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Today I’m sharing some of the secrets behind meeting Goofy at Disney World…specifically at Epcot park. Curious about meeting this popular Disney character? Checkout where to meet Goofy and see photos from Epcot in Walt Disney World Orlando.
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What to know before you go to Epcot theme park…
- Find out where you are likely to meet Goofy at Disney World.
- Learn more about what entrance to go in / leave from to find Goofy
- See detailed photos of a Goofy sighting and find out exactly where to see him in the park.
- Learn about what to expect during character meet and greets.
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Where to meet Goofy at Disney World?
While you can see Goofy all over Disney World at various character breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, one secret spot where Goofy hangs out is right outside of Epcot.
Check out Toplino’s Terrace, where you can have a character meal with Disney characters…
The entrance to use at Epcot…
When you want to find Goofy, you must use the main entrance of Epcot.
This is where all the buses from the resorts drop off, main parking is, and where the Disney Monorail stops.
Learn more about how to enter Epcot…
You’ll find Goofy typically in the early afternoon right around 2pm when you can park hop if you have that pass.
He’ll be right next to the main entrance.
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How can you get to Epcot’s main entrance at Disney World?
If you are coming from a resort that’s between Epcot and Magic Kingdom, you should be able to use your resort's offered shuttle to take you to Epcot’s main entrance.
Alternatively, you might have the option to use the Disney Monorail coming from the direction.
If you’re staying closer to Animal Kingdom, use the bus shuttle offered by your resort to get to Epcot.
Now, if you’re staying between Epcot and Hollywood Studios, you have two options.
First is to use bus / shuttle transportation from your hotel / resort to get to Epcot.
Your second option is to use the Disney Skyliner or the Friendship Boat which will drop you off at Epcot’s International Gateway entrance.
This is the back of Epcot, so you’ll have to walk through Epcot to get to the front main entrance to see Goofy.
If you are lucky, you could try to meet Winnie the Pooh at the Imagination Pavilion before you meet Goofy as you exit Epcot.
You may just want to plan on exiting the front of the park around 2pm when you park hop and hopefully you’ll be able to get some pics with Goofy.
Walt Disney World Goofy meeting and high-five
Check out this Epcot character experience with Goofy…
Disney World meet and greets with characters is very exciting for kids of any ages...
but especially if you have toddlers and little kids...
I mean who wouldn't love their favorite character at Disney coming to life as a huge walking and emoting stuffed animal of sorts??
It's very exciting for your little ones when they find Disney characters to meet. When you meet Goofy, you will have to wait in line for photographs & autographs. Goofy will be escorted by cast members to a particular area where Goofy meets guests.
Once it’s your turn, you’ll truly have a 1:1 type experience with Goofy. He’ll give out hugs and high-fives and is very engaging. Photos will be captured for your Disney Experience App, but you can take personal photos too. Character meet & greets are a fun time!
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Disney dining tips from Jenna Loves Magic
Remember: for any sit-down dinner or character meal, I recommend to definitely book 60 days out, or whenever your Disney dining dates open.
If you’re staying on site, you can book dining reservations earlier as a perk.
Don’t have reservations? Check regularly during your trip, on the app, or walk up to the restaurant early in the day and request a day-of reservation. Disney reservations are often dropped day-of since sometimes people “hoard them”.
I once was a walk-up and was told there would be a 90 minute wait for a table at Steakhouse 71.
Not a problem, since it’s an interesting hotel to walk around and they have an arcade.
Anyways, within 5 minutes my reservation was ready because someone canceled. So you never know.
Also see my other favorites on this list of the best places to eat at Disney World. (coming soon)
Keep an eye out for Goofy
Hope that answers all your questions about meeting Goofy at Disney World, Epcot.
Soon I’ll share other places that you can meet Goofy like Pete’s Silly Sideshow and Chef Mickey’s.
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