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Complete Guide to characters in Epcot

Complete Guide to characters in Epcot

Epcot has long been the place to mix a little world exploration with fun (and well-themed) character meets.

The park has all kinds of character interactions, including most everyone’s favorite — traditional meet and greets with hugs and character autographs!

Here’s everything you need to know about where to meet characters in Epcot.

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Where to meet characters at Epcot

Traditional Character Meet & Greets

You can hug the following characters, take photos, and have them sign autographs (unless otherwise noted).

Mickey and friends (later in 2023)

mickey and friends communicore hall

Characters: Mickey and friends
Location: Communicore Hall in World Celebration

Mickey At Disney And Pixar Short Film Festival

mickey mouse epcot meet and greet

Characters: Mickey Mouse (PhotoPass available)
Where: At the Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival next to the Imagination! Pavilion

Joy at ImageWorks

joy at imageworks in epcot

Characters: Joy from Inside Out (PhotoPass available)
Location: ImageWorks in the Imagination! Pavilion


figment meet and greet at epcot's imagination pavilion

Characters: Figment (PhotoPass available; doesn’t sign autographs, but will receive an autograph card)
Location: Imagination! Pavilion

Disney Visa Cardmember Character Photo Opportunity

disney visa cardmember photo opportunity - epcot

Characters: Minnie, Mickey, Goofy, Pluto (characters and costumes subject to change; PhotoPass available)
Location: Building near ImageWorks in the Imagination! Pavilion


moana meet and greet

Characters: Moana (PhotoPass available)
Location: Near Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana

Anna and Elsa at Royal Summerhus

anna epcot meet and greet
elsa epcot meet and greet

Characters: Anna and Elsa from Frozen (automated PhotoPass available)
Location: Royal Summerhus in the Norway Pavilion


asha screenshot from my disney experience

Characters: Asha from Wish!
Location: In the gazebo in World Showcase Plaza near the Mexico pavilion

Minnie Mouse and Pluto

Note: Sometimes Minnie and Pluto alternate here in World Showcase Plaza. Check the My Disney Experience app or ask a Cast Member for confirmation.

Characters: Minnie Mouse and Pluto (PhotoPass available)
Location: In the gazebo in World Showcase Plaza near the Mexico pavilion

Goofy, Pluto, and Minnie

goofy meet and greet - epcot entrance

Note: Sometimes Minnie will appear here instead of Pluto and he’ll take over her spot in World Showcase Plaza. Check the My Disney Experience app or ask a Cast Member for confirmation.

Characters: Goofy and Pluto (PhotoPass available)
Location: Epcot entrance plaza

Donald Duck

donald duck mexico pavilion epcot

Characters: Donald (PhotoPass available)
Location: Mexico pavilion (outdoor location to the right of the pyramid)

Winnie the Pooh 

winnie the pooh in the united kingdom pavilion at epcot

Characters: Winnie the Pooh
Location: Christopher Robin’s room in the U.K. pavilion

Mary Poppins

mary poppins meet and greet - epcot - united kingdom pavilion

Characters: Mary Poppins
Location: in the United Kingdom pavilion courtyard

Alice In Wonderland

alice in united kingdom pavilion at epcot

Characters: Alice
Location: In the garden outside The Tea Caddy shop in the United Kingdom pavilion


aurora epcot meet and greet france pavilion

Characters: Aurora
Location: in front of the fountain in France or inside the gazebo


belle france pavilion epcot

Characters: Belle
Location: Along the water adjacent to Chefs de France in the France pavilion


jasmine epcot meet and greet

Characters: Jasmine (PhotoPass available)
Location: In “Lamps of Wonder” inside the Morocco pavilion

Snow White

snow white in the germany pavilion at epcot

Characters: Snow White
Location: By the wishing well in the Germany pavilion


mulan meet and greet at epcot

Characters: Mulan (PhotoPass available)
Location: inside the Great Hall of China (where you enter to watch Reflections of China)


Characters: Daisy
Location: at International Gateway

Epcot Character Dining

Epcot is currently home to two character meals – Garden Grill in the Land Pavilion and Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway Pavilion.

Garden Grill

Garden Grill is a longtime favorite for us. You can hug characters here and have them sign autographs. Characters include Farmer Mickey, Chip, Dale, and Pluto.

farmer mickey at garden grill in epcot

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Guests dining at Akershus will have the opportunity to take photos and interact with a mix of Disney princesses that could include Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Aurora, Tiana, and Ariel.

tiana at akershus royal banquet hall

Dinner features Princess Storybook Dining and traditional Norwegian food that is served family-style.

Seasonal Character Experiences

In 2022, you were able to say hello to Santa Claus as a storyteller during the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. He usually is present through December 24. We’ll let you know if, when, or where he’ll meet in 2023.

winnie the pooh santa hat epcot

Winnie the Pooh is usually also be seen around the Imagination! Lawn sporting a Santa Hat and ringing jingle bells.

Epcot Character Checklist

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character checklist for epcot

Epcot Cavalcades (no longer happening)

Right after the parks reopened in 2020, Epcot had a couple of cavalcades that went throughtout the park. These were done in place of traditional character meet and greets. After the meet and greets resumed, the cavalcades went away.

Princess Promenade

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