magic kingdom character schedules

Magic Kingdom Character Schedule

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Character Notes
  • 3/14 NOTE:  Anna and Elsa will be moving to the Magic Kingdom’s Fairytale Hall on April 20!
  • 1/20 NOTE:  Tinker Bell will be moving to Town Square Theater and the other fairies will stop meeting this spring.
  • Characters that can ONLY be met at Magic Kingdom include:  Ariel*, Fairy Godmother, Gaston, Jessie, Marie, Merida, Peter Pan, Cinderella***, Rapunzel, Rosetta, Tiana, Tremaine Family**, Wendy, White Rabbit
    *Ariel can also be met at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Breakfast in Norway in Epcot
    **Lady Tremaine, Anastasia & Drisella can also be met at
    1900 Park Fare Dinner at the Grand Floridian
    ***Cinderella can also be met at Cinderella’s Royal Table in the Magic Kingdom,
    1900 Park Fare Dinner at the Grand Floridian and Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot.
Magic Kingdom Character Meals
Be Our Guest Dinner ONLY Beast – after your meal
Cinderella Royal Table Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Cinderella, Ariel, Aurora, Jasmine, Snow White, Fairy Godmother (rare)
Crystal Palace Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger and Piglet

Click on a character’s name for a FULL schedule, map and interaction tips!

all_aladdin_jasmine.jpg Aladdin and Jasmine  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Adventureland Verandah  
all_alice.jpg Alice  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland – Mad Tea Party  
mk_tremaines.jpg Anastasia, Drizella & Lady Tremaine  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland – New Wall  
mk_ariel.jpg Ariel  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland – Ariels Grotto  
all_aurora.jpg Aurora (meets with Cinderella)  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland – Princess Fairytale Hall  
mk_buzz.jpg Buzz Lightyear  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Tomorrowland – Next to his ride  
mk_chip_dale.jpg Chip n Dale  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Frontierland – Rivers of America  
all_cinderella.jpg Cinderella (meets with Aurora)  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland – Princess Fairytale Hall  
mk_daisy_fortuna.jpg Daisy Duck  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Storybook Circus – Pete’s Silly Sideshow  
mk_donald.jpg Donald Duck  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Storybook Circus – Pete’s Silly Sideshow  
all_fairy_godmother.jpg Fairy Godmother  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland – Behind the Castle  
mk_frontierland_hoedown.jpg Frontierland Hoedown  
Location: Frontierland  
mk_gaston.jpg Gaston  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland – Outside Gaston’s Tavern  
mk_goofy.jpg Goofy  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Storybook Circus – Pete’s Silly Sideshow  
rare_mrs_incredible.jpg Incredibles Super Dance Party  
Location: Tomorrowland Stage  
mk_lady_tramp.jpg Lady and the Tramp autograph  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Tony’s Town Square Restaurant  
mk_marie.jpg Marie  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Town Square – Flag pole  
all_mary_poppins.jpg Mary Poppins  
Location: Magic Kingdom: The Chapeau  
mk_merida.jpg Merida  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Fairytale Garden  
mk_mickey.jpg Mickey Mouse  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Town Square Theater  
mk_minnie.jpg Minnie Mouse  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Storybook Circus – Pete’s Silly Sideshow  
ep_minnie.jpg Minnie Mouse  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Town Square – Flag pole  
mk_naveen.jpg Naveen (meets with Tiana)  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Liberty Square – Behind Christmas Shoppe  
mk_peter_wendy.jpg Peter Pan and Wendy  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland – Next to Peter Pan’s Flight  
all_pluto.jpg Pluto  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Town Square – Flag pole  
mk_rapunzel.jpg Rapunzel (meets with Snow White)  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland – Princess Fairytale Hall  
all_snow_white.jpg Snow White (meets with Rapunzel)  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland – Princess Fairytale Hall  
all_stitch.jpg Stitch  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Tomorrowland near Space Mountain  
mk_tiana.jpg Tiana  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Liberty Square behind Christmas Shoppe  
mk_pooh_tigger.jpg Tigger & Winnie the Pooh  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland – Beside Pooh ride  
mk_tink.jpg Tinker Bell (meets with guest fairy)  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Adventureland – Tinker Bell’s Magical Nook  
mk_white_rabbit.jpg White Rabbit  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland- Mad Tea Party  
mk_jessie_woody.jpg Woody and Jessie  
Location: Magic Kingdom: Splash Mountain EXIT  
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137 thoughts on “Magic Kingdom Character Schedule”

  1. Fairy Godmother and the Tremaine Family no longer meet behind the castle. They now meet at the entrance to new Fantasyland. Learned that one today the hard way! Waited around for Fairy Godmother until she was 30 min late and someone finally figured out she had moved locations.

