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

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

Meeting the beloved characters at Walt Disney World is a must-do experience for many Disney fans.

At Hollywood Studios, you can find a variety of character meet and greets, dining experiences, and even shows that feature many of the most popular characters around, including favorites from Star Wars, The Incredibles, Disney Junior, and Frozen.

Ready to see who all you can find on your next visit?

In the post below, we have a list of every character you can see at Hollywood Studios. To make it easier to plan out your day, we’ve broken them down by land. There’s even a handy checklist at the bottom that you can use to keep track of all the friends you meet during your visit.

Let’s go!

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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.

Animation Courtyard

Animation Courtyard is home to an eclectic mix of characters from the live-action version of Ariel to Disney Junior favorites to Star Wars characters.

Doc McStuffins

Doc Mcstuffins
  • Meeting Location: Animation Courtyard – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Traditional
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, Pluto, and Fancy Nancy all meet in the Animation Courtyard but there are separate lines for each character.

Fancy Nancy

Fancy Nancy
  • Meeting Location: Animation Courtyard – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Traditional
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, Pluto, and Fancy Nancy all meet in the Animation Courtyard but there are separate lines for each character.

Pluto

Pluto Animation Courtyard
  • Meeting Location: Animation Courtyard – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: None
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, Pluto, and Fancy Nancy all meet in the Animation Courtyard but there are separate lines for each character.

Vampirina

Vampirina Hollywood Studios
  • Meeting Location: Animation Courtyard – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Traditional
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, Pluto, and Fancy Nancy all meet in the Animation Courtyard but there are separate lines for each character.

BB-8

BB-8 Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Meeting Location: Star Wars Launch Bay – Animation Courtyard – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Traditional
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: BB-8, Darth Vader, and Chewbacca all meet inside Star Wars Launch Bay.

Chewbacca

star wars launch bay chewbacca
  • Meeting Location: Star Wars Launch Bay – Animation Courtyard – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Traditional
  • Photopass Available? Yes (automated)
  • Autographs: No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: BB-8, Darth Vader, and Chewbacca all meet inside Star Wars Launch Bay.

Darth Vader

disney visa cardmember photo opportunity with darth vader
  • Meeting Location: Star Wars Launch Bay – Animation Courtyard – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Traditional
  • Photopass Available? Yes (automated)
  • Autographs: No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: There is also an exclusive Darth Vader meet and greet for Disney Visa Cardmembers inside Star Wars Launch Bay, however hours are limited.

Ariel

Live-action Ariel
  • Meeting Location: Walt Disney Presents – Animation Courtyard – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Live-action blue dress
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: You can find this meet and greet by going inside and to the back of Walt Disney Presents.

Commissary Lane

There are only two characters that meet in Commissary Lane, but they are the leading roles of any Disney park: Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

Minnie Mouse

Minnie Red Carpet Dreams
  • Meeting Location: Red Carpet Dreams – Commissary Lane – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Red carpet gown
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Both Mickey and Minnie meet separately here but in the same queue.

Mickey Mouse

sorcerer mickey red carpet dreams hollywood studios
  • Meeting Location: Red Carpet Dreams – Commissary Lane – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Sorcerer
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Both Mickey and Minnie meet separately here but in the same queue.

Echo Lake

There have been lots of characters that have met near Echo Lake throughout the years, but right now you can expect to find Donald, Daisy, Chip, and Dale.

Olaf

Olaf Celebrity Spotlight
  • Meeting Location: Celebrity Spotlight – Echo Lake – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: None
  • Photopass Available? Yes (automated)
  • Autographs: No, but autograph cards are provided
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: You can find this meet and greet by going inside and to the back of Walt Disney Presents.

Daisy Duck

daisy duck sighting at hollywood studios
  • Meeting Location: Near Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! – Echo Lake – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Pink and purple shirt
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Daisy and Donald meet at the same time near Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!

Donald Duck

donald duck meeting near indiana jones in echo lake at hollywood studios
  • Meeting Location: Near Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! – Echo Lake – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Classic blue shirt and red bowtie
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Daisy and Donald meet at the same time near Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!

Chip

Chip Hollywood Studios
  • Meeting Location: Near Echo Lake – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Sighting
  • Costume: None
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Chip and Dale can be spotted together near Echo Lake. This also sometimes includes the green space in front of Hollywood Brown Derby.

