Of course, all of us can be a princess as soon as we walk through the gates at Disney. But where can you find the iconic Disney Princesses?
There are outdoor meet and greets. Indoor attractions. And, my personal favorite, the character meal. Everyone has to eat and why not dine with royalty? Good food, good company but most of all, where the princesses come to you.
Outdoor Meet and Greets
If you don’t mind waiting in line and your party has the plenty of patience, you can find many princess meet and greets out of doors in all of the parks. When you enter the park, simply pick up a Park Times Guide (you’ll find them where you’ll find the park maps). The Park Times Guide will list the princesses, their locations and approximate times when they are available for photos and autographs.
If you have a special princess that you absolutely MUST meet, get to the location early. We have arrived up to 20 minutes before the scheduled time and been fine. If the line gets too long, Cast Members will cut off after the party where they feel the allotted time will expire and turn other guests away.
Indoor Meet and Greets and specific princess locations
There are many princesses that have their very own locations in all four parks. Several princesses, based on their popularity, have indoor locations where you can pose for photos and chat. Some even offer the FastPass feature, if you prefer.
Ariel has her own Grotto. Merida hangs out in Fairytale Garden. While Alice in Wonderland loves the Mad Tea Party attraction. And Jasmine and friends are often found in Adventureland. Rapunzel, Tiana, Cinderella (coming soon!) and special guest princesses can be met at Fairytale Hall. Depending on their popularity, FastPasses may be necessary. Check here for a complete list of meet and greets, times and locations.
Belle can be found at the France pavilion in World Showcase. Jasmine and Aladdin have appearances in Morocco. Alice is located in the United Kingdom pavilion. Snow White is seen in Germany and Mulan in China. And Anna and Elsa have their own permanent location in Norway at the Royal Summerhus. Just make sure you check the park times guide and the Disney website for times and FastPass availability.
Disney Junior Pals, including Sophia the First, can be found at various times throughout the day at Animation Courtyard. Pick up a Park Times Guides when you enter the park so you know when to queue up.
Pocahontas is at Character Landing on Discovery Island between 9am-1pm and 2pm-6pm. Double check your Park Times Guide to be sure each day you are there.
Princess Character Meals
This is my favorite way to meet the Princesses. They come to you. There’s no waiting in line. And the food is pretty good, too! Because of this, be sure to make dining reservations, at any time of year. The princess meals are quite popular and can (and sometimes will) be booked 180 days in advance.
Cinderella’s Royal Table – . This is a very popular location to meet Cinderella, Snow White and Belle. Reservations 180 days in advance are highly recommended.
Akershus Banquet Hall – Located in Norway this is a popular location to meet Belle and friends. Other princesses may include: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel and Mary Poppins.
Walt Disney World Resorts
1900 Park Fare (Grand Floridian)
- Supercalifragilistic Breakfast Buffet with Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, Mad Hatter, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger.
- Wonderland Tea Party – Have tea with Alice in Wonderland and friends.
- Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner – with Cinderella and Prince Charming, Step-mother and Step-sisters. I highly recommend this dining event. It’s relatively easy to get a reservation (Shhhh! Keep this between you and me) and the Step-mother and sisters are a hoot! Great way to meet Cinderella and her happily dysfunctional family.
Finally, for tips on how to make your character experience more memorable check out this article. And if you’re looking for more than just princesses you can find a complete list of Walt Disney World’s character experiences here.