Epcot Disney Visa Meet and Greet

Epcot Visa Character Meet Mickey Minnie Goofy (2)

For years Disney has touted Disney Vacation Club and “Disney’s Best Kept Secret.”  I think that secret became a little bit public after tens of thousands of people have bought into their version of time share.  Well, I think the Epcot Disney Visa meet and greet is definitely one of Disney’s better kept secrets.  The meet and greet is an exclusive benefit provided only to Disney Visa credit or debit card holders inside Epcot’s Innoventions West pavilion.  

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If you enter from the central plaza you’ll stay to the right just past “Where’s the fire?” firetruck and the “Play it safe” area and you’ll see a small doorway and curtain on your right.  Above the doorway you see this sign.

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Along the wall there was this sign that informs guests that they will need to present their Disney Visa in order to enter this special meet and greet.

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After showing your card to the Cast Member, he or she will jot down the last 4 digits of your card number(s) on a log book and complete your coupon(s).  Don’t lose the coupon, you’ll need it later. For each Disney Visa account you have, you will receive a coupon.  The coupon will allow you to receive one free 5×7 photo taken by a Photopass photographer.  I once used the coupon for a great shot a photographer took of my kids and I on Crush n Gusher at Typhoon Lagoon.  I wasn’t restricted to only the Visa Meet.  I’m not 100% sure if that is still the case though.

Epcot Visa Character Meet Mickey Minnie Goofy (1)

On my recent visit, I entered the queue and there was NO ONE present at 4:00 p.m.  The Disney Visa Meet Greet recently extended its hours from 1:00-7:00 p.m. and many guests aren’t aware of the meet and greet or the change in hours.  I’d recommend trying from 4:00-7:00 because most guests arrive at or near 1:00 to get their photo.  On January 22nd I was able to meet Mickey, Minnie and Goofy all together.  Your meet could any of these and / or Pluto.  It’s usually just 2 characters at a time.

Epcot Visa Character Meet Mickey Minnie Goofy (3)

Say CHEESE!

Epcot Visa Character Meet Mickey Minnie Goofy (4)

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The photographer would be happy to take photos with your camera in addition to Mickey’s camera.

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After completing the meet and greet, you take your Photopass and the coupon(s) you were given to the Epcot  Camera center at the front of the park near Spaceship Earth.  The Cast Member will assist you in choosing the correct photo and adding any border or graphics to the photo, if you so desire.  Disney’s better kept secret is one of the few free opportunities.  So, if you have a Disney Visa, drop in one afternoon for a free photo.

Here’s a scan of the free photo I received:

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8 thoughts on “Epcot Disney Visa Meet and Greet”

  1. Went three times last week when we were at Disney and each time, there was only one or two groups in front on us. Got Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy first time and then Mickey/Pluto next two times.

    Photopass person didn’t let us print a different picture than the Visa meet and great ones for free. Only asked the first time. Other two times, the person ONLY showed us the meet and greet ones from that day.

    Regardless, it was a great, quick character opportunity.

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  2. We’ve always had to wait too lining up around 1:00. It is a great meet and greet, we met Minnie and Goofy both times and they even did the Hot Dog dance for us!

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  3. This meet was great. A friend had a Disney Visa and we waited less than five minutes on a day when the regular character meet wait times were well over half an hour, and because things were not crowded my friend’s kids had more time to interact with Mickey and friends.

    As of September you could still use the voucher for any PhotoPass picture on your account.

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  4. Wow, we’ve always had to wait, usually 10-15 minutes. This last October was the worst at about 1/2 hour. We got in line about 3:00. Of course, this was before the extended hours so maybe that’s what they are trying to avoid. Regardless, it is a great meet and greet. We saw Mickey, Minnie and Pluto.

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