DADventure Disney’s Complete List of Characters at Walt Disney World

When taking a DADventure to Walt Disney World with little kids – characters are going to be BIG part of it! Finding your favorite characters at Disney should be on the top of your list and I’m here to help!

I’ll break down places to find characters around the park – BY character.

Be sure to check your park times guides when you get to each park to see what characters will be where and when. Schedule meet and greets are the safest bet but can have you in line for a bit. For the characters who meander around the parks, it’s a real crapshoot if they’ll be there or not, but isn’t that part of the thrill of the hunt?

I’ll update as I’m told of new characters in the parks, some leaving, or if my information is just plain wrong. If you see a mistake LET ME KNOW!

KEY: MK = Magic Kingdom | EP = Epcot | AK = Animal Kingdom | HS = Hollywood Studios | * = FastPass eligible

Last Updated: January 31, 202020 All Photos Courtesy of Disney.

If You See Anything Wrong or Missing Please let Us Know!


Abby Mallard – Surprise Celebration Town Square MK
Aladdin – Adventureland MK, Morocco Pavilion EP
Alice – Mad Tea Party MK, United Kingdom Pavilion EP
Anna – Royal Sommerhus Norway EP
Ariel – Ariel’s Grotto* MK
Baloo – Asia AK
Baymax – Not Currently in The Parks (NOT satisfied with my care!)
BB-8 – Star Wars Launch Bay HS
Belle – Enchanted Tales with Belle* MK, France Pavilion EP
Bo Peep – Toy Story Land HS

Brer Bear – Frontierland MK
Brer Fox – Frontierland MK
Brer Rabbit – Frontierland MK
Burt – RARE! United Kingdom EP
Buzz Lightyear – Tomorrowland MK, Toy Story Land HS
Captain HookPirates & Pals Fireworks Cruise (via Contemporary Resort – paid event)
Captain Jack Sparrow – Adventureland MK
Chewbacca – Star Wars Launch Bar HS, Galaxy’s Edge HS
Chicken Little – Surprise Celebration Town Square MK
Chip N Dale – Frontierland MK, DinoLand USA AK, Red Carpet Dreams HS

Cinderella – Princess Fairytale Hall* MK
Clarabell Cow – Frontierland MK
Country Bears – Frontierland MK
Cruz Ramirez – Sunset Showcase Theater HS
Daisy – Pete’s Silly Sideshow* MK, Near Entrance HS, Future World East EP
Darth Vader (Coming Soon) – Star Wars Launch Bay HS
Doc McStuffins – Rafiki’s Planet Watch AK, Animation Courtyard HS
Donald – Pete’s Silly Side Show* MK, Mexico Pavilion EP, Dinoland USA AK, Near Entrance HS
Dug – Discovery Island AK
Edna Mode – Pixar Place HS

Elena of Avalor – Princess Fairytale Hall* MK, Near Rising Fountains in EP
Elsa – Royal Sommerhus Norway EP
Evil Stepsisters – Near Cinderella’s Castle MK
Fairy Godmother – Near Cinderella’s Castle MK
Fancy Nancy – Animation Courtyard HS
Flik – Discover Island AK
Friar Tuck – Surprise Celebration Town Square MK
Frozone – Pixar Place HS
Gaston – Outside Gaston’s Tavern MK
Gideon & Honest John (Pinocchio) – Surprise Celebration Town Square MK

Goofy – Pete’s Silly Side Show* MK, NEW! Main Entrance to Spaceship Earth EP, Dinoland USA AK, Grand Avenue HS
Green Army Men – Toy Story Land HS
Horace the Horse – Frontierland MK
Incredibles (Mr. & Mrs.) – Pixar Place HS
Jack Skeleton – MK (Halloween Time)
Jasmine – Adventureland MK, Morocco Pavilion EP
Jessie – Toy Story Land HS
Joy – Imageworks EP
Judy Hopps – Surprise Celebration Town Square MK
King Louie – Asia AK

Kylo Ren – Star Wars Launch Bay HS
Lady Tremaine – Near Cinderella’s Castle MK
Launchpad McQuack – Dinoland USA AK
Lightning McQueen – Reports he’s still in HS
Little John – Surprise Celebration Town Square MK
Mad Hatter – Near Mad Tea Party MK
Mary Poppins – Liberty Square MK, United Kingdom Pavilion EP
Merida – Fairytale Garden MK
Mickey – Town Square Theater *MK, NEW! Disney Pixar Short Film Fest EP, Adventurers Outpost* EP, Near Red Carpet Dreams HS
Mike Wazowski – Animation Courtyard HS

