Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Disneyland Character Information
Updated July 13, 2016
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- Hollywood Studios Characters
- Character Palooza
- Hollywood Studios Map with Character Locations
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- Magic Kingdom Map with Character Locations
- Special Events
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I am a member of Character Locator. I have noticed that the Disney World app list of character meet times does not always have all the characters listed that your list has. I am not talking about characters that are rare meets. I am talking about characters that are usually there every day. I noticed this in Magic Kingdom and Epcot for several of the characters. For example for 11/5/16, according to your list Aroura should be meeting 4:20-5:00, 5:20-6:00, 6:20-7:00 but on the Disney World app she is not listed at all for the afternoon. Are they cutting back on some of the meets and therefore your list isn’t accurate or does the Disney World app not list all the meets? I am trying to figure out which list to use on my upcoming trip, the app or your list. I just don’t want to waste time showing up for meets that are not taking place. Thanks.
Character Locator is kept accurate. Disney app not so much
Great Kenny. THANKS so much
Does EuroRob know if Chesire Cat is at DisneylandParis at any other time other than Halloween
No he said it was Halloween only at this time
Hi Kenny !
I was wondering if Elena has been appearing at any parks yet – we are scheduled to be at MK on Sept 19th and MNSSHP on the 20th – and my girls were hoping that she was one of the visiting princesses at fairy tale hall ? Thanks in advance.
Only in that brief show in Magic Kingdom daily
Thanks for the reply. So the show is a daily scheduled event and what time is that if we wanted to catch it.
Showtimes and character meet times are always listed on http://www.characterlocator.com
Would love your input on meeting Peter Pan, specifically how long the wait to meet him is. He is a must see for my daughter and the way I had to do our FP+ and as well as an ADR it is going to be tight getting to him. Should we arrive to his line early and risk missing a coveted FP? We have a 10:25-11:25 Peter Pans Flight then a 11:35-12:35 7 Dwarves then a 1:10 ADR. Then of course we don’t want to miss the FoF parade. Peter meets from 12-4:30, trying to get the best plan of action and considering losing our Mine ride FP. Any words of wisdom for this newbie?
His line is often cut before his set ends, so arrive before he does. He doesn’t meet continuously from Noon to 4:30. His actual set times are on http://www.characterlocator.com
Good to see Aurora is back in Epcot guess budget is over for them?
Im visiting over Christmas 2016!! I was wondering if Brer fox, Brer bear and Brer Rabbit all meet in front of the country bears? Also does divine and actually sign?? One more thing do you know if anyone special can be found over Christmas, without going to the Christmas party??!!
Thanks so much, love your website :)
Check the Master List.
Divine – NO
Characters appear at resorts near Christmas
All schedules and tons of other info on http://www.characterlocator.com
Curious if you know how we could meet Captain Hook? I know the Pirates and Pals thing — but we would rather be in the parks and not pay extra just to meet him.
Master List shows where all characters are located and all schedules are always on http://www.characterlocator.com
Do you think, based on the 25th anniversary, that there will be A LOT of characters for pixar’s 30th anniversary?
Haven’t heard of any plans. I sure enjoyed the Pixar Weekend when they did that though.
I know that there is a pin trading event for the 30th, maybe then?
I know you recommend meeting Merida as soon as the park opens. Do you have a next best suggestion besides first thing in the morning?
Do you know how late she meets on Christmas party days?
You could try lining up before she returns from break, but you could be standing in the sun too. Schedules for Christmas Party are on http://www.characterlocator.com
Hi Kenny! Is there a possibility that Nick & Judy from Zootopia will have a Meet & Greet at Walt Disney World in the future? How long till it finally happen? I really want to hug them so badly. But they only appear in the parade and only have meet & greets at Disneyland which I cannot go.
I wish I knew the answer
Does Mary Poppins still meet at Magic Kingdom? I don’t see her listed on Disney’s site anywhere except epcot. Thanks!
Yes, Magic Kingdom. All characters and schedules are on http://www.characterlocator.com
Hey Kenny! is there any confirmation about nick and judy from zootopia making appearances in the parks?!
Only dance in Move it Shake it in Magic Kingdom. Don’t leave the float. Check the Master List and use http://www.characterlocator.com for schedules and plans
Kenny, in your extreme four-park character challenge with Debbie, you said you got lightning mcqueen and mater’s autograph. How did you get their autograph, and I know they currently don’t meet, i’m just curious.
In the mydisneyexpierence app it says lumiere meets with belle. Is this true?
Not exactly. He appears in show. Belle isn’t a meet either, only a photo for those who participate in show. Meet Belle in Epcot. Every character that actually meets is on my Master List and in each park and always on http://www.characterlocator.com
Is there anywhere to meet St. Patrick’s Day Mickey or Minnie. I have seen photos online of them but not sure if it happens in Florida or just Disneyland Paris.
