Characters in EPCOT 2022

Looking for characters you can find at EPCOT? Well, you came to the right place!

In this guide, I will provide you with the must-up-to-date list of characters in EPCOT and where to find them!

**Walt Disney World is constantly changing and things are slowly returning. Meet and Greets with hugs have returned and characters are signing autograph books again! I will keep you up to date with the most recent information here.

What Characters Are There in EPCOT?

Did you know that EPCOT is one of the best parks for seeing characters at Disney World?

In fact, there are many characters that you will ONLY find in EPCOT!

Seeing characters is one of the best things to do at Disney World. Whether you’re old or young, meeting and getting your pictures with the characters is part of the fun of going to Walt Disney World.

What characters are there in EPCOT? You’ll find a WIDE variety of characters in EPCOT. You’ll find Mickey and his pals; Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck.

Are you a Disney Princess lover? Well, EPCOT is a great place for finding your favorite Disney princesses. Belle, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, Anna, Elsa, and Jasmine all have regular Meet and Greets here!

You’ll even find characters you won’t find anywhere else; such as Joy from Inside Out and Vanellope von Schweetz from Wreck-It Ralph.

Characters are seen all throughout the day. Their schedule looks a little similar to something like this. Starting at 9:45 am until about 6 pm. They do take regular breaks but are never gone too long.

Make sure to get an autograph book for the characters to sign. This is such a fun, memorable souvenir to keep forever! I recommend purchasing a character autograph book from Amazon before you travel. Amazon has a lot of great options and is cheaper than purchasing in the parks!

PRO-TIP:

For the most up-to-date characters in EPCOT, pick up a Times Guide as you enter the park for the day. This will provide a list of the characters in EPCOT for that day and what times to see them.

You can also find up-to-date times for character meet and greets on your My Disney Experience App. If you haven’t downloaded the app yet, go ahead and download it. This is a must when visiting Walt Disney World.

How Do You Find Where the Characters in EPCOT Are on the My Disney Experience App?

For those that are a little technology impaired like me, here are directions on how to find where the characters in EPCOT are on the My Disney Experience App.

Open the My Disney Experience app. From the map, you’ll see a menu across the top with the following: Filter(left), Wait Times(Middle), and Show List(right). Click on Filter and select EPCOT. Then on the Wait Time drop-down menu, click Characters. Click Show List and this will show all the characters and times that will be at the park on that day.

If you happen to miss these characters at EPCOT, No Worries (Hakuna Matata)! I have provided a list of other places you can find these characters while at Disney World!

Characters in EPCOT You’ll Find in World Discovery

You’ll find the following characters in EPCOT near the Main Entrance of the park.

1. Goofy

Goofy is one of the characters in EPCOT who will greet you as you walk into the park!

Location:

Main Entrance of EPCOT

Other places to spot at Disney:

Magic Kingdom: Be on the lookout for Goofy at one of the parades.

Hollywood Studios: Sunset Boulevard, Tower of Terror Balcony

Animal Kingdom: Look out for Goofy cruising the Discovery River on Goofy and Pals Set Sail.

2. Pluto

You can find Pluto at the main entrance of the park!

Location:

Main Entrance of EPCOT and character dining at Garden Grill Restaurant.

Other places to spot at Disney:

Hollywood Studios: Animation Courtyard

Characters in EPCOT You’ll Find in World Celebration

You’ll find the following characters in EPCOT in and around ImageWorks; which is the building you enter after exiting Journey into Imagination with Figment.

3. Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh can be seen catching butterflies near Imagination.  He is one of those classic characters in EPCOT that you have to see!
Photo by @meeko_intheparks on Instagram

Location:

You’ll find Winnie the Pooh frolicking around the Gardens trying to catch butterflies near the entrance to Journey Into Imagination With Figment.

Other places to spot at Disney World:

Currently, EPCOT is the only place to spot Winnie the Pooh. I’m hoping he returns to his Thotful Spot in Magic Kingdom soon!

4. Joy

Joy is one those characters in EPCOT you can only find in EPCOT.
Photo by @meeko_intheparks on Instagram

Location:

You’ll find Joy in ImageWorks right after exiting the ride Journey into Imagination with Figment.

