Girl in wheelchair with Cinderella
  • Aug 10, 2022
    Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer. We asked the panelists

    What are your best tips and/or recommendations for meeting princesses around the Disney parks and resorts?

  • When you are in Princess mode, don't overlook some of their friends and foes. My daughter's most memorable encounter was with Cinderella's stepsisters. When she met them, she asked them not to tear her Cinderella dress. It turns out that they have turned to good and were without question the most entertaining Disney characters we met on that trip. Funny, friendly, and full of sass!

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    When I think of magical moments at Walt Disney World Resort, most of those moments include a Disney Princess. These young ladies are shining examples of kindness, persistence and bravery and are wonderful role models for my children. Therefore, our family trips must include a visit with some of our favorite Princesses.

    Most Guests would head to Magic Kingdom in their search, however many Disney Princesses began their stories in other countries, therefore, we prefer to head EPCOT. The World Showcase is the perfect place to visit with a number of Disney Princesses including Snow White in Germany, Mulan in China, Jasmine in Morocco and our favorite, Mary Poppins amongst the beautiful gardens in England. Be sure to use the My Disney Experience app on your smartphone to help locate where and when a particular Princess is available and don't forget to keep an eye on the back pathways as we have been lucky enough to happen upon a Princess making her royal rounds.  

    Wishing you many magical memories


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    While my youngest daughter adores our royal friends, she gets a little intimidated when it's time to greet her favorite Princesses up close.  That's why we really enjoy stopping to watch the Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade at Magic Kingdom Park.  We love waving to Moana, Merida, Jasmine, and many more friends –– its perfect way for us to engage with the characters and our little one feel comfortable at the same time.  This Cavalcade appears several times a day, so be sure to check the My Disney Experience app for the latest showtimes during your visit.
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    If you are a runner and lover of Disney Princesses, there is no better way to celebrate these two passions than to register for the runDisney Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend, traditionally held at the end of February. With your registration, you get Disney Princess themed races, shirts, amazing medals, and unique opportunities for Disney Princess meet ups and pictures at the pre-race party, on the race course, and at the after party as you celebrate your fairy tale finish. Protip: The Disney Princess 5K is extremely family-friendly. You will see multi-generational families walking and running in costume together.
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    When making a wish upon a star to meet a princess you know your dreams will come true at Princess Fairytale Hall in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort. With greetings happening throughout the day your little ones won't have to wait long to curtsy with Cinderella and talk about their big dreams with Princess Tiana. Other members of the royal party, such as Rapunzel, Princess Elena and more also pop in to this location, making it exciting for Guests to dream about which Princess they will get to meet! With the soon-to-reopen Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique just around the corner, your little princess can get all dolled up to match her favorite Disney Princess, which is sure to leave every member of your party with lasting magical memories. 
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    My favorite way to meet Princesses is without having to spend time waiting in a line. So, on my family's Magic Kingdom Park days, we always make sure to grab a Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane selection to Meet Princess Tiana and a Visiting Princess or Meet Cinderella and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall. You can even make a Genie+ Lightning Lane selection for a premium viewing area for the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade for an up-close view of your favorite Princesses as they glide by.

    But is there any better way to meet a Disney Princess than while enjoying a fabulous dinner in an enchanted forest?! My favorite dining experience in all of Walt Disney World Resort and my favorite way to meet Snow White is Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White. The entire experience, from the enchanting atmosphere to the perfectly themed, delicious food and cocktails, is spectacular and truly unrivaled. Snow White and some of her Dwarfs visit you right at your table, and her Majesty, the Queen, may send a request for your presence ... if you dare. Trust me, this is one time that you will definitely want a taste of the Enchanted Apple!

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    Princesses on Parade - There's a picture in our Disney scrapbook of Belle pointing to her eye in the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade in Magic Kingdom Park. This picture means the world to my daughter because it represents an interaction that occurred during one of her first visits to Walt Disney World Resort. My daughter was wearing sunglasses that day and Belle's gesture communicated the fact that she liked my daughter's sunglasses. Parades and character entertainment experiences offer a great opportunity to encounter the Disney princesses. Powerful connections are made, even across Main Street, U.S.A. Check the My Disney Experience mobile app for showtimes (location icon at the bottom of the app's home page --> select "Entertainment" category --> Filter by "Character Experiences").

    Dig a Little Deeper - Before my princess meets a princess, we decide on something we want Her Royal Highness to know about us and something we want to know about her. When my daughter was five, she wanted Ariel to know that she had a baby brother. She wanted to know Ariel's favorite thing to do under the sea. Meeting someone you idolize can be overwhelming for anyone, especially children. Forming even a loose plan will make the unknown less intimidating. Brainstorming questions is also a great way to pass time in line.


