ALL the Character Meet and Greets That Returned to Normal in Disney World

Character meet and greets are BACK, baby!

We’re SO excited!

Okay, maybe they’ve been back for a while, but today marks the first day that TRADITIONAL character meet and greets have returned — without the social distancing. You can get back to the hugs, high fives, and autographs with your Disney pals. But which meet and greets are back and which are still missing? Let’s take a look at the COMPLETE list of traditional characters meet and greets at Disney World.

Note, this list does NOT include the character meals that have returned to regular service! For that, head on over to our COMPLETE list of character dining that has returned to normal.


Currently, the My Disney Experience app has a pretty big list of characters available for traditional character meet and greets, but keep in mind that you may see additional characters around the parks, too. The meet and greets that have returned to regular operation (we’re talking a regular schedule, hugs, and autographs; the whole shebang) in Magic Kingdom are…

  • Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
  • Cinderella at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Elena of Avalor at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Rapunzel at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Tiana at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Captain Jack Sparrow in adventure land
  • Cinderella’s Stepsisters, Anastasia and Drizellain fantasy land
  • Belle at Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Chip ‘n Dale at Storybook Circus

We FINALLY can hug Mickey!

You can still spot the following characters at a distance in Magic Kingdom:

  • Buzz Lightyear in Tomorrowland
  • Stitch in Tomorrowland
  • Country Bears in Frontierland (on a balcony near the Country Bear Jamboree)


The meet and greets that have returned to regular operation in EPCOT are…

  • Classic Disney Pals near Spaceship Earth
    • Goofy near EPCOT’s Main Entrance
    • Pluto near EPCOT’s Main Entrance
  • Alice in the UK Pavilion
  • Anna and Elsa at Royal summer house
  • aurora in the France Pavilion
  • Belle in the France Pavilion
  • Donald in the Mexico Pavilion
  • jasmine in the Morocco Pavilion
  • Joy in the Imagination Pavilion
  • Mary Poppins in the UK Pavilion
  • Mickey Mouse in the Imagination Pavilion
  • Minnie Mouse at World Showcase
  • mulan in the China Pavilion
  • snow white in the Germany Pavilion
  • Vanellope von Schweetz in the Imagination Pavilion


You can still spot the following characters at a distance in EPCOT:

  • Winnie the Pooh in the field near the Imagination Pavilion

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The meet and greets that have returned to regular operation in Disney’s Hollywood Studios are…

  • Mickey Mouse at Red Carpet Dreams
  • Minnie Mouse at Red Carpet Dreams
  • Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight
  • Pluto at Animation Courtyard
  • Doc McStuffins at Animation Courtyard
  • Fancy Nancy at Animation Courtyard
  • Vampirina at Animation Courtyard
  • Sulley at Walt Disney Presents

Bring your autograph book!

You can still spot the following characters at a distance in Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • Classic Disney Pals around the park:
    • Chip ‘n’ Dale on the Brown Derby Lawn
    • Daisy Duck on the Front Entrance Balcony
    • donald duck on the Front Entrance Balcony
    • goofy on the Tower of Terror Balcony
  • Star Wars Characters:
    • First Order Stormtroopers in Starwars: Galaxy’s Edge
    • Kylo Ren in Starwars: Galaxy’s Edge
    • Rey in Starwars: Galaxy’s Edge
    • Vi Moradi in Starwars: Galaxy’s Edge
    • Chewbacca in Starwars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Currently, there are no character meet and greets listed on My Disney Experience in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We caught Kevin and Russell meeting guests in Discovery Island, although there is no official meet and greet schedule available at this time.

Never a dull moment when Kevin is around!

Additionally, some meet and greets that were the standard prior to the park closures have yet to return. We’ll be keeping an eye out for news about these beloved characters returning! Some of the missing characters meet and greets include…

  • In Magic Kingdom — Aladdin and Jasmine at Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Alice at Mad Tea Party, Ariel at Ariel’s Grotto, Daisy Duck at Pete’s Silly Sideshow, Donald Duck at Pete’s Silly Sideshow, Goofy at Pete’s Silly Sideshow, Minnie Mouse at Pete’s Silly Sideshow , Pluto at Pete’s Silly Sideshow, Gaston in Fantasyland, Mary Poppins in Liberty Square, Merida at Fairytale Garden, Peter Pan at Peter Pan’s Flight, Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater
  • At Disney’s Hollywood Studios — Ariel at Voyage of the Little Mermaid, BB-8 at Star Wars Launch Bay, Belle and Beast at Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage!, Woody and Bo Peep in Toy Story Land, Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story Land, Captain Phasma at Star Wars Launch Bay, Edna Mode in Pixar Place, the Incredibles in Pixar Place, Jessie in Toy Story Land, Mike at Walt Disney Presents
  • In Disney’s Animal Kingdom — Dug at Discovery Island, Mickey Mouse at Meet Minnie and Mickey, Minnie Mouse at Meet Mickey and Minnie, Pluto in Dinoland USA, Scrooge McDuck in Dinoland USA, LaunchPad McQuack in Dinoland USA, Chip ‘n Dale in Dinoland USA , Donald Duck in Dinoland USA, Goofy in Dinoland USA, Pocahontas at Character Landing

We’ll be updating this post as more character meet and greets change and return so keep checking back! And, as always, keep an eye on DFB for the latest updates!

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