A trip to Disney would not be complete without meeting the mouse who started it all. Have your camera ready, Mousketeers, because Mickey loves meeting his fans. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and the rest of the gang can be spotted throughout the Disney World parks.
Where Can I Meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World? There are several places throughout the Disney World parks where you can meet Mickey Mouse. They include:
- Town Square Theater at Magic Kingdom
- Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Main Street U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom
- Adventurers Outpost at Animal Kingdom
- Garden Grille at Epcot
- Imagination! Pavilion at Epcot
- Commissary Lange at Hollywood Studios
- Seasonal Events
- Hidden Mickey’s
Mickey Mouse is timeless and beloved by those who love Disney. You will have no shortage of opportunities to meet the legend during your visit. If you want to shake hands with Mickey Mouse, you will need to plan ahead and know where to go.
Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
You can see Mickey Mouse in his element at Town Square Theater located on Main Street U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom Park. You and your family will get to join Mickey Mouse backstage at the Town Square Theater, where Mickey is the star of his magic show.
In addition to a meet and greet with the magnificent mouse, you also get a tour through the Town Center Theater, where you get to see Mickey’s posters and props.
You will meet Mickey in his dressing room where you can get a hug, an autograph, and a photo to take home and frame.
A fast pass is available for this meet and greet. If you want to avoid crowds, the lines tend to be shorter during the nighttime parade.
Have a Meal at Chef Mickey’s
Chef Mickey and his friends are serving up an all-you-care-to-eat buffet at Chef Mickey’s located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Mickey and his pals are available for hugs, autographs, and photos. You may even catch a performance by the characters while you dine.
Besides Mickey, you may get a chance to meet Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck, and Goofy.
People come from far and wide to eat at Chef Mickey’s restaurant, so reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days in advance.
Celebrate with Mickey on Main Street U.S.A.
Get your dancing shoes on and get ready to boogie with Mickey and his friends at the Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party on Main Street U.S.A. This street parade is led by Mickey and Minnie to Cinderella Castle.
The characters are joined by live-singing hosts on floats as they dance along down Main Street U.S.A. with new and classic songs. In addition to Mikey and Minnie, you will get to see Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Clarabelle.
The parade happens twice a day and maybe canceled for inclement weather. Be sure to check the weather and the timetable before you go.
Send Mickey off on His Next Grand Expedition at Adventurers Outpost
Mickey and Minnie love exploring the world. When you visit Discovery Island at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you will get a chance to meet Mickey and Minnie at their Adventurers Outpost, their exploration headquarters.
You will get to see the artifacts and souvenirs that Mickey and Minnie have collected from their world travels. You also get to take a picture with the pair so you can remember your adventure to Disney World.
A fast pass is available for this exotic meet and greet.
Grab a Bite to Eat and Visit Mickey at the Garden Grille
If you are visiting Epcot on your trip to Disney World, be sure to stop in at the Garden Grill in the Land pavilion. This rotating restaurant serves delicious Mickey waffles for breakfast, and the family-style/buffet dining will have something for everyone in your group.
Mickey will stop by your table in his farmer outfit to see how you are enjoying the meal. You will be able to get a photo and a hug without waiting in line.
Mickey and his friends serve up some great food here, so reservations are recommended.
Say Hi to Mickey at the Imagination! Pavilion
In early 2020 Mickey will be meeting his fans at Epcot at the Imagination! Pavilion as part of the Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival. Epcot is undergoing major renovations, and Mickey will be there until his new meet and greet location is built.
You will be able to meet Mickey as you are walking into the festival. The film festival consists of three short films, and a fast pass is available for the film festival.
Brush Elbows with Mickey at Hollywood Studios
Mickey and Minnie can be found starring in Red Carpet Dreams in Commissary Lane at Hollywood Studios. They will be at Hollywood Studios waiting to sign autographs. These celebrities always have time for their fans. At Hollywood Studios, you get to go backstage with the dynamic duo.
Be sure to dress up when you go. Mickey will be dressed up as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice from the hit film, Fantasia. Minnie will be dolled up in a gown fit for the red carpet.
Find Mickey at a Holiday Bash
Mickey loves to celebrate holidays. If you go to Disney World during certain times of the year, you can celebrate with him and his friends. These holiday parties include character meet and greets, so you will have the opportunity to meet Mickey Mouse in the fur.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Mickey knows how to celebrate Christmas. If you are at Disney World in November and December, be sure to check out Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. For this celebration, Magic Kingdom closes at 6 p.m., and only Christmas Party ticket holders get to stay.
Two times a night, Mickey leads the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade down Main Street U.S.A., and you will also catch a glimpse of Santa Claus. Unless you arrive early to get a spot, you will have an easier time finding seats at the second parade.
You also get to see Mickey and his friends at a festive Christmas party with music, dancing, and singing. There are several shows throughout the night.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
If you go to Disney in the fall, usually between August and October, you may be able to join Mickey at his Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This spooktacular event is not too scary, so it is fun for the whole family. Wear your Halloween costume and be ready for candy, entertainment, fireworks, and more.
The party starts after the Magic Kingdom closes, so you need to purchase tickets specifically for this event. Be sure to catch a glimpse of Mickey in his Halloween costume at one of the two nightly Boo-to-You Parades.
As with the Christmas parade, you will either want to get a spot early or go to the second parade, since it is usually less crowded.
Finding the Hidden Mickeys
There are many opportunities to meet Mickey Mouse on your adventure to Disney World, but even when you are not face-to-face, there are Mickeys all around.
The Disney World parks are full of Hidden Mickeys. Hidden Mickeys can be found throughout the parks and resorts and on attractions at Disney World. Searching for the Hidden Mickeys is a great family activity and can even help pass the time while waiting on lines.
A Hidden Mickey is often made up of three circles in the shape of Mickey Mouse’s head, but Hidden Mickeys can also be fully drawn Mickeys that are disguised or hidden in odd locations. They are not easy to spot, so be sure to look closely as you travel through the parks.
How many Hidden Mickeys can you find on your visit to Disney World?