      1. Good to know! The lady that was waiting next to us started crying bc she missed her. I just came back later to the correct location. Not anything to get that upset about. 😀

  2. I noticed when I would print this out, it was huge, using a bit of paper from my printer. I condensed the info you have so I could print it on two pages (or duplex it). You can even use it for a template and change it up in the future if you like. Anyway, thought I would share since you shared with me! Hope it comes in handy with your visitors!

  3. When we were at MK a couple of months ago we wanted to see Tink and Periwinkle. We waited in line first thing after MK opened. When we got in only Tink was in there with no other fairy. We are going to be there again this weekend and hope to see Periwinkle, but don’t want to wait in line if she isn’t going to be there again. Was that normal for Tink to be alone first thing in the morning or was something strange just happening?

  4. I was watching the live show yesterday at MK of Kelly and Michael and there was something I have never seen before?! A Dumbo!!! A walking blinking adorable Dumbo!!! Have you seen this before?! Is it going to be doing a meet and greet?! Also there was the blinking talking Mickey. Lease let me know if can find anything out about this Dumbo!! I need to meet him!!!

    1. Jenn,
      He was first introduced at the Grand Opening of New Fantasyland in December on the Castle stage, but hasn’t been out since. He’s pretty awesome looking and I wish I had been there to get photos while he was leaving the stage :( Talking Mickey has been around a couple of years, they use him in the Castle stage show daily and the Welcome Show. He’s been meetable a few times on rare occasions and may appear some this summer.

  5. I just found your site and am sucked in ;-)

    We are going to Disney World very soon and I have 3 girls that will probably want to see every single princess (yeah, good luck us ;-)).

    I’m still kind of confused with how to meet them. You said there is a fastpass for meeting them right at the entrance? But they are also all around Magic Kingdom? So I could either get the fastpass and see them all at once or I have to wait in line at every single one throughout the park?

    Would you mind explaining this. I am so confused. Thank you :-)

    1. Fastpass at MK is only for Rapunzel, Cinderella and Aurora. (And Mickey with separate FP) Snow White, Mary Poppins, Merida, Tiana, Jasmine can also be met in MK Epcot is a nice place to meet them and I have a plan for those on the blog Pocahontas is only at Animal Kingdom

      On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 8:41 PM, Kennythepirate's Disney Character

  6. How often do these character schedules change? Month to month? Is this schedule applicable last week of April/first week of May? Thanks!!

  7. So with the parks doing a 7 A.M. EMH this week, do the EMH characters start at 7:00 too? I plan to be in the Kingdom on Saturday.

  8. I have heard there is a nice grand opening ceremony at the gate when park opens and all characters show up there? someone told me that is the best way to see them all together in one go!

    1. Magic Kingdom Welcome show happens every day about 10 minutes before the earliest opening time. You won’t see all the characters, but there are many that appear. Not a meet and greet, just a small show.

      On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 11:21 PM, Kennythepirate's Disney Character

  9. We were at MK on Monday & saw Tigger & Pooh outside the Winnie the Pooh ride. But by the time my 4 yo plucked up the courage to go meet them they were done for the day. Going back tonight (Wed) for parade & fireworks & hoped to get there a little early to see them, but checked the schedule on the MyDisney app and T & P aren’t mentioned! Do they appear every day or is it their day off?!? Thanks

  10. what is EMH? and i would love the schedule listed by area of park vs character alphabetization if someone wants to add a link to a spreadsheet made of that lol ie) adventureland, frontierland, etc

    1. Extra magic hour morning for hotel gusts only.

      Sort by name, land and next meet will be possible in new app, and site to come, but not here. It’s just too much work to maintain at the moment. Perhaps in the future.

      If someone posted an excel file, it would be out of date by the time it was shared most likely. Schedules change.

  11. Hi Kenny,
    Do you know where the Magic Kingdom Welcome show happens?
    Is it inside the park once you enter after buying the ticket or can it be seen from outside at the gate without entering?
    Reason I ask is because I am staying off-site and the day I am going they have EMH so the show wil be 1 hour earlier.
    If it is inside the park, no point going early because I wont be able to enter without a Disney resort id.

    However, once in there, I dont think they will kick us out at 9pm when evening EMH begins.
    But I read somewhere they dont let you go on any rides without a resort id. are they really strict about it?
    Do you think I will be able to do anything during the evening EMH?

    By the way, you are doing a great job of answering everyone’s questions here. Its a BIG help.

    1. It’s always 10 minutes before the earliest park opening time. It doesn’t repeat on EMH days, just the one before EMH begins. It’s on the SHOW Schedules on the top of the blog.

