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INTERCOT > Info Central > Finding The Characters

Where Do I Find My Favorite Characters?


Finding Characters | Meet & Greet Locations | Retired Characters


Finding Characters

Characters can be found throughout the Walt Disney World Resort at permanent Meet & Greet attractions, at Character Meals, and other various locations around the theme parks. Guests wishing to seek out a specific character during their trip are encouraged to check with Guest Relations at the park, the day-of for assistance. The official Walt Disney World mobile app lists character appearances and locations as well as operating hours for each location.

Characters can vary daily and locations are subject to change. The following list is a general guideline of the various characters that may be seen throughout the parks and their locations:

Legend
= The listed Character can often be found at this location.
= Can occasionally be found at this location.
= Can only be found at this location during a Character Meal.
= Can only be found at this location during Halloween Party.
= Can only be found at this location during Christmas Party.
= Can only be found during Star Wars Weekends.
= Can only be found at this location during Race Events. 

7 Dwarfs
Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom

Aladdin
Morocco at Epcot's World Showcase
Adventureland at Magic Kingdom

Alice
Near Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom
United Kingdom at Epcot's World Showcase
1900 Park Fare Breakfast

Wonderland Tea Party

At the entrance of the Alice's Candy Trail at Magic Kingdom

 

Anna
Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom

Norway Pavilion at Epcot (COMING SOON)

Abu
Near the Magic Carpets at Magic Kingdom

Ariel (Little Mermaid)
Ariel's Grotto in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall - Epcot

Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
France Pavilion - Epcot
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall - Epcot
Cinderella's Royal Table Breakfast in the Castle

Baloo
Asia at Animal Kingdom

 

Baymax and Hiro

Innoventions West at Epcot

Beast
France Pavilion at Epcot

Be our Guest Dinner - Magic Kingdom

Belle

Enchanted Tales with Belle at Magic Kingdom
Cinderella's Royal Table at Magic Kingdom
France Pavilion at Epcot
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall - Norway – Epcot

Bert
1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian Resort

Character Palooza at Disney Hollywood Studios

Big Al

Frontierland Hoedown
American Adventure at Epcot

 

Boo

Monstrous Dance Party Magic Kingdom

 

Br'er Bear

Frontierland Hoedown

 

Br'er Fox

Character Palooza at Disney Hollywood Studios

 

Br'er Rabbit

Frontierland Hoedown

Buzz Lightyear
Starcommand Area in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom
Pixar Place at Hollywood Studios

Captain Hook
Pirates & Pals Fireworks Cruises

Chewbacca 
Star Wars Launch Bay at DHS

Chip 'n' Dale
Rafiki's Planet Watch at Animal Kingdom
Diamond Horseshoe at Magic Kingdom
Garden Grill at the Land Pavilion at Epcot
American Adventure at Epcot
Along Race Route in Magic Kingdom

 

Cinderella
Cinderella's Royal Table in the Castle at Magic Kingdom
Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall - Epcot

 

Clarabelle Cow

Frontierland Hoedown

 

Country Bears

Frontierland Hoedown

Cruella DeVil
Villain's Dance Party Magic Kingdom

Daisy Duck
Tusker House at Animal Kingdom
Pete's Silly Sideshow at Magic Kingdom 

Darth Vader
Star Wars Launch Bay at DHS

 

Doc McStuffins

Animation Courtyard at DHS

Donald Duck
Pete's Silly Sideshow at Magic Kingdom 
DinoLand USA at Animal Kingdom 

Donald's Tusker House Breakfast in Animal Kingdom
Legacy Plaza West near Innoventions West at Epcot
Center Stage Hollywood Studios
Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary Resort
Cape May Café for breakfast 

Mexico at Epcot's World Showcase (as 3 Caballeros Donald)

Dopey
Character Palooza Hollywood Studios

 

Dr. Facilier

Villain's Dance Party

Dug
Discovery Island at Animal Kingdom

Eeyore
Crystal Palace at the Magic Kingdom  
Near Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at Magic Kingdom