Other places to spot at Disney World:

EPCOT is the ONLY place to find Joy, so make sure to see her here!

5. Vanellope von Schweetz

Vanellope is another one of the characters in EPCOT that can only be found at EPCOT.
Photo by @meeko_intheparks on Instagram

Location:

You’ll also find Vanellope von Schweetz in ImageWorks.

Other places to spot at Disney World:

This is the only place you’ll find Vanellope. Make sure to visit her here!

6. Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse is one of the must see characters in EPCOT!  The line to meet Mickey here at EPCOT is much shorter than the Magic Kingdom!

Location:

Magic Eye Theatre in the Imagination Pavilion.

Other places to spot at Disney World:

Magic Kingdom: Mickey is available for pictures at Town Square Theatre. (There’s usually a long wait here.)

You’ll also find Mickey in Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade (parade) and Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire (show ). Check My Disney Experience App for Times.

Hollywood Studios: Commissary Lane, Red Carpet Dreams

Animal Kingdom: You’ll find Mickey cruising down Discovery River on Mickey and Friends Flotilla

Characters in EPCOT You’ll Find in World Showcase

Here in the World Showcase is where you’ll find the majority of characters in EPCOT. This is where all the princesses are! The princesses are found in the countries they are from. You will also find Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck.

So let’s make a journey around the world, starting at the World Showcase Friendship Ambassador Gazebo. From there, we will enter Mexico and end in the UK!

7. Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse is one the characters in EPCOT you must see.  You can't go to Disney and not see Minnie!
Photo by @meeko_intheparks on Instagram

Location:

World Showcase Friendship Ambassador Gazebo

Other places to spot at Disney World:

Magic Kingdom: Watch out for Minnie Mouse during Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade (parade) and Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire (show ). Check My Disney Experience App for Times.

8. Donald Duck

See Donald Duck at the Mexico Pavilion.  This is the only place you will find him in his Mexico themed clothing!

Location:

World Showcase, Mexico Promenade

Other places to spot at Disney World:

Hollywood Studios: Hollywood Boulevard, front entrance balcony

Animal Kingdom: Donald’s Dino-Bash Flotilla- Keep an eye out for Donald and his friends throughout the day cruising down Discovery River.

9 & 10 Elsa & Anna

Anna and Elsa are waiting for you in the Norway Pavilion.
Photo by @meeko_intheparks on Instagram

Location:

World Showcase, Norway- Royal Sommerhus. These sisters are available at the Norway Pavilion at Royal Sommerhus. You can get your picture taken with one or both if you like!

Other places to spot at Disney World:

Magic Kingdom: You won’t be able to get your picture with them, but you can catch them at Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire stage show in front of the castle. They are also on one of the floats in the parade.

Hollywood Studios: Again, you won’t be able to get your picture with them, but you can see them perform in the fun sing-along show, “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration.”

11. Mulan

If you want to see Mulan, go to EPCOT!  She is one of those characters in EPCOT that are rarely seen anywhere else.
Photo by @meeko_intheparks on Instagram

Location:

World Showcase, China Gardens

Other places to spot at Disney World:

It is rare to find Mulan anywhere else, so make sure to see her here!

12. Snow White

Visit Snow White at the Germany Pavilion.  She is waiting for you at the Wishing Well!
Photo by @meeko_intheparks on Instagram

Location:

World Showcase, Germany Wishing Well

Other places to spot at Disney World:

Make sure to see Snow White at EPCOT because this is the only place she is currently available for Meet and Greets.

13. Princess Jasmine

Princess Jasmine can be found at the Morocco Pavilion.

Location:

World Showcase, Morocco

Other places to spot at Disney World:

Currently, Jasmine is only available for Meet and Greets at EPCOT. So, if you want to meet Jasmine, see her at EPCOT. Hopefully, she will return to her spot near the Magic Carpet ride in Magic Kingdom soon!

14. Belle

Belle can be found at the France Pavilion.

Location:

World Showcase, France Promenade

Other places to spot at Disney World:

Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland at Maurice’s Cottage

15. Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)

Sleeping Beauty can also be found at the France Pavilion.

