Taking a vacation to Disney World wouldn’t be complete without meeting Magic Kingdom characters during your day at the park. Today we are sharing your guide to characters at the Magic Kingdom.
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Meeting characters at the Magic Kingdom can be so much fun. Although characters can change and sometimes you will be surprised by who you find at the entrance of Main Street, most character locations are permanent places to meet characters.
Depending on the age and interests of your family there is a beloved Disney character to meet for everyone in your family. If you have someone who loves princesses there are many of them at the park. If your kids love adventure Peter Pan or Stitch may be a good fit. Check out current prices for visiting the Magic Kingdom.
Characters at Magic Kingdom
There are a lot of characters to meet at the Magic Kingdom so I divided them up into the areas of the park that you can meet them.
Characters at Town Square Theater
As soon as you arrive and make your way through the gates of the Magic Kingdom you will head to your right to find the first two characters in the park located at Town Square Theater.
This is where you can meet Mickey Mouse or Tinker Bell, or both. If you meet both you will have to wait in two different lines. You can also secure a FastPass to meet them if this is a priority for your family.
You may also find different characters at the entrance of Main Street U.S.A. This is random and is not listed on the app.
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Characters in Tomorrowland
There are two character meet and greets in Tomorrowland and both will see long lines with no FastPass options. I suggest checking the app for their scheduled meeting times and plan your day accordingly.
- Buzz Lightyear at the Exit Courtyard of Buzz Lightyear
- Stitch at Stitch Encounter
Characters in Fantasyland
Fantasyland is where the majority of characters are at the Magic Kingdom. For the princess meet and greet in Princess Fairytale Hall you have the option to reserve a FastPass. You can also reserve FastPass for meeting Ariel as well as the Enchanted Tales with Belle attraction where you will meet Belle.
The characters at Pete’s Silly Side Show will have posted wait times in the app. This area is really fun and located in the Storybook Circus area. Everything is themed to a circus and the meet and greets are a great place for fun photos.
Characters like Alice and the Wicked Stepsisters do not have posted wait times. All the character meeting times are listed on the My Disney Experience App.
- Alice at the Mad Tea Party Gardens
- Anastasia at the Castle Wall
- Ariel at Ariel’s Grotto
- Belle at the Enchanted Tales with Belle attraction.
- Cinderella at Princess Fairytale Hall
- Donald Duck at Pete’s Silly Side Show
- Drizella at Castle Wall
- Elena at Princess Fairytale Hall
- Gaston at Belle’s Village Courtyard
- Goofy at Pete’s Silly Side Show
- Merida at Fairytale Garden
- Minnie Mouse at Pete’s Silly Side Show
- Peter Pan at the Neverland Map
- Pluto at Storybook Circus Calliope Tent
- Princess Tiana at Princess Fair tale Hall
- Rapunzel at Princess Fairytale Hall
- Tigger at the Thotful Spot
- Winnie the Pooh at The Thotful Spot
Characters in Frontierland
There are not actually characters listed for Frontierland but The Country Bears and Brer Bear, Brer Fox, and Brer Rabbit have been known to be walking around. Keep your eye out for them when you are walking through this area.
Characters in Adventureland
Adventureland characters do not offer FastPass and if you would like to meet them you should check the app for times. The lines are not posted on the app but you can get a general idea for when they meet.
- Aladdin in Agrabah
- Princess Jasmine at Agrabah
- Captain Jack Sparrow at the Pirates of the Caribbean Courtyard
Character Dining at Magic Kingdom
There are a few different opportunities for character dining at the Magic Kingdom. Guests can meet characters at the Crystal Palace, Be Our Guest, and Cinderella’s Royal Table.
Cinderella’s Royal Table offers breakfast, lunch, or dinner options inside Cinderella’s Castle. This is a very popular dining reservation and very pricey. You can make reservations up to 180 days in advance and I suggest doing that if you would like to do this meal. Princesses will visit your table as you eat and the views of the Magic Kingdom make this an amazing meal.
Crystal Palace offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet options for guests visiting the Magic Kingdom. Here you can also meet Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore.
Be Our Guest is located inside Beast’s castle. They offer breakfast and lunch as a quick service meal with no characters but at dinner you can meet the Beast. Dinner prices are much higher than the lunch prices.
We find lunch a better use of your dollars. The meals are great and it will cost you less. The only con is you do not meet any characters. Currently Be Our Guest is the only place where you can meet the Beast.
Meeting characters at Magic Kingdom can be a really awesome way to spend your time at the park. The characters are so much fun and do a great job of adding that extra magic to your Disney vacation.