Mulan – China Pavilion EP
Minnie – Town Square Theater* MK, Pete’s Silly Side Show, NEW! World Showcase Gazebo EP, Adventurers Outpost* EP, Near Red Carpet Dreams HS
Nick Wilde – Surprise Celebration Town Square MK
Olaf – Celebrity Spotlight Echo Lake HS
Peter Pan – Outside Peter Pan’s Flight MK
Phineas & Ferb – Surprise Celebration Town Square MK
Pluto – Town Square MK, Near Pete’s Silly Sideshow MK, Legacy Plaza West EP, Dinoland USA AK, Animation Courtyard HS
Pocohontas – Discover Island Character Landing AK
Prince John – Surprise Celebration Town Square MK
Queen of Hearts – Near Mad Tea Party MK

Rafiki – Planet Watch AK
Rapunzel – Princess Fairytale Hall* MK
Remy & Emile – Surprise Celebration Town Square MK
Rey – Galaxy’s Edge HS
Robin Hood – Surprise Celebration Town Square MK
Russell (UP) – Discovery Island
Sadness – Not Currently In The Parks (Talk about Sadness!)
Sally (Nightmare Before) – MK Halloween Time
Scrooge McDuck – Dinoland USA AK

Sleeping Beauty – France Pavilion EP
Smee – Pirates & Pals Fireworks Cruise (via Contemporary Resort – paid event)
Snow White – Outside Town Square Theater MK, Germany Pavilion EP
Stitch – Tomorrowland MK
Stormtroopers – Animation Courtyard HS, Galaxy’s Edge HS
Sully – Animation Courtyard HS
Tiana – Princess Fairytale Hall* MK
Tigger – Near Pooh Ride MK
Timon – Discover Island AK
Tinker Bell – Town Square Theater* MK
Vampirina – Animation Courtyard HS

Vanellope – ImageWorks EP
Wendy – Near Peter Pan’s Flight MK
White Rabbit – Mad Tea Party MK
Winnie the Pooh – Near Pooh Ride MK
Woody – Toy Story Land HS
Wreck It Ralph – ImageWorks EP

NOTES!

Epcot’s Character Spot is going away! That’s right, as of September 8, 2019 it’s going away and characters are moving around. Some have new homes, but others are still up in the air. I’ll update this list as we get more information!

NEW EPCOT LOCATIONS FROM CHARACTER SPOT: Daisy to American Adventure, Goofy to Innoventions West (temporarily), Mickey to Innoventions West (temporarily), Minnie to Innoventions West (temporarily), Winnie the Pooh to United Kingdom Pavilion. They haven’t found a new spot for Baymax yet and rumor has it they may ‘retire’ him. Joy and Sadness are homeless for now, too.

Chase Disney Visa cardholders – you get a special chance to meet something these characters. Check with a Cast Member in Epcot for more details!

The Surprise Character Duos in Magic Kingdom’s Town Square are scheduled to end at the end of September.

Want to EAT with characters? Here’s where they dine WITH you! (Subject to Change & Availability)

Alice – 1900 Park Fare Grand Floridian, Wonderland Tea Party Grand Floridian
Ariel – Cinderella’s Royal Table MK, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall EP, Trattoria Al Forno Disney’s Boardwalk
Beast – Be Our Guest Dinner MK
Belle – Akershus Royal Banquet Hall EP
Chip N Dale – Garden Grill EP
Cinderella – Cinderella’s Royal Table MK, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall EP, 1900 Park Fare Dinner Grand Floridian

