Few characters have been around as long as Alice in Wonderland. From the classic film to Tim Burton’s reimagination, she has been a staple of Disney for generations. If Alice is one of your favorite characters, you may wonder how you can meet her on your next trip to Disney World.
If you or your little one is keen to meet Alice, the Mad Hatter, or White Rabbit, this article will cover a few ways you can see Alice on your next trip to Disney.
Meet Alice in the United Kingdom
When: 9:00 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:25 AM
You’ll find Alice in an English-style garden across from the Rose & Crown pub. You’ll get a few minutes to talk to Alice during the meet and greet. You can ask her questions like Where is the White Rabbit, or Has she been to an Unbirthday party lately? Alice may tell you about how she fell down a rabbit hole into a magical realm where she had to paint white roses red. You might even hear all about the Queen of Hearts!
The times for her meet and greet are subject to change, so we always recommend double-checking the time on your Disney app before heading off to Epcot. If you plan on meeting her, try getting there a few minutes early, as lines can build up pretty fast.
Mad Tea Party Ride
Where: Magic Kingdom
When: Rotating throughout the day
While not an official meet and greet or other character function, one common place to spot Alice is at the Mad Tea Party Ride. The ride is a mind-twisting experience of spinning colorful tea cups. It makes the perfect ride for those days with a bit of rain, and the entire thing is undercover.
Throughout the day, it is common to see all the characters of Wonderland rotate through the ride. They will often be there to greet guests as they get on. Not only will you see Alice, but you may also see the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, and the White Rabbit. There’s no telling who you’ll see, but if you’re set on meeting a specific character, you can ask a cast member. There is a good chance they may know when a particular character will swing by.
1900 Park Fare’s Supercalifragilistic Breakfast
Where: The Grand Floridian
This character meal is offered in the famous Grand Floridian and has a collection of classic characters that often make appearances. Mary Poppins, of course, is always there, as expected by the name. Alice and the Mad Hatter are also almost always in attendance. Sometimes Winnie the Pooh and Tigger may also drop by for a visit.
Breakfast starts at 8:00 AM. Some featured dishes on the menu include lobster, eggs benedict, smoked salmon, and Mickey waffles. Each meal will cost one table service credit per person.
As spots tend to get claimed very quickly, we recommend booking a reservation in advance. This will ensure that you get a breakfast place and won’t miss out on your chance to meet Alice.
The atmosphere for this meal is very casual. The characters take their time talking to everyone, which can be a very gentle way to start your day.
If you’re looking for a similar style of character event, you can also check out Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner, which also takes place in the Grand Floridian. While the dinner doesn’t feature Alice, it does have Cinderella, Prince Charming, her stepsisters Anastasia and Drizella, and stepmother Lady Tremaine.
Wonderland Tea Party
Where: The Grand Floridian
Disney World may no longer host this event, but we have chosen to include it in the hope they decide to bring it back in the future.
The Wonderland Tea Party was an hour-long event at the Grand Floridian. During the party, children between the ages of 4 and 12 get to decorate cupcakes, make a particular craft, and take pictures with the attending characters. Alice and the Mad Hatter would always be there.
One of the exciting features of this event is that it was kids-only. Parents weren’t allowed in the party, but they were encouraged to stay in the Grand Floridian if they felt their children would need them. It was an excellent opportunity for parents to take a little break for an hour while the kids got to have lots of fun.
Reservations were required for the event, and spots would fill up fast. If it returns, we recommend booking well in advance if your children want to participate.
Festival of Fantasy Parade
Where: Magic Kingdom
When: 3:00 PM
On most days, the Festival of Fantasy is a parade that runs through the park’s center. On the train, you see all the iconic Disney characters, such as Cinderella, Tiana, and Rapunzel. Of course, Alice is there as well.
Alice and her friends don’t have a float in the parade. However, she, Mad Hatter, and the White Rabbit can be seen dancing along with the train as it makes its way through the park. This is an exciting opportunity for your child (or yourself!) to see their favorite characters from Alice in Wonderland.
The parade is an iconic experience of Disney World and is always worth seeing at least once. The entire experience is 12 minutes long and runs through the central part. You must ensure you’re near that area around 3 PM to see the parade.
The parade usually runs every day. To be sure, you can keep an eye on your Disney app for the exact time.
We hope that you’ll be able to meet Alice, Hatter, and all of your Disney favorites on your next trip to Disney World.
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