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    The interactive map feature in your My Disney Experience mobile app is your new best friend when it comes to Character Experiences at Walt Disney World Resort. If you click the drop-down menu at the top-middle of the map and select “Characters” from the options that appear, you will see a list of available Disney Princess meet-and-greets for the day. You can even tap on “Filter” and narrow down the results by theme park. I like to select “Show List” in the top right corner of the map to see a more organized view of which royal ladies are greeting Guests that day. When you see a Disney Princess in the list you just have to meet, click on their name to see their appearance times and location in the park. Many of the Disney Princesses can only step away from their royal duties for a few short hours during the early portion of the day, so plan on getting to the parks early. Make a priority list of who you want to meet and when you plan on meeting them to help map out a schedule for your day. Get to their location a little before the scheduled appearance time to guarantee your place in line, then put a smile on your face and have the best day ever making magical memories with your favorite Disney Princesses!
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    If you're looking for an extra magical brush with royalty, look no further than Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Not only will your princesses and princes be treated to a grand, 3-course feast served in royal style, but their dreams will come true through unique interactions with MANY of their favorite princesses ... and it's a great way to accomplish those royal meet-and-greets ahead of your park day! Upon arrival, you will be greeted by some of the princesses in attendance and pose for portraits together on the outdoor patio. As the meal goes on, you will get the chance to take part in some magical activities unique to each princess from story time with Belle to learning the ways of the warrior with Mulan. Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures is a a bit of a splurge, but the time you spend with each princess and the fully immersive royal experience are unparalleled. To cap it off, you will walk away with a timeless keepsake and, of course, memories that will last forever. This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience that lets your kids live their own fairytale!
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    Is there any better way to watch the magic come alive than by introducing your little one to their favorite princess? Consider making this royal introduction even more special by watching the princesses' movies before your arrival to Walt Disney World Resort! Having fresh knowledge of the princesses makes these meetings so much more fun. That way, you'll know to ask Jasmine how Rajah's been doing or bring along a dinglehopper to show Ariel!

    The best way to find your favorite princesses is by searching in the My Disney Experience app! After toggling to Characters and selecting the princess of your choice, take a peek at their available meeting times. My best tip is to try to arrive closer to the beginning of that time range so your little one is sure to meet their favorite princess. Be sure to snap a picture of this royal meeting (and even bring an autograph book!).

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    What better place to meet Cinderella than at the iconic Cinderella Castle? Book a dining reservation at Cinderella's Royal Table in Magic Kingdom Park for this unique Character Experience. When you arrive for your reservation, you'll be escorted into the beautiful Grand Hall. There you'll be introduced to Cinderella, who will be delighted to sign an autograph book, pose for photos, and point out where Jaq and Gus are hiding. After meeting this beloved Disney princess, you'll head upstairs to the Banquet Hall for a delicious meal in the most majestic setting. At the end of your meal, all little Guests will receive a keepsake to take home, courtesy of Cinderella herself. A dining experience at Cinderella's Royal Table is truly worthy of a fairytale!
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    If you will be setting sail for adventure on the Disney Cruise Line, you can expect to cross paths with royalty onboard! For the opportunity to meet several of your royal friends at once, I recommend that you pre-reserve the complimentary Royal Gathering experience beginning 30 days prior to your sailing date. This reservation can be made through the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app or after signing into your account via the Disney Cruise Line website in the "My Plans" section. If you find that reservations are no longer available for this event, worry not! Simply ask a Crew Member at the Guest Services Desk if there is any availability shortly after boarding the ship. While this is a great opportunity to meet several princesses at once, there will also be additional character experiences offered throughout your voyage. Once onboard, you can refer to the daily activities schedule in the Navigator app for meeting times. 

    In addition to these offerings, you can expect princesses to make special visits to the youth spaces onboard. For my daughter, there was nothing more magical than having Belle stop by to read her a story before bedtime. The princess encounters onboard are both plentiful AND memorable! 