Elsa
Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom

Norway Pavilion at Epcot (COMING SOON)

 

Esmerelda 

Along Race Route in Epcot

 

Evil Witch from Snow White
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Fairy Godmother
Near Cinderella's Fountain in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom


Flik
Discovery Island at Animal Kingdom

Frollo
Villain's Dance Party at Magic Kingdom

Frozone
Incredibles Super Dance Party at Tomorrowland Stage in MK

 

Gaston

Near Gaston's Tavern in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom

Genie
Characterpalooza at Hollywood Studios

 

George Sanderson

Monstrous Dance Party

Geppetto
Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios

Gideon
American Adventure at Epcot's World Showcase  

Goofy
Pete's Silly Sideshow Magic Kingdom
Character Spot at Epcot 
Center Stage Hollywood Studios
Cape May Cafe at the Beach Club Resort
Dino-land USA at Animal Kingdom
As Santa Goofy, near Barnstormer

Governor Radcliff

Magic Kingdom
Entrance Area at Animal Kingdom

Green Army Men
Pixar Area near Mid-way Mania (Roaming Characters)

Handy Manny
Hollywood & Vine Hollywood Studios

 

Horace Horsecollar

Frontierland Hoedown at Magic Kingdom

 

Incredibles

Incredibles Super Dance Party Tomorrowland Stage at MK

Indiana Jones and Marion
Appear for meet n greet after Indiana Jones stunt show at DHS

 

Jack Skellington

Storybook Circus near Pete's Silly Sideshow

As Sandyclaws, Storybook Circus

 

Jack Sparrow

Adventureland near Pirates of the Caribbean

Jafar 
Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios
Cinderella Castle Forecourt at Magic Kingdom

 

Jake (Jake and the Neverland Pirates)

Animation Courtyard at DHS

Disney Junior Dance Party at DHS

Jane Porter
Adventureland at Magic Kingdom

Jasmine
Morocco at Epcot's World Showcase
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall - Norway - Epcot
Adventureland at Magic Kingdom

Jessie

Near Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom
Pixar Place at Hollywood Studios
Diamond Horseshoe Saloon at Magic Kingdom

 

John Smith 
Along Race Route in Magic Kingdom

 

King Louie
Asia at Animal Kingdom

Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, and Drizella
1900 Park Fare at Grand Floridian Resort
Villain's Dance Party Magic Kingdom

Lilo
'Ohana Character Breakfast at Polynesian

Singapore Sal's at Typhoon Lagoon

 

Little Einsteins

Disney Junior Dance Party at Club Disney at DHS

 

Lotso Huggin Bear

Tomorrowland

Mad Hatter
Near Mad Tea Party at Magic Kingdom
1900 Park Fare at Grand Floridian Resort
Wonderland Tea Party at Grand Floridian Resort
At beginning of Alice's candy trail

 

Madame Carlotta

Haunted Mansion

 

Madame Rinata

Haunted Mansion


Malficent
Cinderella Castle Forecourt at Magic Kingdom

Marie
France Pavilion at Epcot 

Town Square Magic Kingdom

Mary Poppins

Town Square at Magic Kingdom
United Kingdom at Epcot's World Showcase

1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian Resort

Meeko
The Entrance Area at Animal Kingdom
Character Palooza at Disney Hollywood Studios

 

Merida

Fairytale Garden at Magic Kingdom

Mickey Mouse
Town Square Theater at Magic Kingdom

Discovery Island Adventurer's Outpost at Animal Kingdom
Tusker House Breakfast at Animal Kingdom's Dinoland (as Safari Mickey)
Sorcerer Mickey - Mickey Avenue at DHS 
American Adventure at Epcot's World Showcase
Character Spot at Epcot
Garden Grill Restaurant Epcot's Land Pavilion (as Farmer Mickey)
Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary Resort (as Chef Mickey)
'Ohana's Character Breakfast at the Polynesian Resort

