Walt Disney World is all about characters. Whether it’s their rides, their stories, or getting to meet these heroes in person Walt Disney World delivers a one of a kind magical experience. Part of the fun is tracking down favorites or finding surprise characters in unexpected places. However, for some characters, this just will not do! They are too popular! Because of the popularity of certain Disney friends, they have a very tight schedule and lots of places to be. Crowds line up to meet the popular characters and will wait in line for over an hour to get that one special photograph or signature. Some locations are so popular you can even get a Fastpass for the experience! Here are the five most popular character meet and greets in Walt Disney World.
The Five Most Popular Walt Disney World Character Meet And Greet Experiences
New Fantasyland is full of character and detailed worlds from classic Disney and the Disney Renaissance. Here you can meet Belle for interactive story time or stop and have a chat with Gaston outside his tavern. The most popular character here though is Ariel. You can meet her right outside here attraction if you don’t mind the wait.
Elsa and Anna
If you love Frozen, you will want to dedicate a couple of your Epcot Fastpasses to the Norway pavilion. Not only do they have Frozen Ever After, but Elsa and Anna just happen to have a summer home here as well. This one is a very popular character meet and greet. Just be aware that you will have to choose either Elsa or Anna because they have separate lines. Also, during special events, Olaf and Kristoff have been known to be available to meet here, as well.
Jack and Sally
These two are a rare sight to behold, but if you come to the Magic Kingdom at the right time of year and have tickets for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, you can meet Jack Skellington and Sally at Liberty Square. This one is a hugely popular meet and greet opportunity, so if you are a Nightmare Before Christmas fan, you will want to show up early and get your pictures before the line fills in.
Princess Fairytale Hall
The Princesses are always popular, and you can find a lot of them occasionally in their corresponding pavilion in the World Showcase. However, the biggest and most popular draw is at Princess Fairytale Hall where you can line up to meet two characters. You have a choice between meeting Rapunzel and Tiana, or Cinderella and Elena of Avalor. It is a big opportunity to meet two princesses so snag your Fastpasses to be sure not to miss it.
Mickey Mouse Town Square
Mickey Mouse is not just the most famous Disney Character; he also just turned 90! His popularity this year is through the roof. Even though Mickey makes the rounds at all of his parks, he is still busiest at the Magic Kingdom by the Town Square theater. The line here gets well over an hour long. Luckily, there are lots of other places he likes to go that aren’t nearly as crowded.