New Character Meet and Greet Locations Pop Up All Over Epcot!

Remember just a few months ago when we shared the new Character Spot in Epcot’s Innoventions West?

Mickey Mouse in the New Character Spot

Well surprise! It’s gone already.

Closed Epcot Character Spot

Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy have been relocated around Epcot — and they aren’t the only ones!

For starters, the second half of the original Character Spot, which previously housed Joy & Sadness from Inside Out and Baymax from Big Hero 6, is now closed.

Joy meeting in the Imagination! Pavilion

You can now find Joy meeting across from Ralph and Vanellope from Wreck-it Ralph in the Imagination Pavilion. How cute is her new background?!

Joy in the Imagination Pavilion

Unfortunately, Sadness and Baymax did not make the move with her, and are no longer out for meet and greets. (At this time, anyway.)  🙁  This makes us VERY blue and we are NOT satisfied with this care.

Nearby, in the Magic Eye Theater, the home of the Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival, you’ll now find the main mouse himself!

Mickey in his new spot!

The walls are lined with photos of Mickey through the years. We are super into this new house of mouse!

Mickey Meet and Greet in the Magic Eye Theater

And don’t worry, you can still enjoy the Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival inside the theater as well.

Near the front of the park, you’ll find Pluto at his same location, but he lost a buddy.


Daisy used to join Pluto at the front of the park, but now she’s been re-located outside the new temporary Mouse Gear. 

Daisy in her new spot!
The Dapperest Duck

We found Goofy nearby, at the entrance of the Original Mouse Gear. (Note, the Times Guide listed Goofy at the Main Entrance near Pluto, so he may be there when you visit!)


And last, but certainly not least, Minnie Mouse has taken up residence in the World Showcase Plaza gazebo.

Minnie Mouse Sign

Got all that? Not to worry — all of the new locations are listed on the Times Guide.

Epcot Times Guide

Make sure you pick one up on your way into the park so you can track down all of your favorite friends!

What do you think of the new character locations at Epcot? Let us know in the comments!



Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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One Reply to “New Character Meet and Greet Locations Pop Up All Over Epcot!”

  1. We were at Epcot on 1/8 and we actually saw Dr. Facilier! He was on the little island between/below the two bridges going from France to the UK.