Where to Meet Winnie the Pooh at Disney World
In this article, we’ll discuss where to meet Winnie the Pooh at Walt Disney World. We’ll go over each location and a few tips for finding him.
Winnie the Pooh is one of the most classic character meet-and-greets at Walt Disney World. The silly old bear will bring a smile to your face as soon as you see him.
Winnie the Pooh meets daily in multiple locations throughout the parks, and he’s included in character dining. So you’ll have more than one opportunity to see him on your next vacation.
This article was updated on February 5, 2023.
Winnie the Pooh at Epcot
Winnie the Pooh formerly met at Epcot in Christopher Robinson’s room at the United Kingdom Pavilion. He is the only character who hasn’t returned to the pavilion.
However, the traditional meet and greet for Mary Poppins and Alice and Wonderland have resumed. They are usually out in the late morning to early afternoon hours.
Thankfully, Winnie the Pooh still meets at Epcot. He is one of the few characters that still greets guests from a distance.
Winnie the Pooh’s character sighting at Epcot is next to the Imagination Pavilion. He meets in the grassy spot across the walkway from the entrance of Journey Into Imagination with Figment.
He meets guests intermittently throughout the day. You’ll want to check the My Disney Experience app for the exact times on the day of your visit.
Winnie the Pooh formerly shared this location with Joy from Inside Out. However, she now meets inside the Imagination Pavilion.
Related: Meet Joy from Inside Out at Epcot
If you see Winnie the Pooh out in passing, I recommend taking a few extra moments to walk over and wave hi! He usually has his net and is looking for butterflies!
These unique character meets are a lot of fun! It’s nice to see and greet characters without waiting in a long line.
However, since this is a character sighting, he doesn’t sign autographs or give hugs at this location. Additionally, there’s no PhotoPass photographer at this meet-and-greet.
During the holidays, we’ve seen him at this location wearing a Santa hat.
Winnie the Pooh at Magic Kingdom
Winnie the Pooh meets daily at Magic Kingdom with Tigger. They meet in a dedicated location next to his attraction, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
This location is known as The Thotful stop and often has long lines. Expect to wait a minimum of 30 minutes on most days. However, we’ve been known to wait up to an hour for this meet-and-greet.
Both Winnie the Pooh and Tigger sign autographs at this location. There’s also usually a PhotoPass photographer present.
Related: Meet Winnie and Tigger at The Thotful Spot
Winnie the Pooh is also one of the characters at The Crystal Palace. He greets guests tableside during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition to Pooh, you can also meet Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet at this meal.
Related: The Crystal Palace Breakfast Review
If you’re visiting Walt Disney World over the holiday season, you may attend one of the extra-ticket holiday parties. Winnie the Pooh meets with Eeyore, Piglet, and Tigger at both parties.
For Halloween, the Hundred Acre friends wear their Halloween costumes. During the Christmas party, they all have festive scarves.
- Characters at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
- Characters at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Thankfully, there are several places to meet Winnie the Pooh throughout the year. Hopefully, this article will help you find him!
For more Disney World characters, we have a guide for each park:
- Magic Kingdom Character Meet Locations
- Epcot Character Meet Locations
- Hollywood Studios Character Locations
Or you might enjoy some of these popular meet-and-greets:
- Meet Anna and Elsa at Disney World
- Meet Donald and Daisy Duck at Disney World
- Meet Captain Jack Sparrow at Magic Kingdom
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