Where to Find Characters When Walt Disney World Reopens

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We are only a few days away from the phased reopening of Walt Disney World’s theme parks, and we can’t wait to be there to welcome back the magic. With the reopening comes many changes to the way we usually experience the resort. One of the most major changes is in how guests will visit and interact with their favorite Disney characters. The resort announced that when it reopens its gates, standard character meet and greets would be highly modified to adhere to new social distancing guidelines. We now have official word on which characters will be making appearances as well as the return of some of the parks performances.

Magic Kingdom

  • Main Street Philharmonic
  • Character Cavalcades throughout the day, with Guest-favorite Disney friends appearing along the parade route—which will include:
    • Mickey & Friends Cavalcade
    • Disney Princesses
    • Winnie The Pooh and Friends 
    • Disney Villains (through October 31)
    • Jack Skellington, Sally, and Oogie Boogie (through October 31)
    • Rainy Day Cavalcade (in the event of rain only)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Character Cruises throughout the day, with Guest-favorite Disney friends appearing in boats around Discovery River—including the following:

  • Discovery River Character Cruise
  • Discovery Island Drummers
  • Donald’s Dino Boat Bash!
  • Mickey & Friends Flotilla
Walt Disney World Characters


  • America Gardens Theatre Presents… featuring popular EPCOT performers such as:
    • JAMMitors
    • Mariachi Cobre
  • Character Cavalcades throughout the day, featuring favorite Disney friends traveling around World Showcase promenade—including:
    • Frozen Promenade
    • Mickey & Friends World Tour
    • Princess Promenade

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Character Cavalcades throughout the day, with favorite Disney friends appearing along Hollywood Boulevard—including:

  • Disney Junior Stars Motorcade
  • Mickey & Friends Motorcade
  • Pixar Motorcade

Character Dining

  • Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera (Riviera Resort)
  • Garden Grill (EPCOT)
  • Chef Mickey’s Breakfast (Contemporary Resort) *Reopens December 16

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