Where to Find Your Favorite Characters at Disneyland Resort

Easily one of the most important to-dos on a Disney vacation is filling up every page of your autograph book with character signatures. But finding all those characters, well that can be a bit trickier. As you enter either Disneyland Park or California Adventure times guides for the day are available, but they only show a select number of character meet and greets.


Top secret Disney reasons. But, I venture to guess that if all the meet & greets were printed, there would be longer lines. So it could be done this way to maintain more control over the wait times. There is another trick to find your favorites at the end of the post. But first…

Now, keep in mind that Disney changes things all the time. Meaning this list may not be 100% accurate 100% of the time, but I’ll be doing my best to update it periodically. The characters schedule changes from day to day, so I’m not going to post any specific times. But stick around, and I’ll explain how you can find the schedules.

YOU can help, by letting me know about any characters that weren’t where I said or new characters you found that I didn’t.

Disneyland Park

Disneyland Park is filled with many of the classic characters from princesses, to evil queens, and then some Star Wars in between.

Main Street U.S.A.

These characters are generally stationed in the center hub, near the flagpole, just past the train station. Or, they may be scattered near the stores around the hub. They’re out there, in rotation, for most of the day. So, if you don’t see the character you are looking for, hang out for a while.

  • Chip & Dale
  • Cruella De Vil
  • Goofy
  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Pluto


There is currently only 1 character meet and greet and to my knowledge, as of this writing, it is the only place you can meet Moana at either Disneyland or Disney World. Now, I haven’t seen many reports about meeting Moana, which I would expect given how beloved she is. So, it’s possible that her schedule is extremely limited, or that she’s only out on certain days.

Critter Country

You can meet the gang from the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, right outside the attraction of the same name! If you are exiting Splash Mountian you’ll walk right past it, Pooh’s Thotful Spot.

  • Eyeore
  • Rabbit
  • Tigger
  • Winnie the Pooh

New Orleans Square

Heading on down by the river, you’ll find some more colorful characters – including some seasonal favorites!

  • Jack Sparrow
  • Dr. Facilier
  • Tiana
  • Prince Navi


From the end of September through December, you can catch these two near the Haunted Mansion.

  • Jack Skellington
  • Sally


In Frontierland you can find Jack Sparrow again, or some Toy Story friends!

  • Jack Sparrow
  • Woody
  • Jessie


Here is where you will find many of the princesses, and their counterparts. They are located in/near Pixie Hollow, Snow White’s Wishing Well, and roaming the area.

  • Aladdin
  • Captain Hook
  • Cinderella
  • Fairy Godmother
  • Princess Aurora
  • Princess Jasmine
  • Princess Tiana
  • Silvermis
  • Snow White
  • The Evil Queen
  • Tinkerbell
  • Alice
  • The Mad Hatter
  • Beast
  • White Rabbit

Mickey’s Toontown

Toontown is home to the original Fab 5, where you can meet them – literally in their homes!

  • Goofy
  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Pluto
  • Donald


In Tommorrowland you’ll find some friends, and foes, from Star Wars!

  • Boba Fett
  • Chewbacca
  • Darth Vader
  • Kylo Ren
  • Rey

California Adventure

Across the way Disney‘s California Adventure has been flooded with characters from Marvel and Pixar.

Buena Vista Street

Right as you enter the park you will approach Carthay Circle, where you can find the Fab 5 in rotation all day long.

  • Daisy Duck
  • Goofy
  • Mickey
  • Minnie

Hollywood Land

Off in Hollywood are some famous faces you may recall, here to save the day!

  • Anna
  • Black Panther
  • Captain America
  • Elsa
  • Spider-Man

Pacific Wharf

You can find some new characters rubbing elbows and roaming around in Pacific Wharf

  • Judy Hopps
  • Nick Wilde

Pixar Pier

All your Pixar are favorites can be found in one spot at the Pixar Pals meet & Greet on Pixar Pier. The character pairs are rotated throughout the day, so make a few stops to see them all!

  • Dug
  • Edna Mode
  • Frozone
  • Sulley
  • Jessie
  • Mr Incredible
  • Mrs Incredible
  • Russell
  • Woody
  • Buzz Lightyear

Grizzly Peak

The Grizzly Peak area covers a large portion of the park and encompasses everything from Grizzly River Run to Soarin.

  • Chip & Dale
  •  Pluto

Finding Character Schedules

There is a great tool that Disney provides to help you find all of your characters. It tells you their exact location, and their exact schedule. So, you can be sure to get all the autographs you want!

The Disneyland Park app, is where it’s at.

You’ll need to create an ID, or log-in if you have one. Then click on the park map, it will display all of the attractions in the park. Click on the word “Attractions” at the top, and choose “Characters” from the drop down. You can use the map to see which characters are nearby.

Or you can click “List” in the upper right hand corner, for an alphabetized list of them all.

See, greatest tip ever – right?! Man I love that app!

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