Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida has countless activities available for you to enjoy. Between amusement park attractions, shopping opportunities, and restaurants to try, Disney World has something for all ages. The attractions at Disney World are spread between four theme parks and two water parks.
Of course, you can’t go to Disney World without meeting your beloved favorite characters from all the classic movies and shows. Typically, there are locations where fans can meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse located in each of the parks at Disney World.
Here is our list of the best places where you can meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Walt Disney World!
1. Town Square Theater
The Town Square Theater, located just within the gates of Magic Kingdom, is one of the most popular locations where fans can meet Mickey.
Mickey Mouse is dressed up in a magician’s costume to greet guests at this fun meet and greet. Guests can come to see him at the Town Square Theater daily during park hours. You can also “go behind the curtain” to take a peek at props and posters spanning Mickey’s lifetime if you go backstage as a special guest.
And of course, don’t forget to snap a photo with Mickey and Minnie before you go. Also note that although this meet and greet is available at different times throughout the day, Mickey sometimes steps out briefly if there is a parade.
Given the popularity of this particular location, wait times can sometimes be high. Fans can use a FastPass to skip the line if wanted.
2. EPCOT Theme Park
Mickey’s meet and greet is located at the entrance of the Magic Eye Theater for the Disney and Pixar short film festival. Mickey dramatically steps out of a giant filmstrip to celebrate his many on-screen roles. Minnie’s meet and greet, on the other hand, is located at the World Showcase.
Each of the two characters wears their beloved traditional costumes. Mickey wears his classic tuxedo, complete with a white top, red pants, and black jacket. Minnie wears her timeless red-and-white polka-dot dress and matching hair-bow.
For these two meet and greets, guests can pose for a photo with both of their favorite classic characters at select times throughout each day.
3. Adventurer’s Outpost at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Guests can meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Adventurer’s Outpost, located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Discovery Island in the middle of the park. Guests can enjoy an adventurous encounter with world travelers Mickey and Minnie and snap a postcard-esque photo before they go.
Here at their exploration headquarters, Mickey and Minnie showcase the exotic mementos and memories they have collected in their travels around the world. Both characters are decked out in their exploration outfits for the event, safari-ready. Guests get to meet the two characters at the same time for this event. You can get a photo with both characters at once, which is different from some other meet and greets.
The wait time for Adventurer’s Outpost is typically about 20-40 minutes long. By some accounts, this meet and greet has a shorter wait time compared to other Mickey and Minnie meeting locations. Getting there early might still be a good idea if you don’t like waiting too long though. However, like with other events, guests can also use a FastPass to decrease the wait time.
4. Red Carpet Dreams
Guests can meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse at the Red Carpet Dreams, located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Commissary Lane. At this classy event, Mickey and Minnie compete for a “Mouscar” for their movie roles.
Mickey dresses in his sorcerer’s apprentice outfit for this classy event, while Minnie dons a glamorous pink ball gown fit for the red carpet. At Red Carpet Dreams, guests can meet the two characters separately. Mickey and Minnie are available to pose for photographs and autographs.
As this event can become busy with wait times of even 45-70 minutes, guests might want to arrive early at rope drop if they’re available. Otherwise, they can also use a FastPass to skip ahead. Luckily, though, there is only one wait time to meet both characters for this event.
5. Chef Mickey’s
Mickey Mouse even has a restaurant named after him. At Chef Mickey’s, guests can enjoy a fun character dining experience. Meet Mickey, Minnie Mouse, and other beloved characters while you enjoy an all-you-can-eat family-style meal. This restaurant, located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
During the meal, the characters make surprise appearances in each restaurant’s dining room to meet guests. Mickey and his friends are also dressed up in chef outfits for the occasion.
Each table receives a special autographed card as a memento of the event. Guests have opportunities for photos and autographs too.
This restaurant offers multiple beautiful views for guests. The eatery overlooks the expansive Bay Lake. And, guests can also enjoy a view of the impressive 90-foot mural by Mary Blair, the iconic Disney Studios artist and animator. Additionally, you’ll have views of the Monorails traveling in and out of the Contemporary Resort as you eat.
The restaurant offers a wide variety of foods. For breakfast, guests can enjoy both sweet and savory options including Mickey Waffles, scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, and Banana Bread French Toast, to name just a few. For lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy meals including but not limited to Chef Mickey’s Caesar Salad, Potato Gnocchi, Roasted Garlic Potato Gratin, and Prime Rib.
Reservations for this dining experience are recommended, as it can become busy.
6. Tusker House Restaurant at Animal Kingdom
For yet another Disney character-themed dining experience, guests can visit the Tusker House Restaurant located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Donald Duck technically hosts this one, but many of his friends join and this often includes our favorite Mickey Mouse. Each of the characters wears a fun safari outfit to complete the experience.
This fun dining opportunity is located in the Africa section of Animal Kingdom. Called a “Harambe marketplace and eatery” on Disney’s website, this restaurant’s family-style menu is filled with African-inspired flavors and foods.
Guests can try out foods such as Safari Bread, waffles shaped like Mickey and Simba, and Durban Chicken and Egg Curry for breakfast. The restaurant offers foods such as Moroccan Spiced Beef, Spit Roasted Herb Chicken, and Berber Marinated Pork for lunch and dinner. The restaurant also offers foods for younger guests including mac & cheese and yogurt with fruit.
Importantly, guests must have a confirmed dining reservation with the total number of guests (regardless of ages), as well as a park reservation and valid admission to the park on that day for any guests ages three and up.
7. Topolino’s Terrace
For one more dining experience with Mickey Mouse, attend Topolino’s Terrace. This rooftop restaurant is located in Disney’s Riviera Resort at EPCOT. “Topolino” is the Italian name for Mickey Mouse.
Topolino’s Terrace offers “flavors of the Riviera,” with French and Italian cuisine on their menu. Mickey and Minnie Mouse are both present for this fun dining experience and their friends Donald Duck and Daisy Duck. All four of these classic characters parade through the restaurant dressed in stylish outfits during the meal.
Breakfast offerings include fresh bread and pastries, Quiche Gruyere with pancetta, Sour Cream Waffles, smoked salmon, and eggs. For lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy a variety of meat and seafood dishes. Parents can pair the meal with a delicious glass of wine from their impressive Mediterranean coast wine collection.
Reservations are recommended at this location. Guests are also advised to dress nicely, as this restaurant is fine dining.
8. Festival of Fantasy Parade
The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade takes place each day at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Magic Kingdom becomes filled with music and dancing at this fun event as the parade pays tribute to the classic tales.
According to Disney’s website, magic “marches down the street” as Disney characters occupy beautifully decorated floats complete with spectacular dancing and music. While guests might not get to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse in person at this event, you can see the two beloved characters sharing a float during the parade. Pick a spot on the street and enjoy watching and waving to Mickey and Minnie.
It is important to note that this parade occurs outdoors. Therefore, the schedule can be subject to change due to weather. Always check the entertainment schedules before you go to make sure.
Whether you are looking for a traditional meet and greet, fun themed-costumes, a parade, or a dining experience, there are a variety of ways you can meet the beloved Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Walt Disney World.
There’s no need to choose just one – pick a few of the options listed above and enjoy seeing your childhood favorites!
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