Hollywood Studios Character Meets and Greets (With 2023 Updates)

This article previews the character meets at Hollywood Studios. In addition, we’ll look at a few autographs, photos, and the best times to meet the characters.

So you’re planning a visit to Hollywood Studios, and you’ve heard it’s an excellent park for meeting characters. Wouldn’t it be great to knock out a few character meets during your visit?

After all, your schedule is probably pretty tight for Magic Kingdom and Epcot. And let’s face it, there aren’t many characters to meet at Animal Kingdom.

If this sounds like you, then you’re in luck. Disney’s Hollywood Studios has a delightful selection of character meet-and-greets.

Upfront, I want to stress that even though the character meets are relatively consistent, they can change. Therefore, checking the My Disney Experience app on the day of your visit is essential to see which characters are meeting.

This article was updated on March 2, 2023.

Hollywood Studios Characters List

Below is a list in alphabetical order of characters you can expect to find during your visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

  • BB-8
  • Buzz Lightyear
  • Chewbacca
  • Chip and Dale (character sighting)
  • Darth Vader
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Donald Duck and Daisy Duck(character sighting)
  • Edna Mode (character sighting)
  • Fancy Nancy
  • Frozone (character sighting)
  • Goofy and Max (Powerline)
  • James P. Sullivan (Sulley)
  • Kylo Ren (character sighting)
  • The Mandalorian and Child (Roaming Characters)
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Mr. and Mrs. Incredible
  • Olaf
  • Pluto
  • Rey (character sighting)
  • Storm Troopers (character sighting)
  • Vampirina
  • Vi Moradi (character sighting)
  • Woody and Jessie

Below, we’ll look at each character meet individually. These are not in any certain order.

Minnie Mouse

Each Disney Park offers a unique opportunity to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse in different attire. Hollywood Studios is no exception.

Minnie Mouse meets in her dressing room at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This meet is called Red Carpet Dreams.

Mickey and Minnie, Starring in Red Carpet Dreams, is located across the walkway from the ABC Commissary on Commissary Lane.

The majority of the queue is outdoors in a partially covered area. Once you reach the inside portion of the queue, you won’t have much longer to wait.

First, you’ll meet Minnie Mouse in her dressing room. She is decked out for the red carpet in her fabulous pink gown with a matching bow.

Minnie Mouse is not a speaking character. However, she does sign autographs.

A PhotoPass photographer is usually present at this location for those with the Memory Maker. If you didn’t purchase the Memory Maker, you can always ask the photographer if they would take a photo with your device.

Mickey Mouse

After visiting with Minnie Mouse, you will enter another hallway and head down to meet Mickey. Depending on how long visits take, there might be a few people ahead of you.

Mickey Mouse meets guests in his Sorcerer Mickey’s wardrobe. This is his outfit from the popular movie Fantasia.

Mickey is also a non-speaking character, but he will happily sign your autograph book.

PhotoPass photographers are usually available at this traditional character meet.

Red Carpet Dreams is typically open most of the day at Hollywood Studios. At the time of this update, this meet-and-greet is open from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Usually, wait times for this location tend to drop off after 4:00 p.m. So if you can wait until later in the day to meet the pair, lines should be shorter.

Related: Meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Red Carpet Dreams

If you want to meet the pair as a couple, the only place to do so is at the Adventurer’s Outpost at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This meet is extra special because they wear safari suits.

The Mandalorian and Grogu

In early March of 2023, the Mandalorian and Grogu debuted as roaming characters in Galaxy’s Edge. While not set in stone as of this update, it appears they will become regular characters at Galaxy’s Edge.

Typically, these types of characters do not have set times. But you can find them roaming throughout the land intermittently.

Therefore, be prepared to wait in a large crowd for a considerable length of time to see if they make an appearance. We have a walk-through of the first day of their appearance in Galaxy’s Edge.

Related: Photos and Video of The Mandalorian and Grogu at Disney World


Everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf from Frozen and Frozen 2, meets daily at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This character meet-and-greet is usually easy to plan into your day.

Olaf meets on the backside of the Hyperion Theater, where the Frozen Sing-A-Long takes place daily. His meet is located inside a building. However, most of the queue is in a covered outdoor area.

Wait times are usually fairly reasonable. I recommend seeing him after seeing the Frozen Sing-Along next door.

There is usually a PhotoPass photographer on-site to take your picture.

Since Olaf might have difficulty signing autographs, a cast member will present you with an autograph card.

For more details, we have a complete walk-through of this meet-and-greet.