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    If your little one has a favorite princess, don't be afraid to let them fully immerse themselves in the experience. For them, this meeting is even bigger than the royal ball! Your little prince or princess is free to dress like their favorite princess from head to toe within the Costume Guidelines. You can find princess dresses and accessories at many locations around the Walt Disney World Resort, but my favorite selection is at World of Disney in Disney Springs or Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Magic Kingdom Park. The princesses love nothing more than seeing little visitors dressed just like them! In fact, my daughter still remembers years ago when her costume was so convincing that Cinderella asked for HER autograph! While a picture may be worth a thousand words, an interaction with royalty can create memories that last a lifetime. Plus, the over-the-top outfits can make those pictures even more magical!
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    Another great way to meet more princesses without adding too many stops to your itinerary is to book a character dining experiences! Since the Walt Disney World Resort is using a phased reopening approach, some experiences may be currently unavailable or slightly different, but you can meet princesses at Cinderella's Royal Table at Magic Kingdom Park, or Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. To stay informed about all the returning offerings, keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog as that is usually when Disney Parks news get announced first, and make sure to download the My Disney Experience mobile app to know more about available offerings.
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    As a Girldad of 3, vacations to Walt Disney World Resort and princesses go hand in hand. While we do love catching our favorite princesses in the Festival of Fantasy Parade in Magic Kingdom, character meals are our preferred choice when meeting our noble friends. A meal fit for our princesses in none other than Cinderella Castle with Cinderella's Royal Table is a must-do for princess lovers. This majestic experience allows you to dine in Cinderella Castle while your royal friends make their way around to visit every prince, princess, King and Queen in the party. One tip to get a little extra time is to book close to transition periods. Booking a late breakfast or lunch sometimes has the dining room winding down for change over to the next meal and characters may tend to linger a bit longer than during peak busy periods!
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    As a Dad to two young daughters, meeting princesses around the parks is typically a high priority for us. For years, Princess Anna and Princess Jasmine were at the top of the list, as they can be found in the World Showcase in EPCOT. You can find a variety of princesses here, including many in their native lands, such as Mulan in the China Pavilion and Belle in the France Pavilion. If your goal is to meet as many as you can in a day, a stroll around the world may be in order for you!

    Of course the Magic Kingdom Park is home to many princess character meets, where warm hugs and a quick chat can take place. But my favorite place to catch almost all of the princesses at once is to get a front row spot to the Festival of Fantasy Parade. This event take place daily at the Magic Kingdom and can be viewed from Frontierland all the way down Main Street, U.S.A. Many of the classic Disney princesses are in attendance and if you are lucky, you may even get a quick wave or kiss blown your way as they pass by!

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    Royal greetings! To help you plan the perfect pixie-dusted princess day at the Disneyland Resort, I recommend starting with a magical makeover for your young royal at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at the Disneyland Resort, which will open for royal transformations again starting August 25, 2022! After receiving a makeover to remember, including a sprinkling of pixie dust, I recommend heading just a few steps away from the Boutique to Fantasy Faire, where you can meet three Disney Princesses inside Royal Hall, and enjoy live storytelling performances at Royal Theatre. The Princesses take turns greeting Guests throughout the day at Royal Hall, so be sure to keep your eyes on the Disneyland app to find your favorite Disney Princess and her location. My daughter has enjoyed meeting Snow White, Cinderella, and Ariel at Royal Hall many times in the past. Plus, additional Disney Princesses are often found roaming around Fantasy Faire, including Belle, Tiana, Rapunzel, and Jasmine. Your prince or princess will love showing off his or her royal makeover upon meeting their favorite Disney Princesses! 
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    I love to meet the Disney princesses by seeing them perform! My absolute favorite princess performance is Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage at Disney's Hollywood Studios! This is a "can't miss" attraction for me and I watch it every time I visit. I also love meeting the princesses, and their foes, at Disney's Wine and Dine Half Marathon. Last year, I was able to meet Lady Tremaine, Anastasia and Drizella on the course. And when I met the Evil Queen, I chatted with her about Snow White. It's such a fun way to have the full princess experience!
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    Whether it's in Princess Fairytale Hall or at a pavilion around the World Showcase, when it's time to meet your favorite royal ladies, remind your junior royals that there's no need to be nervous. Just like you may have been waiting to meet them all of your life, they're just as excited to meet you. Ask Princess Jasmine about how Rajah is doing or talk recipes with Princess Tiana. Adjust your crown, give the girls a hug, and prepare your best royal twirl! 
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    There is something extra magical about meeting a Disney Princess! Have a little one who wants to be a part of multiple princesses' worlds? Then it is time to dig a little deeper with Disney Genie. Utilizing the free services, you can have Genie create an itinerary that helps you plan your day with as many royal encounters as your little Mouseketeer desires. It can even suggest Lightning Lane princess meet and greets so you can spend less time waiting in line to meet their royal highnesses. Best of all, Genie can help you plan around your existing Enchanted Extras and dining reservations. Now all you have to do is practice your royal bows and curtsies.
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    My earliest Disney memory is being taken to the cinema by my dear parents to watch the film Snow White, and ever since this beautiful Disney Princess has always been my favourite.  

    With this in mind, one of the most magical things about visiting Walt Disney World Resort is that it brings out the inner child in all of us.  I always say you're never too old (or indeed too young!) to meet your favourite Disney Princess, and thankfully for me at the moment, Snow White can be found greeting Guests at select times throughout the day within the Germany Pavilion at EPCOT. 