I’ve never seen them do meets
I have a few questions. Does beast meet with belle in epcot? Is mad hatter in magic kingdom regularly or just special events? Does wendy meet with peter pan regularly? And last does fairy godmother meet regularly?
Thanks so much in advance!!! :)
All your questions about characters would be found in the links in this page and all schedules are on http://www.characterlocator.com
Thank you so much! This website is so helpful. :)
do you know the last time Dumbo was meeting people
It’s been a long time for regular meets. He’s only appeared for social media events and special meets for those paying for him to visit.
At about 4:00 today instead of Pocahontas at Animal Kingdom in her spot it was Governer Ratcliffe. Can someone please explain.
Fill in. Happens some times
HELLO JUST WANTED TO SEE WHAT YOU THINK IS THE BEST WAY TO CARRY A CAMERA AROUND DISNEY WITHOUT IT BEING A HASSLE
I use a Joby strap and carry it on my wrist
Hello, my daughter LOVES Maleficent. We are going to Disney World around Halloween. Do you know if she ever does meet and greets?
She hasn’t met at wdw for Halloween in 2 years
Mr. Kenny, do you know if Joy and Sadness signed autographs when you met the screening.
No the characters didn’t sign at the premiere or in Hong Kong
Just a pink sign that says Rally for Rhyan.
We are visiting later this week and have a friend with a child fighting cancer. Will the characters take a picture with a sign for the child? I wasn’t sure if they were allowed to do something like that.
Depends upon what is written on the sign
Sorry this was meant to be a comment to my earlier post here, but I started a new one by accident
Do you know how frequent/ where I might the following at UO?
-Egyptian princess character (I’ve been told her name is Isis)
-Lucy and Marilyn
-Velma, Fred Daphne
-Popeye & Olive Oyl
Really hope you can help me out, thanks!
Did you check my Universal character listing on this page?
Hey kenny. Is disney going to do anything with the inside out characters?
They went to Hong Kong. I doubt they will come to WDW
Will you be uploading schedules for seasonal entertainment in Epcot during the Christmas holiday period, as well as schedules for Santa and Mrs. Claus?
Are you also aware of Universal Orlando character schedules?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
I have a vague memory of you posting a rumor that Elsa and Anna might start attending Akershus. Have you heard anything new regarding the sisters? We don’t leave for WDW until late January 2016. Your website and updates are very helpful. Thank you SOOOOO much!
Likely won’t happen until they open the new area, if then.
Kenny, we are going to disney mid september, and i recently asked one of the cast members on the phone about meeting Beast, she said he is with Belle at Epcot 6x a day. Is this true? I never seen anything posted or mentioned about this. Thanks!
CM couldn’t have been more wrong. Be Our Guest Dinner only.
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At HS, where will the characters meet now that the hat is coming down?
Same place. There’s a sign over to the left of the hat. Sometimes you’ll find them at Great Movie Ride courtyard too
Seeing some newly listed meets in the Disney app at animal kingdom entrance. Today for example gov. Radcliffe Meeko thumper timon and terk are listed. Is this a new characterpalooza of sorts at AK? I am traveling to the world in December and would love to see this on the schedule if it has been a regular occurrence.
Happens occasionally, but not guaranteed each day.
Are there Santa meet and greets before Thanksgiving week? When does he make his appearances in DTD? Can we meet him at any point during the Christmas party?
He can be met during the party, but only appears for regular meets after Thanksgiving
My daughter was wondering if Olaf did meet and greet? If he does can you tell me?
Yes, click on Hollywood Studios or subscribe to http://www.characterlocator.com for full info
(I don’t know if this is the right place to post this comment, but here goes) What happens to characters that meet outside when it rains? I’ve looked for this information on the Internet and couldn’t find it. Are there alternative locations for where they go, and if so what are they? Or are the meets canceled entirely? I think this would be a great blog post because I can’t find this info anywhere else. Keep up the great work, your website is so helpful!
Some take shelter near by, others just cancel. I’ll see if I can compose a list
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no how do i do that?
HI is there anywhere at WDW where we can meet Beast other than at Be Our Guest? We are staying off site oct 2nd-16th and i cannot get a reservation for Be Our Guest! :( Every day at 11am (uk time) i am there clicking and clicking until the window opens for reservations but there are never any left! How can this be? Any ideas how to get one? I also phoned 2 days ago and there were no reservations unto that point (11th oct) and still none online :(
No, Beast is only at BoG
:( any tips on getting a reservation, there were none again today when the window opened up :( I’m guna try again tomorrow for 15th oct which will be our last day. I can’t believe I can’t get one 180days in adv
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Hi Kenny, I just purchased your app as we are going to Disney very soon. For Character meet and greets, do they still greet while the parade is going on? I was planning on meeting Merida around 3 and then realized that’s when the parade is.
