Merida- Magic Kingdom, right side of Cinderella’s castle (coming up Main Street). Merida is one of the newer Disney Princesses and most people appreciate her sass and wanting to be able to choose her own fate. In person Merida is just as fun as you’d imagine her to be. During my birthday trip we chatted about our favorite type of cake which was chocolate and being red heads. She also asked if I was a big sister, which I am. Her meet and greet area is nice decorated to fit the Scottish theme and since Merida is chatty the line can be long. She is worth the wait!
Talking Mickey- Magic Kingdom, Town Square Theater. Talking Mickey has been a popular draw since he made his debut in 2013. Fastpasses are available and I would suggest one if your planning a middle of the day greet. I have meet him early on and later in the day with short waits (15 minutes). My sister finds Talking Mickey creepy but I love it, it’s great to be able to interact verbally with the classic Disney character.
Baloo & King Louie- Animal Kingdom, Asia. Baloo and King Louie are two classic characters that some younger Disney fans do not know about. Last trip a family walked by and completely missed the meet area which is now more out in the open then their previous location years back which was hidden up a trail. Baloo is very active while King Louie sometimes struggles with his long heavy arms. My sister wore a Tailspin tee shirt last trip and it was pretty funny to see Baloo’s excitement and King Louie sulking in the corner. With talk of Tailspin returning to TV this meet may get super popular again. I suggest going to this meet first thing since this park tends to get very hot and humid later in the day.
Daisy & Minnie- Magic Kingdom, Pete's Silly Slide Show. Daisy and Minnie have amazing backgrounds at this meet. Daisy is a fortune teller and Minnie is a dog trainer. Both characters are fun during meets and very excited to meet guests. This meet is inside which is a great way to beat the heat. I suggest going later in the day to avoid really long lines.
Rapunzel & Cinderella- Magic Kingdom, Fairytale Hall. A meet with Cinderella is a must for every Disney World trip. If your only planning on doing two character meets it’s usually Mickey and Cinderella (hello it is her castle). Cinderella meets at Fairytale Hall in the same line as Rapunzel. Cinderella also meets at 1900 Park Fair at the Grand Floridian, Cinderella’s Royal Table at the Magic Kingdom, and Akershus at the Norway Pavilion at Epcot. Cinderella is always sweet and happy to greet guests. Rapunzel is a fun meet, she is very enthusiastic and since she is a newer princess the little ones will want to meet her. I would suggest visiting this meet early or late in the day to avoid long lines or get a fastpass for midday. The best time to meet is during late Magic Hours.
Honorable Mention- Donald- Epcot, Mexico. Donald in a poncho and sombrero is always fun. He meets next to the Mexico Pavilion in a shady area. Sometimes he has no line if you can’t see him from the walkway but a line forms quickly. Donald loves to joke with guests so he’s always a fun meet.