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Character Meet & Greets

Each of the 4 main parks (Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Magic Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios) provide Times Guides that include character greeting times and locations.  Need a hotel in Walt Disney World, Orlando? Choose from our wide choice of Orlando Resorts or Orlando Hotels.
You're in the Disney parks and on a mission  finding Disney characters.

Check the Disney Character Location Guide.  Magic Kingdom has these at every character location, the main tip board on Main Street, and at a lot of merchandise locations as well. This guide will tell you what *sort* of characters to expect at each location (i.e., characters from The Jungle Book, rather than specific ones) as well as what times they will be there.

Guest Relations at the parks are very useful (City Hall at the Magic Kingdom). They have numbers they can contact to see where everyone will be making appearances. If your child has been aching for a photo with Donald Duck, when you arrive at the park in the morning, your best bet would be to go to Guest Relations. They can find out for you where the good spots are to spot that duck. Though, these schedules are always subject to change, there's a good chance of finding the Disney Character you are looking for.
Magic Kingdom Disney Characters at Magic Kingdom

In Toontown they have already set up queue lines.

TIP: Ask a cast member, at the beginning of the line, or at the end, before you go in, who is there. They will tell you who is scheduled for that day.

Magic Kingdom

Epcot Meet and Greet Disney Characters at Epcot

You can find a variety of characters throughout World Showcase (Aladdin in Morocco, Snow White in Germany, Pooh in the United Kingdom and so on). There is also the "Character Connection" meet and greet across from Innoventions West. You can catch characters in the International Gateway on during daylight hours.  Epcot Character Spot is a colorful place where you can meet and greet the most famous Disney Characters including Mickey Mouse!


Disney Hollywood Studios Meet and Greet Disney Characters at Disney's Hollywood Studios

This will be your best chance for finding characters from recent animated movies. Also, several times during the day, the characters all emerge from Sorceror Mickey's hat and spread around for meet and greets. During special events, such as Star Wars Weekends, you have the opportunity to meet many special characters as well!

Disney Hollywood Studios

Animal Kingdom Meet and Greet Disney Characters at Animal Kingdom

Camp Minnie-Mickey Greeting Trails are designated outdoor meet-and-greet areas for some popular Disney Characters to gather, pose for photos and sign autographs in the Camp Minnie-Mickey area of Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park. If you wait until the Festival of the Lion King is going that you can have a private audience with the characters in Camp Minnie-Mickey.

Animal Kingdom

One of the best, least crowded place and times to see Characters at Animal Kingdom is in Camp Minnie-Mickey when the park first opens. Most everyone is headed for the Expedition Everest or the Kilimanjaro Safari attraction.

Disney World is full of characters. In recent years, many new characters have been spotted at character trails and meet and greets throughout the four Disney parks at Disney World. The characters range from a line of royal princesses and well-known Disney movie heroines (think Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine) to the Toy Story cast of Buzz, Woody, Jessie, and those green army guys. Classic characters like Mickey and cast are regulars at the parks, but aside from the parades, may be more difficult to meet.
There are many other places around the Theme Parks where you can meet and greet Disney Characters:

Magic Kingdom Park
Always get the latest Times Guide at City Hall to be sure to catch all the Disney Characters in the Magic Kingdom.

Mickey's Toontown Fair
Mickey's Country House: Mickey Mouse
Toontown Hall of Fame Tent: Minnie Mouse and others
Congoasis: Rafiki, Timon, Baloo and King Louie
Mad Tea Party
Splash Mountain: Brer Fox and Brer Bear

Always get the latest Times Guide at Guest Relations. Discover the Characters in a number of locations, including:

The American Adventure
The America Gardens Theatre, daily
World Showcase
Germany, Morocco and United Kingdom Pavilions, plus the International Gateway and Showcase Plaza

Disney's Hollywood Studios
Always get the latest Times Guide at Crossroads of the World.

Animation Courtyard
Mickey Mouse and other Disney Characters
New York Street
Al's Toy Barn: Buzz, Woody and more.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Visit Camp Minnie-Mickey, an old-fashioned summer camp where the characters go when they're on vacation. Throughout the day, this is where you'll find Mickey and his pals waiting to greet you!

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Information about Disney Character Dining experiences: which venues host them, for what meals, and who are that meal’s featured characters.

Disney characters can appear anywhere in any Disney park. There are informal and designated character meeting areas in Walt Disney World where characters are commonly found. Be sure to pick up a map and guide at a park’s turnstile entrance for information on locations and times.
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