      It’s shown at the Train Station where the Mickey Floral is, but not sure why you’d want to see it from there. If you’re going on and EVENING EMH day, the start the show at 8:50 for everyone. If you are going on a MORNING EMH day they start the show at 7:50, but it’s only for resort guests because non resort guests can’t board the monorail until regular hours.

      They won’t kick you out for Evening EMH, but you won’t be allowed to ride anything. They are very strict. All you’ll be able to do is walk around and take photos.

      Glad to help.

      On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 3:21 PM, Kennythepirate's Disney Character

  12. Do any of the characters who come out for the Frontierland Hoedown sign autographs or pose for pictures?

    1. Lately they have been meeting after the Hoedown, but there’s no guarantees, especially in hot weather.

      On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 3:10 PM, Kennythepirate's Disney Character

      1. Great – thank you! My boys are dying to meet these guys and we’re hoping to see them next week!

  13. Just thought I’d point out, you have the Cinderella’s Royal Table characters listed for the Crystal Palace as well. I almost had a heart attack thinking they’d switched out the Winnie the Pooh characters. (I’m surprising my best friend with breakfast there on our trip and she’d be heartbroken not to see Tigger)

      1. Yes, the list on this page. It reads this:
        Cinderella Royal Table Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Cinderella, Ariel, Aurora, Jasmine, Snow White, Fairy Godmother (rare)
        Crystal Palace Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Cinderella, Ariel, Aurora, Jasmine, Snow White, Fairy Godmother (rare)

  14. It would be so awesome and helpful if you would put PM and/or AM after the times for the characters so that we know the exact times! This website is so helpful and awesome! Thank you!

  15. Do you know how drastically these lists will change by Jan/2014? I’m superplanning my trip to meet as many characters as possible without ignoring the rides. :)

  16. I have heard that Peter Pan moved to Adventureland by the Adventureland Bridge, and I was planning on trying to meet him. Do you know if this is true or not?

  17. What about Belle and the Beast? Where will they be? And will Peter Pan still be by Peter Pan’s flight at those times? I made shoes with the Beauty and the Beast theme and the Peter Pan theme so I want them to see them and sign them!

  18. I don’t know if it was the heat or what, but Peter Pan only met in the morning on Thursday, June 13th, and the Fairy Godmother did not come at her 9:20 schedule on June 7th. The heat and humidity were miserable this week, so the lines seemed to be cut short on some of the character meets from our experience this past week.

  19. Hi i have just found your site and absolutely thrilled its a fantastic site…. We are of to Disney in Sept this year (2013) it is our first ever trip and hoping to do as much as we physically can. We have 4 children 12,9 and twins 7 our eldest is disabled. can you help on the characters (were is the best to meet them) . we want to meet as many as we can however there is some that is a must …. mostly they are the characters from all the films so ..all prince, princesses, toystory. cars. mickey, minnie and their friends (donald, pluto, goofy ,etc)

    thank you so much for your help

    1. Look at Characters > Wdw Master List. Click on any of those character names for info and schedules. You’ll also find links at the top of the page to a variety of other character experiences.

  20. We were at MK for early morning hours and they didn’t do the welcome show. It was our first day and I was so disappointed because we really wanted to see it. When I asked a cast member about it they said they don’t do it on mornings when they open early for resort guests. I don’t know if this is a recent change but given that most parks have cut down or cut out their shows all together I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. MK is the only park left that still does a real show.

    1. You arrived BEFORE extra magic hours? I’ve never heard of this supposed new policy that the cast member presented you. Welcome Show occurs every day before the park’s FIRST opening time. It’s on the Entertainment > Magic Kingdom Entertainment Schedule.

      1. I don’t think we were before the first opening, just before the opening to the public. Sounds like that was the problem, thanks for clearing things up!!! :)

  21. Hi Kenny, You have the Tremaines and Fairy Godmother meeting at the same times. I thought they usually switched off because they meet in the same area? Or has this changed? Thanks!

  22. Hi Kenny. Kenny, do you know where I can find Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh? I have the other Pooh characters: Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, and Darby, and I’d love to get Rabbit. I nearly got him 6 years ago and missed him twice. I hope he’ll be at Long Lost Friends week, and they should have Christopher Robin sometime. Another thing, I was checking out You Tube and saw that a few characters do meet and greets after the Beauty and the Beast musical. I think that Cogsworth, Lumeire, and Chip made an appearance. Let me know if this is true and if so, I can add them to my list. Take care. Jason.

  23. Woot! Had the rare sighting of Rabbit!
    After I was done the Winnie the Pooh ride, I was just sitting around, Pooh & Tigger came to the character meet & greet. After a minute or two Rabbit came out. Got a picture of his backside close up, and his face faraway, as he was behind the crowd. Didn’t wanna wait in line as I already met Pooh & Tigger in Epcot. :D

  24. I love your page, your passion for the characters and the wealth of information you have available but it should be noted that all character meet and greet times are subject to change without notice. There are a million factors that could lead to a character being moved, or having their times changed and it does happen very often.

