Taking a Disney cruise is an exciting and memorable experience. From top-notch service and entertainment to family activities onboard, there’s no doubt that you’ll have an unforgettable time. One of the most magical experiences you can have is meeting all the different Disney Cruise characters.
Meeting Disney characters is a wonderful experience that many cruise-goers take advantage of while on board.
If you are wondering which characters appear on a Disney Cruise or where to find them, we have everything you need to know in this guide to meeting Disney Cruise characters.
Guide for Meeting Disney Cruise Characters
You will find that there are numerous meet and greets every day while you are on the cruise.
Typically, Disney Cruise characters will be found in the Atrium, regardless of the ship.
They can appear on the ground floor of the atrium and on the balconies that surround the Atrium.
This is why you will want to make sure that you bring an autograph book or other item you’d like autographed with you when you are out & about on the ship.
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Ships like Disney Wonder, Disney Wish, and Disney Magic even have Disney characters that will also show up during dinner.
- Disney Wonder: Tiana’s Place
- Disney Magic: Rapunzel’s Royal Table
- Disney Wish: Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure
The characters do not sign autographs during dinner, but they do stop by tables for photos.
Which Characters are on a Disney Cruise?
When it comes to a Disney Cruise, you will have limitless Disney characters to meet.
These are some that have appeared on various cruises with Disney Cruise Line.
- Donald Duck
- Mickey Mouse
- Chip & Dale
- Minnie Mouse
- Daisy Duck
- Jack Sparrow
- Hook & Smee
- Snow White
- Princess Tiana
- Princess Aurora
- Jiminy Cricket
- Tinker Bell
- Mr. & Mrs.Incredible
- Buzz Lightyear
- Peter Pan
Now, keep in mind, that specialty cruises, like Pixar Day at Sea and Marvel Day at Sea will give you more chances at seeing characters from those movies.
Where to find Disney Cruise Characters to Meet & Greet
You will find a list of all Disney Cruise meet & greets on your Disney Cruise Navigator app. This will give you the exact location and time that the lines begin forming.
You will want to pay close attention to the time because once the line gets to a certain length, a cast member will cut the line off.
Your best bet is to arrive 15 minutes prior to the character you would like to meet.
Don’t worry if you miss an opportunity to meet a specific character.
Chances are that you will find another opportunity to meet that character later in your cruise.
Certain characters, like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy and Chipmunks appear in different costumes throughout the cruise.
They will be dressed in cruise gear, in pirate garb for Pirate Night, and in formal attire for Formal Night.
Disney Cruise Princess Meet & Greet
There will be at least one Disney Cruise Princess Meet & Greet where you can visit with each princess on board the ship.
Usually, this event is in the Atrium of the ship and 4 princesses are available for pictures.
We have seen Cinderella, Snow White, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel from Tangled, Tiana from The Princess and the Frog, and Ariel from The Little Mermaid.
This doesn’t mean that other princesses don’t appear, these are just the ones that we have seen.
Frozen Character Meet & Greet
Depending on the length of the cruise, there might be up to two Frozen Character Meet & Greets.
In order to participate in the Frozen Meet & Greet, you have to go to guest services and get a ticket.
There is no extra cost, but they found that this particular meet & greet was so popular that they had to find a way to handle the crowds.
Tickets for the Frozen Meet & Greet tend to go quickly, so be sure to make that one of the first things you do when you board the ship.
Disney Cruise Characters on Castaway Cay
You will also find that there are characters who are available for meet & greets on Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island, so be sure to bring your camera and your autograph book.
Usually, the Fab Five are found somewhere on the island along with some other favorites!
The key is to check the Disney Cruise app daily and to keep your eyes open when you are walking around the ship!
Who are you looking forward to meeting on your Disney Cruise?