Location:

World Showcase, France Fragrance Gardens Gazebo

Other places to spot at Disney World:

Currently, Princess Aurora is only available for Meet and Greets at EPCOT. Make sure to see her here!

16. Daisy Duck

How cute is Daisy Duck!  She is one of the must see characters in EPCOT.
Photo by @meeko_intheparks on Instagram

Location:

World Showcase, International Gateway

Other places to spot at Disney World:

Hollywood Studios: Hollywood Boulevard, on the front entrance balcony

17. Alice

You can find Alice in the gardens at the UK Pavilion.

Location:

World Showcase, UK Gardens

Other places to spot at Disney World:

Currently, Alice is only available for Meet and Greets at EPCOT. Hopefully, she will return to her spot near the Mad Tea Party in Magic Kingdom soon!

18. Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins is another character in EPCOT you can find at the UK Pavilion.

Location:

World Showcase, United Kingdom Courtyard

Other places to spot at Disney World:

Currently, Mary Poppins is only seen for Meet and Greets in EPCOT.

Character Dining in EPCOT

1. Garden Grill Restaurant

Garden Grill Restaurant is THE place for character dining in EPCOT. It is located in the same building as Soarin’ and Living with the Land.

Here you will find Chip ‘n’ Dale (of course), Farmer Mickey, and Pluto!

Character dining is a great way to see characters in EPCOT.  You can see Chip n Dale at Garden Grill Restaurant.
Farmer Mickey Mouse can also be seen at Garden Grill.
Pluto is also waiting to get his picture taken with you at Garden Grill.

If you are looking for a character dining experience at Disney World, this is a great one!

Currently, they are only open for lunch and dinner. Hopefully, breakfast in EPCOT at Garden Grill will return here soon!

What is so unique about this restaurant is that is it revolving! How cool is that!?

Make sure to book your Advanced Dining Reservation! However, you might be able to get on the Walk-up-List while there.

Garden Grill Restaurant prices:
Adults: $55
Children (3-9): $36

2. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Currently Closed)

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is temporarily closed. I’m hoping this restaurant opens back soon.

This was a wonderful princess dining character meal located at the Norway Pavillion in the World Showcase. Princesses seen here were Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Princess Aurora, Mulan, Cinderella, and even Mary Poppins!

Attractions in EPCOT with Your Favorite Disney Characters

I thought I’d provide attractions in EPCOT with your favorite Disney characters since of course, you are here for the characters!! On these attractions, you will find animated versions of your favorite characters!

1. Frozen Ever After

Featuring Characters: Anna, Elsa, & Olaf

Before or after seeing Anna & Elsa, take a ride on Frozen Ever After. You will be singling aloud to all your favorite Frozen songs with Anna, Elsa, and Olaf!

This is a family-friendly ride suitable for all ages. However, it is dark and there is a small backward drop.

2. Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros

Featuring Characters: Donald Duck

Before or after meeting Donald Duck, take a ride on this fun boat ride. This slow, gentle boat ride through the Mexico Pavilion is great for all ages. Here you will spot your favorite duck, Donald!

3. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Featuring Characters: Remy

Any Remy fans? If so, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is a must-ride. This fun, ride great for all ages will make you feel like you are part of the movie Ratatouille!

4. Journey into Imagination with Figment

Featuring Characters: Figment

For those interested in seeing the classic EPCOT purple dragon Figment, make sure to ride Journey into Imagination with Figment. This is another ride great for all ages.

5. The Seas with Nemo & Friends & Turtle Talk with Crush

Featuring Characters: Nemo, Dory, Crush

Nemo fans? You can’t miss The Seas with Nemo & Friends and Turtle Talk with Crush. The Seas with Nemo & Friends makes you feel like you are in the movie on a search for Nemo! Turtle Talk with Crush is a fun interactive talk with the amusing Crush!

The Wrap-Up: Characters in EPCOT

EPCOT is an amazing park for finding your favorite characters.

I hope my guide of Characters in EPCOT 2022 has helped you plan your day at EPCOT! I hope you enjoy EPCOT as much as I do!

Have a magical time!✨
Kim

I’d like to give a big thank you to meeko_intheparks on Instagram for helping me out with some amazing pictures for this post! Check out this Instagram page for the most amazing, beautiful Disney pictures.

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