Disney Favourites Finder

Where to find your favourite Disney stars.

From the peaks of Frontierland to the pirates of Adventureland, Disneyland is a legend of its own and has its own mythology separate from the Disney studio productions — but make no mistake, one of its biggest draws remains the chance to see those favourite characters and locations brought to life. Disney parks are the only ones where you'll see the real Captain Jack Sparrow, swim with Nemo and friends, have a royal encounter with all the greatest fairytale Princesses and see movie icons in three true dimensions.

Be it a whole attraction or a small hidden detail, almost every Disney and Pixar classic gets a nod across Disneyland. This guide helps you discover exactly where to find your favourite...

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Pinocchio (1940)

  • Attraction Les Voyages de Pinocchio
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park.
  • Attraction CinéMagique
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park. Scene featuring Pinocchio and Monstro the whale.
  • RestaurantAu Chalet de la Marionnette
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park.
  • Boutique La Bottega di Gepetto
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park.
  • Parade Disney Magic on Parade!
    Disneyland Park. Parade float with characters.
  • Feature Pinocchio statue at Art of Disney Animation
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park.

Fantasia (1940 / 2000)

  • Attraction Le Pays des Contes de Fées
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park. Scenes from Night on Bald Mountain and Mount Olympus.
  • RestaurantFantasia Gelati
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park. Based on Mount Olympus segment.
  • Restaurant Café Fantasia
    Disneyland Hotel
  • Boutique The Disney Animation Gallery
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park. Based inside the Sorcerer's Hat.
  • Parade Disney Magic on Parade!
    Disneyland Park. One float features Chernabog.
  • Feature Fantasia Fountain featuring Sorcerer Mickey and broomsticks
    Front Lot, Walt Disney Studios Park. Centrepiece of Places des Frères Lumière.
  • Feature Toon Studio entrance marquee
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park. Features Sorcerer Mickey and the giant Sorcerer's Hat.

Dumbo (1941)

Bambi (1942)

  • Hotel Disney's Sequoia Lodge
    American National Park-themed rooms feature a light nod to Bambi.

Fun and Fancy Free (1947)

  • Boutique Sir Mickey's Boutique
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park. Based on Mickey and the Beanstalk short.

Ichabod and Mr Toad (1949)

Cinderella (1950)

  • Attraction Princess Pavilion
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park. Cinderella makes meet 'n' greet appearances.
  • Restaurant Auberge de Cendrillon
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park.
  • Feature Cinderella's royal coach
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park. Within the courtyard of Auberge de Cendrillon.
  • Feature Cinderella statue
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park. On the corner of Auberge de Cendrillon.

Alice in Wonderland (1951)

  • Attraction Alice's Curious Labyrinth
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park.
  • Attraction Mad Hatter's Tea Cups
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park.
  • Attraction March Hare Refreshments
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park.
  • Parade Disney Magic on Parade!
    Disneyland Park. Parade float with characters.

Peter Pan (1953)

  • Attraction Peter Pan's Flight
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park.
  • Attraction Adventure Isle
    Adventureland, Disneyland Park. Featuring Skull Rock and Captain Hook's Pirate Ship.
  • Parade Disney Magic on Parade!
    Disneyland Park. Parade float with characters.
  • Show Disney Dreams!
    Central Plaza, Disneyland Park. Scenes based on the film, show hosted by Peter and Wendy.
  • Feature Tinker Bell statue at Art of Disney Animation
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park.

Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

The Sword in the Stone (1963)

  • Attraction Le Carrousel de Lancelot
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park.
  • Boutique Merlin l'Enchanteur
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park.
  • Feature The Sword in the Stone
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park. Centrepiece of the Castle Courtyard. Previously used for special ceremony shows where children attempt to pull the sword from the stone.

The Jungle Book (1967)

  • Restaurant Colonel Hathi's Pizza Outpost
    Adventureland, Disneyland Park.
  • Show Disney Dreams!
    Central Plaza, Disneyland Park. Scene based on the film.
  • Parade Disney Magic on Parade!
    Disneyland Park. Parade float with characters.

