Are you wanting to learn more about meeting characters at Walt Disney World? If so, you’ve come to the right place!
We visit Walt Disney World weekly to bring you the latest updates when it comes to meeting characters. Below, we have a list of every single character that meets at Walt Disney World.
Each character’s name links to info about their character meet. You can browse the characters in alphabetical order by their names or by park.
We also have a character guide for each of the theme parks that discusses when and where you’ll find each character’s meet-and-greet locations. These guides are helpful when you’re trying to plan per park.
Here are a few updates and tips for meeting characters at Disney World:
- Traditional character meets have returned to Walt Disney World. You can now receive hugs, collect autographs, and have your photos taken at select character meet and greets!
- More and more Disney World characters are beginning to appear in the parks. So be on the lookout for new character meets at any given moment.
- You might notice other guests waving or a group forming ahead of you. Those signs indicate that a character might have just come out for a meet-and-greet opportunity.
- We update this character guide as we experience new meet and greets. Each article below links to a walk-through of the character’s meet, including photos, tips, and how long we waited.
Disney World Characters
Below is a list of every character that meets at Disney World. It’s important to check the My Disney Experience app on the day of your visit for availability and times for each character.
Special Events in November and December
- Character Meet-and-Greets at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
- Character Meet-and-Greets at Jollywood Nights
- Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade (With Characters)
Magic Kingdom Character Guides
- Magic Kingdom Character Meet and Greets
- Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade
- Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire
- Festival of Fantasy Parade
Magic Kingdom Individual Character Meets
The following lists Disney characters that meet at Magic Kingdom in alphabetical order.
- Aladdin and Jasmine in Adventureland
- Anastasia and Drizella
- Ariel at Ariel’s Grotto
- Belle at Enchanted Tales with Belle
- Buzz Lightyear
- Captain Jack Sparrow
- Chip and Dale
- Cinderella (Princess Fairytale Hall)
- Country Bears
- Daisy Duck (Pete’s Silly Sideshow)
- Donald Duck (Pete’s Silly Sideshow)
- Elena of Avalor (Princess Fairytale Hall)
- Goofy (Pete’s Silly Sideshow)
- Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
- Minnie Mouse (Pete’s Silly Sideshow)
- Peter Pan
- Rapunzel (Princess Fairytale Hall)
- Snow White (Magic Kingdom)
- Stitch in Tomorrowland
- Tiana (Princess Fairytale Hall)
- Meet Winnie the Pooh and Tigger (Thotful Spot)
Epcot Character Guides
- Epcot Characters Guide
- Meet Disney Princesses at Epcot
- Disney World Visa Character Meets
- Character Training at Epcot (Surprise Pop-Ups)
Epcot Individual Character Meets
The following lists Disney characters (in alphabetical order) that meet at Epcot.
- Alice in Wonderland in the United Kingdom
- Anna and Elsa at the Royal Sommerhus
- Asha (from ‘Wish’)
- Aurora in the France Pavilion
- Belle at Epcot
- Daisy Duck at Epcot
- Donald Duck at the Mexico Pavilion
- Goofy Near Epcot’s Main Entrance
- Princess Jasmine at Disney World
- Joy from Inside Out at Epcot
- Mary Poppins at Disney World
- Mickey Mouse (Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival)
- Minnie Mouse at Epcot
- Moana at Epcot
- Mulan at Epcot
- Pluto at Epcot
- Snow White
- Winnie the Pooh
Hollywood Studios Character Guides
Hollywood Studios Individual Character Meets
The following lists Disney characters (in alphabetical order) that meet at Hollywood Studios.
