Disney Character Spots – What A Great Idea!

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When I was young, my dad spent large amounts of time planning our Walt Disney World trips, and a huge part of that was finding out where characters would be and then planning our days around that (and this was back before the internet, so it was no small task!). Nowadays, Disney has made it easy to find your favorite characters, with their character spots – one in the Magic Kingdom, and another in Epcot, where the same characters appear daily for autographs, hugs, and photos with their many fans!

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Epcot’s Character Spot – is located in Future World in Epcot, and here you can meet up with the ‘fab five’ – Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, and Donald, and Chip and Dale also make occasional appearances! When we went, the wait was relatively short (around 10 minutes), and they keep you moving through the characters pretty quickly. Each character has a photopass photographer, who will snap your official photopass pictures as well as take one with your camera

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Town Square Theater– Located in the Main Street USA area of the Magic Kingdom, this character location features the Mouse himself, as well as various Disney Princesses. One bonus of this location – it utilizes the Fastpass service, so you can grab your Fastpass, go enjoy some of the Magic Kingdom’s other attractions, and then come back to meet up with the characters with a much shorter wait time!

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In addition to these locations, other characters make semi-regular appearances at various spots within the Parks (like Duffy in Epcot, and many others!), your best bet would be to check out the official Walt Disney World website, and once you arrive at Disney, to check the Times Guides for each Park so you can make sure you know when and where you can meet up with your favorite characters!

If you don’t want to wait in line, you can always try a delicious Character Meal, which I love because it combines two amazing things – food and Disney characters! In my opinion, Chef Mickey’s is one of the best, but don’t trust my opinion – try some for yourself next time you’re in WDW!

So how about you, what characters do you like to visit and what tactics do you use (character spots, character meals, catching them around the Parks) to make sure you make that meet and greet a reality?

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2 thoughts on “Disney Character Spots – What A Great Idea!

  1. Last trip we didn’t even get an autorgraph book for our son until halfway through the trip when he saw Buzz. We weren’t sure at almost 10 how much he’d want to do the characters. This trip we’ll have an almost 13 year old and a 2 year old, but I’ve made them their own autograph books. Fingers crossed the 2 1/2 year old doesn’t freak out at the characters!

  2. I plan a large part of our mornings around characters…especially ones that are hard to spot. This past trip we finally found Lady Tramaine, Anastasia and Drizella at MK. They hide on the side of the castle. They were all alone! No line! They were hilarious and we got a great photo with them 🙂

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