Winnie the Pooh (1977 / 2011)

  • Characters Meet Winnie the Pooh
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park. Characters sometimes make appearances.
  • Parade Disney Magic on Parade!
    Disneyland Park. Parade float with characters.

The Little Mermaid (1989)

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

  • Attraction Le Pays des Contes de Fées
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park. Scene featuring Belle's village and the Beast's castle.
  • Attraction Princess Pavilion
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park. Belle sometimes makes meet 'n' greet appearances.
  • Show Disney Dreams!
    Central Plaza, Disneyland Park. Scene based on the film.
  • Show Mickey and the Magician
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park. Scene based on the film.

Aladdin (1992)

The Lion King (1994)

  • Show Disney Dreams!
    Central Plaza, Disneyland Park. Scene based on the film.
  • Show Mickey and the Magician
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park. Scene based on the film.
  • Restaurant Restaurant Hakuna Matata
    Adventureland, Disneyland Park.
  • Parade Disney Magic on Parade!
    Disneyland Park. Parade float with characters.

Pocahontas (1995)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

Hercules (1997)

Mulan (1998)

Tarzan (1999)

Lilo & Stitch (2002)

  • Attraction Stitch Live!
    Production Courtyard, Walt Disney Studios Park.

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

  • Show Disney Dreams!
    Central Plaza, Disneyland Park. Scene based on Dr Facilier.

Tangled (2010)

  • Attraction Princess Pavilion
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park. Rapunzel sometimes makes meet 'n' greet appearances.
  • Show Disney Dreams!
    Central Plaza, Disneyland Park. Scene based on the film.
  • Feature Rapunzel and Flynn meet 'n' greet
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park. Character meet 'n' greet location.

Frozen (2013)

  • Show Frozen Sing-along
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park. Seasonal stage show.
  • Show Mickey and the Magician
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park. Scene based on the film.
  • Characters Frozen: A Royal Welcome
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park. Seasonal cavalcade featuring Anna and Elsa in a horse-drawn carriage.

Pixar Animation Studios

Toy Story (1995 / 1999 / 2010)

  • Attraction Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast
    Discoveryland, Disneyland Park.
  • Attraction Toy Story Playland
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park. Entire land themed to Andy's back yard within Toon Studio.
  • Attraction Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park. Ride based on Green Army Men within Toy Story Playland.
  • Attraction Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park. Ride based on Slinky Dog within Toy Story Playland.
  • Attraction RC Racer
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park. Ride based on RC and Hot Wheels within Toy Story Playland.
  • Attraction Woody's Roundup
    Frontierland, Disneyland Park.
  • Boutique Barrel of Monkeys
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park.
  • Boutique Constellations
    Discoveryland, Disneyland Park. Astronomy-themed shop sells Buzz Lightyear merchandise.
  • Parade Disney Magic on Parade!
    Disneyland Park. Parade float with characters.

Monsters, Inc. (2002)

  • Feature Monsters, Inc. Scream Academy
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park. Photo location featuring Boo's door and permanent Mike Wazowski with scheduled appearances by live Sulley, plus interactive Scream Monitors.
  • Attraction CinéMagique
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park. Scene featuring Sulley's roar.

Finding Nemo (2003)

Cars (2006)

  • Attraction Cars Quatre Roues Rallye
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park.
  • Attraction Moteurs... Action! Stunt Show Spectacular
    Backlot, Walt Disney Studios Park. Features special appearance by Lighting McQueen.
  • Feature Route 66 and Radiator Springs
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park. Small-scale film set of facades from the film.
  • Hotel Disney's Hotel Santa Fe
    New Mexico-themed rooms and landscaping feature small nods to Cars.

Ratatouille (2007)

  • Attraction Ratatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park.
  • Restaurant Bistrot Chez Rémy
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park.
  • Boutique Chez Marianne - Souvenirs de Paris
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park.
  • Land La Place de Rémy
    Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park. Small Parisian area development with hidden Ratatouille nods.

WALL-E (2008)

  • Feature WALL-E & EVE statues
    Discoveryland, Disneyland Park. Life-size figures between Videopolis and Space Mountain.