- Ariel (Live-Action Limited Time Meet-and-Greet)
- BB-8 at Hollywood Studios
- Buzz Lightyear at Hollywood Studios
- Chewbacca at Hollywood Studios
- Chip and Dale
- Darth Vader at Hollywood Studios
- Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior Meets in Animation Courtyard)
- Donald and Daisy Duck
- Edna Mode at Hollywood Studios
- Fancy Nancy (Disney Junior Meets in Animation Courtyard)
- Frozone at Hollywood Studios
- Goofy and Max Goof
- Mandalorian and Grogu
- Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Red Carpet Dreams
- Mr. and Mrs. Incredible
- Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight
- Pluto (Disney Junior Meet)
- Star Wars Characters (Stormtroopers, Kylo Ren, Rey, Vi Moradi)
- Sulley from Monsters, Inc.
- Woody and Jessie in Toy Story Land
- Vampirina (Disney Junior Meets in Animation Courtyard)
Animal Kingdom Guides
Animal Kingdom Individual Character Meets
The following alphabetical order lists Disney World characters that meet at Animal Kingdom.
- Chip and Dale at Dinoland Bash
- Daisy Duck at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- DiVine at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Donald Duck at Donald’s Dino-Bash
- Goofy at Donald’s Dino-Bash
- Kevin at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Adventurer’s Outpost
- Moana at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Characters that appear on a Flotilla often include Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, Pocahontas with Meeko, Dug with Russell, and Goofy with Pluto.
Do characters sign autographs at Disney World?
Yes, many characters at Walt Disney World sign autographs. So be sure to have your autograph book out and ready! If a character doesn’t sign autographs, the cast member attending the meet will let you know before it’s your turn.
Other Places to Meet Disney World Characters
Below, we share a few other places to meet characters at Disney World, including character meals, resorts, seasonal parties, and rare character sightings.
Character Dining Experiences
Whether you’re looking to enjoy breakfast with Winnie the Pooh and Friends at Crystal Palace or dine with princesses at Cinderella’s Royal Table, there are plenty of character dining restaurants at Walt Disney World.
So many that we’ve put them all together in a separate guide. It’s important to note that all character restaurants require advanced dining reservations. But we do believe that planning at least one or two character meals is a must for anyone interested in meeting characters.
Character dining allows everyone to have a fun interaction with their favorite Disney characters in a more relaxed setting. However, character meals are an investment in time, and they can be costly.
Our character dining guide will help you discern which character meal will work best for your group. We recommend planning a meal based on which characters you want to meet.
Characters at the Disney World Resorts
Meeting Characters at Disney World (Seasonal Guides)
- Characters at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
- Characters at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
- Meet Santa at Walt Disney World
Meeting Characters at Disney World (Individual Seasonal)
The following articles discuss seasonal characters we’ve met during the holiday seasons.
Limited Time Meet and Greets
- Meet Belle in Her Christmas Dress at Disney World
- Meet Jack (Sandy Claws) and Sally at Disney World
- Santa Meet-and-Greet at Mickey’s Christmas Party
- See the Santa Claus Merry Motorcade at Hollywood Studios
- Characters in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
4th of July
Rare Character Meets at Disney World
- Tinkerbell and Fawn
- Jane and Terk from Tarzan
- Princess Atta from A Bug’s Life
- Flik from A Bug’s Life
- Goofy from Camp Minnie-Mickey
- Frontierland Hoe Down (Character Dance Party)
The following character meets are obsolete. They are listed below for historical reference only.
- Vanellope Von Schweetz
- Mickey and Friends at the Epcot Character Spot
- How to Meet Socially Distanced Characters at Disney World
- Meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse in 50th Anniversary Outfits
- Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade
- Pocahontas Character Meet Disney World
- Russell and Dug from UP at Disney World
Resorts Gal specializes in providing information about the different resorts. You can browse our entire list of Disney World Hotel Reviews. Or check out these other planning sections of the site:
- Walt Disney World Resort List
- Disney World Resort Refurbishment Schedule 2024
- Disney World Restaurant Reviews
- Disney World Transportation
Other Popular Articles
- Best Off Property Disney Hotels List
- Best Marriott Hotels Near Disney World
- Disney’s Boardwalk Restaurants List
- Best Restaurants at Disney Springs
- Signature Dining at Disney World
Good luck finding your favorite Disney World characters in the parks!