Pirate; boy; AA: Resort pool; sword; beads
  • On Feb 1, 2024
    Stephanie from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We're going to WDW in the first week of April, and my son (3 1/2) is OBSESSED with pirates in general, but specifically, the one and only CAPTAIN HOOK. When and where does Captain Hook appear in-person for meet and greets?

    Ahoy Stephanie!

    Thank you so much for sending your question my way! It's a joy to assist fellow adventurers as they prepare for their magical journey to Walt Disney World Resort, where dreams come to life. As your planDisney panelist, I'm delighted to share a sprinkle of insight from my recent voyage, where I explored all four theme parks this weekend!

    During my exploration, I was on the lookout for the notorious Captain Hook, understanding just how much your little buccaneer admires him. While he remained elusive for in-person meet and greets, Captain Hook made a grand appearance in the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom Park. This dazzling parade embarks on its journey daily at 3 pm, providing a fantastic opportunity for your son to spot his favorite pirate amidst the spectacle.

    While Captain Hook's appearances for meet and greets can be as unpredictable as the high seas, I encourage you to use the My Disney Experience app or seek guidance from a Cast Member during your visit for the most current character sighting information. You can also check it out by visiting this page: Character Experiences.

    And here's a golden planDisney tip for you: For an unforgettable parade viewing experience, scout out a spot in Frontierland or Liberty Square. These areas often offer excellent views and are typically less crowded. Arriving around 20-30 minutes before the parade begins can ensure your little pirate has a front-row seat to the magic!

    Wishing you and your family a voyage filled with enchantment and memories to treasure at Walt Disney World. May your adventure be as magical as the stories that inspire us!

    With heartfelt gratitude and a dash of pixie dust,

    ~Yael
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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I've experienced the Disney Parks in every stage of life: as a child, a teenager, a newlywed, and now as a mom of three. My journey through the magic of Walt Disney World Resort has been filled with unforgettable moments and invaluable insights. Whether you're planning your first or your 100th visit, I'm eager to share my cherished memories and tried-and-true planning tips with you. Let's make your Disney experience as magical as mine have been! Learn More About Yael

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