Brave (2012)

  • Show Disney Dreams!
    Central Plaza, Disneyland Park. Scene based on the film.

Walt Disney Pictures

Song of the South (1946)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

  • Attraction River Rogue Keelboats
    Frontierland, Disneyland Park (No longer operating).
  • Hotel Disney's Davy Crockett Ranch
    Hotel lightly based on Davy Crockett series.

Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

Mary Poppins (1964)

  • Attraction CinéMagique
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park. Scene featuring Step in Time musical number.
  • Parade Disney Magic on Parade!
    Disneyland Park. Parade float with characters.

Herbie (1969 / 1974 / 1977 / 1980 / 2005)

  • Feature Herbie car inside Legends of Hollywood boutique
    Front Lot, Walt Disney Studios Park. Raised above guests in the gas station section of the Disney Studio 1 store.

The Island at the Top of the World (1974)

  • Feature Hyperion airship
    Discoveryland, Disneyland Park. Giant dirigible at the entrance to Videopolis.

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

  • Attraction Phantom Manor
    Frontierland, Disneyland Park. Film was based on the The Haunted Mansion attraction series.

Pirates of the Caribbean (2003 / 2006 / 2007 / 2011)

  • Attraction Pirates of the Caribbean
    Adventureland, Disneyland Park. Film was based on this attraction. The attraction features no direct references to the movie or its characters (until Summer 2017).
  • Restaurant Blue Lagoon Restaurant
    Adventureland, Disneyland Park. Based within the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, occasionally features appearances by Captain Jack Sparrow.
  • Restaurant Disney Blockbuster Café
    Backlot, Walt Disney Studios Park. Features a room inspired by the films.
  • Boutique Le Coffre du Capitaine
    Adventureland, Disneyland Park.
  • Show Disney Illuminations (coming 26th March 2017)
    Central Plaza, Disneyland Park. Scene based on the films.

Lucasfilm

Star Wars (1977 / 1980 / 1983 / 1999 / 2002 / 2005 / 2015)

  • Attraction Star Tours: L'Aventure Continue
    Discoveryland, Disneyland Park (coming Spring 2017).
  • Attraction CinéMagique
    Fantasyland, Disneyland Park. Scene featuring Darth Vador and Stormtroopers.
  • Boutique Star Traders
    Discoveryland, Disneyland Park (coming Spring 2017).
  • Show Jedi Training Academy
    Videopolis Theatre, Discoveryland, Disneyland Park. Seasonal show enlisting young Padawans.
  • Season Season of the Force
    Disneyland Park & Walt Disney Studios Park. Seasonal event each winter.
  • Show Star Wars: A Galactic Celebration
    Production Courtyard, Walt Disney Studios Park. Nighttime projection show during Season of the Force.
  • Show Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Production Courtyard, Walt Disney Studios Park. Character show during Season of the Force.
  • Show Disney Illuminations (coming 26th March 2017)
    Central Plaza, Disneyland Park. Scene based on the films.
  • Characters First Order March
    Walt Disney Studios Park. Stormtrooper event during Season of the Force.

Indiana Jones (1981 / 1984 / 1989 / 2008)

  • Attraction Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril
    Adventureland, Disneyland Park.
  • Boutique Temple Traders
    Adventureland, Disneyland Park.
  • Boutique Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost
    Adventureland, Disneyland Park.

Marvel

Spider-Man

  • Attraction Meet Spider-Man
    Backlot, Walt Disney Studios Park. Permanent character meet 'n' greet attraction.

Other Film & TV References

The Twilight Zone (1959)

  • Attraction The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
    Production Courtyard, Walt Disney Studios Park.
  • Boutique Tower Hotel Gifts
    Production Courtyard, Walt Disney Studios Park.

Disney Junior (TV Channel)

Plus many more impromptu encounters!

Most of the attractions, restaurants, boutiques and features in this listing are permanent places to find your favourite Disney characters, but don't forget the countless impromptu Character Meet 'n' Greets across the resort each day featuring a huge and varied variety of Disney stars!