Ft. Wilderness Backyard BBQ

Mike Wakowski

Monstrous Dance Party Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom
Scarefloor Area in the Streets of America at Hollywood Studios

Minnie Mouse

Town Square at Magic Kingdom

Pete's Silly Sideshow in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom
Discovery Island Adventurer's Outpost at Animal Kingdom
Character Spot at Epcot
American Adventure at Epcot's World Showcase
Center Stage at Hollywood Studios
Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary Resort
Cape May Cafe at the Beach Club Resort

Ft. Wilderness Backyard BBQ

Mr. Penguin
Town Square at Magic Kingdom

Mr. Smee
Pirates and Pals Fireworks Cruises

Mulan 
China at Epcot's World Showcase

Princess Storybook Breakfast at Epcot's World Showcase – Norway

Peter Pan
Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom

Piglet
Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom

Pinocchio
Town Square at Magic Kingdom
Character Palooza at Disney Hollywood Studios

Pluto

Town Square at Magic Kingdom
Legacy Plaza West near Innoventions West at Epcot

Center Stage at Hollywood Studios
Donald's Tusker House Breakfast at Animal Kingdom's Dinoland
DinoLand USA at Animal Kingdom
American Adventure at Epcot's World Showcase
Garden Grill Restaurant at Epcot's The Land Pavilion
Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary Resort
Cape May Cafe at the Beach Club Resort

Pocahontas
Character Landing at Discovery Island Animal Kingdom

Prince Charming
Cinderella's Royal Table at Magic Kingdom
Cinderella's Gala Feast at the Grand Floridian's 1900 Park Fare
Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom

 

Prince Eric

Along Race Route during select Run Disney Events

 

Prince John
Along Race Route during select Run Disney Events

 

Quasimodo 

Along Race Route during select Run Disney Events

 

Queen Grimhildi

Character Palooza at Disney Hollywood Studios

Queen of Hearts
Cinderella Castle Forecourt at Magic Kingdom

At the Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom

 

Rapunzel

Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom

 

Rabbit

Epcot UK Pavilion

Magic Kingdom near Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh


Rafiki 
Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Animal Kingdom
Entrance Area at Animal Kingdom
Advenutreland at Magic Kingdom

Robin Hood

Character Palooza at Disney Hollywood Studios

Along Race Route in Magic Kingdom

Russell
Discovery Island at Animal Kingdom

 

Sally (Nightmare Before Christmas)

Storybook Circus near Pete's Silly Sideshow at Magic Kingdom

 

Santa Claus

Town Square near City Hall

Scrooge McDuck
Storybook Circus in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom

Sofia the First
Animation Courtyard at DHS

Disney Junior Dance Party at Club Disney at DHS

Snow White

Town Square at Magic Kingdom
Germany at Epcot's World Showcase
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall - Norway – Epcot
Cinderella's Royal Table at Magic Kingdom

Stitch
'Ohana Character Breakfast at Polynesian Resort

Near Island Mercantile at Animal Kingdom


Sully
Scarefloor Area in the Streets of America at Hollywood Studios

Monstrous Dance Party Tomorrowland Stage

Suzy & Perla
Magic Kingdom random locations

Tarzan

Discovery Island at Animal Kingdom
Advenutreland at Magic Kingdom

Terk

Adventureland at Magic Kingdom  

Tiana and Prince Naveen

Liberty Square Dock at Magic Kingdom

 

Tinkerbell
Town Square Theater at Magic Kingdom

Thumper
Dinoland Dance Party

Tigger

Toy Soldier Store in United Kingdom at Epcot
Near Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at Magic Kingdom
Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom
Center Stage at Hollywood Studios


Timon
The Entrance Area at Animal Kingdom

Tweedle Dum & Tweedle Dee
At the Mad Tea Party in Magic Kingdom

Along Race Route during select Run Disney Events

Wendell
Frontierland Hoedown

Wendy
Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom

 

