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How to meet every Princess in Walt Disney World with no stress

How to meet every Princess in Walt Disney World with no stress

Meeting the all the Disney Princesses in one trip can seem like a daunting task to many first time visitors, but you don’t have to be stressed to meet the dresses!  Here’s some tips for meeting all the Princesses and I even threw in some bonus female face characters at the end of the post.

Anna and Elsa – Magic Kingdom’s Fairytale Hall (only)

Anna and Elsa, Frozen, Norway, Epcot, Meet and Greet

The best way to save time meeting the frozen sisters is to pre-arrange Fastpass+.  Guests who are staying onsite should book these around midnight 60 days before their trip, but choose the farthest out date during your trip.  If you are unsure when our 60 day window begins, check my Crowd Calendars.  If they still don’t show up, try using my tips on How to get hard to find Fastpass+ reservations (may be necessary for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train too).  If you don’t succeed at first, keep trying!

If you just can’t find Fasptasses and don’t want to wait 2 hours or more, then arrive at the Magic Kingdom 30-45 minutes early.  Go straight to one of the ropes on the sides of the train station.  When they count down to open the park, stay right on the rope and don’t let people cut you in line.  The Cast Members will escort the rope all the way to the Castle in a VERY slow fashion.  Once you reach the Castle, go straight through and bear left at the Prince Charming Carousel.  You’ll need to circle it to enter the regular Stand By line.

Another option may be visiting during LATE Extra Magic Hours, if you are onsite.  The ladies are available from park open to close and DO NOT appear at ANY character dining.

NOTE:  Anna and Elsa appear in the same room, but don’t appear in the same photo any longer!

Ariel – Magic Kingdom’s Ariel’s Grotto, Cinderella’s Royal Table or Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Magic Kingdom :

ANew Grotto 2012riel’s Grotto.  Ariel can only be found for in park meets at her Grotto in Fantasyland.  She is found in her classic mermaid with fin form.  She can be met early or late or use Fastpass+ for a short wait.

Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, ArielCinderella’s Royal Table.  The meal is quite expensive, but it includes a photo package with Cinderella.  It’s an easy way to meet Ariel in her human form.  Ariel doesn’t offer regular in park meets in human form and doesn’t offer mermaid form meets at character meals.  This meal is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner and you might score a meal before the park is open.

Epcot:

Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, ArielAkershus Royal Banquet Hall.  This is the other Princess meal that offers an opportunity to meet Ariel in human form.  The meal here is a little less expensive, but some children don’t care for the unique Norwegian food.  I recommend the breakfast meal and you might score a meal before the park is open.

Aurora – Magic Kingdom, Epcot’s France Pavilion, Cinderella’s Royal Table & Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Magic Kingdom


Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)  at City Hall in Magic KingdomNext to City Hall in Town Square.  
If you choose to meet her in the Magic Kingdom you will need to check my Character Locator app for her current schedule.  She meets next to City Hall, but only in the afternoon.  In my opinion, it’s easier to plan to meet her in Epcot, so you don’t have to double back to the front of the park, but she could be met before you leave the park for a mid-day break.

Aurora at Cinderella's Royal Table in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World
Aurora at Cinderella’s Royal Table 2006

Cinderella’s Royal Table.  Aurora visits guests at each table, takes photos and signs autographs.  Try to see if you can find a meal before park opening for a unique entry experience or book a late breakfast or lunch.

Epcot


Princess Aurora in France at EpcotFrance Pavillion near the water.   
Aurora can be found in Epcot’s France pavilion.  Her line here rarely exceeds 20 minutes, but arrive before her first meet of the day and you’ll beat the crowd to see her.  It’s a picturesque location next to the water at a gazebo.  Use my Epcot Touring Plans to help you meet her easily.

Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Aurora, Briar Rose, Sleeping Beauty
Aurora at Akershus 2013

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.  Aurora visits guests at each table, takes photos and signs autographs.  Children might find the breakfast meal more palatable due to the the Norwegian flavors.

