Here is the Ultimate Disney character checklist for each Walt Disney World park. Use this list to fill your autograph book with those special character’s signatures.
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For those of you who are all about tracking down every Disney character, you can think of on your Walt Disney World vacation, here is the Ultimate Disney character checklist for each Walt Disney World park. Use this list to fill your autograph book and really take advantage of Memory Maker, the photopass package. Print out a copy of the Disney Character list below to keep track of the Disney Characters that you (or your kids) have met.
*Disney Character experiences do change, be sure to check your times guide or My Disney Experience App for the most up-to-date information, locations and times.
CHaracters At The Magic Kingdom
In the Magic Kingdom, you don’t need to go too far to see your first character. Two of Disney’s most iconic characters are right in Town Square at the Town Square Theater. This place is to your right as you cross under the track of the WDW RR. The largest assortment of Characters are found in Fantasyland, but Adventureland and Tomorrowland have some character encounter as well.
Disney Character Checklist: Magic Kingdom
Mickey Mouse at the Town Square Theater
Tinker Bell at the Town Square theater
Merida at the Fairytale Garden near Cinderella Castle
Alice near the Mad Tea Party
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger at Pooh’s Thotful Spot
Tiana and Rapunzel at Princess Fairytale Hall
Peter Pan at Peter Pan’s Flight
Gaston at Gaston’s Tavern in the Enchanted Forest
Ariel at her Fantasyland Grotto
Donald and Goofy at Pete’s Silly Sideshow in Dumbo’s Circus
Minnie and Daisy at Pete’s Silly Sideshow in Dumbo’s Circus
Aladdin and Jasmine in Adventureland
Buzz Lightyear in Tomorrowland
Character Dining at Magic Kingdom
Besides all the places in the Magic Kingdom where you can meet your favorite Disney characters while you play, there are select restaurants where characters come to you while you eat. You can save time by meeting more characters in the same place and even see some you won’t find anywhere else. Dining reservations are required for these character dining experiences so make sure you book well in advance.
Cinderella’s Royal Table
Aurora (breakfast only)
Ariel (breakfast only)
Jasmine (lunch and dinner only)
The Crystal Palace
Winnie the Pooh
Characters At Epcot
Epcot holds a lot of Disney characters to discover in its two hemispheres. The World Showcase offers character meet and greets in many of the pavilions. From the United Kingdom to China, Disney princesses and other characters with origins in these countries can be found there, in distinct photo locations and immaculately themed environments. In Future World the animated characters from Disney and Pixar films come to life on sets specifically for special photo moments. Some have been relocated or are scheduled to close soon due to the changes at Epcot.
Disney Character Checklist: Epcot
Baymax — Hiro’s Workshop (closing soon)
Joy and Sadness — Headquarters (closing soon)
Wreck-it-Ralph and Vanellope in the Imagination Pavilion at ImageWorks
Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy — Epcot Character Spot
Pluto near the entrance of Epcot in Legacy Plaza
Daisy at the Showcase Plaza
Donald in Mexico
Anna and Elsa at their Royal Sommerhus in Norway
Mulan in China
Snow White in Germany
Jasmine in Morocco
Belle in France
Alice in the United Kingdom
Surprise Character at Disney Visa Cardmember Experience in the Imagination Pavilion
Character Dining At Epcot
Epcot offers two unique dining experiences with characters, much like what you can do at the Magic Kingdom. Akershus is a castle-like environment with all-you-care-to-enjoy Norwegian American fare and several princesses to greet you at your table. In the Land Pavilion, Garden Grill provides spectacular food in an all-you-care-to-enjoy family-style service with some of your favorite Disney characters dressed as farmers.
Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
Chip ‘N Dale
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Hollywood Studios may be small, but it’s an outstanding place to meet characters. Especially if you are a Pixar or Star Wars fan, you will want to make time to visit this park for the many character encounters. Whether you want to meet some Disney Star Wars characters or you fancy Disney Junior, there are some key places to visit while you are at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Disney Character Checklist: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
BB-8 at Star Wars Launch Bay in the Animation Courtyard
Darth Vader at Star Wars Launch Bay in the Animation Courtyard
Chewbacca at Star Wars Launch Bay in the Animation Courtyard
Rey – Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge
Stormtroopers- Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge
Vampirina in the Animation Courtyard
Doc McStuffins in the Animation Courtyard
Fancy Nancy in the Animation Courtyard
Mike and Sulley at Walt Disney Presents in the Animation Courtyard area
Mickey and Minnie in Red Carpet Dreams on Commissary Lane
Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight
Woody in Toy Story Land
Bo Peep in Toy Story Land
Jessie in Toy Story Land
Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story Land
Green Army Men in Toy Story Land
Character Dining At Hollywood Studios
Hollywood and Vine
This all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet features two types of character experiences. One of them is a Disney Junior Breakfast. However, the other is a Minnie Mouse seasonal lunch and dinner buffet.
Character Dining Breakfast
Roadster Racer Goofy
Character Dining Lunch & Dinner
Goofy (Santa Goofy during the Holidays)
Characters At Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Disney’s Animal Kingdom was not always the best place to meet anybody on you Disney character checklist. But now it’s the only place for certain classic Disney characters and a great opportunity to find some of your favorites in a whole new environment and wardrobe. The best places in Disney’s Animal Kingdom to meet characters are Discovery Island and Dinoland USA.
Disney Character Checklist: Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Donald at Donald’s Dino-Bash in Dinoland USA
Daisy at Donald’s Dino-Bash in Dinoland USA
Scrooge McDuck at Donald’s Dino-Bash in Dinoland USA
Launchpad McQuack at Donald’s Dino-Bash in Dinoland USA
Goofy at Donald’s Dino-Bash in Dinoland USA
Pluto at Donald’s Dino-Bash in Dinoland USA
Chip ‘N Dale dressed as dinosaurs at Donald’s Dino-Bash in Dinoland USA
Mickey and Minnie in explorer clothes at the Adventurers Outpost on Discovery Island
Pocahontas at the Discovery Trails on Discovery Island
Russel and Dug on Discovery Island
Rafiki and Timon on Discovery Island
Character Dining at Animal Kingdom
This all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet features the following characters in Safari costumes.
Holidays at Walt Disney World
During the holiday season, you can meet additional characters that are not included here. For instance, during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, you can meet Jack Skellington and Sally along with a few others. During Christmas, you can meet Santa and some of the characters are dressed in holiday attire. As I said before, check your time’s guide or the My Disney Experience app for the most up to date information on the characters,
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