Magic Kingdom Characters

Magic Kingdom is where all the storybook magic unfolds. Due to popularity, most characters exchange in and out specific locations. FastPass+ options as well as Photo Pass opportunities to capture the precious moments.

The princesses usually work 40-45 minutes at a time, then take a 15 minute intermission. If you stay in line, you will not lose your place and you should have decent placing when the princess returns from her beauty nap.

  Try to arrive at least five minutes prior to the beginning of the scheduled meet-and-greet time as the line may close to new guests as they get close to the scheduled ending time.

Even though Magic Kingdom offers some great characters meals like Cinderella’s Royal Table (inside Cinderella’s castle), Be Our Guest (Belle’s Castle) and Crystal Palace (Winnie the Pooh), most of the character meet-n-greets take place at specially-themed booths, such as Ariel’s Grotto or Merida as a Warrior at her booth.

BELOW ARE THE USUAL CHARACTERS FOR SPECIFIC CHARACTERS:

Aladdin and Princess Jasmine

  • 9:30 AM  to 5:10 PM
  • Adventureland (by Magic Carpet ride)
  • Signs autographs

Alice and occasionally the Mad Hatter

  • 9:20 AM  to  11:40 AM
  • Fantasyland (near Mad Tea Party aka teacups)
  • Signs autographs

Anastasia & Drizella (Evil Step Sisters) | Lady Tremaine (Evil Stepmother) | Fairy Godmother

  • Evil Step Sisters and Lady Tremaine alternate with the Fairy Godmother throughout the morning and afternoon.
  • They are currently at the New Fanstyland wall
  • You can also ask a Cast Member when you arrive to call the Character Hotline to inquire if the Cinderalla characters are greeting guests that day
  • Signs autographs

Ariel at Her Grotto 

  • 9:00 AM  to  8:30 PM
  • New Fantasyland (next to Under the Sea- Journey of a Little Mermaid
  • Signs autographs
  • FP+ available

Belle

  • 9:00 AM  to  8:00 PM
  • New Fantasyland, right next door to Be Our Guest restaurant
  • Does not sign autographs- she signed her autograph on the bookmark you receive as well as the PhotoPass card
  • FP+ available

Buzz Light Year

  • 10:00 AM  to 4:45 PM
  • Tomorrowland –Star Command Headquarters ( next to Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin)
  • Does not sign autographs, usually gives a stamp

Cinderella and Elena of Avalor

  • 9:00 AM  to  8:30 PM
  • Fantasyland –Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Signs autographs
  • FP+ available – only place you can meet Elena

Daisy Duck

  • 10 AM to 7:30 PM
  • New Fantasyland –Pete’s Silly Side Show in Storybook Circus
  • Signs autographs

Donald Duck

  • 10 AM to 7:30 PM
  • New Fantasyland- Pete’s Silly Side Show in Storybook Circus
  • Signs autographs

Gaston

  • 10:00 AM  to  4:30 PM
  • Fantasyland (outside of Gaston’s Tavern)
  • Signs autographs

Goofy (The Great Goofini)

  • 10:00 AM  to  7:30 PM
  • New Fantastyland– Pete’s Silly Side Show in Storybook Circus
  • Signs autographs

Merida

  • 9:15 AM  to  6:15 PM
  • Fantasyland – Fairytale Gardens, which is in front of Cinderella Castle on the Tomorrowland side
  • Signs autographs

Mickey & Minnie’s Suprise Celebration ( NEW)

  • 9:00 AM  to  8:30 PM 
  • Main Street USA- Town Square Theater
  • Signs autographs and you’ll be able to sign their celebration guestbook
  • FP+ available

Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration Characters

Surprise characters will greet guests at the flagpole on Main Street USA until September 30th, 2019, from around 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

List of possible surprise characters (changes daily):

  • Chicken Little and Abby Mallard
  • Gideon and Foulfellow
  • Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Prince John and Friar Tuck
  • Robin Hood and Little John
  • Remy and Emile

Peter Pan and Wendy

  • 1:00 PM  to  4:30 PM 
  • Fantasyland (near Peter’s Pan Flight)
  • Signs autographs

Pluto

  • 10 AM to 7:30 PM
  • New Fantasyland – Pete’s Silly Side Show in Storybook Circus
  • Signs autographs

Rapunzel and Tiana

  • 9:00 AM  to  8:30 PM
  • Fantasyland – Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Signs autographs
  • FB+ available, only place you can meet Tiana

Tinkerbell

  • 9:00 AM  to  8:30 PM
  • Main Street USA– Town Square Theater
  • Signs autographs
  • FP+ available

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger

  • 10:45 AM  to  7:00 PM
  • Fantasyland – The Thotful Spot (near the Winnie the Pooh ride)
  • Signs autographs

A View Points on the Resorts

Currently, Animal Kingdom is being pushed heavily–which is nice with the opening of Pandora. It is really the only Deluxe resort being heavily pushed/promoted by Disney currently.

The Art of Animation and Pop Century resorts are right next door to each other and close by ESPN Wide World of Sports and have just been updated, so those, as Values, are likely to be pushed (especially for the cheerleading competition in February).

From the 3 Boardwalk hotels (Beach Club, Yacht Club and Boardwalk) are all convenient to walk to Epcot or short boat ride away to Hollywood Studios. Beach and Yacht Club share a beach area and a sand-bottomed pool that appeal to all ages.

The Magic Kingdom resorts (Contemporary, Grand Floridian and Polynesian) are generally full, due to the convenience of the monorail. Copper Creek Villas/Wilderness Lodge/ Fort Wilderness is also considered in the Magic Kingdom area, and they are short boat ride away. Rv spots fill up fast.