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Character Greeting Tips

Character Greetings at Walt Disney World

At almost every turn you'll find Disney characters waiting to sign an autograph, pose for a photo, or just offer a warm embrace. From Mickey Mouse to the classic Disney villains, characters can be found throughout Walt Disney World.

Listed below are the most common places to find characters throughout the parks and Resorts. Characters also appear in other places too, and you should check your guidemap and Park Times Guide for up to date character greeting information and times.

Magic Kingdom

In front of the Mickey floral at the park entrance
In Town Square
Mad Tea Party
Toontown Hall of Fame
Toontown Fair Judge's Tent (Mickey Mouse)

Character Meals

Crystal Palace
Cinderella's Royal Table
Liberty Tree Tavern Dinner


Epcot Character Spot (Innoventions West)
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
African Outpost
United Kingdom /

Character Meals

Garden Grill (lunch & dinner)
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Sorcerer's Hat
The Magic of Disney Animation
Al's Toy Barn
Commissary Lane
Mickey Avenue
Streets of America

Character Meals

Hollywood and Vine (breakfast & lunch)

Animal Kingdom

Camp Minnie-Mickey
Discovery Island Character Landing
Island Mercantile
Dinoland, USA
Rafiki's Planet Watch

Character Meals

Restaurantosaurus (breakfast)


Chef Mickey's, Contemporary Resort
'Ohana, Polynesian Resort (breakfast)
1900 Park Fare, Grand Floridian Resort (breakfast & dinner)
Mickey's Backyard BBQ, Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Cape May Café, Beach Club Resort (breakfast)


To find out where you're most likely to see characters that day, check the Park Times Guide for locations and times.
If there is a particular character you want to meet, stop by Guest Relations at the park and ask if they'll be making an appearance that day.
Lines at character greeting areas such as Toontown Hall of Fame and Epcot Character Spot can get very long, so the best time to visit is early morning or later in the day.
When waiting in line to meet a character, get ready by having your autograph book open at the right page, your pen ready, and camera switched on.
Some characters are unable to sign autograph books, and may have a stamp instead (apart from King Louie).
Characters always have a character greet Cast Member nearby, who are always willing to take your photo with the character (using your camera).
PhotoPass photographers are often present at the larger character greeting areas.
Characters need to take regular breaks, so try to be patient if the character greeter says they are going for a short break.
Face characters (Cinderella, Snow White, etc) can all speak and interact with guests, so don't be shy about engaging them in conversation!
Don't let children pull on parts of a character, such as it's tail.
Remember that some children may get frightened by large characters, and forcing them to meet a character can leave a child with a bad memory of the experience. Instead, try to build up their contact with characters gradually, starting with a wave from a distance.
For a chance to meet a selection of characters without having to wait in line, try one of the many character meals available.



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