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  • On Aug 14, 2023
    Jordan from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Where are the characters at Disney?


    Where are the characters at Walt Disney World?

    The better question is, where aren't they?

    The parks and resorts at Walt Disney World offer so many different ways to interact with our favorite Disney heroes (and villains!), whether they are from one of our favorite animated classics or an exciting live-action thriller. But how do you find your particular favorite?

    The My Disney Experience App comes to the rescue!

    When you use the App in the parks, it will show you what characters can be found, as well as when. Before the app was in existence, my daughter had only one Must Do! experience. Meet Mary Poppins. But every time we found her, she was just leaving, or not available at all. My daughter was crushed. On a later visit, with our trusty smartphone in hand, we got in line to meet Mary just as she was greeting guests, and my daughter had the time of her life.

    How do I do that? When you are looking at any given park map on the app, in the top center of the page is a drop-down menu from which you can select "Characters". From there you can look at them by location on the map, or use the "Show List" feature in the upper right to show what characters might be available and drill down to your favorites!

    Another way to meet some of your favorite pals is to go to a Character Meal. Whether you want to dine with Mickey Mouse and friends at Chef Mickey's as the monorail soars overhead through the grand concourse of Disney's Contemporary Resort, or you would prefer to savor a royal feast with Cinderella and many of her royal friends in the castle at Cinderella's Royal Table, these dining experiences can be more relaxed, and give your family more time to interact with their famous pals.

    How do I do that? You can see all the character meal opportunities on the Walt Disney World website by filtering to "Character Dining" on the Dining page.

    So that should get you started. But if you write us back here at planDisney with what character you might want to meet, we can help you with locations and other suggestions!

    Have a Magical Vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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