Joy to the World: EPCOT’s Character Experience Moving to Hollywood Studios

Joy at Imagination Pavilion in EPCOT

This summer marks a significant transition at EPCOT, as the Joy Meet and Greet experience found in the Imagination Pavilion will be drawing to a close, and moving to Hollywood Studios starting June 10th, 2024.

Joy Relocation Announcement

The interactive opportunity for guests to meet Joy, a central character from Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out,” has been a highlight for many visiting EPCOT, but the character meet & greet will be switching parks. This addition to Hollywood Studios will align with the anticipated release of “Inside Out 2,” promising guests an opportunity to interact closely with her, starting June 10th, in Pixar Plaza.

Inside Out 2 Release Date

The timing of Joy’s introduction to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is no coincidence. With “Inside Out 2” set to premiere in theaters on June 14th, just days after Joy’s debut, fans will have a chance to interact with one of the movie’s main characters prior to the film’s release. In addition to meeting Joy, guests can also look forward to new Pixar merchandise available at the Beverly Sunset Boutique.

Pixar Plaza

Where To Find Pixar Place
Where To Find Pixar Plaza

Pixar Plaza, which is located near the entrance to Toy Story Land and just past the Walt Disney Presents theaters, has previously welcomed characters from “The Incredibles” and “Monsters, Inc.”

If you’d like to get exclusive photos of all the Pixar character meet & greets inside Pixar Place at Hollywood Studios, check out our article here: Character Meet & Greets Inside Pixar Plaza At Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Additional Festivities on June 10th

June 10th is shaping up to be a significant day for Walt Disney World, with several other notable events scheduled. CommuniCore Hall and Plaza are slated to open, and a limited-time “Encanto” show will make its debut. Moreover, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will kick off the 30th-anniversary celebration of “The Lion King,” adding to the festivities across the resort.


The discontinuation of the Joy Meet and Greet at EPCOT signifies both an end and a beginning. As one door closes, another opens, offering a new location for fans of “Inside Out” and Disney-Pixar films in general. Whether you’re a long-time Pixar fan or looking for new experiences during your visit, meeting Joy promises to be a highlight for any young Pixar fan.

Stay tuned to the DVC Shop blog to get all the latest developments from inside the Disney parks and around the Disney Vacation Club resorts!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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