for Disney Characters?
Here are Tips to Find Your Favorites
At Walt Disney World Resort
VISTA, Fla. -- A 2-year-old girl peers through the crowd
watching the 3 o’clock parade in the Magic Kingdom.
“Pooh!” she squeals, reaching out as her favorite
honey-loving Disney character approaches her with open arms.
The young and young at heart adore the Disney characters,
from Mickey Mouse to Mulan. Hundreds of guests carry cameras
and autograph books in anticipation of meeting their
favorite characters at Walt Disney World Resort.
And it has never been easier. The Magic Kingdom, for
instance, has Mickey’s Toontown Fair, a playful “land”
dedicated to bringing kids and characters together.
While you never know when a Disney character might pop
up, here are a few tips to improve your chances of seeing
Follow the Glove to Track Favorite Characters
All Walt Disney World Resort theme park guest guidemaps now
feature the easily recognizable Mickey’s glove icon in
every park area where characters can be found. It’s the
best way to find your Disney friends!
See Mickey Mouse and Pals at the Magic Kingdom
If you want to fulfill your life-long dream of meeting
Mickey Mouse, Mickey’s Toontown Fair is the place to be.
In a cool, air-conditioned setting, guests have a chance to
visit his house and meet the Mouse himself in the Judge’s
Tent directly behind his house. Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald
Duck and other pals of Mickey Mouse also stop by Mickey’s
Toontown Fair throughout the day to meet with fans of all
ages. They are eager to pose for photos and give autographs
in the Hall of Fame located inside the County Bounty.
Fantasyland is another popular area where Disney
characters make special appearances, especially at
Fantasyland Character Festival. Up to five characters from
famous Disney films are available for hugs, kisses and
autographs. Guests in Fantasyland also can meet Ariel from
“The Little Mermaid” after splashing around in her
“under-the-sea” play area in “Ariel’s Grotto,” a
popular meet-and-greet location.
At Epcot, Characters are on Holiday
Epcot is another hot spot to meet Disney characters. Guests
of Epcot can find their favorite Disney friends traveling on
a double-decker bus throughout World Showcase Plaza. The
characters pose for photographs and sign autographs along
Disney-MGM Studios Home of More Disney Characters
Disney characters never miss the chance to be “in the
movies” at Disney-MGM Studios. The studios is often the
first place characters from the latest Disney animated film
will appear -- in stage shows, attractions or parades.
Animation Courtyard is a prime meeting place for Mickey
The latest characters to ride onto the set are those
famous toys from “Toy Story 2.” Buzz Lightyear and Woody
appear several times daily at Al’s Toy Barn on Mickey
Avenue with new pals Jessie and Bullseye. Guests also can
rub elbows with other famous character stars on Mickey
A Special Character Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
At Camp Minnie-Mickey,
character-loving guests are in
heaven. In a shady grove of brooks, nooks and cedar trees
reminiscent of an Adirondack summer camp, Disney characters
are on hand to greet guests, sign autographs and pose for
Guests will find Mickey Mouse and his good friend, Minnie
Mouse, soaking up the campground fun, along with Goofy,
Pluto, Winnie the Pooh and his Hundred Acre Wood pals, Chip
'n' Dale can be spotted moseying along the woodland trails.
Camp Minnie-Mickey is home to two theater shows:
“Festival of the Lion King,” where Simba and his friends
celebrate the music from the classic Disney film, and
“Pocahontas and Her Forest Friends,” with Pocahontas and
her favorite live woodland animals telling the story of
their forest world.
Feeling Hungry? Try a Character Dining Experience
Don’t forget to call 407/WDW-DINE to make reservations at
one of the many Character Dining locations. The Walt Disney
World Resort offers many different Character Dining
experiences from breakfast to dinner. It offers a fun and
unique way to meet some of your Disney friends.
So grab the cameras and the autograph books! And get
ready to meet some real characters.
OTHER TIPS FOR VISITING DISNEY WORLD INCLUDE:
Consider purchasing a Park Hopper Pass if you want to
visit more than one park or for visit for several days.
Plan a visit for a few days - there is so much to do
Take advantage of shuttles offered by your hotel. It
saves on parking and having to find your own way around.
Take advantage of the Fast Pass - go to Walt Disney World® Resort
Fastpass for more information.
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