What Characters Are Doing Traditional Meet And Greets – Summer Update

It has been four months since Disney brought back traditional character meet and greets, which means that it is time for an update! When Disney announced the news that characters would be able to once again hug guests and sign autographs, they stressed that not all characters would return at once. This phased approach has meant that guests are constantly wondering if their favorite character is back in their usual spot.

The last couple of months have brought back numerous characters in Walt Disney World Resort, and character meet and greets are almost completely back to their pre-pandemic normal. However, it is wise to check for your favorite characters in the My Disney Experience app and be sure that you will be able to find who you are looking for when you are in the parks. So, here is our complete list of which characters are doing traditional meet and greets in Disney World after the summer!


Chip 'n' Dale Signing Autographs
Lincoln is mesmerized by Chip ‘n’ Dale Signing Autographs!
  • Chip and Dale in Storybook Circus
  • Mickey Mouse in Town Square Theater
  • Minnie Mouse in Town Square Theater
  • Snow White in Town Square Theater Porch
  • Belle at Maurice’s Cottage
Merida character meet and greet in Magic Kingdom
The Merida meet and greet in Magic Kingdom has finally returned!
  • Merida in Fairytale Garden
  • Cinderella in Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Rapunzel in Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Tiana in Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Elena in Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Peter Pan at Never Land Map
Peter Pan at Never Land Map in Magic Kingdom
Peter Pan can be found at the Never Land Map in Magic Kingdom right next to his ride!
  • Anastasia and Drizella at Enchanted Glade Gazebo
  • Captain Jack Sparrow at Adventureland Stage
  • Jasmine in Adventureland, Agrabah
  • Aladdin in Adventureland, Agrabah


  • Mickey Mouse in Red Carpet Dreams
  • Minnie Mouse in Red Carpet Dreams
  • Olaf in Celebrity Spotlight
Pluto in Animation Courtyard in Disney's Hollywood Studios
Pluto and other Disney Junior characters can be found in Animation Courtyard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
  • Pluto in Animation Courtyard
  • Vampirina in Animation Courtyard
  • Fancy Nancy in Animation Courtyard
  • Doc McStuffins in Animation Courtyard
  • James P. Sullivan (Sulley) in Walt Disney Presents
Chewbacca meet and greet in Star Wars Launch Bay
The Chewbacca meet and greet in Star Wars Launch Bay is such an amazing experience!
  • Chewbacca in Star Wars Launch Bay
  • BB-8 in Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Darth Vader in Star Wars Launch Bay


Goofy meet and greet in Epcot
Everyone loves seeing Goofy right when you enter Epcot!
  • Goofy in World Celebration, Main Entrance near Spaceship Earth
  • Pluto in World Celebration, Main Entrance near Spaceship Earth
  • Minnie Mouse in the World Showcase Friendship Ambassador Gazebo
  • Donald Duck in World Showcase, Mexico Promenade
  • Elsa in World Showcase, Royal Sommerhus
  • Anna in World Showcase, Royal Sommerhus
Mulan meet and greet in Epcot's China Pavilion
Mulan and other princesses are available for meet and greets in various countries around the World Showcase!
  • Mulan in World Showcase, China Gardens
  • Snow White in World Showcase, Germany Wishing Well
  • Jasmine in World Showcase, Morocco
  • Belle in World Showcase, France Promenade
  • Aurora in World Showcase, France Fragrance Gardens Gazebo
Daisy Meet and Greet in Epcot's International Gateway
Meet Daisy and enjoy a view of France and the Skyliner at the International Gateway!
  • Daisy Duck in World Showcase, International Gateway
  • Alice in World Showcase, UK Gardens
  • Mary Poppins in World Showcase, UK Maze
  • Mickey Mouse in World Celebration, Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
Vanellope Von Schweetz meet and greet in Epcot
Vanellope Von Schweetz is the sweetest meet and greet in Epcot!
  • Vanellope Von Schweetz in World Celebration, ImageWorks
  • Joy in World Celebration, ImageWorks


Kevin roaming around Animal Kingdom's Discovery Island
Kevin is always so much fun to see roaming around Animal Kingdom’s Discovery Island!
  • Kevin roaming on Discovery Island
  • Mickey Mouse in Adventurers Outpost
  • Minnie Mouse in Adventurers Outpost

Happy Hugging!

So many characters have returned over the course of the Summer for traditional meet and greets. The characters truly add extra magic to the day and we are so happy that traditional character meet and greets are almost completely back to normal.

Who is your favorite character meet and greet? Who are you hoping will return next? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to the DVC Shop Blog to find out the latest character news!

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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