Belle – Enchanted Tales with Belle, Epcot’s France Pavilion, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Magic Kingdom

Enchanted Tales with BelleEnchanted Tales with Belle.  Enchanted Tales with Belle is not a traditional meet and greet.  It’s mostly an interactive show, but Belle poses for a quick photo with guests involved in the show, as well as anyone who would desire a quick photo.  She does NOT sign autographs at this location, but does offer you a special bookmark and Photopass card.  Belle wears her distinctive gold ball gown at this location.  Use Fastpass+ or visit late at night for the shortest waits.

Epcot

Belle in France at Epcot
Belle France Epcot September 2012

France Pavilion.  Belle wears her classic blue smock at this location.  She meets beside the water for a picturesque photo.  It is best to arrive in France shortly before 11:00 am and head straight to her meet location or you’ll wait in a really long line.  She often has guests waiting an hour or more to meet her.

Belle in her gold ball gown at Akershus
Belle at Akershus 2008
Belle in Red Dress at Epcot's France Pavilion
Belle at Christmas time in Epcot 2013

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.  Belle is the official greeter for Akershus character meals.

Most of the year she wears her gold ball gown, but for a week or two around Christmas, she wears her gorgeous red dress.

Hollywood Studios

Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios August 2014 Belle (4)Character Palooza.  Belle often appears at Character Palooza in her blue smock, but she isn’t guaranteed to appear like the other locations.

Cinderella – Magic Kingdom’s Fairytale Hall, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Grand Floridian’s 1900 Park Fare

Magic Kingdom

Cinderella at Princess Fairytale Hall in Magic Kingdom at Disney World
Cindrella at Fairytale Hall 2013

Princess Fairytale Hall.  Cinderella appears with Rapunzel in separate photos in Fantasyland’s Fairytale Hall.  They are typically there from park opening until 30 minutes before closing.  The best way to meet them with no waiting is to use Fastpass+.  If you can’t use FP+, you might consider going there at rope drop or right before it closes.

cinderella fantasy faire
Not the actual photo backdrop

Cinderella’s Royal Table.  Cinderella is the official greeter at this character dining location.  You receive a complimentary photo package of Photopass photos with her and your family together.  They take your photo before entering the castle for your meal.  People love dining in the castle, so  book this meal 180 days in advance!

Epcot

Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Cinderella
Cinderella at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall 2013

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.  Cinderella visits guests at each table, takes photos and signs autographs.  Children might find the breakfast meal more palatable due to the the Norwegian flavors.

Grand Floridian

Cinderella 1900 Park Fare Dinner
Cinderella at 1900 Park Fare dinner 2008

1900 Park Fare (Dinner).  Cinderella visits guests at each table, takes photos and signs autographs.  This is a buffet style dinner, so the entire family can find food choices to their liking.  Sometimes she poses with her Prince.  This meal also includes the Tremaine Family which are hilarious characters.  It’s usually easier to get this meal too.

Jasmine – Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland, Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Characters, Valentines Day, Aladdin and JasmineAdventureland.  Jasmine usually meets with Aladdin in Adventureland next to the Magic Carpets.  They usually arrive at 9:30am, but check that with Character Locator before your visit.  She often heads straight for a single Magic Carpet ride with a lucky kid before beginning the meet.  Genie might pop in for a special meet.  I suggest arriving 10 minutes before their first posted meet.

Jasmine at Cinderella's Royal Table 2009Cinderella’s Royal Table.  Jasmine visits guests at each table, takes photos and signs autographs.  This meal is extremely popular, so book those reservation in advance!

Epcot

Aladdin and Jasmine Disney World Character meet and greet in EpcotMorocco Pavilion.  Jasmine meets with Aladdin in the back of the Morocco pavilion in a small room on your right hand side.  I suggest arriving a few minutes before their first posted meet to avoid a long wait.

Jasmine at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot
Jasmine at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in 2005

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.  Jasmine visits guests at each table, takes photos and signs autographs.  Children might find the breakfast meal more palatable due to the the Norwegian flavors.

Hollywood Studios

Aladdin and Jasmine at Character Palooza in Hollywood Studios
Jasmine at Character Palooza 2013

Character Palooza.  Jasmine often appears at Character Palooza.  She sometimes appears alone, other times with Aladdin or Genie, but she isn’t guaranteed to appear like the other locations.