Dale

Dale Hollywood Studios
  • Meeting Location: Near Echo Lake – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Sighting
  • Costume: None
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Chip and Dale can be spotted together near Echo Lake. This also sometimes includes the green space in front of Hollywood Brown Derby.

Grand Avenue

You can find one of the most unique character meets in Grand Avenue with Max Goof and Goofy meeting together just near the entrance to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Goofy

vacation goofy meeting at hollywood studios
  • Meeting Location: Near tunnel to Galaxy’s Edge – Grand Avenue – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & greet
  • Costume: Vacation shirt
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Goofy and Max Goof meet together at this location near the entrance to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Max Goof

Max Goof
  • Meeting Location: Near tunnel to Galaxy’s Edge – Grand Avenue – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & greet
  • Costume: None
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Goofy and Max Goof meet together at this location near the entrance to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Pixar Place

Pixar Place is loaded with characters from the Incredibles movies and also features Sulley from Monsters, Inc.

Sulley

Sulley Hollywood Studios
  • Meeting Location: Gate East- Pixar Place- Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & greet
  • Costume: None
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: No
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Mr. Incredible

mr and mrs incredible meet and greet in pixar place
  • Meeting Location: Gate West- Pixar Place- Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & greet
  • Costume: Incredible suit
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Mr. Incredible and Mrs. Incredible meet together at this location.

Mrs. Incredible

Mr. and Mrs. Incredible
  • Meeting Location: Gate West- Pixar Place- Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & greet
  • Costume: Incredible suit
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Mr. Incredible and Mrs. Incredible meet together at this location.

Edna Mode

edna mode at the edna mode experience in pixar place
  • Meeting Location: Edna Mode Experience- Pixar Place- Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & greet
  • Costume: Traditional
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Frozone

Frozone at Hollywood Studios
  • Meeting Location: Pixar Plaza Palette- Pixar Place- Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & greet
  • Costume: Frozone suit
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

While you won’t find any traditional meet and greets in this area, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a great place to be on the look out for Star Wars characters roaming.

The Mandalorian

mandalorian and grogu in galaxy's edge at hollywood studios
  • Meeting Location: Near Black Spire Market – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Sighting
  • Costume: None
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: No
  • Lightning Lane available: No

First Order Stormtrooper

storm trooper night
  • Meeting Location: Around Batuu – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Sighting
  • Costume: None
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: No
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Kylo Ren

kylo ren galaxy's edge
  • Meeting Location: Around Batuu – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Sighting
  • Costume: None
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: No
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Rey

rey galaxy's edge hollywood studios
  • Meeting Location: Around Batuu – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Sighting
  • Costume: None
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: No
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Vi Moradi

vi moradi galaxy's edge hollywood studios
  • Meeting Location: Around Batuu – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Sighting
  • Costume: None
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: No
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Toy Story Land

Toy Story Land has a couple of opportunities to meet characters with Woody, Jessie, and Buzz Lightyear all making appearances.

Jessie

Woody and Jessie
  • Meeting Location: Near Toy Story Mania entrance- Toy Story Land – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & greet
  • Costume: Cowgirl
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Woody and Jessie meet together at this location.

Woody

Woody and Jessie
  • Meeting Location: Near Toy Story Mania entrance- Toy Story Land – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & greet
  • Costume: Cowboy
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Woody and Jessie meet together at this location.

Buzz Lightyear

Buzz Lightyear Hollywood Studios
  • Meeting Location: Near Toy Story Land entrance- Toy Story Land – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & greet
  • Costume: Traditional
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Dining

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

Hollywood Studios only has 1 restaurant with character meals: Hollywood and Vine. But this 1 restaurant experience has multiple different character experiences available.

Breakfast at Hollywood and Vine features favorite Disney Junior characters while lunch and dinner have classic Mickey and Friends characters in differing attire depending on the season of your visit.

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.

Mickeys Mouse

Mickey Hollywood and Vine
  • Meeting Location: Hollywood and Vine – Echo Lake – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Springtime Dine: Spring suit, Summertime Dine: Swim attire, Halloween Dine: Vampire, Holiday Dine: Christmas suit, Silver Screen Dine: Tuxedo
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Available Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Tip: The Minnie’s Seasonal Dine character meal at Hollywood and Vine for lunch and dinner generally includes Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Pluto.