Related: Meet Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight

James P. Sullivan (Sulley)

Are you ready to scare? I hope not because Sulley from Monsters, Inc. is more of a fan of laughing than scaring. He even has a canister full of laughs to prove it.

Sulley meets daily at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. His location is at the back of Walt Disney Presents, which sits near the Animation Courtyard.

Sulley’s meet is usually available from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. And the line can be relatively long, given his popularity.

However, lines are typically reasonable if you wait until the end of the listed time for his meet-and-greet. Additionally, since this location is indoors, it’s an excellent location to wait out a rain shower or thunderstorm.

Previously, Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc. met with Sulley. Unfortunately, he hasn’t returned.

Related: Meet Sulley from Monsters, Inc.

Donald and Daisy

If you want to meet a few classic characters at Hollywood Studios, Donald and Daisy Duck have a character sighting in the park. As of late, you can usually find the pair meeting in front of the Hollywood Brown Derby in one of the grassy areas.

Unfortunately, this sighting isn’t always listed in the My Disney Experience app. But don’t be surprised if you see these two out greeting guests.

Previously, they were on one of the second-story balconies near the park’s entrance.

This location is considered a character sighting. However, when meeting guests on the ground near the park entrance, they usually sign autographs.

Related: Meet Donald and Daisy Duck at Disney World

Chip and Dale

Chip and Dale are always up to something! They were meeting in the grassy area near the Hollywood Brown Derby. However, Donald and Daisy Duck recently moved to this location.

So now Chip and Dale have returned to a formal meet-and-greet at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. They are currently meeting in their Rescue Rangers outfits. Aren’t they adorable?

Related: Meet Chip and Dale as Rescue Rangers

For more places to meet this duo, try our list that includes every location to meet them at Disney World.

Related: Meet Chip and Dale at Disney World

*You might run into a limited-time Chip and Dale meet-and-greet that includes Clarice in early 2023.


Everyone’s favorite pal Pluto is one of the easier characters to meet at Hollywood Studios. He meets with the other Disney Junior Pals character meets in Animation Courtyard.

Pluto is always full of energy and will likely perform a few tricks. Since he’s a dog, he doesn’t talk. But somehow, he’s managed to learn to sign autographs.

Pluto meets daily at Hollywood Studios between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. These meets are reasonably easy to tackle in the morning.

The last time I walked through each of these meet-and-greets, it took about 45 minutes. Of course, the later you wait in the day, the shorter the lines.

However, this entire area is outdoors. So the later you wait, the more temperatures will rise in the hotter months. Make sure to plan accordingly.

If you miss this character meet at Hollywood Studios, you can always try to meet Pluto on your Epcot day. He meets near the park’s main entrance.

Related: Meet Pluto at Epcot

Fancy Nancy

Fancy Nancy is also part of the Disney Junior lineup of character meets at Hollywood Studios. If you have age-appropriate children, you are more than familiar with this character.

Fancy Nancy is a non-talking character, but she signs autographs. She wears her cheerful dress, and the backdrop of her character meet resembles her playhouse.

Like Pluto, this meet is usually available daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. But check the app for the exact timing on the day of your visit.


Next door to Fancy Nancy is Vampirina, who has the cutest bat-wing hair. She is probably the most energetic of the group and makes for a fun character meet.

Vampirina is a non-speaking character that signs autographs.

Spoiler, she dots her i’s with bats. Imagine that.

Doc McStuffins

Last but not least, of the Disney Junior characters at Animation Courtyard, we have Doc McStuffins! Her backdrop is at her clinic, and she loves to have guests.

Doc McStuffins doesn’t talk, but she does provide autographs. She drew a bandaid on mine.

If you want to learn more about meeting Disney Junior characters, we have a separate article with photos.

Related: Meet the Disney Junior Pals at Disney World


Hollywood Studios’ newest land, Galaxy’s Edge, offers the opportunity to run into roaming characters on your visit. These Star Wars characters poise as inhabitants of the land.

They are not required to take pictures with guests. But if you have your camera ready, you might be able to snag one.

Sometimes, we see Chewbacca in Galaxy’s Edge. Usually, he’s near the Millennium Falcon. However, since his regular meet-and-greet has returned, we don’t see him roaming as often.

Chewbacca meets guests at Star Wars Launch Bay. This location is behind Animation Courtyard and is typically open between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Related: Meet Chewbacca at Hollywood Studios


Rey is another character you’ll see roaming Batuu. Sometimes you may see her working on her ship, the Millennium Falcon.