White Rabbit
At  the Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom
The Magic of Animation building at Hollywood Studios

 

Winnie the Pooh

Near Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at Magic Kingdom
Toy Soldier Store in United Kingdom at Epcot

Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom

Center Stage at Hollywood Studios

 

Woody 

Near Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom
Pixar Place at Hollywood Studios
Diamond Horseshoe Saloon at Magic Kingdom

Meet & Greet Locations

Most characters are found around the theme parks at specific Meet & Greet locations. Some locations feature many characters at once, intermittently re-appearing characters, or a continual rotation of characters throughout the day. Guests should check the Time & Events Guide at the park daily in order to know the hours of each meet and greet. In addition, the official Walt Disney World app contains daily character schedules and locations.

Meet & Greet location availability is subject to change. The following list is a general guideline of the various locations that typically offer the opportunity to meet one or several characters at specific times, intermittently or continuously:

Legend

= This location features character appearances continuously.

= This location features character appearances intermittently.

= This location features character appearances at specific times.

= Only features characters during Halloween Party.

= Only features characters during  Christmas Party.

 

Magic Kingdom

 

Entrance Plaza

Town Square in Main Street

Cinderella Castle Forecourt

Near Tinkerbell's Treasures in Fantasyland

Near The Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland

Ariel's Grotto in Fantasyland

Near Cinderella's Fountain in Fantasyland

Fairytale Garden in Fantasyland

Starcommand Area in Tommorowland

Near the Magic Carpets of Aladdin in Adventureland

Advenutreland Veranda in Advenutreland

Diamond Horseshoe Saloon in Frontierland

 

Epcot


Epcot Character Spot

Legacy Plaza West, near Innoventions West

At United Kingdom Pavilion

At France Pavilion

At Morocco Pavilion

Snow White's Well Area in Germany Pavilion

At China Pavilion

At Mexico Pavilion


Disney's Hollywood Studios

 

Center Stage

Animation Courtyard

Scarefloor Area in the Streets of America

Picture Shootin' Corral in Pixar Place


Animal Kingdom

 

Entrance Area

Discovery Island
Near Island Mercantile

Dinoland U.S.A.

Rafiki's Planet Watch

Path from Asia to Africa

Retired (or Hard to Find) Characters

Unlike most other attractions, characters can come and go from regular appearance. It is very possible that some characters you meet on your last trip may not be available on an upcoming trip. The following characters have been retired from regular meet and greet appearances during normal operation hours and meet and greet appearances during special events. Although these characters are no longer appearing in regular meet and greets, please keep in mind they may still appear in parades or shows around the theme parks.

Abbey Mallard 
Bianca and Bernard
Big Bad Wolf
Bolt
Bo Peep 
Bowler Hat Guy
Bullseye
Carl Frederickson
Carnotaurus & Conniesaurus 
Chicken Little 
Christopher Robin
Clarabelle Cow 
Clara Cluck
Clarice Chipmunk
Clopin 
Darkwing Duck 
Duffy the Disney Bear
Dumbo 
Emile 
Figment 
Flounder
Friar Tuck
Hercules 
Hewey, Duey, and Louie
J. Worthington Foulfellow
Jiminy Cricket
JoJo & Goliath
Kanga
Kermit 
Kenai & Koda
Kida
Kim Possible
Launchpad McQuack
Lightning McQueen and Mater
Little John
Liverlips
Max
Meg
Miss Piggy
Mr. Walrus
Mittens
Mushu
Nemo 
Pain and Panic
Phil
Phineas & Ferb
Power Rangers
Pheobous
Princess Atta 
Prince Caspian
Remy
Rhino
Wilbur Robinson
Shaker
Shan Yu
Sheriff of Nottingham
Stanley 
Stromboli 
Ron Stoppable 
Three Little Pigs
Three Musketeers (Mickey/Donald/Goofy)

 

Last Updated January 2016

 

 
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