Merida – Magic Kingdom’s Fairytale Garden (Only)

Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Character Meet and Greets, Merida
Merida at Magic Kingdom 2014

Fairytale Garden.  The Scottish Princess may only be found in the Magic Kingdom.  Her location is to the right of the Castle.  Be sure to check her schedule on Character Locator before visiting, but the best rule of thumb to avoid a long line is to go there at rope drop on a 9:00am opening day or arrive at 8:45am on an earlier opening day.

Mulan – Epcot’s China Pavilion, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Epcot

Mulan in China Pavilion at Epcot
Mulan Epcot 2012

China Pavilion.  Mulan appears several times per day at Epcot’s China pavilion.  If the weather is hot or rainy, she appears beside the temple, if it’s cool out she may appear at the front of the pavilion.  I recommend arriving early in the day at one of her first meets or you’ll wait a long time!

Mulan at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot
Mulan Akershus breakfast 2008

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (not guaranteed).  Mulan visits guests at each table, takes photos and signs autographs.  Children might find the breakfast meal more palatable due to the the Norwegian flavors.

Hollywood Studios

Mulan at Character Palooza in Hollywood Studios
Mulan at Character Palooza 2014

Character Palooza.  Mulan often appears at Character Palooza.  She appears alone but she isn’t guaranteed to appear like the other locations.

Pocahontas – Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

Pocahontas at Animal Kingdom
Pocahontas in Animal Kingdom 2012

Discovery Island.  Pocahontas appears several times daily at Animal Kingdom.  She currently meet in the Oasis to the left of the Tree of Life in a kind of out-of-the-way area.  You might want to consult my maps page before looking for her or any of the princesses to confirm their locations.

Hollywood Studios

Pocahontas at Character Palooza in Hollywood Studios
Pocahontas at Charater Palooza 2013

Character Palooza.  Pocahontas sometimes appears with Meeko and sometimes alone at Character Palooza.  She isn’t guaranteed to appear like the other locations.

Rapunzel – Magic Kingdom’s Fairytale Hall (Only)

Magic Kingdom

Rapunzel at Princess Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World
Rapunzel inside Princess Fairytale Hall

Princess Fairytale Hall.  Rapunzel appears with Cinderella in Fantasyland’s Fairytale Hall.  They are typically there from park opening until 30 minutes before closing.  The best way to meet them with no waiting is to use Fastpass+.  If you can’t use FP+, you might consider going there at rope drop or right before it closes.

Snow White – Magic Kingdom’s Town Square, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Epcot’s Germany Pavilion, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Magic Kingdom

Snow White at the Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom 2012

Town Square.  Snow White appears in the morning into the early afternoon at the Magic Kingdom.  She is typically found in front of the Town Square Theater, but could roam anywhere in Town Square or be found next to City Hall.  She usually doesn’t have a long line, but arrive early to guarantee a short wait.

Snow White at Cinderella's Royal Table in Magic Kingdom
Cindrella’s Royal Table 2006

Cinderella’s Royal Table.  Snow White visits guests at each table, takes photos and signs autographs.  This meal is extremely popular, so book those reservation in advance!

Epcot

Snow White in Germany Pavilion at Epcot
Snow White in Epcot 2013

Germany Pavilion.  Snow White is really popular in Epcot.  Perhaps it is the high visibility or perhaps it’s because her schedule is posted on the Times Guide?  Either way, you should arrive a few minutes before her first meet for the shortest wait.

Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Snow White
Snow White at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in 2013

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.  Snow White visits guests at each table, takes photos and signs autographs.  Children might find the breakfast meal more palatable due to the the Norwegian flavors.

Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World, Hollywood Studios, Streets of America, Character Palooza, Snow White, Snow Queen, Evil Queen Grimhilde
Snow White with Queen at Character Palooza 2014

Character Palooza.  Snow White sometimes appears with the Snow Queen and sometimes alone at Character Palooza.  She isn’t guaranteed to appear like the other locations.

