After winning the Disney Dream Job contest as a Pirate at Disneyland in 2007, my respect for characters in the Disney Parks reached an all time high. I had kids and adults asking for photos and autographs. I saw how much joy meeting a character can bring to a person, whether a child or those of us who are child-like.
Here’s a link to my story
My children and I have collected more than 220 different character autographs/meet and greets from Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and Hong Kong Disneyland trips. Even as my children reach their teens, they continue to be excited to meet a new character. There was one BIG problem: LINES. I hate waiting in lines! I currently own the touringplans.com Ultimate Touring record for all 4 Walt Disney World parks (75 attractions at Magic Kingdom, 62 at Epcot, 51 at Hollywood Studios and 47 at Animal Kingdom), and the highest average waits were always for characters. I searched the net and couldn’t find a single resource with a complete regular character schedule. (Pop up or surprise characters never appear on regular schedules).
After many hours of research I can now present a regular character schedule. Please note that a character may not appear for a scheudled set for a variety of reasons, but I feel this is the most complete character schedule currently on the internet. If you see something that seems off, feel free to leave comments. I hope to eventually add more information, map locations and meeting tips. I will also begin hosting an Ultimate Character Meet Hall of Fame. I will provide a list of those who can prove they have: Met the most characters ever, met the most characters in one day and met the most characters in one park in the least time!
I hope you enjoy the site and I want to make it even better for you!
Kenny the Pirate