Meet Goofy Near Epcot’s Entrance (Disney Pals Meet)

Goofy greets guests daily near the entrance of Epcot. This meet is formally called the “meet Disney Pals” near Epcot’s entrance.

Since we initially shared the return of this long-term character location, there have been a few changes. So this article will detail those changes and how to meet Goofy near Epcot’s entrance.

Goofy and other classic characters were rotating spots at this character meet earlier this year. However, since traditional character meets have returned, Goofy meets here daily.

This article was updated on May 28, 2022.

Additionally, Pluto holds a space at a separate overhang near Epcot’s entrance. We have a separate article that includes photos of Pluto with his autograph.

Related: Meet Pluto at Epcot

Once you enter the park, you’ll see this character meet location on the right before you get to Spaceship Earth. Pluto meets in front of the mural shown above.

Goofy meets a few feet down in front of a wall of plants.

The characters are relatively easy to see if you think to look over this way. And this location is excellent because it’s shaded.

Goofy meets off and on throughout the day. Here is an example of his schedule:

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • 9:20 a.m.
  • 9:40 a.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 10:20 a.m.
  • 10:40 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 11:20 a.m.
  • 11:40 a.m.

and then after lunch, these times:

  • 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:20 p.m.
  • 12:40 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • 1:50 p.m.
  • 2:10 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m.
  • 2:50 p.m.
  • 3:10 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m.
  • 3:50 p.m.

Pluto is usually out during or around the same time. Make sure to check the My Disney Experience app for exact timing on the day of your visit. Or you can check the times here on Disney’s site.

I suggest coming back in the afternoon and meeting both characters simultaneously if possible. Waits are typically not that bad for this specific meet in the afternoon.

However, heading back to the front of the park can be a bit out of the way. So you might plan to time this meet around the time you plan to ride Spaceship Earth.

Goofy was more than happy to pose for a few pictures on the day I took these photos.

And then he signed my autograph book.

He even found his page.

In addition, a PhotoPass photographer is usually present at this location.

For more information on characters at Epcot, check out the complete guide:

Related: Meeting Characters at Epcot

Some of our favorites include:

Or you might enjoy our complete list of all the character meets at Disney World.

That article provides an updated list of every character meet available at each park. And if you want to learn more about dining with characters, you’ll want to read our Disney World Character Dining Guide.

In the comments: Do you have a favorite character meet? Are you hoping to meet Goofy or another Disney pal at Epcot?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.