You can pay a lot for character dining and you will get guaranteed greetings with the characters but it costs and in these economic climes we are big fans of the free meetings. There are permanent character greeting locations in all the DIsney parks – our favourites are in the World showcase at Epcot and on theway to the excellent lion king show at Animal Kingdom for catching Mickey and Minnie. Look on the park maps for the pointing white finger and check the Times Guide for details.
For Pixar characters go to Hollywood Studios and for princesses Magic Kingdom. Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald and Goofy are at all the parks.
We love Chip and Dale’s campfire singalong at Disney’s Fort Wilderness – meet Chip and Dale and then watch an outdoor screening of a Disney film – we like to take snacks and a blanket to sit on.