Daisy – Tusker House AK, Cape May Café Beach Club
Doc McStuffins – Hollywood & Vine HS
Donald – Chef Mickey’s Contemporary Resort, Tusker House AK, Cape May Café Beach Club
Dopey – Story Book Dining Wilderness Lodge
Eeyore – Crystal Palace MK
Evil Queen – Story Book Dining Wilderness Lodge
Evil Stepsisters – 1900 Park Fare Dinner Grand Floridian
Fairy Godmother – Cinderella’s Royal Table MK
Flynn Rider – Trattoria Al Forno Disney’s Boardwalk
Goofy – Chef Mickey’s Contemporary Resort, Tusker House AK, Cape May Café Beach Club, Hollywood & Vine HS
Grumpy – Story Book Dining Wilderness Lodge
Handy Manny – Hollywood & Vine HS
Jake Neverland Pirate – Hollywood & Vine HS
Jasmine – Cinderella’s Royal Table MK
Lady Tremaine – 1900 Park Fare Dinner Grand Floridian
Lilo – ‘Ohana Polynesian Village
Mary Poppins – (rare) Akershus Royal Banquet Hall EP, 1900 Park Fare Grand Floridian
Mad Hatter – 1900 Park Fare Grand Floridian, Wonderland Tea
Mickey – Chef Mickey’s Contemporary Resort, Garden Grill EP, Tusker House AK, ‘Ohana Polynesian Village

Minnie – Chef Mickey’s Contemporary Resort, Cape May Café Beach Club, Hollywood & Vine Dinner HS
Piglet – Crystal Palace MK
Pluto – Chef Mickey’s Contemporary Resort, Garden Grill EP, ‘Ohana Polynesian Village
Prince Charming – 1900 Park Fare Dinner Grand Floridian
Price Eric – Trattoria Al Forno Disney’s Boardwalk
Rapunzel – Trattoria Al Forno Disney’s Boardwalk

Sleeping Beauty – Cinderella’s Royal Table MK, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall EP
Snow White – Cinderella’s Royal Table MK, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall EP, Story Book Dining Wilderness Lodge
Sophia the First – Hollywood & Vine HS
Stitch – ‘Ohana Polynesian Village
Tigger – Crystal Palace MK, 1900 Park Fare Grand Floridian
Winnie the Pooh – Crystal Palace MK, 1900 Park Fare Grand Floridian

Here’s the breakdown by Character Dining Experience! Again, the lineups are subject to change.

1900 Park Fare (Grand Floridian Resort – Different Breakfast and Dinner – check with Cast Members): Alice, Cinderella, Evil Step Sisters, Lady Tremaine, Mary Poppins, Mad Hatter, Prince Charming
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Epcot/Norway): Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Mary Poppins, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White
Be Our Guest (Magic Kingdom DINNER only): Beast
Cape May Cafe (Beach Club Resort): Daisy, Donald, Goofy, Mini
Chef Mickey’s (Contemporary Resort): Donald, Goofy, Mickey, Minnie, Pluto
Cinderella’s Royal Table (Magic Kingdom): Ariel, Cinderella, Fairy Godmother, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White
Crystal Palace: Eeyore, Piglet, Pooh, Tigger
Hollywood & Vine (Hollywood Studios – Different Breakfast and Dinner – check with Cast Members): Doc McStuffins, Goofy, Handy Manny, Jake Neverland Pirate, Mickey, Minnie, Sophie The First
Garden Grill (Epcot/Land Pavilion): Chip N Dale, Mickey, Pluto
‘Ohana (Polynesian Villas Resort): Lilo, Mickey, Pluto, Stitch
Story Book Dining (Wilderness Lodge): Dopey, Evil Queen, Grumpy, Snow White
Trattoria Al Forno (Boardwalk Resort): Ariel, Flynn Rider, Prince Eric, Rapunzel
Tusker House (Animal Kingdom): Daisy, Donald, Goofy, Mickey
Wonderland Tea Party (Grand Floridian): Alice, Mad Hatter

NOTES!

Some restaurants have different characters depending the meal (Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner) – Hollywood & Vine, 1900 Park Fare and Be Our Guest are examples. Ask a Cast Member when you make your reservations which characters are at the meal you want.

Character Meals differ in the audience to character ratio! IE – Chef Mickey’s has a TON of people for a small group of characters. Garden Grill is less people, so more quality time with the characters.

You will get to see special characters, not normally in the parks, at the special Disney events such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, etc.

Character Palooza is an UNLISTED character meet and greet. It happens around 4pm – 7pm. They change up the day and the location in Hollywood Studios and it all depends on crowd size. This happens on any day that Fantasmic is happening. It’s a group of characters (a few to 10 maybe) that will be in the finale of Fantasmic later on in the evening. So, you may get to see characters that very rarely show up in the parks. You just never know when or where it will be – it just POPs up! Be ready! Even the Cast Members won’t let you in on anything about it – they pretend they don’t know!