One of the things I highly recommend is that you make sure you WATCH Disney movies before you go to Disney World so you know who different characters in the parks ARE. We took some friends once who hadn’t seen many of the movies and they had no idea why it was such a big deal we were seeing some of these folks! It’s also fun to quote back lines from the movies to them.
Then I got a question on our Facebook page from Jennifer who was planning Disney Movie nights as a part of their countdown and wanted to make sure that her kids knew more than just the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse characters. Well I thought that would be a GREAT post for all of you.
So this article is actually a double whammy. Movies to watch and what park you’ll find characters in.
Now BE WARNED: Disney moves these characters around, so just because they’re here as of now (9/17/12) doesn’t mean they will be by YOUR TRIP so make sure to check. This is not a comprehensive list, if I left some out by mistake please let me know in comments.
You can meet Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Chip & Dale, Pluto, & Daisy in Different Parks in Different outfits at any given time.
Movie Name, Characters you can see.
At Magic Kingdom
Pinocchio- Pinocchio, sometimes Geppetto, Jiminy Cricket
Song of the South – Br’er Bear, Br’er Rabbit *Also, If you can get a rare copy of this movie and plan to ride Splash Mountain this ride will make SO MUCH MORE SENSE if you’ve seen the movie*
Cinderella – Cinderella, Fairy Godmother, Evil Stepmother & Stepsisters
Alice in Wonderland – Alice, White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum, sometimes Mad Hatter
Peter Pan – Peter, Wendy, Mr. Smee, Captain Hook, Tinker Bell
Sleeping Beauty – Aurora
Mary Poppins – Mary Poppins
Winnie the Pooh (any variation, classic one is in the ride though) – Pooh, Tigger
The Little Mermaid – Ariel (we’re not sure who else once the grotto in the Fantasyland Expansion opens)
Beauty and the Beast- Belle (we’re not sure who else once the new Fantasyland Expansion opens)
Aladdin- Aladdin, Genie, Jasmine
Toy Story 1, 2 & 3 – Woody, Jessie, Buzz
Lilo & Stitch – Stitch
The Country Bears – The Country Bears
Tinker Bell Movies – Tinker Bell, Fawn, Rosetta, Silver Mist, Terrance, Iridessa, Vidia , Periwinkle should be coming soon. *When you go you never know who you will get but Tinker Bell is consistent*
Princess and the Frog – Princess Tiana
Tangled – Rapunzel
Brave – Merida
The Three Caballeros – Donald
Alice in Wonderland- Alice
Sleeping Beauty – Aurora
Mary Poppins- Mary Poppins
Aristocats – Marie
Winnie the Pooh (any variation) – Winnie the Pooh
Beauty and Beast – Belle (two variations. In her blue clothes & in the yellow dress at Akershus), Beast
Aladdin- Aladdin & Jasmine together (usually)
Mulan – Mulan, sometimes Mushu
Finding Nemo – there’s no character greetings, but this will make The Seas make more sense.
Ratatouille – Remi *at Les Chefs de France
There’s no movie for Duffy but you can meet him. Read about him HERE.
DIVA TIP: The ONLY place you can Meet Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Chip & Dale in their “TRADITIONAL” Costumes is in the Epcot Character Spot
Winnie the Pooh (any variation) – Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet (rotating one at a time)
Honey I shrunk the kids – Makes the Playground make more sense. There are no character greetings here though.
Toy Story 1,2,3 – Woody & Buzz
Monsters Incorporated – Mike & Sully
Lilo & Stitch – Stitch
The Incredibles – Mr. Incredible, Frozone and Mrs. Incredible (for right now).
Cars – Lightning McQueen, Mater
Phineas & Ferb – Phineas & Ferb
Handy Manny – Handy Manny
Little Einstein's – we’ve seen all four at different times
Jake & The Neverland Pirates - Jake
Diva Tip: Hollywood Studios has a special Character Greeting area in the Magic of Disney Animation that changes to promote the upcoming movie. That’s will be the only place, usually, you can get those characters for a while (and sometimes forever). They also let some characters “practice” at certain times of the day so you never know who you will get!
Bambi – Thumper & Ms. Bunny (for the moment)
Jungle Book – Baloo, King Louie
Winnie the Pooh (any variation)– Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet (all together)
Lion King – Timon, Rafiki, *Also Lion King show makes more sense*
Pocahontas – Pocahontas, Miko
Bugs Life – Sometimes Flik and Princess Atta
Tarzan – Terk
Lilo & Stitch – Lilo, Stitch
Finding Nemo – there’s no character greetings but watching will make the FInding Nemo Musical make more sense.
Up – Russell, Doug
Other*Watch Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad if you’re going to Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party - you will see many references to this movie and the Headless Horseman leads the parade.
*Cinderella’s Carriage is found at Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party.
*Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs can be found at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
*Villians Fan? Best place to meet them is at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
*Tarzan, Terk, & Jane are all often spotted at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
* Star Wars Characters can be found at Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends.
* You can meet Santa at Disney World during the Holiday Season.
* You can meet the Easter Bunny and Mrs. Bunny at Magic Kingdom around hat Holiday.
* You can usually meet Scrooge McDuck at the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
* You can also meet a lot of rare Characters if you’re running the Half Marathons or Marathons, but you can’t get autographs, only pictures.