We recently saw her during After Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. That event often has several surprise character meet-and-greets.

Kylo Ren and Stormtroopers

Below you see Kylo Ren interrogating a guest. He asked her what she was doing in Batuu in a very threatening, Kylo Ren way.

His ship regularly lands in Batuu, and you will usually find him with a couple of bodyguards, I mean, stormtroopers.

Vi Moradi

Vi Moradi, another character from the Star Wars saga, is often out in Batuu. She works for the good guys.

Therefore, it’s not uncommon to see the Stormtroopers taking her away. But she seems to do a good job escaping.

Darth Vader

He’s tall, dark, and more than a little intimidating. He’s Darth Vader.

This classic character meet is available at Star Wars Launch Bay at Hollywood Studios. Darth Vader’s meet-and-greet is available most days between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Related: Meet Darth Vader at Hollywood Studios


BB-8 is the third (and cutest) character meet-and-greet inside Star Wars Launch Bay. This darling droid usually has reasonable lines. But the best part is he’ll probably want to talk to you. So don’t be surprised if the cast member attending the meets translates a few questions.

Related: Meet BB-8 at Hollywood Studios


Woody meets alongside Jessie in front of Toy Story Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. These two meet intermittently throughout most of the day.

You’ll want to check the My Disney Experience app for the exact times on the day of your visit. Since this meet is held outdoors, it could get canceled in the event of rain or inclement weather.

Related: Meet Woody and Jessie at Toy Story Land

Buzz Lightyear

Buzz Lightyear meets near the entrance of Toy Story Land in front of Slinky Dog Dash. Often he’s out during daylight hours and takes breaks at certain intervals.

Unfortunately, Buzz Lightyear doesn’t sign autographs. However, the cast member attending the meet will usually provide a sticker.

Related: Meet Buzz Lightyear at Toy Story Land


Jessie meets alongside Woody in front of Toy Story Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This character meet offers the opportunity to meet two characters.

However, be prepared. The pair tend to hold awfully long lines.

Additionally, while in Toy Story Land, you might run into the Green Army Men. They are usually listed in the entertainment section of the My Disney Experience app.


Goofy meets next to Max on Grand Avenue at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. However, you’ll have to stand in two lines to meet each character.

Goofy meets here in a tropical shirt, offering vacation vibes. He probably thought he was visiting Potatoland.

Max Goof as Powerline

Next to Goofy, you can meet Max in his Powerline costume. You may remember from A Goofy Movie that Max cosplays as Powerline in hopes to win over Roxanne. You might ask him to show you his dance moves.

This is the only place to meet Max at Walt Disney World. However, he did appear in the pre-parade at last year’s Halloween Party.

Related: Meet Max as Powerline and Goofy

Max Goof meets in his Powerline cosplay look at Hollywood Studios.

Mr. and Mrs. Incredible

Mr. and Mrs. Incredible meet at Disney’s Hollywood Studios by Echo Lake behind Dockside Diner. They meet intermittently between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. However, you’ll want to check their exact times in the My Disney Experience app.

Related: Meet Mr. and Mrs. Incredible


Frozone is a character sighting at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. He meets in the grassy area toward the end of Hollywood Boulevard. When he’s not out, you might run into Edna Mode in the same location.

Related: Meet Frozone at Disney World

Edna Mode

Edna Mode appears as a character sighting at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. She meets in the same location as Frozone. However, they do not meet simultaneously.

Related: Meet Edna Mode at Hollywood Studios

Meet Edna Mode at Disney World

Other Places to See Characters at Hollywood Studios

While the following favorite Disney characters don’t have traditional meets at Hollywood Studios, you can still see them in the park:

  • Beauty and the Beast, along with other favorites from the movie, appear daily in Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage.
  • Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff appear daily in the Frozen Sing-Along Celebration. It is a must-see performance for Frozen fans.
  • Tons of characters make up part of Fantasmic! the feature nightly entertainment offering at Hollywood Studios.
  • Several Disney Junior characters are part of the Disney Junior Play and Dance. This interactive dance party is located in Animation Courtyard.
  • Hollywood and Vine is a character meal. Characters vary based on which meal period you pick.

Characters at Hollywood Studios

All in all, there are many great character meet and greets available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The park has always been an excellent place to meet a few unique characters you won’t see just anywhere else.

For more information, check out the entire Disney World Character List. Or you might enjoy some of these individual guides:

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What do you think about the character meets at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Do you have a favorite character you’re hoping to meet?

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