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

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

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

At Magic Kingdom, you can find a variety of character meet and greets, parades, and even shows that feature many of the most popular characters around, including favorites like Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Merida, Donald, Goofy, Minnie, and more!

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 Magic Kingdom. 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!

Looking for info on the other parks?

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

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.

Adventureland

Adventureland is where you can find one of your favorite swashbuckling adventurers. It is also where you can find the very popular Jasmine and Aladdin meet and greet.

Captain Jack Sparrow

captain jack sparrow meet
  • Location: Adventureland Stage – Adventureland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Traditional pirate garb
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Jasmine

Jasmine Aladdin at Magic Kingdom
  • Location: Agrabah Bazaar – Adventureland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Green pantsuit
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Sometimes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): Jasmine and Aladdin often meet together at this location.

Aladdin

aladdin in adventureland
  • Location: Agrabah Bazaar – Adventureland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Street rat
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Sometimes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): Jasmine and Aladdin often meet together at this location.

Fantasyland

As you can imagine, Fantasyland is PACKED with character meet and greet opportunities, including the popular character meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table.

Minnie Mouse

minnie mouse at pete's silly sideshow in storybook circus
  • Location: Pete’s Silly Side Show – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Minnie Magnifique
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Yes (automated)
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): There are two lines at Pete’s Silly Side Show. One is to meet both Daisy Duck and Minnie Mouse. The other is to meet both Goofy and Donald Duck.

Daisy Duck

daisy duck at pete's silly sideshow in storybook circus
  • Location: Pete’s Silly Side Show – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Madame Daisy Fortuna
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Yes (automated)
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): There are two lines at Pete’s Silly Side Show. One is to meet both Daisy Duck and Minnie Mouse. The other is to meet both Goofy and Donald Duck.

Donald Duck

donald duck
  • Location: Pete’s Silly Side Show – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Astounding Donaldo
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Yes (automated)
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): There are two lines at Pete’s Silly Side Show. One is to meet both Daisy Duck and Minnie Mouse. The other is to meet both Goofy and Donald Duck.

Goofy

great goofini goofy
  • Location: Pete’s Silly Side Show – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Great Goofini
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Yes (automated)
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): There are two lines at Pete’s Silly Side Show. One is to meet both Daisy Duck and Minnie Mouse. The other is to meet both Goofy and Donald Duck.

Dale

Chip 'n Dale
  • Location: Storybook Circus – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: None
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): Chip and Dale meet together near Pete’s Silly Side Show in Storybook Circus.

Chip

Chip 'n Dale
  • Location: Storybook Circus – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: None
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): Chip and Dale meet together near Pete’s Silly Side Show in Storybook Circus.

Ariel

ariel's grotto magic kingdom
  • Location: Ariel’s Grotto – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet and Greet
  • Costume: Purple shell top and mermaid tail
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Yes (automated)
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes
  • Tip(s): The entrance to Meet Ariel at Her Grotto is right next to the entrance for Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid and can easily be confused. When facing the Grotto and attraction, the meet and greet entrance is on the right side.

Belle (returning February 19, 2023)

enchanted tales with belle
  • Location: Enchanted Tales with Belle – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Sighting
  • Costume: Yellow ball gown
  • Autographs: No
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes
  • Tip(s): Enchanted Tales with Belle is an interactive attraction/show that features Belle. At the end of the experience, kids are offered the opportunity to meet Belle and take a quick photo. This opportunity is not available to all guests, though.

Peter Pan

peter pan in magic kingdom
  • Location: Near Peter Pan’s Flight – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Traditional green outfit
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Anastasia

anastasia step sister magic kingdom
  • Location: Cinderella Fountain – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Pink ball gown
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): Anastasia and Drizella usually appear together.

Drizella

drizella magic kingdom
  • Location: Cinderella Fountain – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Green and blue ball gown
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): Anastasia and Drizella usually appear together.

Rapunzel

Rapunzel princess fairytale hall
  • Location: Princess Fairytale Hall – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Purple dress
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes, included with Genie+
  • Tip(s): There are two lines at Princess Fairytale Hall. One is to meet both Cinderella and Elena. The other is to meet both Tiana and Rapunzel.

