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One of our favorite things to do while at the Disney World parks is get our picture taken with various characters. While you will find characters roaming around various locations of the parks, there are some Disney World characters that have designated areas where you should be able to easily spot them.
We have compiled a list of where to find characters at Disney World so that you can bookmark and take with you when you travel.
Where to Meet Disney World Characters
Disney Characters at Magic Kingdom
Main Street USA
- Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
- Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater
- Buzz Lightyear
- Aladdin & Jasmine near Magic Carpets
- Alice (and sometimes Mad Hatter &/or Rabbit) in Wonderland at the Tea Cups
- Ariel at her Grotto near Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid ride.
- Pluto, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, and Goofy at Pete’s Silly Sideshow
- Gaston at his Gaston’s Tavern
- Merida at Fairytale Garden
- Peter Pan near the ride
- Rapunzel at Fairytale Hall
- Tiana at Fairytale Hall
- Elena of Avalon at Fairytale Hall
- Cinderella at Fairytale Hall
- Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet at Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Belle at Enchanted Tales with Belle
- Fairy Godmother (or Step Mother & Sisters) near Cinderella’s Fountain
- Chip & Dale
Disney Characters at Epcot
- Joy & Sadness
- Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse & Goofy at Character Spot
- Anna & Elsa at Norway Pavilion
- Alice &/ or Mary Poppins in United Kingdom near garden
- Belle in France along Lake in France Pavilion
- Donald Duck in Mexico Pavilion
- Mulan in China Pavilion
- Snow White in Germany Pavilion
- Jasmine & Aladdin in Morocco Pavilion
Characters at Animal Kingdom
- Baloo and King Louie
- Goofy and Pluto
- Scrooge McDuck and Launchpad McQuack
- Mickey & Minnie Mouse at Adventure Outpost
- Pocahontas at Character Landing
- Russel & Dug
Tree of Life
Pandora – The World of Avatar
- Utility Suit
Rafiki’s Planet Watch
- Doc McStuffins at Conservation Station
Disney World Characters at Hollywood Studios
- Minnie & Mickey at Red Carpet Dreams on Commissary Lane
- Doc McStuffins
- Princess Sofia
- Jake from Neverland Pirates
Toy Story Land
- Buzz Lightyear
- Little Bo Peep
- Edna Mode
- Cruz Ramirez
Star Wars Launchpad
- Darth Vader
While there are other Disney World characters you might see in the parks, these are the ones that have designated meet & greet locations.
Disney World Times Guide
One thing that will make it easier to find Disney World characters no matter which park you are at is the Times Guide.
Each park has a Times Guide that tells you the times of shows, parades and where characters are for meet & greets throughout the day.
There are, however, other character meet & greets that aren’t on the Times Guide.
This is why you will want to also refer to our Disney World Characters list.
Don’t forget to purchase an autograph book before you go!
You will find them at nearly every shop in the parks, but you can also purchase them online so you don’t have to worry about stumbling upon a character before you have a chance to purchase an autograph book.
Don’t want to use an autograph book?
We have some other great ideas for displaying Disney character autographs!