Meeting Disney Characters and interacting with them is one of my favorite things to do! The rides stay the same, but every character interaction is different. Today I want to share with you my Top Character Meet & Greets at Hollywood Studios.
Top Character Meet & Greets at Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios has a big range of characters. You will find regular Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Minnie. You will also find lots of Pixar characters, Disney Junior characters, and Star Wars characters.
None of the characters at Hollywood Studios have Genie+ unlike characters at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Be prepared to wait in long lines for many of these characters, especially the newer or popular ones.
My top must-do characters here are mainly ones you can’t find elsewhere on Disney World property.
Woody and Bo Peep. Woody and Bo Peep meet together in front of Toy Story Mania. The line is party shaded with umbrellas. They do sign autographs. Their line can get quite long.
Jesse. Jesse meets in front of the Slinky Dog Dash. Her line is partly shaded with umbrellas. She does sign autographs.
Buzz Lightyear. Buzz Lightyear meets alone and is located at the entrance of Toy Story Land or near Alien Swirling Saucers. Though he is available to meet here, I love his Magic Kingdom meeting place better since he has a permanent backdrop there. The line is not shaded, and he does not sign autographs. Buzz has a stamp that he will stamp onto your book.
Toy Soldiers. You will find toy soldiers all around the Toy Story Land. Several times throughout the day, the Toy Soldiers march through Toy Story Land and do a quick interactive show. After the show, you can get photos with them most of the time.
Olaf. His line is partly indoors and partly outdoors, but you are not in the sun so it is not that bad on a summer day. Don’t forget to give him a warm hug!
Sulley. Sulley is located inside Walt Disney Presents (formerly One Man’s Dream).
Sorcerer Mickey. Sorcerer Mickey is my favorite! Guests can join Mickey in a scene from “Fantasia,” where he’s portraying his iconic role of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. The scene is perfect!
Star Wars Characters to Meet
Since Star Wars characters do not write English, they do not sign autographs. Characters inside the Launch Bay have a regular meet and greet with a Photopass Photographer, characters inside Galaxy’s Edge are part of the scene so it is not a regular meet and greet with pictures. They play with you.
BB8. BB8 is located in Star Wars Launch Bay and can also sometimes be found wandering around Galaxy’s Edge. BB8 is one of the coolest character interactions there is at Walt Disney World! BB8 talks and interacts with you. A cast member helps interpret what he is saying but the movements let you know BB8 is really expressing his thoughts. I had a blast meeting him!
Darth Vader. If you are a Star Wars fan then Darth Vader should be on your character meet-and-greet bucket list. He is kind of intimidating in a good way. He makes a very memorable interaction. He is located in Star Wars Launch Bay.
Chewbacca. Chewie is such a warm, huggable character. Even if you aren’t a huge Star Wars fan he is a must-see. He gives great hugs. Chewbacca can be found at both Launch Bay and sometimes wandering Galaxy’s Edge.
Rey and Kylo Ren. Both Rey and Kylo Ren sometimes can be found wandering Galaxy’s Edge. Again this is not a traditional meet and greet. No lines. I love the unexpected magic these greetings create.
Disney Junior Characters to Meet
Doc McStuffins. Doc McStuffins meets right outside of the Disney Junior area. Her line is partly shaded but is outdoors. You can also meet her and all the Disney Junior friends at the Hollywood and Vine character breakfast.
Vampirina. Vampirina is the star of Disney Junior’s Vampirina show. If you have Disney Junior fans, I am sure you have probably seen the show. She is super adorable and her friends call her Vee. Her line can get a bit long since she is very popular but the line is shaded. No FP is available. She does sign autographs. Vampirina also headlines the Disney Junior Dance Party.
Fancy Nancy. Nancy Clancy, the high-spirited young girl from Disney Junior’s hit animated series “Fancy Nancy,” is making “une grande entrée” into Disney Parks this spring! she’ll be meeting all her friends in front of her backyard playhouse. Nancy will also soon be part of the breakfast-time fun during Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine at Hollywood & Vine, the place to eat, play and laugh along with favorite Disney Junior friends including Vampirina, Doc McStuffins and Roadster Racer Goofy.
Who is your favorite character at Hollywood Studios? What character meet and greet do hope to make it to on your next Disney vacation? Let me know in the comments.
Post Originally Published May 18, 2016.
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