Tiana

princess tiana meet and greet at magic kingdom
  • Location: Princess Fairytale Hall – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Green ball gown
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes, included with Genie+
  • Tip(s): There are two lines at Princess Fairytale Hall. One is to meet both Cinderella and Elena. The other is to meet both Tiana and Rapunzel.

Elena

Elena at Princess Fairytale hall
  • Location: Princess Fairytale Hall – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Red ball gown
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes, included with Genie+
  • Tip(s): There are two lines at Princess Fairytale Hall. One is to meet both Cinderella and Elena. The other is to meet both Tiana and Rapunzel.

Cinderella

  • Location: Princess Fairytale Hall – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Blue ball gown
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes, included with Genie+
  • Tip(s): There are two lines at Princess Fairytale Hall. One is to meet both Cinderella and Elena. The other is to meet both Tiana and Rapunzel.

Merida

merida meet and greet - magic kingdom
  • Location: Princess Fairytale Hall – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Green dress
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Winnie the Pooh

winnie the pooh in fantasyland
  • Location: The Thotful Spot – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: None
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): Winnie the Pooh and Tigger meet together here. During special events, you can sometimes find Piglet and Eeyore meeting with them as well.

Tigger

tigger in fantasyland
  • Location: The Thotful Spot – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: None
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): Winnie the Pooh and Tigger meet together here. During special events, you can sometimes find Piglet and Eeyore meeting with them as well.

Frontierland

Frontierland doesn’t have any traditional character meet & greets, but the Country Bears make an appearance most days.

Country Bears

country bears magic kingdom frontierland
  • Location: Country Bear Jamboree Balcony – Frontierland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Sighting
  • Costume: None
  • Autographs: No
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): This experience is not listed in the My Disney Experience app, but does happen intermittently throughout the day.

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland is where you can spot your favorite cosmic friends, Buzz and Stitch.

Buzz Lightyear

buzz lightyear on tomorrowland stage
  • Location: Rocket Tower Plaza Stage – Tomorrowland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Sighting
  • Costume: None
  • Autographs: No
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): Stitch and Buzz Lightyear alternate appearing on the Rocket Tower Plaza Stage throughout the day.

Stitch

stitch in tomorrowland
  • Location: Rocket Tower Plaza Stage – Tomorrowland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Sighting
  • Costume: None
  • Autographs: No
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): Stitch and Buzz Lightyear alternate appearing on the Rocket Tower Plaza Stage throughout the day.

Main Street, U.S.A.

Main Street, U.S.A. is where you can find the big guy himself – Mickey Mouse! Snow White also often meets here during the day.

Mickey Mouse

mickey mouse at town square theater in magic kingdom
  • Location: Town Square Theater – Main Street, U.S.A. – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: 50th EARidescent outfit
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Yes (automated)
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes, included with Genie+

Snow White

snow white main street usa
  • Location: Town Square Theater Porch – Main Street, U.S.A. – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Blue and yellow dress
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Lightning Lane available: No

Dining

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

Magic Kingdom has 2 character meals: Crystal Palace and Cinderella’s Royal Table.

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.

Eeyore

eeyore at crystal palace
  • Location: Crystal Palace – Main Street, U.S.A. – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: None
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): The character meal at Crystal Palace often includes Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore.

Tigger

tigger at crystal palace
  • Location: Crystal Palace – Main Street, U.S.A. – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: None
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): The character meal at Crystal Palace often includes Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore.

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the pooh at crystal palace
  • Location: Crystal Palace – Main Street, U.S.A. – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: None
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): The character meal at Crystal Palace often includes Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore.

Piglet

piglet at crystal palace
  • Location: Crystal Palace – Main Street, U.S.A. – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: None
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): The character meal at Crystal Palace often includes Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore.

Beast

beast at be our guest
  • Location: Be Our Guest – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Formal garb
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Sometimes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): Beast used to meet with guests after their meals and a Photopass photographer was available to capture the moment. However, lately the Beast has just been making appearances in the dining room as guests eat.

Cinderella

cinderella at cinderella's royal table
  • Location: Cinderella’s Royal Table – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Blue ball gown
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): Guests dining here have the opportunity to meet Cinderella on their way into the dining room. Jasmine, Snow White, Aurora, and Ariel also meet guests in the dining room at their tables.

