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All the Disney Characters You Can Meet in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom

There are many character meet-and-greet opportunities at Magic Kingdom, but today, we will focus on the experiences available in Fantasyland and Storybook Circus. These lands are where you’ll be able to find most of your favorite Disney princesses, and over by the circus, you’ll discover fan-favorite characters dressed in unique outfits.

Princess Fairytale Hall

Are you a fan of Disney Princesses? If you are, this is the place for you. This hall is separated into two separate areas. One section is Cinderella and a visiting princess, usually Elena of Avalor. The other line is for Princess Tiana and a visiting princess, which is almost always Rapunzel. This meet and greet does utilize Lighting Lane, and those that use DAS (Disability Access Service) can book a return time for the experience.

Total Characters: 4

Enchanted Tales with Belle

Over in the New Fantasyland area, visitors can meet two other princesses, Belle and Ariel. Enchanted Tales with Belle is an interactive experience where guests can play a part in Belle’s adventure with her friends in her library. I love this activity because it’s very immersive, it’s a great way to get the entire family involved, and I love the movie Beauty and the Beast. If you don’t want to wait in a long line, you can book a Lightning Lane. The Disability Access Service is also available here.

Total Characters: 1

Ariel’s Grotto

Not too far from Belle’s Cottage, you’ll find Ariel’s Grotto. This is another themed meet and greet, but this one doesn’t require any audience participation. Here you’ll dive into Ariel’s iconic grotto and meet her in her mermaid form. This location uses Lightning Lane and DAS return times. In my opinion, this is one of the coolest meet-and-greets at the Magic Kingdom.

Total Characters: 1

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger

These characters aren’t listed on the My Disney Experience app as of right now, so when I stumbled across them, I was shocked. The line to meet them was very long when I walked by, but the guests were so happy that they could meet them. The times and information aren’t on the app, but at the entrance of the queue, there’s a sign showing the hours.

Total Characters: 2

Pete’s Silly Sideshow

You can meet some daring Disney pals like Donald, Goofy, Daisy, and Minnie Mouse here. Here they are known by different names that fit the “daring” theme of the meet and greet. The Amazing Donaldo is a charming snake charmer. The Great Goofini is a circus stuntman that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. Minnie Magnifique is a Parisian poodle trainer. Last but not least, we have Madame Daisy Fortuna, a mysterious gypsy fortune-teller.

These character trade in their “everyday” outfits for clothes that match these different personas. I absolutely love this experience because of the costumes they wear here. It’s just so different from what they wear anywhere else. Unlike the other locations, they are not using a Lighting Lane at the moment, the queue isn’t built to have an extra line right now, but that could change one day.

Total Characters: 4

Cinderella Castle Area

Oh, one last one! Make sure to pay attention when wandering around Cinderella Castle because you might be able to find the evil step sisters meeting guests nearby. Sometimes they can be tricky to spot but meeting them is always a blast.

That marks the end of our meet-and-greet journey through Fantasyland. If you were to meet all of these characters, you’d interact with fourteen of them just in this one land. Which of these interactions is on your must-do list? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Hi, I'm Erica, and I write about all things Disney. Before working for The DIS, I was a theme park performer at SeaWorld, but I also performed at Disney. I have such an immense love for theme parks to the point I studied them in college.


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