
  • Loki
  • Thor
  • Spider-Man
  • Black Panther
  • Captain America
  • Black Widow
  • Gamora
  • Groot
  • Star-Lord
  • Captain Marvel

Disney Jr. Dance Party (Hollywood Land)

  • Fancy Nancy
  • Sofia the First
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Vampira

The Animation Building (Hollywood Land)

  • Anna
  • Elsa
  • Cristoff
  • Olaf

Cars Land

  • Lightning McQueen
  • Tow Mater
  • Cruz Ramirez
  • Red

Pixar Pier

  • The Incredibles family
  • Frozone
  • Edna Mode
  • Joy and Sadness
  • Mike and Sulley
  • Dug and Russell
  • Buzz Lightyear
  • Sheriff Woody
  • Jessie
  • Bo Peep

Pacific Warf

  • Nick Wilde
  • Judy Hopps

Grizzly Peak

  • Chip and Dale
  • Pluto

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