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Meeting Christmas characters at Walt Disney World resorts

Meeting Christmas characters at Walt Disney World resorts

A great way to meet characters in unique costumes during the holidays is to meet them at various Disney World resorts.   Many resorts reserve their parking areas for guests with valid resort or dining reservations, but there’s no note anywhere that says that these meets are limited to resort guests.  There’s no guarantee what character will appear on a given day and characters may rotate on a single night, so ask the Character Attendant who is available for your visit while you are there.

Updated December 21, 2016

Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani

Resort Lobby near Holiday Tree

  • December 19, 21, 23
  • 4:45-8:30pm

Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House

Resort Lobby

  • December 20, 22, 24
  • 4:30-7:45pm

Boardwalk Resort

Resort Lobby 

  • December 19, 21, 23
  • 5:00-9:00

Caribbean Beach

Old Port Royale

  • December 23
  • 5:00-9:00pm

Contemporary Resort

  • December 19, 21, 23
  • 5:15-9:00 PM

Coronado Springs

El Centro

  • December 22
  • 5:30-9:15pm

Fort Wilderness

Pioneer Hall

  • December 24
  • 4:45-8:45pm

Grand Floridian

  • December 20, 22, 24
  • 5:00-8:45 PM

Old Key West

Resort Lobby

  • December 20, 23
  • 8:30-10:00am


Great Ceremonial House

  • December 19, 21, 23
  • 4:45-8:30pm

Saratoga Springs

Resort Lobby 

  • December 19, 22
  • 9:00-10:30am

Vacation Club Courtyard

  • December 31
  • 10:00pm

Yacht & Beach Club

Beach Club Lobby

  • December 18, 20, 22
  • 4:30-5:00
  • 5:30-5:45

Yacht Club Lobby

  • December 18, 20, 22
  • 7:00-7:30pm
  • 8:00-8:15pm

Wilderness Lodge

  • December 22, 24
  • 4:30-8:15pm



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  1. Hi Kenny, I’m planning to visit Disney World on December 27 and 28 this year. Do you know if we can meet characters at the resorts after xmas?

  2. KTP, will you providing an updated schedule for 2013? My girlfriend will be very happy if she gets to meet Toy Solider Chip N’ Dale (and I will likely be deemed a hero).

  3. Those costumes were better than MANY of those for MVMCP! I can’t believe they don’t use better outfits for that event! And you’re paying $$ to go to the parties. You may have found a great alternative to busy, busy parks.

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