Epcot Characters List (The Ultimate Guide with 2022 Updates)

Meeting characters at Epcot is one of the most fun-loving things you can experience during your Walt Disney World vacation. Thankfully, as of 2022, many of the character meets at Epcot have returned.

Not only have character meets returned, but you can now get hugs and character autographs at many locations throughout the park. Yes, hugs and autographs!

Therefore, this ultimate guide to meeting characters at Epcot will discuss locations, timing, and other tips. Additionally, I’ll provide updated photos for each character meet.

If you’ve met characters at Epcot in the past, you’ll need to know that some locations have changed. Epcot is undergoing extensive refurbishment, and we have seen a few characters shift locations over the past couple of years.

So grab a fancy pen and don’t forget to pack your autograph book! We’re off to Epcot to meet some of our favorite Disney pals!

This guide was updated on June 25, 2022.

Epcot Characters Meets

Since updating this character guide, I thought we would start at Epcot’s main entrance and work our way around the park.

Epcot was formerly divided into Future World and the World Showcase. However, with the decimation of Future World comes new dedicated areas like World Celebration, World Discovery, and World Nature.

As someone who’s visited the parks often over the years, I find that the new names of the areas are confusing. You’ll want to pick up a copy of the times guide or use the map in the My Disney Experience app to help find these locations.

Pluto

Pluto meets guests daily right inside Epcot’s entrance. There are two covered outdoor meet-and-greet areas to the immediate right before you reach Spaceship Earth.

Pluto is located at the first covered area in front of the mural of Spaceship Earth.

Times listed for this meet are as follows:

  • 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

Then he meets again in the afternoon at:

  • 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:40 p.m., 2:10 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 4:10 p.m.

You will want to check the My Disney Experience app for the exact timing on the day of your visit. Or you can check Disney’s site here.

Pluto is an autograph-signing character. He doesn’t talk but you won’t realize it because he’s always eager to entertain and show you his latest trick.

Who said a dog couldn’t learn new tricks anyway?

Related: Meet Pluto at Epcot

Goofy

Additionally, Goofy meets guests in the covered area next to Pluto. He is usually out around the same time as Pluto.

Often I see them greeting guests simultaneously. So if you see either character out, try to meet them while you’re in the area.

Goofy is an autograph-signing character and he gives the best hugs.

Related: Meet Goofy at Epcot

Winnie the Pooh

As we make our way into the park, we’ll take a right and visit the Imagination Pavilion in World Celebration. Our next Epcot character is Winnie the Pooh.

Winnie the Pooh used to have a meet-and-greet in the United Kingdom Pavilion at Epcot. He met in Christopher Robin’s room toward the back of “The Toy Soldier” store.

However, as of late, he meets in the garden next to the Imagination Pavilion. Winnie the Pooh’s meet times are usually listed in the My Disney Experience app.

This location is considered a character sighting, so Winnie the Pooh remains at a distance. Character autographs and hugs are not available at this location.

Additionally, his character meet with Tigger is scheduled to return to Magic Kingdom in 2022. We’ll update the Magic Kingdom Character Guide when these meet-and-greets return.

For more information about meeting Winnie the Pooh at Disney World, we have a complete article.

Related: Meet Winnie the Pooh at Disney World

Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse meets guests at the Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival. This location is inside the Magic Eye Theater. It sits adjacent to the Imagination Pavilion in World Celebration.

As soon as you step inside, you’ll see this large character meet and greet area to the right.

Mickey meets guests daily between 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. You can check the exact time on the day of your visit in the My Disney Experience app or here on Disney’s site.

Mickey is a non-talking character, but he signs autographs.

Related: Meet Mickey Mouse at Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival

Vanellope Von Schweetz

Fans of Wreck-It Ralph or Ralph Breaks the Internet will want to stop in the Image Works Lab to meet Vanellope Von Schweetz! She is a lot of fun and typically meets late mornings and most of the afternoon.

Vanellope formerly met with Ralph at this location. However, at this time she meets solo.

Meet Vanellope Von Schweetz Epcot

This Epcot character meet is located inside the Imagination Pavilion in World Celebration. It’s a great place to escape during hot temperatures. Additionally, there are several fun things to do inside the pavilion.

As of this update, Vanellope meets from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m and then again from 3:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.

