Who doesn’t love Goofy? Goofy is one of Mickey Mouse’s best friends, is a great Dad, funny, and so lovable! Goofy is also one of the best huggers at Disney World. You can meet Goofy at Disney World in all four parks, visit his candy shop in Disney Springs, and ride one of his rides!
Where to Meet Goofy at Disney World
Finding Goofy Goof (his full name) is quite easy as he hangs out at every park and a few resorts for character dining. Goofy does sign autographs at all the locations you can find him. If you already have his autograph in your book, he will not sign again. This is true for all characters.
Goofy is quite busy at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. You can meet him, ride his ride, see him in the Royal Friendship Faire, and also in the Festival of Fantasy Parade.
Character Meet & Greet: You can meet Goofy in his Great Goofini outfit. The backstory to the Barn Stormer roller coaster and his character the Great Goofini is that Goofy discovered an abandoned barn when the circus was in town and he set up a daredevil act. Goofy meets guests in Pete’s Silly Slideshow tent. During peak times the line can get around 45 minutes. The wait is indoors. After you meet Goofy, you meet Donald. Pluto and Daisy are in a separate line.
Ride the Barnstormer: The Barnstormer is a junior roller coaster. It is located in the Storybook Circus section of the Magic Kingdom. Riders reach a top speed of 25 miles per hour on the one-minute ride. Guests must be 35″ tall to ride
Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire: Goofy is part of Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire. He wants to dance and doesn’t think he can. Tiana shows Goody he just has to “dig deeper”.
Festival of Fantasy Parade: You can find Goofy in the parade. He is near the end of the parade and is dressed as a jester. He is not in a float and while not in a dance routine he does interact a little with guests. I have gotten quite a few Goofy parade hugs or high-fives.
Character Meet & Greet: Goofy can be found near the International Gateway or near Spaceship Earth. He is in his classic outfit.
Character Meet & Greet: Goofy meets with guests on Grand Avenue. The meet and greet is outdoors and he usually only meets with guests in the afternoon. Check the Times Guide or the My Disney Experience App to see when he will be meeting guests.
Hollywood & Vine Holiday Dine: You can find Goofy at Minnie’s Holiday Dine. You will find him dressed for the season you are visiting. During the Christmas season, he is Santa Goofy.
Character Meet & Greet: You can find Goofy in Dinoland. His meet and greet is outdoors but usually is in a shaded area.
Tusker House Character Dining: Goofy joins Donald’s Safari hunt at Animal Kingdom’s Tusker House. This is an African-inspired buffet. I think it is one of the best character buffet meals at Disney World.
Chef Mickey’s Character Dining: Oh no, they let Goofy run amuck at Chef Mickey’s! LOL. You will find Goofy at Chef Mickey’s at the Contemporary Resort. He is dressed as a Chef.
Disney’s Swan Resort
Garden Grove Character Dining: You will find Goofy in his traditional outfit at this budget-friendly character dining experience. Sunshine & Munchkins have a Garden Grove review on their blog.
Other Places for Goofy Lovers
- Goofy’s Candy Company: Located in Disney Springs, you will find out all about Goofy’s sweet tooth. Create your own treat and bring your goofy good ideas to life! Or, stick with the classics and dig into bags of flavored popcorn, fresh cotton candy and Frozen-themed items like Olaf apples and cake pops.
- Water Parks: Sometimes Goofy makes appearances at the water parks.
- Resorts during Christmas & Easter: Different resorts will have characters out in their Sunday best for these holidays. Check your resort entertainment schedule for details.
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