Meet Mickey Mouse at Epcot’s Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
Are you looking to meet Mickey Mouse on your next visit to Epcot? Unfortunately, with all the construction in the park, the main mouse has moved around a good deal over the past several years.
Mickey Mouse is currently meeting guests at Epcot’s Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival. This article will look at details of the meet-and-greet, timing, pictures, and autographs.
This character sighting is formally called “Meet a Favorite Pal at the Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival.” Mickey is listed as stepping out of his breakthrough role here to greet guests. (Steamboat Willie is one of the films that plays inside the theater.)
This article was updated on February 5, 2023.
Mickey formerly met alongside Minnie Mouse and Goofy at the Epcot Character Spot. Unfortunately, that location was demolished a few years back.
Since then, the three have moved around a pretty good bit. As of 2023, you can meet Goofy near Spaceship Earth at the entrance of Epcot.
Related: Meet Goofy at Epcot
Minnie meets in the same area as Goofy. However, their meets are separate. So you’ll have to stand in two lines to meet both of them.
Related: Meet Minnie Mouse at Epcot
Meanwhile, Pluto has taken over the gazebo near the World Showcase Plaza.
Related: Meet Pluto at Epcot
However, Disney recently announced that the new CommuniCore Plaza (under construction) will be home to a new Mickey and Friends Character location.
You know what they say. The more things change, the more they stay the same. But it will be nice to have the opportunity to meet multiple classic characters in one location again.
Anyway, back to meeting Mickey Mouse at Epcot…in the meantime.
This character meet is located inside the entrance of the Magic Eye Theater. Unfortunately, there is no signage indicating the meet’s location.
For reference, the theater is part of the Imagination Pavilion, located in Epcot’s World Celebration. The theater sits on the left-hand side of the pavilion next to the fountain.
If you’re visiting characters inside the pavilion, there might be a sign outside the Image Works exit to remind you that Mickey’s location is nearby.
You can meet Vanellope Von Schweetz and Joy from Inside Out inside the Image Works building. Then you can head to the theater to meet Mickey or vice versa.
At the time of this update, Mickey meets from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and then again from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can check the exact times for his character meet here on Disney’s site. Or you can check the My Disney Experience app.
Additionally, he will take small breaks throughout his character meet. Therefore if you see him disappear, don’t worry. He will return shortly.
On this visit, I waited approximately 15 minutes to meet Mickey Mouse. Of course, it wouldn’t have taken that long, but he took a small break while I was waiting.
Before I knew it, it was my turn.
After a hug, Mickey signed my autograph book.
Additionally, a PhotoPass photographer was present to take photos.
Mickey Mouse is the quintessential character meet at Disney World. Right now, you can meet him here at Epcot and at these other locations:
- Meet Mickey Mouse at Magic Kingdom
- Meet Mickey at Red Carpet Dreams (Hollywood Studios)
- Meet Mickey Mouse at Adventurer’s Outpost
Additionally, you might like to browse other character meets at Epcot:
- Meet Disney Princesses at Epcot
- Meet Belle at Disney World
- Princess Aurora at Disney World Meet and Greet
- Anna and Elsa Meet and Greet at Disney World
- Meet Princess Jasmine at Epcot
Or you can preview our entire list of Disney World Characters.
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