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Meet Disney characters - Meet Mickey Mouse and friends at Disneyland Paris

Who doesn't dream of meeting the Disney characters who are known from television, cinema or comics?
At Disneyland Paris this dream can become reality! There are different ways to meet the Disney characters. Mickey Mouse and his friends are omnipresent at Disneyland Paris. Some characters, such as Donald Duck or Peter Pan wave to you during the daily parade - the Stars on Parade is probably the largest collection of Disney characters at one place in the two parks. So don't miss it on any account! Other Disney characters have fixed meet'n'greet points in the parks or just run into you. So there are several ways to meet your favourites. So don't forget your camera or get the Disney Photo Pass and take an autograph book with you. Fun is assured when meeting Disney characters!

At the entrance to Disneyland Park or Walt Disney Studios Park, get a programme booklet to find out where you can meet and greet with Balu, Buzz Lightyear, Darth Vader or Spider-Man at what time. You can also find these dates in the Disneyland Paris App.

For a special highlight, you can also arrange to have dinner with your favourite characters. At Plaza Gardens, for example, you can enjoy the Character Breakfast. Here, as well as in some other restaurants at the resort, the popular Character Dining is offered - a list of the restaurants can be found here. Minnie, Mickey and the other characters will visit you directly at your table and make the meal a very special experience. These events are not only very popular with children, but also teenagers and adults are guaranteed to have fun!
But sometimes it's the little ones who have the greatest respect for Mickey Mouse & Co. When visiting Disneyland Paris with toddlers, you might want to meet a Disney character in the park before you book a meal.

So what are you waiting for?!

How can I meet the Disney characters at Disneyland Paris?

Clarice, Daisy and Donald Duck dancing at the Jungle Book Jive

As mentioned earlier on this page, there are several ways to meet your favorite character at Disneyland Paris. Here you can find an overview of the possibilities:

  • in Attractions
    Some Disney characters have a fixed meeting point that is considered a separate attraction. Of course Mickey Mouse is one of them, but also the Disney Princesses and for all Star Wars fans Darth Vader. Since there are more and more Marvel fans in Disneyland Paris, Spider-Man is also one of them.
    For these you just stand in line like on any other roller coaster and wait your turn.
  • in restaurants
    You can reserve a table to meet some of your favourites over a meal. During your meal you will see 4-8 Disney characters, depending on the restaurant, who will visit you at your table.
  • at fixed meeting points
    In both parks there are several places, which are described in more detail in the respective current program booklet, where you can meet Minnie Mouse, Buzz Lightyear, Winnie the Pooh or for example Mary Poppins. If you can simply queue up there or have to make an appointment via the Lineberty App, you can also see in the program booklet.
  • spontaneously
    With a bit of luck and the help of chance, you will meet some of the Disney characters at Disneyland Paris quite spontaneously. They're just out and about, without much notice, and look forward to meeting you.
  • at the parade and at shows
    During the daily parade and the different shows in the two theme parks, you can of course also admire some of the characters. There are usually many different characters present. But with a few exceptions, you can only admire them at a distance, because only on a few occasions there is the possibility for a short meeting.

Meeting points in the Disney Parks

Here you can meet the Disney characters

In the two theme parks you can meet the Disney characters at fixed meeting points. You can find out the time and place of the meetings in the programme flyer, which is available at the park entrance.
With a bit of luck, you will also meet some characters off the photo points during your tour of the Disney parks. Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald and all the others enjoy walking in the park and are always happy to meet their friends. No matter if you want to shake their hands, give them a hug, take pictures or get an autograph: they all like to take time for young and old.

Here you can find the most important meeting places:

  • Mickey Mouse
    Mickey Mouse of course has a fixed Meet'n'Greet point - he waits for you at Meet Mickey in Fantasyland.
  • Minnie Mouse
    You can meet the pretty mouse lady almost every day. Usually she is waiting for you several times a day directly behind the Storybook Store in front of the entrance to the Liberty Arcade. Please make sure to check the program, because on some occasions you may meet other characters, such as Marie from the Aristocats.
  • Winnie the Pooh and his friends
    The lively gang from the Hundred Morning Forest awaits you daily near the Plaza Gardens restaurant.
  • Disney Princesses
    The beauties have their own pavilion in Fantasyland, where they welcome you for an audience.
  • Buzz Lightyear
    The hero from Toy Story awaits you at Toon Plaza in the Walt Disney Studios.
  • Olaf
    In the Walt Disney Studios Park in the Art of Animation building, where you will also find the Animation Celebration Show, a meeting with Olaf will take place.
  • Darth Vader
    At the Astroport in Discoveryland you have the daily opportunity to meet Darth Vader from the Star Wars saga.

You can find out at what times the above-mentioned Disney characters can be found in the current park programme, which is displayed in the entrance area of both parks. You can also pick it up at City Hall or Studio Services. In the program booklet you can also see if you have to book an appointment via the Lineberty App or if you can just queue up.

If a special season is running, such as Halloween or Christmas, there are usually additional Meet & Greet events with matching themes.

Meet the Disney Princesses
Belle from Beauty and the Beast in the Princess Pavilion

For some guests of the Disney Parks the Disney Princesses are the absolute favourites. And it is not only little girls who love the Disney Princesses, but also many big visitors. Because the noble ladies are so popular, there are several ways to meet the beauties at Disneyland Paris.

On the one hand, the royal highnesses wait for your visit in the Princesses Pavilion, where there is always at least one princess present. You can see which one is currently offering an audience on the information board at the entrance to the pavilion. If you like, you can have dinner with them in the Auberge de Cendrillon. Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner - whatever you prefer. Usually, one or two princesses also invite you to an additional audience at different places in the park. Merida often travels to Frontierland, while Vaiana prefers Adventureland and Belle prefers Fantasyland.

You can read more about "Meet the Princesses" here.

Character dining options
  • Inventions Restaurant
    Inventions The Inventions buffet restaurant is located at the Disneyland Hotel. Here you can help yourself to a varied buffet at dinner in the company of the Disney characters.
  • Restaurant Auberge de Cendrillon
    Auberge de Cendrillon Would you like to enjoy your meal in the company of the Disney princesses? Then reserve a table at the Auberge de Cendrillon restaurant and your royal banquet can begin.
  • Buffet Restaurant Plaza Restaurant
    Plaza Gardens Restaurant An elegant Victorian style building awaits you at the end of Main Street, U.S.A. - The Plaza Gardens Restaurant offers a delicious all you can eat buffet all year round.
  • Café Mickey
    Café Mickey At Café Mickey at Disney Village, Mickey Mouse doesn't cook himself, but you can meet him and some of his friends while eating. So be quick to reserve a table.
Special Meet & Greets with the Disney characters

In addition to the options mentioned so far, there are other options to meet some of the Disney characters.
In the time of seasonal events there are always special packages that you can book separately to add even more Disney magic to your stay. These packages sometimes include exclusive meetings with certain Disney characters. For example, for the Lion King & Jungle Festival, there is a package that includes a meeting with Minnie Mouse in an explorer's outfit and also the Experience ExtraROOORdinaire (a lunch with Mickey the explorer and Rafiki).
Similar packages can be booked over and over again, usually called "Signature" and reserved for guests of Disney Hotels. But sometimes components of the package can be booked separately.