Ultimate Character Checklist: 8 Best Places to Meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E… Mickey Mouse! Go ahead, sing along! Mickey Mouse may have made his first appearance to the world back in 1928, but even in 2022, he is still one of the most popular animated characters and the top Disneyland and Disney World mascot in the world! So, it’s no wonder that when Disney guests make their way to Disney World, they want nothing more than to seek out Mickey, get an autograph, and take a photo with the loveable mouse. Now that hugs and autographs are back, more people than ever want to meet the Big Cheese himself.

We’ve gathered a list of what we feel are the eight best places to meet the famous Mickey Mouse. Between Meet and Greets and Character Dining experiences, it’s easy to plan for a least one (if not more) of these opportunities to meet Mickey! As you’ll see below, Mickey has a pretty cool and diverse wardrobe that he likes to show off. Which outfit is your favorite? We hope this helps you to plan accordingly, so you’ll get a photo of your dreams with Mickey.

While you strive to give you the most up-to-date information, please check the My Disney Experience app, as Mickey is a popular mouse, and his schedule (and his pals’ schedules) may change!


8 – Farmer Mickey

  • Location: Epcot – Garden Grill Restaurant
  • Costume: Flannel Shirt and Jean Overalls
  • Environment: Indoor
  • Dining/Disney Genie+: Dining Required
  • Times: Lunch, 11:30 am – 3:40 pm / Dinner, 3:45 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Typically Joined by: Chip ‘n Dale, Pluto

7 – World Traveling Mickey

  • Location: Animal Kingdom – Adventurers Outpost
  • Costume: Explorers Hat and Gear
  • Environment: Indoor
  • Dining/Disney Genie+: Disney Genie+ Available
  • Times: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
  • Typically Joined by: Minnie


6 – Safari Mickey

  • Location: Animal Kingdom – Tusker House Restaurant
  • Costume: Safari Hat and Gear
  • Environment: Indoor
  • Dining/Disney Genie+: Dining Required
  • Times: Breakfast, 8am – 10:55am / Lunch, 11am – 3:30pm / Dinner, 4pm – 6:30pm
  • Typically Joined by: Donald, Goofy, and Daisy

5 – Seasonal Mickey

  • Location: Hollywood Studios – Hollywood and Vine Restaurant
  • Costume: Match Seasonal Theme – Springtime, Summertime, Halloween, and Christmas Gear
  • Environment: Indoor
  • Dining/Disney Genie+: Dining Required
  • Times: Dinner, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Typically Joined by: Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy


4 – Chef Mickey

  • Location: Contemporary Resort – Chef Mickey’s
  • Costume: Chef Hat and White Chef Coat
  • Environment: Indoor
  • Dining/Disney Genie+: Dining Required
  • Times: Breakfast, 7:30 am – 12:30am / Dinner, 5pm – 9:30pm
  • Typically Joined by: Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald

Chef Mickey

3 – Sorcerer Mickey

  • Location: Hollywood Studios – Commissary Lane’s Red Carpet Dreams
  • Costume: Blue Sorcerer Hat and Red Robe
  • Environment: Indoor
  • Dining/Disney Genie+: Disney Genie+ Available
  • Times: 9 am – 7 pm
  • Typically Joined by: Solo (Meet Minnie in the same line, just a separate set)


2 – Original Mickey

  • Location: Epcot – Inside entrance to Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Costume: Original Mickey Costume – Black Jacket, Yellow Bowtie, Red Pants
  • Environment: Indoor
  • Dining/Disney Genie+: no
  • Times: 9 am – 5:30 pm
  • Typically Joined by: Solo


1 – Celebration Mickey

  • Location: Magic Kingdom – Town Square Theater
  • Costume: 50th Celebration Outfit
  • Environment: Indoor
  • Dining/Disney Genie+: Disney Genie+ Available
  • Times: Park Opening – 30 Minutes Before Park Closing
  • Typically Joined by: Minnie Mouse

There you have it! Pick one or pick them all – you’ll have a chance to meet our favorite Mouse around. We also think a special note is in order for those attending the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and/or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Be sure to take a moment to locate Mickey, as his costume is excellent at both of these special ticketed events.

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Chad & Cindy Nykamp

After years of multiple Walt Disney World vacations, Cindy and Chad's dream of living in Orlando came true in 2010. After friends and family made them their go-to-people for Walt Disney World advice, Cindy and Chad launched DisneyLists.com in August 2015 to share their knowledge and love of Disney. Chad and Cindy have been Disney World Annual Passholders for years, DVC members, together have raced more than 70 runDisney races, and particularly love cruising on the Disney Cruise Line. Chad and Cindy also regularly represent DisneyLists.com at Walt Disney World media events. While attending these events, they get an insiders view of all the new things that have come to Walt Disney World. These experiences have helped them gain knowledge and expertise they happily pass on to their followers. They still can't believe how lucky they are to have such an amazing opportunity and will continue to share Disney with anyone who will listen!
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