  25. I’m sorry if you have already answered this but I’m at MK today and need a quick answer on Tiana and I know you usually answer quickly….. I see this schedule:

    09:30 AM – 10:10 AM
    10:30 AM – 11:10 AM
    01:20 PM – 02:00 PM
    02:20 PM – 03:00 PM
    04:45 PM – 05:25 PM
    *Sun, Thu-Fri
    05:00 PM – 05:40 PM
    06:00 PM – 06:45 PM
    07:00 PM – 07:45 PM
    08:00 PM – 08:45 PM
    … But the asterisk refers to what times? All below it? Just the ones above? I’m sorry but want to know the last time I can see Tiana before VMCP begins today on Sunday 11/17. Thank you Kenny!!! 5?

  26. Hi Kenny. When the park opens at 8:00am (like on the day after Christmas) with an MEMH at 7:00am, what time do you think Merida will start meeting?

  27. We’re going to Orlando in 2 weeks and I’m trying to come up with a plan for character meet-and-greets. There seems to be duplicate characters at the parks. Are the lines shorter for Alice and Snow White at Magic Kingdom or Epcot?

    1. Alice is pretty reasonable in either park. You can meet her with White Rabbit in Magic Kingdom, but the backdrop of Epcot is nicer. Snow White is better in Epcot, especially early in the day. She meets with Rapunzel in Magic Kingdom and lines can get pretty long unless you use Fastpass or Fastpass+

  28. With MK opening at 7AM this week, how does that impact character greetings that normally start at park opening? Or that are open during EMH? For instance, you show Alice’s first shift at 8:30AM; would that move up to 7:30AM or stay as is? Thanks!

    1. And another example: Ariel shows as being available from 8AM until midnight, but with the park being open today from 7AM until 3AM the WDW site shows her available from 7AM until 12:30AM, and then again from 1AM until 3AM. Will other characters have similarly expanded hours?

  29. And while I am asking, are Stitch, Mary Poppins, and the Tremaines still meeting and greeting at MK? The WDW site does not show them. Thanks!

  30. One final question: Will there be a character replacing Santa in the Tour Guide Gardens spot starting on Dec 25th?

    Thanks for all your help! Great site!

  31. Hi Kenny, my husband and I love your website! I had a few questions. I read that Periwinkle was no longer meeting regularly but then read that she replaced Terrance. Will she be around late April? Also, is it possible to get pictures and autographs with the Brer gang after or before the Hoedown?

  32. Will Periwinkle be with Tinkerbell at the Magical Nook next Wednesday ? I am bringing my daughter and she really wants to see Periwinkle… it’s the only character we’ve missed.

  33. Going in March to MK. My daughter is a HUGE fan of Jasmine. Where can I for sure find her? Like I’m talking every single day, concrete meeting place, for sure.

  34. Hi, your site has been tremendously helpful! I was wondering if you had any insight on a couple of questions; 1) I read in a few different places (including the Disney app) that the dwarves are supposed to meet by the wall with a mural of doc and dopey in fantasyland; I have been there all different a times of day two days now and have yet to see hide or hair of a single dwarf. What gives? 2) I was lucky enough to get a super-early breakfast so we could be in line for Anna and Elsa (we were third) which was wonderful, but I was wondering if there were any plans for an Olaf or Kristof character any time soon?

  35. Is Mickey still “unconnected” now that the park is all FP+

    Also if he isn’t is it worth a FP+ do lines get long since he’s talking now?

    1. There is no more paper Fastpass, so nothing is “unconnected” any longer. Lines can get long at times during busier months. See him early, late or use FP+ It’s worth a FP+, if it’s important to you. and you want to see him mid-day

      1. Yeah I’m going early April. So was wondering if one of my days was planning to use my FP on the princesses and Mickey.

  36. Hi Kenny,

    We previously had FP for the evening to meet Rapunzel at MK on 2/23. Then, the FP disappeared. When I look at her hours on that day, they are 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM; 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM. Is it possible this is just a glitch when they added in the EMH times? That it should be 10:30 PM?


      1. Thanks for the quick follow-up, but that was not my question :) It is showing that she closes at 10:30 AM… when ordinarily and on every other day with similar hours it is 10:30 PM. Is that likely a technical glitch?



  38. Please could you tell me which characters are currently meeting at he entrance of magic kingdom. I think the area is called town square?

  39. I LOVE this page. It has helped us to work on achieving having my 3 month old daughter meet all the Disney Princesses. (In the coordinating or inspired outfits!) I keep track at her blog. Today we went to Epcot and got to meet Jasmine and Aurora. :) Check out her blog if you get a chance! :)


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