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The ABCs of Disney World Characters

See your favorite Disney characters at the Character Spot in Epcot
See your favorite Disney characters at the Character Spot in EpcotHeather Leigh

One of the most magical things to do at the Walt Disney World Resorts and Theme Parks is to go hunting for your favorite Disney character and get that autograph book filled. Almost everyone who visit’s the Disney theme parks has a blast seeking out their favorite character. Let’s be honest. With a show of hands, how many of you have taken a selfie with Mickey Mouse or posed in a princess costume with Cinderella? Yeah, I raised my hand too.

Some of the Disney characters only make rare appearances, coming out to visit with guests during peak seasons and special events. Here is a list of Disney Characters in alphabetical order that can be found at the theme parks:

A

  • Aladdin - Magic Kingdom: Magic Carpets of Aladdin; Epcot: Morocco
  • Alice - Magic Kingdom: The Mad Tea Party; Epcot: United Kingdom; Epcot: The American Adventure
  • Anastasia - Magic Kingdom: Behind Cinderella’s Castle
  • Anna - Magic Kingdom: Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Ariel - Magic Kingdom: Ariel’s Grotto; Epcot: Restaurant Akeshu (character dining only)
  • Aurora - Magic Kingdom: Princess Fairytale Hall; Epcot: France, Restaurant Akeshu (character dining only)

B

  • Baloo - Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Upcountry Landing
  • Beast - Epcot: France
  • Belle: Magic Kingdom - Cinderella’s Royal Table (character dining only), Enchanted Tales with Belle; Epcot: France, Restaurant Akeshu (character dining only)
  • Buzz Lightyear: Magic Kingdom - Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin/Carousel of Progress; Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Toy Story Friends Building

C

  • Chip ‘n’ Dale - Magic Kingdom: Golden Horseshoe; Epcot: Near the Land Pavilion, Garden Grill (character dining only); Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Sorcerer’s Hat; Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Outside Rafiki’s Planet Watch
  • Cinderella - Magic Kingdom: Cinderella’s Royal Table (character dining only), Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Country Bears - Epcot: The American Adventure

D

  • Daisy Duck - Magic Kingdom: Pete’s Silly Sideshow in Storybook Circus; Epcot: Legacy Fountain; Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Discovery Island Character Landing, Tusker House Restaurant (character dining only)
  • Doc - Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Hollywood and Vine (character dining only)
  • Donald Duck - Magic Kingdom: Pete’s Silly Sideshow in Storybook Circus; Epcot: The American Adventure, Mexico; Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Sorcerer’s Hat; Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Cretaceous Trail, Tusker House Restaurant (character dining only)
  • Drizella - Magic Kingdom: Behind Cinderella’s Castle
  • Dug - Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Tough to be a Bug

E

  • Eeyore - Magic Kingdom: Crystal Palace (character dining only); Epcot: United Kingdom
  • Elsa - Magic Kingdom: Princess Fairytale Hall

F

  • Fairy Godmother - Magic Kingdom: Cinderella’s Fountain
  • Ferb - Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Exit to MuppetVision
  • Frozone - Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Magic of Disney Animation

G

  • Gaston - Magic Kingdom: Gaston’s Tavern
  • Genie - Epcot: Morocco
  • Goofy - Magic Kingdom: Pete’s Silly Sideshow in Storybook Circus; Epcot: The American Adventure, Legacy Fountain; Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Sorcerer’s Hat; Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Chester and Hester’s Dinorama, Tusker House Restaurant (character dining only)
  • Green Army Men - Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Toy Story Friends Building

H

  • Handy Manny - Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Hollywood and Vine (character dining only)

J

  • Jasmine - Magic Kingdom: Cinderella’s Royal Table (character dining only), Princess Fairytale Hall, Magic Carpets of Aladdin; Epcot: Morocco, Restaurant Akeshu (character dining only)
  • Jake - Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Hollywood and Vine (character dining only), Disney Junior LIVE
  • Jessie - Magic Kingdom: Splash Mountain

L

  • Lady Tremaine - Magic Kingdom: Behind Cinderella’s Castle
  • Lightning McQueen - Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Luigi’s Garage
  • Louis - Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Upcountry Landing

M

  • Mad Hatter - Epcot: The American Adventure
  • Marie - Magic Kingdom: Area by City Hall
  • Mary Poppins - Magic Kingdom: Near Le Chapeau; Epcot: United Kingdom
  • Mater - Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Luigi’s Garage
  • Merida - Magic Kingdom: Fairytale Garden
  • Mickey Mouse - Magic Kingdom: Town Square Theater; Epcot: The American Adventure, Garden Grill (character dining only), Future World Character Spot; Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Magic of Disney Animation; Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Adventurer’s Outpost, Tusker House Restaurant (character dining only)
  • Mike - Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Exit of Backlot Tour
  • Minnie Mouse - Magic Kingdom: Area by City Hall, Pete’s Silly Sideshow in Storybook Circus; Epcot: The American Adventure, Future World Character Spot; Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Sorcerer’s Hat, Magic of Disney Animation; Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Adventurer’s Outpost
  • Mr. Incredible - Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Magic of Disney Animation
  • Mulan - Magic Kingdom: Princess Fairytale Hall; Epcot: China, Restaurant Akeshu (character dining only)

P

  • Peter Pan - Magic Kingdom: Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Piglet - Magic Kingdom: Crystal Palace (character dining only)
  • Phineas - Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Exit to MuppetVision
  • Pluto - Magic Kingdom: Area by City Hall; Epcot: The American Adventure, Garden Grill (character dining only), Future World Character Spot; Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Sorcerer’s Hat; Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Chester and Hester’s Dinorama
  • Pocahontas - Epcot: The American Adventure; Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Discovery Island Trails

R

  • Rafiki - Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Inside Rafiki’s Planet Watch
  • Ralph - Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Magic of Disney Animation
  • Rapunzel - Magic Kingdom: Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Russel - Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Tough to be a Bug

S

  • Snow White - Magic Kingdom: Town Square Theater Porch, Cinderella’s Royal Table (character dining only); Epcot: Germany
  • Sofia the First - Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Hollywood and Vine (character dining only); Disney Junior LIVE
  • Stitch - Magic Kingdom: Throughout Tomorrowland; Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Sorcerer’s Hat
  • Sulley - Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Exit of Backlot Tour

T

  • Tiana - Magic Kingdom: Princess Fairytale Hall, The Glade
  • Tigger - Magic Kingdom: Crystal Palace (character dining only), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh; Epcot: United Kingdom
  • Tinker Bell - Magic Kingdom: Town Square Theater

V

  • Venellope - Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Magic of Disney Animation

W

  • White Rabbit - Magic Kingdom: The Mad Tea Party
  • Winnie the Pooh - Magic Kingdom: Crystal Palace (character dining only), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh; Epcot: United Kingdom
  • Woody - Magic Kingdom: Splash Mountain; Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Toy Story Friends Building

Hopefully this will help you find all of your favorite characters throughout the parks at Disney World. Remember that character appearances are intermittent during the times listed on the park guide, check with guest relations at the park for more details about times and locations for character meet and greets.

Happy vacationing!