Which Disney World characters offer Fastpass+?

Which Disney World character meet and greets offer Fastpass+?

I’m often asked this question via email and Facebook, so I thought I’d create a simple post that explains which character meets offer Fastpass and which ones would have priority.  I’ll update this post if things change in the future.

Animal Kingdom

  • Meet Mickey and Minnie at the Adventurers Outpost.  The MyDisneyExperience app actually refers to this meet as “Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost.”  The photo shows Mickey and Minnie, but it doesn’t specify the characters.  This is the ONLY location that offers Mickey and Minnie in the same photo in the same location.  Use this as a 3rd or 4th Fastpass option.

Epcot

  • Meet Mickey, Minnie and Goofy at the Epcot Character spot.  The MyDisneyExperience app calls this meet “Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot.”  Again it doesn’t specify the characters that you’ll meet.  Mickey, Minnie and Goofy are each in the same room, but in separate photos.  They actually increased the wait times at this location by moving it from Tier One to Tier Two.  Use it as a 3rd or 4th Fastpass.

Hollywood Studios

  • NONE – it could sure use Fastpass+ for some of it’s meets like Buzz and Woody, Sorcerer Mickey and Mike and Sulley.  Minnie was supposed to become Fastpass+ exclusive, but that was killed quickly, although it could return at some point.

Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom offers the most Fastpass+ enabled meet and greets.  There are 5 different formal meet and greets and Enchanted Tales with Belle offers a brief photo opportunity at the end of the show.

  • Meet Anna and Elsa at Princess Fairytale Hall.  This is the King, um Queen, of all Fastpasses.  It is booked solid up to 60 days in advance by guests staying at resorts.  Parents awaken at midnight Eastern 60 days out to secure coveted spots for their children.  Make this your number one Fastpass priority and use my tips for acquiring hard to get Fastpasses, if you find this is hard to find.
  • Meet Ariel at Her Grotto in New Fantasyland.  Ariel meets next to her ride in Fantasyland.  She can easily have lines of 30 minutes or more, so FP+ can ease that pain a bit.  The waits are in the shade and air conditioned.  I would book this as a 4th or later FP+
  • Meet Cinderella and Rapunzel at Princess Fairytale Hall.  This is a very popular meet and greet and can pull lines of an hour or more on the busiest days.  If you are visiting the Magic Kingdom twice on your vacation, you might consider making this one of your top 3 on of these days.
  • Meet  Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater.  Mickey is popular, but not as difficult to get Fastpasses for as the Princesses.  He can usually be met with a 4th or 5th FP with little effort.  He could also be met at park opening, during a parade or late at night.  He usually uses magic and speaks to you at this meet, but it isn’t guaranteed.
  • Meet Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater.  When Tinker Bell met with the other Pixies in Adventureland, there was always a long line, but since she moved to Town Square Theater, there is rarely a long line.  The attraction was meeting other fairies in addition to Tink.  Use a 5th or later FP+ for this meet, go at park opening, during a parade or late at night for no wait.
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle.  In the normal sense of the term, this isn’t a traditional meet and greet.  It is an interactive show that offers a very fast photo opportunity at the end of the experience.  A Photopass person will take the photo, but you can also snap it with your own camera (no flash).  Use a 4th or later FP+ for this experience.
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One thought on “Which Disney World character meet and greets offer Fastpass+?”

  1. Regarding Ariel’s Grotto. For some reason the waiting area is NOT Air Conditioned. It can get extremely humid in the shaded area. No air movement due to walls on three sides.

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