Minnie Mouse

Minnie Hollywood and Vine
  • Meeting Location: Hollywood and Vine – Echo Lake – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Springtime Dine: Spring dress, Summertime Dine: Swim dress, Halloween Dine: Witch, Holiday Dine: Red formal dress, Silver Screen Dine: Pink premier dress
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Available Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Tip: The Minnie’s Seasonal Dine character meal at Hollywood and Vine for lunch and dinner generally includes Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Pluto.

Goofy

goofy at hollywood and vine for minnie's springtime dine
  • Meeting Location: Hollywood and Vine – Echo Lake – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Springtime Dine: Spring suit, Summertime Dine: Swim attire, Halloween Dine: Cowboy, Holiday Dine: Santa, Silver Screen Dine: Brown suit
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Available Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Tip: The Minnie’s Seasonal Dine character meal at Hollywood and Vine for lunch and dinner generally includes Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Pluto.

Pluto

pluto at hollywood and vine for minnie's springtime dine
  • Meeting Location: Hollywood and Vine – Echo Lake – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: None
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Available Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Tip: The Minnie’s Seasonal Dine character meal at Hollywood and Vine for lunch and dinner generally includes Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Pluto.

Doc McStuffins

Doc McStuffins Hollywood and Vine Play n' Dine
  • Meeting Location: Hollywood and Vine – Echo Lake – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Traditional
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Available Meals: Breakfast
  • Tip: The Disney Junior Play n’ Dine Breakfast usually features Fancy Nancy, Goofy, Doc McStuffins, and Vampirina.

Goofy

Goofy Hollywood and Vine Play n' Dine
  • Meeting Location: Hollywood and Vine – Echo Lake – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Traditional
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Available Meals: Breakfast
  • Tip: The Disney Junior Play n’ Dine Breakfast usually features Fancy Nancy, Goofy, Doc McStuffins, and Vampirina.

Fancy Nancy

Fancy Nancy Hollywood and Vine Play n' Dine
  • Meeting Location: Hollywood and Vine – Echo Lake – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Traditional
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Available Meals: Breakfast
  • Tip: The Disney Junior Play n’ Dine Breakfast usually features Fancy Nancy, Goofy, Doc McStuffins, and Vampirina.

Vampirina

Vampirina Hollywood and Vine Play n' Dine
  • Meeting Location: Hollywood and Vine – Echo Lake – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Traditional
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Available Meals: Breakfast
  • Tip: The Disney Junior Play n’ Dine Breakfast usually features Fancy Nancy, Goofy, Doc McStuffins, and Vampirina.

Character Checklist

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

hollywood studios character checklist

Entertainment

There are several shows available to watch at Hollywood Studios and they are a great place to see some of your favorite characters.

And, if you want to see a large collection of favorite characters in one spot, don’t miss Fantasmic! The finale features dozens of characters!

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration

frozen sing-along hollywood studios
  • Location: Hyperion Theater – Echo Lake – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Stage Show
  • Costumes: Various
  • Performers include: Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff
  • Tip(s): During the holiday season, a special finale is added to the show and includes an appearance by Olaf as well.

Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage

  • Location: Theater of the Stars – Sunset Boulevard – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Stage Musical
  • Costumes: Various
  • Performers include: Belle, Gaston, and Beast

Fantasmic!

fantasmic at hollywood studios
  • Location: Hollywood Hills Amphitheater – Sunset Boulevard – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Nighttime Musical
  • Costumes: Various
  • Performers include: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Aladdin, Ariel, Aurora, Beast, Belle, Captain Hook, Chernabog, Chip, Dale, Cinderella, Cruella De Vil, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, Elsa, Flynn Rider, Goofy, Hades, Jafar, Jasmine, John Smith, Maleficent, Moana, Mulan, Peter Pan, Pluto, Pocahontas, Prince Charming, Prince Eric, Prince Naveen, Prince, Prince Phillip, Queen of Hearts, Rapunzel, Scar, Shang, Snow White, Tiana, Ursula, Wendy
  • Tip(s): This show sometimes occurs twice a night. You will often find the second showing to be less busy.

Parades and Cavalcades

While Hollywood Studios had several cavalcades at one point, they currently do not have any parades or cavalcades that run through the parks.

Instead, you are more likely to see roaming characters in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, or standard meet and greet locations all around the park.

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