*Make sure to always check the My Disney Experience app for the exact times on the day of your visit.

Related: Meet Vanellope Von Schweetz at Epcot

Joy from Inside Out

Next door to Vanellope, guests can meet Joy from Inside Out. Joy moved to this location earlier in 2022.

Meet Joy at Disney World

You can access this location through the side door of the pavilion. Or you can ride Journey Into Imagination with Figment. The ride exits into this area.

Joy’s character meet-and-greet is next door to Vanellope Von Schweetz. She is an autograph-signing character.

Related: Meet Joy at Epcot

Disney Visa Character Meet

Disney Visa cardholders, this meet is for you! Literally, you must have a Chase Disney Visa card to meet the characters at this location.

Thankfully, the Epcot Disney Visa character meet has returned!

At this time, Minnie Mouse and Pluto are meeting at the Epcot Disney Visa character location. However, don’t be surprised if you run into another member of the fabulous five.

The photo below is from their previous meet at this location. During the 50th anniversary, the characters meet in their 50th celebration outfits.

Don’t forget to bring your character autograph books for this meet-and-greet.

Related: Disney Visa Character Meet

Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse meets at a gazebo across from the Disney Traders store at the World Showcase Plaza. This gazebo is where Daisy Duck and Duffy formerly met at Epcot.

Unfortunately, Duffy no longer meets at Epcot except for rare special occasions.

Minnie Mouse is dressed in her red and white polka-dot outfit at this location.

Usually, you’ll find her here in the afternoon. Additionally, some have reported seeing her at Epcot’s entrance, where Pluto and Goofy greet guests.

Related: Meet Minnie Mouse at Epcot

Epcot Characters (World Showcase)

Now we’ll journey through the World Showcase to see what character meets are available in each country. The majority of the countries have a princess character meet, and most of them are very popular.

Donald Duck

The Mexico Pavilion is home to the Donald Duck character meet. You will find this meet past the pyramid on the left as you walk toward Norway.

Here is a look at the location.

Don’t be surprised if you see a crowd formed here. He is a popular character at Epcot.

Donald Duck meets as one of The Three Caballeros. He’s greeting guests as he takes a break from his concert tour.

Since this is an outdoor character meet, Donald take breaks approximately every 15 minutes. If you’re standing in line and he disappears, don’t fret. He will be back in about five minutes.

If you’re looking to see Donald Duck during your Disney vacation, sometimes he and Daisy greet guests near the entrance to Hollywood Studios. They also appear from time to time on a festive flotilla at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Related: Meet Donald Duck at Epcot

Anna and Elsa in Norway

Next, we continue on to the Norway Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. Norway is where we’ll find our favorite sisters from Frozen.

Anna and Elsa meet daily in their summer home, the Royal Sommerhus.

Since Frozen 2 came out, Anna and Elsa wear outfits from the new movie. Queen Anna is dressed in her regal robes and crown.

And Elsa is in her beautiful white gown.

The sisters meet here daily between 9:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. You can check Disney’s site here for exact times or the My Disney Experience app on the day of your visit.

This meet is a great place to take a break from the heat. In addition, it’s nice that you can meet two characters at once.

As for talking points, Anna will go on all day about Sven and Kristoff. She’s a talker, that one. Elsa, on the other hand, is a bit on the quiet side. But you’re sure to get a conversation going with the mere mention of Olaf.

Anna and Elsa both sign character autographs.

Related: Meet Anna and Elsa at Disney World

Mulan in China

As we continue around the World Showcase, we stop in at the China Pavilion. Mulan meets guests here in the gardens.

Epcot Character Meets

This location is the only place to meet Mulan in Walt Disney World. She meets late morning to mid-afternoon.

Her schedule looks something like: 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 2:20 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

You can check exact times here on Disney’s site and don’t forget to double check the app on the day of your visit. I know I mention it often, but sometimes there are last minute changes and the app will reflect them.

Mulan loves to talk about Mishu and defending her family’s honor. She will also sign her autograph if you collect them.

Related: Meet Mulan at Epcot

Snow White in Germany

The Germany Pavilion is the perfect place to meet the star of Walt Disney’s original feature film, Snow White. She meets here at the Wishing Well at various increments throughout the day.