Tiana – Magic Kingdom (Only)

Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Characters, Valentines Day, Tiana, Naveen
Tiana with Naveen in the Magic Kingdom

Liberty Square Glade.  Tiana appears each day at the Magic Kingdom behind the Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square.  It’s an open air meet.  She appears alone in the morning and Naveen joins her in the evening.  The area is shaded by trees.

Which princesses do you hope to meet on your next trip to Disney World?

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28 thoughts on “How to meet every Princess in Walt Disney World with no stress”

  1. So I have 2 daughters. My hope would be a family picture and then 1 of each with the princess.
    Is there any meet and greet (dining I know is a little different) that they would not allow this? Like Ive heard Beast is only one picture and thats it.

    Thanks!

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    1. Akershus, Cinderella Royal Table and 1900 Park Fare offer different princess experiences. You can see that under MENUS at the top. You can take more than one photo with Beast, but he only meets at Be Our Guest for Dinner

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  2. Are Anna and Elsa coming back to Epcot? I saw that rumor online and their characters are showing up at Epcot on my Disney app. Thanks for everything!

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  3. We want to meet both Tinkerbell and Tiana on the same day in late October. Which one do you recommend going to as soon as we get in the park? We probably won’t be at rope drop, but hope to make it by 9:30. When would you recommend meeting the other? We’ll be touring Adventureland and Frontierland, and then swinging over to Cinderella and Rapunzel for a FP between 3 and 4.

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  4. Jasmine was not at Akerhaus in December it was Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella and Snow White, BUT she was at CRT…it is a guess most days and with CRT going under rehad maybe they will change it up more…What are your thoughts on them putting Anna & Elsa as hosts in Norway…we think it would make sense. Anyhow love being able to fi characters with the locator!!!

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    1. It depends on the CM running it when you go. We have seen CM’s stop anyone from lining up for a photo if they weren’t in the show. We have also seen them say anyone who wants to get a photo to come up to the front.

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  5. Wow. Great Info Kenny. However, it looks like I’m only going to Magic Kingdom and Epcot during my much anticipated trip this November/ December, so no Pocahontas I guess. However, I look forward to meeting Belle in her blue dress at Epcot, as well as Mulan, Merida, Tiana, Ariel, and Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle (hopefully!) Any word if Prince Philip or the other princes will appear during the daytime during the Christmas period (outside of the parties)? Thanks

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    1. You might find Horace and Clarabelle at the Frontierland Hoedown, but there’s no guarantees that they will do any meets or autographs. Princes don’t meet during the daytime during Christmas, only at parties.

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  6. Do you think the Epcot Prinesses will be that busy on a non-EMH day in the 2nd week of September? I want to meet all 4 of them but not too keen to stand in line! I’ll still show up early as per your recommendations. Thanks so much for this post!

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  7. We were able to meet Anna and Elsa with a 45 minute stand-by wait. We got in line shortly after the fireworks started that evening. The employees at the Anna/Elsa rope/time chart gave us this tip earlier in the day. It worked wonderfully! My teenage girls were thrilled. This was their number one thing to do but no fast passes were available so this was a perfect way to end the day!

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  8. Since we began Destiny’s journey to meet every princess (Not in one day, because that would be a TON of outfit changes since we have her meet each one in a coordinating dress/outfit lmao), we only have THREE more to go! Belle, Tiana and Anna. I have been saving Anna for last, simply because I do not see us being able to stay at a resort in order to book the fast passes 60 days in advance. Destiny will be 1 in December, so I am kind of secretly hoping we can get her to all of them before then! We just tend to avoid going during these summer months lol. And I am sure you know why! (Your recent post about busiest days!)

    Have I ever mentioned to you that I LOVE your blog and it has truly been a lifesaver with a (then, newborn) baby going to meet each princess! 🙂 Next we will move onto other characters like Minnie and Alice, etc. Thanks again! 🙂

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  9. We plan on meeting all of them due to my 4 year old daughter being completely princess obsessed. My son is not too happy about this though. He does want to meet Anna and Elsa, however. Luckily I booked the fastpasses as soon as my window opened.

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