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So You Want to Meet Mickey, Huh? Tips for Meeting Mickey Mouse

by Lily on June 27, 2014 7

I love meeting all the Disney characters, but there’s nothing in the world like spending a few minutes with my main mouse, Mickey. Since he’s pretty popular around Walt Disney World, I’m sharing my best tips for meeting the cute little guy!

Magic Kingdom® Park

Town Square Theater

Location: Town Square Theater on Main Street, U.S.A.®

Mickey Mouse can be found in the Town Square Theater located just inside the Magic Kingdom® Park entrance on Main Street, U.S.A.® The theater is beautifully decorated in a turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century theme with posters proclaiming Mickey Mouse as the star of the magic show. The queue makes you feel like you’re in the backstage corridors of the theater! You may find Mickey is talking during your visit, although sometimes he has a case of laryngitis!

Best Time to Go: Early in the morning or during Main Street Electrical Parade.

Disney offers FastPass+ service for this character meet and greet opportunity, but often the waits are less than neighboring Tinker Bell. Town Square Theater usually opens for business when the park opens, so the line to meet Mickey will be fairly short at that time. If you’ve already seen the Main Street Electrical Parade or if meeting Mickey is your top priority, go during the parade. The last time we were there, the line was only 5 minutes long. It was awesome!


Location: Epcot® Character Spot in Future World West (across from Innoventions® Pavilion)

Epcot® Character Spot is a classic Disney character lover’s dream. In addition to Mickey, you’ll get to meet Minnie Mouse and Goofy. Epcot® Character Spot is in an air-conditioned building with a bright animation-theme…a perfect backdrop for pictures. Be sure to have your autograph books open to a section with several blank pages; once you’re at the front of the line you’ll meet the characters one right after the other.

Best Time to Go: Early in the morning or late in the evening.

Epcot® Character Spot opens usually when the park does, so like most things theme park-related this is the best time to go. The wait time during the day varies, but even if the line looks long the Cast Members keep it moving pretty smoothly and remember, you’re waiting in ONE line to meet FIVE characters (with  Mickey being the most important, of course).

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park


Head to Adventurer's Outpost in Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and you’re in for a real treat. This may just be my favorite place to meet Mickey because he’s not dressed in his typical garb; he’s ready for a safari! Minnie greets alongside him, making it even more special.

Best Time to Go: At park opening

The best time to meet Mickey and Minnie is when the park opens. Otherwise, try to secure a Fastpass for this one.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Location: The Magic of Disney Animation building in Animation Courtyard

If you want to meet Sorcerer Mickey, this is the place. (I guess he hangs out here before the big Fantasmic! Show show.) He has his own area in the back of the building and stands in front of a really cool Disney’s Hollywood Studios® backdrop.

Best Time to Go: As soon as Mickey Mouse starts greeting guests or later in the evening.

Mickey Mouse usually greets guests from 10 a.m. until park closing. The other characters in the building begin a little later. The Magic of Disney Animation attraction is housed in the same building and lasts about 20 minutes so if not everyone in the group is as excited to meet Mickey as you are, they’ll have something to do.

Do you have any tips for meeting Mickey Mouse? Let us know in the comments below. For more character greeting tips, check out the Plan Your Days in Orlando page inside our Orlando Planning Timeline!


Keep hopping, Lily!
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Nov 21, 2017 at 2:29 p.m. Sharon gray Says...

My kids are now 10 and 17 they always wanted to see Mickey and Minnie but with me being an single mom on low income that will never happen. It's not fair that they can't visit the most wonderful place in the world. Just saying she's about to be 11 in Jan. Pleases bless us one great wish to spend time and see the smile on there faces would mean the world to me. Thanks

Jul 5, 2017 at 9:40 p.m. Jachell Parker Says...

Hello I heard I could set up a meet n greet with Mickey and I wanted to know how I could do that. Thanks

Jul 6, 2017 at 4:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jachell,

We're not familiar with setting up meet and greets with Mickey. We always see him at the places listed in the post or character dining such as Chef Mickey's.



Sep 7, 2016 at 6:17 p.m. Molnar Senka Says...

The fair itself Disnilend,Orlando 8 may 2016 with my nephew took pictures with Mickey.I was not able to buy it online then how can I find her much.Thank you

Sep 14, 2016 at 4:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Unfortunately, photos expire, so you would not be able to find it any longer.

Mommy Frog

Jan 10, 2015 at 2:26 p.m. Frankie Martinez Says...

That was very helpful because I did not see Micky the last time I went to Disney World.

Sep 30, 2013 at 6:57 p.m. maythe Says...

Nice, thanks so much!

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