Spotting the main Mouse himself when you visit Disney World can be surprisingly difficult. While there are many character greeting locations throughout the Disney World theme parks, characters rotate and you never know who you'll see at each location. The following list will give you the best places to meet or see Mickey Mouse in person,so grab your camera and autograph book and get ready to meet the mouse.
Edited by Dawn Henthorn, Florida Travel Expert
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Town Square Theater - Magic Kingdom
Stop by the Town Square Theater just inside and to the right of the entrance to the Magic Kingdom along Main Street U.S.A. and you will have the opportunity to meet Magician Mickey for a photo opportunity.
Tip: Everyone else will be hurrying to their favorite ride when the park first opens, so there should be little wait to see Mickey. Make this your first stop as you enter the Magic Kingdom and either get in line or swipe your MagicBand for FastPass+ and come back at the appointed time.
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Fantasmic! - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Head to Disney's Hollywood Studios one evening and see Mickey take on the forces of evil at Fantasmic!, the nighttime fireworks spectacular. You'll see Mickey in action as he duels a host of Disney villains, and enjoy music, fireworks and special effects at this show.
Tip: Arrive early to secure your seat in the Fantasmic! amphitheater; the theater is very large, but the best seats get taken quickly.
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Chef Mickey's - Contemporary Resort
Visit popular Chef Mickey's, located in the Contemporary Resort. You'll enjoy a great meal at the buffet, which is packed with sweet and savory offerings; you'll also get to spend some time with Chef Mickey himself. Classic Mickey characters will stop by and visit your table at this character dining location, giving you time to chat, grab an autograph and snap a photo. You'll enjoy having a little extra time to meet Mickey and friends — and you'll love the food as well.
Tip: Chef Mickey's is one of the most popular restaurants in Disney World, and advanced reservations are a must.
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Adventurer's Outpost - Disney's Animal Kingdom
You're in for a real treat if you decide to meet Mickey at Disney's Animal Kingdom! Mickey is not in his usual garb when you meet him at the Adventurer's Outpost and Minnie Mouse is right by his side.
Tip: Head to Adventurer's Outpost when the park opens or make an advance reservation with FastPass+.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Character Spot - Future World - Epcot
Visitors to Epcot meet Mickey at at the Character Spot adjacent to Innoventions West. While this location may have a line, it is one of the best places in Epcot to spot Mickey and your favorite classic characters. Don't forget to pack your autograph book, and arrive early to grab a place in line.
Tip: If you arrive at Epcot when it first opens, you will see Mickey and a host of other characters during the park's opening celebration.