Character Greetings (Disneyland Resort)

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Part of the magic of the Disney parks is meeting the characters from your favorite films. There's a variety of ways to encounter characters so this guide will help you find them all!

Disneyland Park

Town Square
Town Square is frequented by Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, Chip, Dale and Cruella DeVil. Look for occasional visits from the Disney Princesses.
Fantasyland
Fantasyland sees the daily presence of Alice, the Mad Hatter, Mary Poppins and Bert. Others that often appear include Peter Pan, Captain Hook, the Fairy Godmother, and more characters from Alice in Wonderland. Rapunzel and Flynn Rider greet guests next to Pinocchio's Daring Journey.
Pixie Hollow
Home to Tinker Bell, visitors here will also have the chance to meet one or two of her fairy friends on a rotating basis: Iridessa, Rosetta, Fawn, Vidia, Terrence or Silvermist.
Princess Fantasy Faire
Located in the Fantasyland Theater, this is the only place where you are guaranteed to meet a princess. Joining the queue will get you meet and greets with three random princesses: Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, Princess Aurora, Ariel, Tiana, or Jasmine. Prince Charming, The Beast, Prince Phillip, Prince Eric and the Fairy Godmother have made surprise appearances as well.
Critter Country
Be on the look out for the occasional visit by Brer Bear and Brer Fox.
Pooh & Friends
A dedicated area is open during the day just outside The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Splash Mountain. Pooh, Tigger and Eeyore are a certainty; others visiting may include Rabbit or Piglet.
Tomorrowland
Be on the lookout for Buzz Lightyear. Also look for appearances by Fantasyland characters in Tomorrowland when the parades are being performed.
New Orleans Square
During HalloweenTime and the Holidays, Jack Skellington and Sally appear daily near Haunted Mansion Holiday.
Frontierland
Find Woody and Jessie, usually along the Big Thunder Trail. Pocahontas and Meeko also visit from time to time. During HalloweenTime they're found at Woody's Halloween Round-up between shows, while at Christmastime, Santa's Reindeer Round-up plays host to Santa & Mrs. Claus, Chip, Dale, Clarabelle Cow, Pluto and sometimes Clara Cluck.
Mickey's Toontown
Home to the toons, this is the all day hang out for Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Chip, Dale and sometimes Clarabelle Cow. Mickey is always available in his house when Toontown is in operation.
Adventureland
Find Aladdin and Jasmine, as well as the occasional visit from Genie, Timon, Rafiki, Jane Porter, Terk or Baloo.
Breakfast with Minnie & Friends at the Plaza Inn
A convenient way to meet several characters. Regulars include Minnie, Captain Hook, Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Pluto and the Fairy Godmother.

Disney California Adventure

Hollywood Pictures Backlot
The backlot is often frequented by Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible, Sulley, and Frozone. Gangsta Mickey greets guests after performances of Disney Dance Crew. Characters from Playhouse Disney also appear from time to time, including Handy Manny.
Grizzly Peak
Discover Koda and Kenai when they're not performing in The Magic of Brother Bear.
a bug's land
Occasionally features visits from Flik and Atta.
Paradise Pier
Woody, Jessie and the Green Army Men are looking for new recruits daily outside Toy Story Midway Mania!. Duffy the Disney Bear greets guests at Treasures in Paradise. At Christmas time, Santa Claus holds court on the boardwalk near the Cove Bar.
Ariel's Grotto
Located in Paradise Pier this restaurant is home to princess dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ariel, Cinderella, Snow White, Belle and Aurora are the usual guests of honor.

Disneyland Hotel, Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel & Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Goofy's Kitchen
This buffet serves breakfast and dinner hosted by Chef Goofy. Other characters known to appear regularly include Alice, Mad Hatter, a princess or two, Minnie, Chip, Dale, Pluto and random others. There's no telling who you'll run into in this wacky buffet. Goofy and his friends also like to visit the hotel lobby when they're not busy in the Kitchen.
Surf's Up! With Mickey and Friends at Disney's PCH Grill
A fun, underrated experience hosted by Mickey Mouse himself. Stitch, Minnie, Daisy and Pluto join for a beach party atmosphere.
Chip & Dale Critter Breakfast at Storytellers Cafe
Find those famously crazy chipmunks plus Pluto, Terk, Baloo, Brer Bear, Brer Fox - if it's a critter, it might just show up here.