PlanningThe ParksTips

Don’t Miss the Best Disney Meet & Greets

One of the great things that Guests experience at Walt Disney World is meet and greets with their favorite characters. When visiting Walt Disney World, you will want to make sure that you take time to enjoy the fantastic meet and greets that are sure to bring magic to your Disney vacation.

Credit: Disney

Mickey and Minnie

When visiting Walt Disney World, the first meet & greet you won’t want to miss out on is Mickey and Minnie. Luckily there are numerous places to first these two together or separate throughout the four Disney Parks.

Main Street, USA; Magic Kingdom:  Our favorite place to visit these two is in Magic Kingdom.  At the front of the Park at the Tony Square Theatre, Mickey & Minnie welcome Guests together in their sparkly 50th-anniversary outfits. They are so adorable, and the costumes are fantastic.

Adventures Outpost; Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Mickey and Minnie are ready for an adventure over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Here Guests can meet these two in their safari gear. A fun way to capture the excitement of the Park.

Red Carpet Dreams; Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Minnie is ready for her red carpet walk in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests will find her all dressed up in a beautiful pink gown. Guests will discover Sorcerer Mickey here as well, saying hello to Guests.

Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival:  Mickey can finally be found in his traditional gear over in EPCOT at the Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival area. This hidden gem often doesn’t have a very long line.

When in Walt Disney World, we always take the time to meet Mickey and Minnie. We love all the different places and outfits we can see them in at the four Disney Parks.

Winnie the Pooh

World Celebration, EPCOT:  Who doesn’t love this adorable silly old bear? Winnie the Pooh continues to steal the hearts of visitors as he catches butterflies in EPCOT. Although this isn’t a traditional meet and greet, it is one of the most adorable experiences we have ever had at Disney. There is something truly magical about seeing Winnie the Pooh and having fun.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh; Magic Kingdom:  Guests again visit Winnie the Pooh over in Fantasyland. Right next door to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a meet and greet area just for the Hundred Acre friends. We are thrilled to have this opportunity back once again.

If you want to guarantee you get to meet Winnie the Pooh and their friends, they are back again at the Crystal Palace throughout the day. This is a good dining option in the Magic Kingdom if you need a break from the heat and the crowds.

The Stepsisters

When thinking about adorable characters to meet at Walt Disney World during your vacation, Anastasia and Drizella are probably not two that come to mind. These two hilarious sisters are two of the best meet and greet throughout Walt Disney World. Often found behind the castle in Magic Kingdom, these two are full of quick comments, funny antics, and laughs. Catch them with their mother, and you are in for a major treat.

Chip and Dale

These two adorable chipmunks are on top of the best meet-and-greet list. They have a few spots throughout Walt Disney World that Guests can visit with them.

Dinoland USA, Disney’s Animal Kingdom:  They have once again returned to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Sometimes they are dressed in adorable dino costumes, which shouldn’t be missed.

Brown Derby Lawn, Disney’s Hollywood Studios:  Our favorite place to hang out with Chip and Dale is at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Here they are often found having a picnic on the lawn outside the Brown Derby. It is so much fun seeing them interact with Guests and have a great time being silly together.

Storybook Circus, Magic Kingdom:  Another place we love visiting Chip and Dale is over in Magic Kingdom at Storybook Circus. This area is hidden and often not as busy, making it a great way to see these two quickly and have more time with them.


Peter Pan:  Never Land Map; Magic Kingdom

Get ready for a magical experience when meeting Peter Pan in Magic Kingdom. He is so full of energy, excitement, and adventure. We love chatting with Peter and hearing about his dreams and plans for more fun.


It wouldn’t be a trip to Walt Disney World if there weren’t princesses involved. There are many great places throughout the four Theme Parks to meet some of our favorite princesses.

Fairytale Hall, Magic Kingdom:  In Magic Kingdom, Guests can meet princesses in their very own hall. Guests often find Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, or Elena in the hall. These princesses are meeting in pairs and waiting to smile bright for pictures.

EPCOT: Guests can find many of their favorite princesses throughout EPCOT. Elsa and Anna are at their Royal Sommerhus in Norway. Belle and Aurora take turns over in France, Snow White hangs out in Germany, Princess Jasmine is in Morocco, and Mulan can be found in China. For those wanting to visit Disney Princesses, EPCOT is a hot spot.

Part of the magic at Walt Disney World is the fantastic meet and greets that Guests can experience. There is something special about seeing some of our favorite characters in real life. Getting hugs, talking with, and interacting with them brings a little extra pixie dust to a trip. It doesn’t matter if you are traveling solo with little ones or an adult. Make sure you take some time to experience these meet and greets while at Walt Disney World.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

Related Articles


Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker