FULL LIST of Character Meet and Greets Currently Available in Disney World

Character meet-and-greets have been back in Disney World for a while, but they had been modified for quite some time, until that all CHANGED in 2022 when traditional meet-and-greets, with hugs and autographs, returned!

Mickey and Minnie!

Traditional meet-and-greets are officially BACK, which means you can hug characters, stand right next to them for pictures, and get their autographs. So, in order for you to know which characters you can meet on your trip, let’s take a look at ALL of the character meet-and-greets in Disney World right now!

Magic Kingdom

The characters that have traditional meet-and-greets in Magic Kingdom again are:

Anastasia Saying Hi
Jasmine and Aladdin!
Merida in Magic Kingdom!

Some character meet-and-greets are listed as “sightings” right now, meaning they are still happening from a distance. These include:

  • Stitch in Tomorrowland — Rocket Tower Plaza Stage
  • Buzz Lightyear in Tomorrowland — Rocket Tower Plaza Stage
  • Country Bears at Frontierland Balcony/Country Bear Jamboree Balcony
Hello up there!

There also may be other character sightings that pop up from time to time. In the past, we’ve seen some characters near the Train Station on Main Street, U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom, so keep those eyes open!

Hi, Tigger!

Looking for a character meal in Magic Kingdom? Here’s what you need to know:

Hey girl!

You can also watch for characters during the Festival of Fantasy Parade and the cavalcades available in the park.

There Are Lots of Characters to See!

Remember that character meet-and-greets can vary and change, so be sure to check and see which characters are available during your trip!

Animal Kingdom

The characters meeting traditionally in Disney’s Animal Kingdom are:

Mickey and Minnie at Adventurer’s Outpost

We have also seen the following characters out and about taking pictures at times:

We caught them just as they were leaving!

While it’s not a traditional meet-and-greet, keep an eye out for the character flotillas, which can feature some of your favorite characters! There is the Mickey and Friends Flotilla, Discovery Island Drummers Flotilla, Discovery River Character Cruise, Adventurer’s Flotilla — Disney Ducks (featuring Scrooge McDuck and Launchpad McQuack), and the Adventurer’s Flotilla — Up (featuring Russell and Dug).

There He Is!

Character dining is also available in Animal Kingdom at Tusker House. There, you can often see Mickey, Daisy, Donald, and Goofy in their best adventuring outfits!

Hey, Mickey!

We’ll be on the lookout to see if any more meet-and-greets are added and we’ll let you know what we find!

Hollywood Studios

The characters you can expect to meet in Hollywood Studios are:

  • Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight
  • Minnie Mouse at Red Carpet Dreams
  • Mickey Mouse at Red Carpet Dreams
  • Vampirina at Animation Courtyard
  • Fancy Nancy at Animation Courtyard
  • Doc McStuffins at Animation Courtyard
  • Sulley at Animation Courtyard
  • Pluto at Animation Courtyard
Star Wars Launch Bay

The character sightings still happening at a distance in Hollywood Studios are:

  • Chip ‘n’ Dale on the Brown Derby Lawn
  • Daisy Duck on the Front Entrance Balcony
  • Donald Duck on the Front Entrance Balcony
  • Goofy on the Tower of Terror Balcony
  • Max on the Tower of Terror Balcony
Donald and Daisy are still distanced
  • Rey in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  • First Order Stormtroopers in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  • Kylo Ren in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  • Vi Moradi in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
The Stormtroopers were out!

These characters don’t come out at scheduled times, so you never know when exactly you’ll run into the First Order!

Want to enjoy some character dining in Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Stop by Hollywood & Vine! At breakfast time, you’ll get to enjoy food with Disney Junior stars including Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Vampirina, and Roadster Goofy.

Vampirina came by to say hello!

At lunch and dinner, this spot switches to Minnie’s Seasonal Dine, where you’ll get to see other characters including Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Pluto.

Goofy at Hollywood & Vine

More characters are set to return in the future to Hollywood Studios. Specifically, the Green Army Drum Corps and some of the toys in Toy Story Land will be returning soon, but a set date for that has not yet been announced!


The traditional character meet-and-greets back in EPCOT are:

  • Anna and Elsa at Royal Sommerhaus — Norway Pavilion
  • Mulan in the China Pavilion Gardens (sometimes you’ll find her meeting inside the China pavilion in the pre-show area before Reflections of China)
  • Snow White at the Germany Pavilion Wishing Well
  • Jasmine in the Morocco Pavilion
  • Alice in the UK Pavilion Gardens
  • Mary Poppins in the UK Pavilion Courtyard
  • Belle in the France Pavilion Promenade
  • Princess Aurora in the France Pavilion Promenade
Princess Aurora
  • Goofy near EPCOT’s Main Entrance
  • Pluto near EPCOT’s Main Entrance
  • Minnie Mouse at the World Showcase Friendship Ambassador Gazeebo
  • Mickey Mouse at the Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Daisy Duck at International Gateway

The only distanced “sighting” happening in EPCOT right now is Winnie the Pooh in the Gardens near the Imagination Pavilion.


Like what we saw in Magic Kingdom, there are characters that can pop up by surprise around EPCOT! One day, we got to see Tigger out near the World Showcase and get his autograph! You may even spot some seriously rare characters in EPCOT from time to time.

Thanks, Tigger!

At EPCOT, you can also dine with characters by stopping by the Garden Grill Restaurant.

You may run into some pals at Garden Grill!

Here, you’ll find farmer Mickey, Pluto, and Chip ‘n’ Dale.

Disney World Hotels

At Disney World’s hotels, you’ll sometimes see characters pop up unannounced! These are generally random character interactions that are unscheduled, so keep those eyes peeled.

Max Goof

At Disney World’s hotels (and one non-Disney hotel) you can also enjoy character meals. Here’s a full list:

Characters will return to breakfast at Cape May Cafe at Disney’s Beach Club Resort in October of 2022. And characters are set to return to breakfast at ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in September of 2022.

Snow White at Artist Point

There you have it — those are ALL of the character meet-and-greets in Disney World right now! Stay tuned to All Ears for more Disney World news, info, and updates.

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