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Complete Guide to All Characters at Epcot (with our favorite tips!)

Complete Guide to All Characters at Epcot (with our favorite tips!)

In this post, we’re diving into a side of Epcot you may not think about – the characters! We’ll show you not only which Epcot characters you can meet, but also where you find them and whether or not PhotoPass is available.

Let’s go!

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Check out our other posts for character information across Walt Disney World:

World Celebration

Located at the front of Epcot, World Celebration is here you’ll find plenty of the classic characters, like Mickey, Minnie, and friends.

Mickey and Minnie

mickey and minnie 100 celebrartion
  • Location: Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival – World Celebration – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Disney100 outfits
  • Tip: The queue here is indoors, making it a good spot to head to if you need a break from the weather
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Figment

  • Location: ImageWorks – World Celebration – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Yellow sweater
  • Tip: The queue here is indoors, making it a good spot to head to if you need a break from the weather
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Joy (moving to Hollywood Studios soon)

joy meet and greet - imagination pavilion - epcot
  • Location: ImageWorks – World Celebration – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Dress from the movie Inside Out
  • Tip: Joy will be moving to Hollywood Studios soon
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Daisy Duck

  • Location: Near Dreamers Point – World Celebration – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Pink dress
  • Tip: Daisy will be moving to the Mickey & Friends Meet and Greet in CommuniCore Hall on June 10th
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Goofy

  • Location: Near Dreamers Point OR at park entrance – World Celebration – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Traditional outfit (orange shirt)
  • Tip: Goofy will be moving to the Mickey & Friends Meet and Greet in CommuniCore Hall on June 10th
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Sometimes
  • Lightning Lane available: No

World Nature

Moana

Moana at Epcot
  • Meeting Location: Journey of Water – World Nature – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Dress from the movie Moana
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No

World Showcase

Snow White

  • Meeting Location: Wishing Well – Germany, World Showcase – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Traditional
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Mulan

  • Meeting Location: Great Hall of China – China – World Showcase – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Chinese robe and flowers
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Anna

  • Meeting Location: Royal Sommerhus – Norway – World Showcase – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Dark green dress and cape
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Anna and Elsa meet together in the same queue here.

Elsa

  • Meeting Location: Royal Sommerhus – Norway – World Showcase – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: White gown
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Anna and Elsa meet together in the same queue here.

Asha

  • Meeting Location: Friendship Ambassador Gazebo – World Showcase – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Outfit from the movie Wish
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Jasmine

  • Meeting Location: Morocco – World Showcase – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Classic outfit, including turquoise harem pants
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Winnie the Pooh

winnie the pooh in the united kingdom pavilion at epcot
  • Meeting Location: Christopher Robin’s Room – United Kingdom – World Showcase – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Red shirt
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Alice

alice in united kingdom pavilion at epcot
  • Meeting Location: UK Gardens – United Kingdom – World Showcase – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Blue dress
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Winnie the Pooh and Tigger meet together here. During special events, you can sometimes find Piglet and Eeyore meeting with them as well.

Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)

  • Meeting Location: Gazebo – France – World Showcase – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Pink dress
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Belle

belle france pavilion epcot
  • Meeting Location: Along the water – France – World Showcase – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Blue provincial dress
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Dining

Character meals are a popular way to meet lots of characters without waiting in long lines.

Epcot has 2 character meals: Garden Grill and Akershus.

Reservations for these meals can be hard-to-get, so make sure to check out our tips for snagging difficult reservations if you think you’d like to check one out on your next trip.

Mickey Mouse at Garden Grill

Mickey Mouse Garden Grill
  • Meeting Location: Garden Grill – World Nature – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Farmer
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Available Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tip: The character meal at Garden Grill often includes Mickey Mouse, Chip, Dale, and Pluto.

Pluto at Garden Grill

Pluto Garden Grill
  • Meeting Location: Garden Grill – World Nature – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: None
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Available Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tip: The character meal at Garden Grill often includes Mickey Mouse, Chip, Dale, and Pluto.

Dale at Garden Grill

Dale Garden Grill
  • Meeting Location: Garden Grill – World Nature – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: None
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Available Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tip: The character meal at Garden Grill often includes Mickey Mouse, Chip, Dale, and Pluto.

Chip at Garden Grill

Chip Garden Grill
  • Meeting Location: Garden Grill – World Nature – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: No
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Available Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tip: The character meal at Garden Grill often includes Mickey Mouse, Chip, Dale, and Pluto.

Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) at Akershus

Sleeping Beauty Akershus
  • Meeting Location: Akershus – Norway – World Showcase- Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Pink Gown
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Available Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tip: The princess meal at Akershus can involve a variety of princesses such as Aurora, Tiana, Ariel, Snow White, and Belle.

Belle at Akershus

Belle Akershus
  • Meeting Location: Akershus – Norway – World Showcase- Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Yellow Ball Gown
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Available Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tip: The princess meal at Akershus can involve a variety of princesses such as Aurora, Tiana, Ariel, Snow White, and Belle.

Ariel at Akershus

Ariel Akershus
  • Meeting Location: Akershus – Norway – World Showcase- Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Blue Gown
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Available Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tip: The princess meal at Akershus can involve a variety of princesses such as Aurora, Tiana, Ariel, Snow White, and Belle.

Snow White at Akershus

Snow White Akershus
  • Meeting Location: Akershus – Norway – World Showcase- Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Blue and Yellow Dress
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Available Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tip: The princess meal at Akershus can involve a variety of princesses such as Aurora, Tiana, Ariel, Snow White, and Belle.

Tiana at Akershus

Tiana Akershus
  • Meeting Location: Akershus – Norway – World Showcase- Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Green Gown
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Available Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tip: The princess meal at Akershus can involve a variety of princesses such as Aurora, Tiana, Ariel, Snow White, and Belle.

Tips for meeting characters in the parks

  • Character meet and greets can be extremely popular. For characters who have set appearance times (for example 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, 3:30 pm) we recommend lining up no later than about 15 minutes BEFORE the scheduled appearance time. Otherwise, you may miss out, since they will cut off the line as soon as the number of people waiting is the maximum the character can meet in the scheduled appearance timeframe.
  • Some of the meet and greets will have PhotoPass Photographers or automated camera boxes to capture the moment. Cast Members (including PhotoPass Photographers) can also take pictures with your camera or phone, too. If you think you’ll be capturing lots of pictures, consider purchasing Memory Maker which will enable you to download all photographs for one price.
  • Most of the character meet and greets can be found in the My Disney Experience App. If you need help with how to do that, we have an entire post with screenshots that will walk you through it.
  • Some character meets are available with Genie+. While we don’t recommend making them your first selection of the day, if meeting one of the characters available is a priority for you, it can be a good use of Genie+ for later in the day.
  • Autographs make a fun and inexpensive souvenir. You can purchase autograph books in the parks, or if you are crafty, you can make an autograph book yourself.

Character Checklist

Looking for a handy checklist you can take with you into the parks? Here’s one you can save to your phone: