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Chip 'n' Dale are just a few of the characters you can meet at Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios Characters

In our guide to Hollywood Studios characters, you’ll find the lowdown on all the characters you can meet in the park.  You’ll notice a decidedly movie and television focus on the characters you can meet, in addition to the Fab 5.  And if you thought Animal Kingdom was short on princesses, well Hollywood Studios just said “hold my beer!”.  That’s right, not to be outdone, Hollywood Studios characters are soon to feature zero princesses.  None, nada, zilch.

As we said in our other park character meet and greet guides, keep your eyes peeled for informal chances to meet characters in the park.  These can be some of the best chances for special and truly unique interactions.  If the characters have the time, they are always willing to interact.  There will be a few instances where they may have to keep moving along due to a commitment.  Don’t take offense.  As an example, check out this random meeting with Alice from Alice in Wonderland, where she was strolling along and all our girls did was wave at her.  While this actually occurred in Epcot, you get the idea.  These can make some of the most cherished memories for you and your kids.  Keep those eyes peeled!

Remember, one of the time-honored traditions of Disney World is that characters will sign autographs.  If you’ve got little ones with you, this is a great way to make a memory that will last for them.  These are some tried and true Disney autograph books.  A good pen is also helpful for the fur characters as their hands are covered with a costume.

Below we’ll lay out for you the formal opportunities and some of the informal ones, where you can catch a few minutes with some of your favorite Disney characters.  Certain characters can only be met in Hollywood Studios, so if they are on your list of must do things make sure you plan accordingly.  The characters that are only available in Hollywood Studios are:

  • BB-8
  • Bo Peep
  • Chewbacca
  • Darth Vader
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Fancy Nancy
  • Green Army Men
  • Jessie
  • Kylo Ren
  • Olaf
  • Sully and Mike Wazowski
  • Vampirina
  • Woody

Always get a daily times guide as you enter each park.  However, you should be aware that not every Hollywood Studios character meet and greet is listed in the times guide.  Characters who are available for meet and greets will be listed on there, along with specific times and locations where you can find them.

While times may show as continuous over several hours, be aware that characters take breaks throughout the day, so you may have to wait while the characters take a break.  As you can imagine, an hour in the hot Florida sun and humidity while sporting some of those costumes can take it out of you!

Now let’s talk about the specifics of our Hollywood Studios character meet and greet guide and what characters are here!

BB-8

Where:  Star Wars Launch Bay in Animation Courtyard

Times:  BB-8 meets round the clock from park open to park close

Other Characters:  No

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  None

Buzz Lightyear

Where:  On the left, just before the giant Woody statue as you enter Toy Story Land

Times:  Buzz meets throughout the daylight hours from park opening to around dark

Other Characters:  No

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  You can meet Buzz in Magic Kingdom near Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin.  Kids can also meet Buzz at the Pixar Play Zone at the Contemporary Resort as part of Disney’s evening kids play event.  This is kids only and it costs $65 each.  If you’re looking for some alone time, this may be a great option you can drop the kids off.

Chewbacca

Where:  Star Wars Launch Bay in Animation Courtyard

Times:  Chewbacca meets all day from park open to park close

Other Characters:  No

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  None

Chip ‘n’ Dale

Where: Just inside the park entrance on the left at Sid Cahuenga’s

Times:  Through park opening until around 4:00 is what we saw on our last trip

Other Characters:  No

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  You can also see Chip ‘n’ Dale at Fort Wilderness Resort for their campfire sing-a-long, as well as at Garden Grill in Epcot for a character meal.  They also meet in Magic Kingdom in Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A and in Animal Kingdom as part of Donald’s Dino-Bash!

Darth Vader

Where:  Star Wars Launch Bay in Animation Courtyard

Times:  Darth Vader meets all day from park open to park close

Other Characters:  No

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  You can also meet Darth Vader as part of the cardmember only Chase Disney Visa meet and greet opportunity.  This is also in Star Wars Launch Bay at Hollywood Studios, just a different entrance.

Doc McStuffins

Where:  In Animation Courtyard, just in front of the Disney Junior Dance Party building

Times:  Throughout the day, up until about 6:00 PM

Other Characters:  No

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  You can also meet Doc in Hollywood Studios at the Hollywood and Vine breakfast character meal.  She does not meet for lunch or dinner at Hollywood and Vine.

Daisy Duck

Where:  Hollywood and Vine Seasonal Dine (Note this is a character meal)

Times:  She meets as part of lunch and dinner here.  Do note that her costume changes seasonally

Other Characters:  The seasonal dine at Hollywood and Vine can also include Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  Daisy meets in all the parks.

Donald Duck

Where:  Hollywood and Vine Seasonal Dine (Note this is a character meal)

Times:  He meets as part of lunch and dinner here.  Do note that his costume changes seasonally

Other Characters:  The seasonal dine at Hollywood and Vine can also include Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, and Goofy

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  Donald meets in all the parks.

Fancy Nancy

Where:  In Animation Courtyard, just in front of the Disney Junior Dance Party building

Times:  Throughout the day, up until about 6:00 PM

Other Characters:  No

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  You can also meet Fancy Nancy in Hollywood Studios at the Hollywood and Vine breakfast character meal.  She does not meet for lunch or dinner at Hollywood and Vine.

Goofy

Where:  Grand Avenue, near the Miss Piggy Statue

Times:  Intermittently throughout the day

Other Characters:  No

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  Goofy meets in all the parks.  You can also find him in Hollywood Studios at the Hollywood and Vine character breakfast.  He’s dressed up in Goofy and the Roadster racers garb.

Green Army Men

Where:  Toy Story Land, they are just out roaming the park area.  You’ll have to find them.  They don’t have a set meeting spot

Times:  Off and on throughout the day during daylight hours

Other Characters:  No

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  None

Jessie

Where:  In Toy Story Land, in front of Alien Swirling Saucers

Times:  Throughout the day during daylight hours

Other Characters:  None

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  None

Kylo Ren

Where:  Roaming around Galaxy’s Edge

Times:  Off and on throughout the day time.  He’s just roaming around, so you’ll have to look for him

Other Characters:  No

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  None

Mickey Mouse

Where:  Commissary Lane

Times:  All day

Other Characters:  Minnie

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  Mickey meets in all the parks.  You can also meet Mickey at the Hollywood and Vine character meal for lunch or dinner.

Minnie Mouse

Where:  Commissary Lane

Times:  All day

Other Characters:  Mickey

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  Minnie meets in all the parks.  You can also meet Minnie at the Hollywood and Vine character meal for lunch or dinner.

Olaf

Where:  Celebrity Spotlight in Echo Lake

Times:  All day

Other Characters:  No

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  None

Pluto

Where:  In Animation Courtyard, just in front of the Disney Junior Dance Party building

Times:  Throughout the day, up until about 6:00 PM

Other Characters:  No

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  Pluto meets in all of the parks

Stormtroopers

Where:  Roaming around Animation Courtyard and Star Wars Launch Bay

Times:  Off and on throughout the day

Other Characters:  No

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  None.  Also, this isn’t really a meet and greet, rather a chance to just see stormtrooper walking around.  They roam the area barking orders and acting like stormtroopers.

Sulley and Mike Wazowski

Where:  In the Walt Disney Presents building between Animation Courtyard and Toy Story Land

Times:  Throughout the day, usually between 10 AM and 6 PM

Other Characters:  No

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  None

Vampirina

Where:  In Animation Courtyard, just in front of the Disney Junior Dance Party building

Times:  Throughout the day, up until about 6:00 PM

Other Characters:  No

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  You can also meet Vampirina in Hollywood Studios at the Hollywood and Vine breakfast character meal.  She does not meet for lunch or dinner at Hollywood and Vine.

Woody and Bo Peep

Where:  In Toy Story Land, in front of the Midway Mania building

Times:  Throughout the day during daylight hours

Other Characters:  Bo Peep

FastPass+ Eligible:  No

Other Opportunities to Meet:  None

Character Palooza

The first rule of Character Palooza is you don’t talk about Character Palooza.  So we’ll keep this brief.  Disney offers a bit of a pop-up character meet and greet opportunity on most days.  Not all days though.  You will see a random smattering of characters.

Times vary, so you have to get lucky here.

Other Disney World Character Guides

There is a plethora of Hollywood Studios characters available for meet and greets.  And some truly unique ones, at that. If characters are really your interest right now, below are links to the character guides we have for each of the other parks.

Magic Kingdom Characters

Epcot Characters

Animal Kingdom Characters

Wrapping Up

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