Best Places to Meet Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World

Where are the BEST places to meet Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World? While guests can find him in nearly every park, and at several resorts, these are the BEST places to meet Mickey at Walt Disney World!

Mickey Mouse is a character that you MUST see when you go to Walt Disney World.  I once had a friend return from a Disney trip, and she told me they could not find Mickey Mouse anywhere! I could not believe it! He is SO easy to find-but some of Mickey’s meet and greets are better than others, in my opinion.

He is the mouse that started it all, one of the original Disney characters, and so seeing him in the Disney parks is a “must do” for everyone! But, how do you know where to find him?  And are all Mickeys the same?! Today, I am going to share my Top Seven Places to Meet Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World, so you can easily seek out everyone’s favorite mouse on your next trip.

Mickey Mouse can be found in all four of the Walt Disney World theme parks.  Sometimes, you can even find him in multiple locations at each park.  If meeting Mickey Mouse is on your “must do” list for your trip, you may be glad to know that you can find him in multiple locations, and even in different costumes!  You will love finding Mickey all over Walt Disney World property.  This is not a comprehensive list of locations, just my Top Seven that I love for my family, and I hope you do, as well!

Meeting Mickey at a Character Dining Location

Garden Grill Restaurant.  This is located in EPCOT’s Future World.  This rotating restaurant is my favorite character dining location that involves the “classic” characters at Walt Disney World, and that certainly includes Mickey Mouse!  Here, Mickey Mouse is dressed in his farmer costume, so that makes it extra unique! Breakfast here is a unique experience, as I have found that this is the best character interaction out of all the character dining experiences at Walt Disney World.  In our experiences, Mickey has even visited our table more than once, and sometimes he and Pluto interact with each other, which is fun!  

‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.  Mickey Mouse makes his way to guests while you enjoy a Hawaiian inspired breakfast at the Polynesian.  This is actually my second favorite costume of Mickey’s ~ his Hawaiian shirt and lei.  It makes for great photos!  Like other character dining locations, it’s a big bang for your buck, and your time, as you see Mickey AND a few other characters. However, he is only here for breakfast, so keep that in mind.

Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood and Vine.  While I don’t love Hollywood and Vine for the food, the fact that Mickey is here and in a different costume based on the season, is what puts it on this list. If you can’t make it to a Halloween or Christmas party, then this is worth booking for the characters in their fall and Christmas costumes.  The food isn’t terrible, but it is definitely secondary to the character interaction and theming of this location.  We have enjoyed this meal in the summer, so Mickey was in his surfing/swim costume. I really like that the characters change costumes with the seasons at this location.

Meeting Mickey Mouse in a Meet and Greet Location

Adventurer’s Outpost at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park.  Tucked away on Discovery Island at Animal Kingdom is the Adventurer’s Outpost.  I like this Mickey Mouse meet and greet because he is there with Minnie Mouse as well!  So I feel like  it’s a great use of time, and even a Lighting Lane, at Animal Kingdom.  Since they meet together, you can actually get your photo taken with both of them at the same time.  This is slightly different from other meet and greets.  While they may be in the same line up of characters, you likely won’t get a photo with more than one character at a time.  I love this meet and greet because of the unique costumes and that you can see both of them!

Mickey and Minnie in Red Carpet Dreams.  This is located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  And while Minnie is part of the meet and greet, it’s the Mickey that steals the show for me. He is dressed in my all time favorite, classic costume ~ his Sorcerer’s Apprentice costume. There is something about this costume that is nostalgic to me, and I love it!  I feel like this is one of the more unique Mickey meet and greets because of his costume, and everyone needs to see it.

EPCOT near Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival.  This is located in World Celebration, and of all these, should be the Mickey meet and greet that you ABSOLUTELY make time for.  This meet and greet has Mickey in his classic costume.  The red pants, black jacket, and yellow bow tie.  I think this location is perfect for everyone ~ from the smallest Mickey Mouse fan to the oldest one in your travel party who grew up with Mickey Mouse.  I like the atmosphere, the background for photos, and that he looks like Mickey at this one!

There are various other locations to meet Mickey Mouse.  These include Tusker House, Chef Mickey’s, and Topolino’s Terrace. Another location is the Town Square Theater at Magic Kingdom.  And, if you have a Disney Visa, sometimes you will find him at the exclusive meet and greet for card holders at EPCOT.  

Do you have a little one who is shy?  Then seeing Mickey in Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire or the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom are perfect!  You can catch a glimpse of him from a distance, and maybe even get a photo!

Where do you like to find everyone’s favorite mouse?  

Carrie Hurst

Not only do I love sharing all my vacation tips and ideas here on A Princess and Her Pirates, but I also work alongside families to create magical vacation memories year after year! Email me at carrie@destinationsinflorida.com to begin the planning process, and join hundreds of families on my current guest list.

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