Prepping for Disney: What to Watch

So in order to get maximum appreciation for all the cast of characters at Walt Disney World I decided to embark on a list of movies to watch before arrival. I will attempt to make this list as comprehensive as possible. Character appearances tend to change nearly weekly, so please always check schedules before promising little ones you will see a certain character.

The Princess Movies

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
    • Snow White’s Wishing Well in Magic Kingdom
    • Snow White makes appearances at Akershus House restaurant and Germany in EPCOT
  • Cinderella
    • Cinderella’s Castle
    • Cinderella makes appearances at Cinderella’s Royal Table, Akershus House restaurant, 1900 Park Fare and Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom
  • Sleeping Beauty
    • Meet Aurora at Akershus House restaurant
    • Aurora’s Princess Tea
  • The Little Mermaid
    • Voyage of the Little Mermaid show in Hollywood Studios
    • Ariel’s Undersea Adventure in Magic Kingdom
    • Ariel makes appearances at Akershus House restaurant and in her grotto in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom
  • Beauty and the Beast
    • Eat at Gaston’s Tavern or Be Our Guest Restaurant
    • Enchanted Tales with Belle
    • Meet Belle in France or at Akershus House restaurant
    • Meet Beast in Be Our Guest Restaurant
    • Gaston makes appearances by his Tavern
    • Beauty and the Beast show in Hollywood Studios
  • Aladdin
    • Magic Carpets of Aladdin
    • Meet Aladdin and Jasmine in Adventureland in Magic Kingdom and Morocco in EPCOT
    • Meet Jasmine at Akershus House sometimes
  • Pocahontas
    • Meet Pohcahontas in Animal Kingdom
  • Mulan
    • Meet Mulan in China and sometimes at Akershus House
  • The Princess and the Frog
    • Meet Princess Tiana in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom
  • Brave
    • Meet Merida in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom
  • Frozen
    • Frozen Ever After opening soon in Norway in EPCOT
    • Meet Anna and Elsa in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom (will move to Norway)
    • Frozen Sing-a-long in Hollywood Studios


  • Peter Pan
    • Peter Pan’s Flight
    • Meet Tinker Bell at Main Street, U.S.A.
    • Watch Tinker Bell fly from the castle each night as part of Wishes in Magic Kingdom
    • Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Pirates of the Caribbean ride
    • Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of Seven Seas


  • Toy Story
    • Meet Buzz and Woody at Pixar Place in Hollywood Studios
    • Meet the Green Army Men at Pixar Place
    • Meet Woody and Jessie at Splash Mountain in Frontierland in Magic Kingdom
    • Meet Buzz Lightyear in Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom
    • Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin
    • Toy Story Mania
  • Finding Nemo
    • Turtle Talk with Crush
    • The Living Seas with Nemo and Friends
    • Finding Nemo the Musical
  • A Bug’s Life
    • It’s Tough to Be a Bug
  • Monsters, Inc.
    • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Up
    • Meet Doug and Russell in Animal Kingdom
    • Become an honorary Wilderness Explorer in Animal Kingdom
  • Inside Out
    • Meet Joy and Sadness in EPCOT

Everything Else

  • Dumbo
    • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Alice in Wonderland
    • Meet Alice in Fantasyland and the United Kingdom
    • Meet Alice and friends at 1900 Park Fare
  • Mary Poppins
    • Meet Mary Poppins in the United Kingdom, sometimes Akershus House and 1900 Park Fare
  • The Lion King
    • Lion King Show
    • Meet Rafiki in Animal Kingdom
    • Lion Guard treasure hunt in Animal Kingdom
  • Lilo and Stitch
    • Meet Lilo and Stitch at Ohana for breakfast
    • Stitch’s Great Escape in Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom
    • Meet Stitch on Main Street in Magic Kingdom
  • Big Hero 6
    • Meet Baymax in EPCOT

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