You’ll need to check each character’s schedule for times, they vary.
Yeah I did check it, all it says is 9:15-6:15 so that’s why I’m unsure
Then that meet is a constant meet. Otherwise a break would appear like Pooh and Tigger
What are the chances of Anna and Elsa sticking around if they continue to be so popular? The girls love them and the music is wonderful.
They are sticking around. There’s a post about it on the top of the site
So, Anna and Elsa aren’t permanent? Well, phooey! We aren’t going back until fall 2014 and were looking forward to seeing them.
Can you tell me if Anna & Elsa from Frozen will still be available for meet & greet 12th Jan 2014 onwards? thats when we’ll be there, also does Doc Mcstuffins have a meet n greet also??
They haven’t announced if anna and elsa will stay that long yet. Doc is coming soon. Just posted about that recently.
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My sister in law recently visited MK and meeting with Mary Poppins were the penguins and with Alice/White Rabbit was the Queen of Hearts. Is this a common occurrence? It was July 26 or 29.
That was a very rare occurrence
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Thanks for your blog Kenny! Random question: What is the rarest/most unusual character that you/your kids have ever met?
There are several that come to mind. Shan yu, Gov Ratcliffe, Darby, Rabbit, Trex and Roxie, WallE and Lucky the Dinosaur. Photos on the lower left hand side bar.
Cool! I’d love to meet those characters. The rarest characters I’ve met are probably Queen Grimhilde, The Queen of Hearts, Jafar, Hook and Smee, and Lilo after she was retired from the parks. Hoping to meet the Bre’rs, the Country bears, and Foulfellow and Gideon when I go next time!
Is there anywhere a kid can meet the Power Rangers now? I see Nick Hotel has a “Power Rangers” weekend listed as coming soon but if you call they claim to know nothing about it. Does Universal have meet and greets?
Power rangers don’t offer meets anymore. That was just a special weekend last year. Universal has characters, but not those.
How often do you update the character list on your blog? Thanks!
Anytime there is a change.
Just wondering if you have any recomendations or know of a blog or website that offers similar information as yours for DISNEYLAND?
My next trip will be there. Your site was so helpfull, it would be great to find another to help me at DL.
No one has actual meet times for Disneyland, but if you scroll down characters tab, you’ll find characters and locations for Disneyland & California Adventure on my site.
I love your blog Kenny. I am going in July and it is really helping me plan. Can you write the times you can meet te characters most?
Under Characters look at WDW Master List. It has that info there.
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Thank you and I will be looking forward to hearing about your cruise! I live your blog btw….thanks for all of the great info!!
Kenny… I absolutely love your lists. I’m in the process of making an 8×8 autograph book and it will be bound so I don’t want to leave blank pages if we don’t see characters. My question…
Captain Hook and Mr. Smee – I have met before across from PotC in Adventureland… I realize they just may not be scheduled but if I include them in my book and talk to a Cast Member once I’m there is there still a fairly high chance I will get to see them? Also Wendy from Peter Pan ?? Let me know
Hook, smee and Wendy don’t meet at mk any longer. If you’re going after march 10, you might find hook and smee at character palooza. No chance of meeting Wendy.
Thank you so much for the reply… yes I’m going April 29 – May 10… I will leave them out and will just leave some blank pages but not a specific spot…
To clarify – the BEAST does not sign but does pictures with evening dinner at BoG restaurant…
Koda and Kenai – I met them in AK (2009) at the child reading spot (not sure of the name)… are they still around?
Lilo is gone – except for her Character Meal at Poly right?
Beast does not sign or stamp. Koda and Kenai are really rare random meets. Lilo only at poly breakfast.
Hi! I was just wondering about the Pirates and Pals cruise. Have you ever done it? My daughter is obsessed with Captain Hook. Is the cruise worth it?
Just did the Pirates and Pals cruise tonight. I’ll post about it very soon
Hi. We thought that Oso would be at the Hollywood and Vine character meal but I don’t see him listed under Hollywood Studios. Do you know if he is still part of that character meal? Thanks!
He is under character meals. Hollywood Studios only shows regular in park meets.
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Do you have infor on Doc McStuffins?
Doc McStuffins isn’t currently a character at the Disney Parks and will not be one any time soon unfortunately
I recently went to the Doc Mcstuffins Doc Mobile. We took some pictures of our daughter through the whole experience, how everything works, including wait times. If you want I would be happy to help out the website with info and pics. Doc will meet at the remaining meet and greets on the list.
Sounds great! I think everyone would love to see all this. [email protected]
Kenny can you tell me what Princess’ are currently at Akershus during breakfast?
They are listed under the Character Meals
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Epcot All meals
Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Snow White
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Love your blog and I used it on our last trip in December! Can I refer to your site in my blog?
Thank you very much. Feel free to reference my blog.