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

Traditional character meet and greets are an iconic activity for many Disney World visitors. The young and young-at-heart look forward to chatting with or even hugging their favorite Disney characters.

Mickey Mouse

Traditional meet-and-greets are fun for the whole family! In fact, don’t let character anxiety hold you back when lining up to hug characters, standing right next to them for pictures, and/or getting 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 on select days/times are:

  • Aladdin and Princess Jasmine in Adventureland at Agrabah Bazaar (across from Magic Carpets of Aladdin)
  • Anastasia and Drizella in Fantasyland
  • Ariel at Ariel’s Grotto in Fantasyland
  • Belle at Enchanted Tales with Belle in Fantasyland
  • Buzz Lightyear in Tomorrowland near Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Captain Jack Sparrow in Adventureland

Hey there Elena!

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!

During holidays, you might even see some rare sightings!

Hi Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny!

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

  • At Crystal Palace Restaurant, diners are joined by Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet.
  • Cinderella greets her admirers in the entrance hall of Cinderella’s Royal Table, while the princesses inside the restaurant vary. We most frequently see Jasmine, Aurora, Ariel, and Snow White; but your royalty may vary.
  • You can spot the Beast as he walks past your table (briefly and quickly!) at Be Our Guest Restaurant.

You can also watch for characters during shows and parades. Check out times for the Festival of Fantasy Parade, Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire, and the cavalcades available in the park.

Festival of Fantasy Parade

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:

  • Chip ‘n’ Dale in DinoLand U.S.A. — Upper Cretaceous Trail (as part of Donald’s Dino-Bash!)
  • Daisy Duck in DinoLand U.S.A. — Daisy’s Design Studio (as part of Donald’s Dino-Bash!)
  • DiVine (roaming The Oasis)
  • Donald Duck in DinoLand U.S.A. — Welcome Center (as part of Donald’s Dino-Bash!)
  • Kevin in Discovery Island (roaming around)
Mickey and Minnie at Adventurer’s Outpost
  • Moana at Character Landing
Hi Moana!

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!

Character Flotilla at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

There is the Dino-Bash Flotilla (Goofy and Pluto), Discovery River Character Cruise (Pocahontas and Meeko or Lion King characters), 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!

Safari Mickey at Tusker House

Finally, be sure to see your favorite Lion King pals at Festival of the Lion King.

Festival of the Lion King

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:

  • Ariel (Live-Action) at Walt Disney Presents
Ariel at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • BB-8 at Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story Land
  • Chewbacca near Millennium Falcon or at Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale on the Brown Derby Lawn
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers at Adventure Outpost
Hi, friends!
  • Darth Vader at Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Doc McStuffins at Animation Courtyard
  • Donald Duck and Daisy Duck near Echo Lake
  • Edna Mode at Pixar Place
  • Fancy Nancy at Animation Courtyard
  • Frozone at Pixar Place
  • Goofy and Max Goof possibly near Echo Lake
  • Green Army Drum Corps (Toy Story Land)
  • Kylo Ren in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  • Mandalorian and Grogu in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
You can see the Mandalorian in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Red Carpet Dreams
  • Mr. and Mrs. Incredible at Pixar Place
  • Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight
  • Pluto at Animation Courtyard
  • Rey in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  • Stormtroopers in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  • Sulley at Pixar Place
  • Vampirina at Animation Courtyard
  • Vi Moradi near Millennium Falcon
  • Woody, Jesse, and pals in Toy Story Land
Hi Minnie!

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, Fancy Nancy, Vampirina, and 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.


Don’t forget about the shows, including Fantasmic! where you’ll see a wide variety of favorite characters as well!


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

  • Alice in Wonderland in the UK Pavilion Gardens
  • Anna and Elsa at Royal Sommerhaus — Norway Pavilion
  • Asha from Wish at Showcase Plaza Gazebo
Asha’s here meeting guests!
Figment meet and greet
  • Goofy near EPCOT’s Main Entrance
  • Jasmine in the Morocco Pavilion
  • Joy at ImageWorks — The “What If” Labs
  • Mary Poppins in the UK Pavilion Courtyard
  • Mickey Mouse at the Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Minnie Mouse at the Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Moana near Journey of Water
  • 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)
  • Pluto in World Celebration Gardens
  • Snow White at the Germany Pavilion Wishing Well
  • Winnie the Pooh at United Kingdom (inside Christopher Robin’s Room)

1there 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.


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

Snow White

Or dine with royalty at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.

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:

There you have it — those are ALL of the character meet-and-greets in Disney World right now! Follow the MyDisney Experience app or ask a cast member for details during your visit. Stay tuned to All Ears for more Disney World news, info, and updates.

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