Where To Find Mickey Mouse

Mickey in the Festival of Fantasy Parade
Mickey in the Festival of Fantasy Parade

Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me?

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!

Meeting Mickey Mouse at Disney World is not just another thing to do…it’s so much more important than that!

There are plenty of options to meet the Head Cheese, from classic meet & greets to character dining experiences and many other spots. Not every situation is made equal, so let’s take some time to explain in depth…

Where Can You Find Mickey Mouse at Disney World?


  • Character Meet & Greets
  • Character Meals
  • Parades & In Park Experiences
  • Parties and Extra Ticketed Events

Town Square Theatre

Town Square Theatre Mickey with Dustin
Town Square Theatre Mickey with Dustin – Photo by Steps to Magic

Location: Main Street USA at Magic Kingdom
Costume: Magician & Talking.
FastPass+: Available

Please Note: Minnie has moved into this meet & greet with Mickey for the time being, but make sure that you’re aware of this before visiting! Mickey’s lost his voice for now:(

Strategy: Quite simply, if you want to meet Magician Mickey and ONLY Mickey Mouse, this is the experience for you. During the day the lines are fairly substantial, but after the sun goes down and the families start to make their way back to the resorts, it’s reasonable!

Related Article – Ranking FastPass in the Magic Kingdom


EPCOT Character Spot

EPCOT Character Spot Mickey Mouse
EPCOT Character Spot Mickey Mouse with Dustin – Photo by Steps to Magic

Location: Future World at EPCOT
Costume: Classic Mickey (bow tie and all!)
FastPass+: Available

Strategy: The best part is that one FastPass+ reservation will get you Mickey, Minnie AND Goofy in separate meet and greets. I’ve never waited in the standby line for this, so my recommendation is to plan accordingly and prioritize this experience in the second tier of FastPass options.

Related Article – Ranking FastPass in EPCOT


Adventurers Outpost

Mickey and Minnie with Dustin at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Mickey and Minnie with Dustin at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Photo by Steps to Magic

Location: Discovery Island at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Costume: Safari Gear
FastPass+: Available

Strategy: This is the only scheduled opportunity to meet Mickey and Minnie together in the same room at the same time. FastPass isn’t recommended, as there are better experiences in the park to prioritize and you can get a better character meet and greet at EPCOT or Magic Kingdom!


Red Carpet Dreams

Red Carpet Dreams Mickey with Dustin
Red Carpet Dreams Mickey with Dustin – Photo by Steps to Magic

Location: Commissary Lane at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Costume: Sorcerer Mickey
FastPass+: Not Available

Strategy: Always fun to meet Sorcerer Mickey, and because you get to meet Minnie in her Tinsel Town Starlet outfit as well…it’s a fun time! I tend to find shorter lines around Dinner and when it’s raining, but as Hollywood Studios is undergoing their renovations – you can never really predict what will happen!


Character Dining Experiences

Pretty standard, but don’t expect to see Photopass Photographers following the characters at a Character Meal. We’ve asked multiple character attendants and the main reason is the close proximity of other guests, which would interfere with the standard of photos that the photographers can take. It’s also a privacy issue because of the sheer number of kids and families around that would end up in official Disney images.

If you’re wanting to take photos with the characters, expect a ton of selfies OR do what we do…and strike a deal with the table next to yours and you’ll be able to get photos with everyone in them.


Tusker House

Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Costume: Safari
Other Characters: Daisy, Goofy, Donald

Strategy: We had a blast at our reservation at Tusker House, but we also saw the potential of being incredibly lucky with where we were sitting and our reservation time (11am). The food is definitely worth the price, so when you bring in characters…even better!

Related Article – Advanced Dining Reservations to get ASAP


Chef Mickey’s

Location: Contemporary Resort
Costume: Chef
Other Characters: Minnie, Pluto, Donald and Goofy

Strategy: I’m not a huge fan of this experience, but with any dining at Disney…it’s completely subjective! The food wasn’t worth the price and the characters felt rushed because of the set-up of the dining room. HOWEVER, there’s nothing better than meeting Mickey and watching the monorail rail-ing through the resort.

Related Article – Best Character Dining at Disney


Mickey’s Backyard BBQ (Dinner)

Location: Ft. Wilderness Campsites
Reservations are Required
Other Characters: Minnie Mouse, Goofy & Chip ‘n Dale

Strategy: Because this is only available a few nights a week, it’s all about luck (to be honest). The only reason why I put it on the list was because I’ve heard awesome things about the overall ambience!


‘Ohana (Breakfast)

Location: Polynesian Village Resort
Reservations are Required (and incredibly difficult to get)
Other Characters: Pluto and Lilo & Stitch

Strategy: We’re not fans of breakfast buffets…but this is the exception because you’re able to start your day off at the Polynesian with Mickey Waffles AND the mouse himself!


Garden Grill

Garden Grill with Mickey and Dustin
Garden Grill with Mickey and Dustin – Photo by Steps to Magic

Location: Future World at EPCOT
Costume: Farmer
Other Characters: Pluto and Chip ‘n Dale

Strategy: SO MUCH FOOD! We did have a memorable time, and the characters aren’t rushed too bad, but when you’re thinking about the best backdrops…the top floor of this restaurant just missed the mark. We left the meal wishing that we had done Tusker House instead (to be honest)

Related Article – Ranking EPCOT Dining


Hollywood and Vine

Location: Echo Lake @ Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Costume: Changes often, so be prepared from everything from summer gear to classy
Other Characters: Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy

Strategy: If you’ve got kids…this is the place for you! Hands down!


Parades & In Park Experiences

  • Festival of Fantasy Parade
  • Move it! Shake it! *Insert current name* Street Party
  • Disney Jr. Live on Stage
  • Fantasmic

Parties and Extra Ticketed Events

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Mickey Mouse
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Mickey Mouse – Photo by Steps to Magic

RunDisney Marathons and Half Marathons


There’s so many places within Walt Disney World to meet Mickey Mouse that it’s all about strategy and your schedule. Don’t be afraid to use a FastPass+ reservation to get the best experience!

Where to Find Mickey Mouse at Disney World - #StepstoMagic
Where to Find Mickey Mouse at Disney World – #StepstoMagic

Written by Dustin Fuhs

I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this platform to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to bring your dreams into reality! If you want more Theme Park fun - listen to the We Like Theme Parks Podcast at https://welikethemeparks.podbean.com/

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