Ariel (returning 2/28/2023)

ariel at cinderella's royal table
  • Location: Cinderella’s Royal Table – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Blue ball gown
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): Guests dining here have the opportunity to meet Cinderella on their way into the dining room. Jasmine, Snow White, Aurora, and Ariel also meet guests in the dining room at their tables.

Snow White (returning 2/28/2023)

snow white at cinderella's royal table
  • Location: Cinderella’s Royal Table – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Blue and yellow dress
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): Guests dining here have the opportunity to meet Cinderella on their way into the dining room. Jasmine, Snow White, Aurora, and Ariel also meet guests in the dining room at their tables.

Jasmine (returning 2/28/2023)

jasmine at cinderella's royal table
  • Location: Cinderella’s Royal Table – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Green pantsuit
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): Guests dining here have the opportunity to meet Cinderella on their way into the dining room. Jasmine, Snow White, Aurora, and Ariel also meet guests in the dining room at their tables.

Aurora (returning 2/28/2023)

aurora at cinderella's royal table
  • Location: Cinderella’s Royal Table – Fantasyland – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Character Dining
  • Costume: Pink gown
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Photopass Available? No
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip(s): Guests dining here have the opportunity to meet Cinderella on their way into the dining room. Jasmine, Snow White, Aurora, and Ariel also meet guests in the dining room at their tables.

Character Checklist

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

Character Checklist

Entertainment

All the shows at Magic Kingdom take place on the stage located directly in front of Cinderella Castle.

Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire Stage Show

Mickey's Magical Friendship Faire
  • Location: Cinderella Castle Stage – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Castle Stage Show
  • Costumes: Mix
  • Performers include: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Tiana, Naveen, Louis, Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Olaf, Anna, Elsa, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck
  • Tip(s): This stage show happens multiple times per day. Check the My Disney Experience App for showtimes.

Let the Magic Begin

Let the Magic Begin Castle Stage Show
  • Location: Cinderella Castle Stage – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Castle Stage Show
  • Costumes: 50th EARidescent outfits
  • Performers include: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Chip ‘n Dale
  • Tip(s): This stage show happens once per day, right before the park officially opens.

Parades and Cavalcades

Magic Kingdom has a couple of cavalcades and at least 1 parade daily.

The routes for both parades and cavalcades are the same:

magic kingdom parade route map

Festival of Fantasy Parade

Festival of Fantasy parade
  • Location: Standard parade route – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Parade
  • Costumes: Traditional
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes, included with Genie+
  • Characters include: Alice, The White Rabbit, Anna and Elsa, Ariel, Beast, Belle, Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Peter Pan, Chip ‘n Dale, Daisy and Donald Duck, Snow White, the 7 Dwarfs, Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather, Flynn Rider and Rapunzel, Jiminy Cricket and Pinocchio, Tinker Bell, Mad Hatter, Alice, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Tiana and Prince Naveen, Pluto, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Prince Philip and Aurora,
  • Tip(s): After the final Christmas Party of the year, this parade is replaced with the Once Upon A Christmastime Parade.

Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade

Disney Adventure Friends cavalcade
  • Location: Standard parade route – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Cavalcade
  • Costumes: Traditional
  • Characters include: Clarabelle Cow, Max Goof, Jose Carioca, Panchito Pistoles, Moana, Miguel Rivera, Woody, Jessie, Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie, Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde, Timon, Baloo, King Louie, Mulan, Stitch, Marie, Terk, Elena, Merida, Mr. Incredible, Elasticgirl, Pocahontas, Meeko, Mary Poppins, Bert, Mirabel Madrigal, Raya
  • Tip(s): This cavalcade happens several times per day. Check the My Disney Experience App for showtimes.

Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade

Mickey's celebration cavalcade
  • Location: Standard parade route – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Cavalcade
  • Costumes: 50th Anniversary EARidescent
  • Characters include: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Pluto, Chip ‘n Dale
  • Tip(s): This cavalcade happens several times per day. Check the My Disney Experience App for showtimes.

What is a Cavalcade?

Cavalcades are kind of like a mini parade. They typically have 1 float and some characters or Cast Members on foot or horseback.

disney adventure friends cavalcade - the incredibles

Halloween and Christmas

During Halloween and over the Christmas holidays, there are even more opportunities to meet characters during the very popular specially ticketed Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

The characters you’ll find at those special events are unique, not typically available during a regular park day, and are often in special costumes.