    My top planDisney tip is to pick up a Times Guide upon entrance into EPCOT, or why not go ahead and check the My Disney Experience Mobile App on your smart device for up-to-the-magical-minute timings for all the current Disney Character Experiences at Walt Disney World Resort.

    I've found that another wonderful way to meet Snow White is by making Advanced Dining Reservations for up to 60 days ahead of time for Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White.  During this enchanting dining experience at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Guests also have the opportunity to say 'Hello" to both Dopey and Grumpy, and for the not so faint of heart, The Queen will also grant a royal audience too!

    Top planDisney tip for when meeting The Queen; if she offers you a delicious looking red apple, I would advise that you politely decline!

    Have a great Disney day ~ Jane



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    Meeting all the Princesses is one of my favorite activities to do at the Walt Disney World Resort... especially if it means that I get to chat with Queen Anna about her wedding planning duties for a little while. On that note, I do believe that there is nothing better than taking hundreds of pictures with Their Royal Highnesses to keep for later, and it's really easy to turn these into timeless souvenirs! How do I do this? It's very simple! I carry my instant camera with me, take one photo with each Princess, and have them sign the bottom. When I get home, I like to hang them up on my wall, but you're welcome to keep them in a special photo album to remember your magical vacation!

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    As a mom of 2 princesses, visiting with the princesses at Walt Disney World Resort is always at the top of our list! One of our favorite spots to say hello is over at Princess Fairytale Hall at Disney's Magic Kingdom Park. We love our chats with Princesses Tiana and Rapunzel, and we always leave with great memories, and photos to treasure. If you're not a fan of standing in a line, look no further than the Festival of Fantasy parade! You'll have the opportunity to see many more of the Princesses in the parade, including some of our other favorites, Princesses Belle and Merida! Finally, character meals are on our family's vacation list because there is nothing better than interacting with the Princesses while enjoying a great meal. If you're a fan Snow White, look no further than Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White, or if you prefer dining with Cinderella, a meal at Cinderella's Royal Table is just for you! 
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    Combining Disney Princesses with a festival like the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is a great way to keep both the princess fans and the foodies in your party happy! Several Disney Princesses greet Guests around World Showcase, such as Belle, Aurora, Jasmine, Snow White, Mulan, and Anna and Elsa. The kids in my family had much more patience with indulging the adults tasting their way around EPCOT, knowing that we were also heading to see their favorite characters. With several food booths near each greeting location, it is easy to sample lots of festival items while on your Royal quest!
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    They're the most wonderful times of the year if princessess are your passion!

    If you happen to be spending time at Walt Disney World when there's a little seasonal magic happening - like Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party or Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - make sure you spend some of your time at the party mixing and mingling with your royal favorites. You'll often find quite a collection of princesses available for meet and greets during the party, and you may even get to meet them while they're with family and friends. Ariel may appear with Prince Eric, Belle with Gaston, or Jasmine with Genie - these are meet and greet pairings that are usually limited to these special ticketed events. 

    Quick tip for making the most of these exclusive opportunities - wait until later in the evening on the night of the party. After the first parade, many families with younger children will begin to leave Magic Kingdom Park for the night, so it's a great time to line up to meet your princess favorites without losing too much time enjoying the party festivities. 

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    One of the most magical things about the Walt Disney World Resort is that you can have experiences with characters, both in the Theme Parks and outside of the Theme Parks. One example is by doing character dining! Check out your reservation options here to see what princess character dining opportunities might be available during your vacation (ex. Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White). Keep in mind, not all princess dining opportunities are available at this time, which means there’s definitely something to look forward to on your next trip! Stay tuned to Disney Parks Blog for announcements related to future princess dining experiences across the Resort. 

    When I’m in Magic Kingdom Park, my family might not always have time to visit with the princesses at Princess Fairytale Hall because we’re packing so much fun into one day. Other guests might have similar experiences, but Hakuna Matata, one great way to see many princesses is during the Festival of Fantasy Parade. All the princess fans out there will be able to see a number of their favorites including Princess Tiana, Belle, Anna, and Elsa. There’s nothing more magical than getting a wave and a smile from your favorite princess! If you’re looking for a different type of parade experience, watch it in Fronteirland, where the parade begins. Depending on where you sit/stand, it may be less crowded than on Main Street U.S.A. Pick your family’s spot about an hour or so before the parade begins and be prepared to wave to all the princesses! One final tip: After the parade is finished, you can head to your next destination within the Park a bit quicker because guests closer to Cinderella Castle and Main Street will still be viewing the parade. Use this as an opportunity to join that stand-by line you’ve been waiting for before the parade concludes at the front or the Park!

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