The purpose of this plan is to meet all the “Fur” or stuffed type characters in Epcot in a single day. It’s actually pretty easy to meet them all and doesn’t require too much planning beyond the Chip n Dale step. The trick is to meet the entrance characters, Character Spot and Chip n Dale before others fill the lines.
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EPCOT “Furs” Character Plan
Arrive at the entrance to Epcot by 8:15am and look for a turnstile with little or no line. The park advertises that it opens at 9:00 am, but it actually opens at 8:45 am. Make your way at opening to meet Pluto. There will be NO LINE. He will be located on the far right in a alcove before you turn the corner to Spaceship Earth.
Next we head straight for Mickey, Minnie & Goofy. “But don’t we need Soarin’ Fastpasses?” you ask. Well, trust me, they won’t be gone by the time you wait 3 minutes to see Mickey, Minnie and Goofy. The characters are located in the Character Spot. It is just past the Ice Cream shop on the right. Exact directions are located here.
Very few people know when and where Chip and Dale meet. As you pass through the Innoventions breezeway on the right hand side, headed toward Soarin’, you’ll find a little curved out area on your LEFT. Chip n Dale are usually prompt to arrive about 9:30am. I usually just drop into the area about 9:25 to be first in line, otherwise the line is typically about 15-20 minutes.
Duffy rarely has a long line, except during the busiest times at Epcot. To avoid any line at all, just show up at his location at 11:25am. To find his location head down the middle path from the Epcot Fountain toward World Showcase. When you reach the end of the path, turn left and Duffy’s gazebo is clearly identified on the left. He’s a hugger by the way!
Next we continue along the same direction toward the Mexico Pavilion, which is the first one to which you’ll arrive. Go just past the pavilion and you’ll see Mexican Donald on the LEFT. He rarely has a very long line, but by arriving early you’ll avoid any wait.