The wishing-well backdrop makes for a lovely photo opportunity.

Snow White loves to talk about Gooseberry Pie and all things Seven Dwarfs. She knows them all very well. Just don’t bring up apples, they are a bit of a sore spot.

Related: Meet Snow White in Disney World

Snow White formerly met near Town Square at the Magic Kingdom. That meet is scheduled to return this summer.

And if Snow White is really important to you, she participates in character dining at Artist Point. This restaurant is located at the Wilderness Lodge and can be challenging to reserve, given its popularity.

Related: Storybook Dining at Artist Point Review

Princess Jasmine in Morocco

Princess Jasmine from Aladdin meets in the Morocco Pavilion at Epcot. She meets toward the back of the pavilion inside a little spot called Lamps of Wonder.

Related: Meet Jasmine from Aladdin at Disney

Princess Jasmine formerly met with Aladdin at Magic Kingdom. She will return to that location at some point this summer. However, no formal date has been provided yet.

Belle in France

Belle meets at the France Pavilion in Epcot. She meets guests down along the water’s edge toward the front of the pavilion.

This is Belle in her village dress. You might also find her meeting in her yellow ballroom gown.

Ocassionally, she wears her red velvet ball gown during the holidays.

Related: Meet Belle from Beauty and the Beast at Epcot

Belle also meets guests at Magic Kingdom at Enchanted Tales with Belle, but this attraction has not reopened at this time. However, Belle is greeting guests inside the cottage as of mid-2022.

Aurora in France

Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty also meets in the France Pavilion. However, she meets in the gazebo that sits towards the front right side of the pavilion.

The only other place to meet Belle and Aurora in Epcot is at the Akershus Princess Character Dining in the Norway Pavilion. Unfortunately, that location has yet to reopen.

The France Pavilion at Epcot is the only place to meet Aurora within an actual character meet in the theme parks.

Related: Meet Aurora at Disney World

Daisy Duck at the International Gateway

Daisy Duck has been greeting guests near the International Gateway at Epcot. This special entrance to the park is located on a separate walkway between the United Kingdom and France Pavilions.

If you have any interest in meeting characters at all, you’ll want to meet Daisy. She is the most fun-loving character meet and she is always ready to strike a pose.

Related: Meet Daisy at the International Gateway

Alice in Wonderland

Lastly, the United Kingdom Pavilion has two different character meet locations at Epcot.

Alice in Wonderland meets guests in front of her cottage area. She enjoys talking about Dinah, the White Rabbit, and the Mad Hatter.

This is a very popular character meet that holds extremely long lines. You’ll want to get in line before her next scheduled time. If you wait until it starts, you’ll likely be too late.

That saying, if you’re not early, you’re late applies for many of these character meets. But for Alice, you’re late, you’re late for a very important date.

Here is her autograph.

This character meet location makes for a nice photo. You might also see Alice at Magic Kingdom. She pops up from time to time around the Mad Tea Party at Magic Kingdom.

Related: Meet Alice in Wonderland at Epcot

Mary Poppins

Speaking of popular characters that hold long wait times, Mary Poppins fits the bill. As of late, she is greeting guests toward the pack of the United Kingdom Pavilion.

Mary Poppins is practically perfect in every way. She enjoys talking about her chimney sweeper friend Bert, manners, and pretty much anything proper.

Additionally, she is an autograph-signing character. Her meet times are available in the My Disney Experience app.

Related: Meet Mary Poppins at Disney World

Final Thoughts on Character Meets at Epcot

Meeting characters is an integral part of planning a Disney vacation. And Epcot is one of the best places to plan to meet characters given the variety.

Hopefully, this article provided you with an idea of what characters you can expect to meet on your next visit to Epcot.

Remember to check the My Disney Experience app on the day you visit the park for the most accurate information. Most of the characters are now listed with times.

To check for characters, use these steps:

  • Open the My Disney Experience App
  • Select the location drop at the bottom of the home screen
  • At the top, middle change from “wait times” to “characters”
  • Filter the park to Epcot (top left corner of the screen)
  • Select Show List (top right corner of the screen)

For those with an interest in meeting more characters at Walt Disney World, try these reviews:

What character are you hoping to meet at Epcot? Leave a comment with any thoughts or questions down below.

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