Heading to Walt Disney World but not sure if your kids are going to recognize all the characters? Or Does your kid have a favorite character that will make or break your trip to see? Here is a great list of Disney Movies To Watch to help breakdown what rides go with which movie, as well character dining and even character meet and greets! #waltexpress #disneyworld #disneycharacters disney movies to watch before

Disney Movies To Watch

So, pick out your favorites or possibly your new favorite movies and start watching a new one every weekend leading up to your trip! This is even a great idea if you are surprising your kids with the trip! They won’t realize that they are getting prepped and it will be a nice way to spend an evening together.

Be sure to check out this HEIGHT REQUIREMENT blog before you go to make sure you choose attractions that everyone can enjoy!

Look for the abbreviation next to each activity to see what park you can find it at. If there isn’t an abbreviation then that dining is at a resort instead. Pop some popcorn and let’s get started!

AK Animal Kingdom

HS Hollywood Studios

E Epcot

MK Magic Kingdom

A Bug’s Life

Rides

  • It’s Tough to be a Bug! AK

Alice in Wonderland (Animated version)

Rides

  • Mad Tea Party MK

Dining

  • Wonderland Tea Party at 1900 Park Fare for Breakfast

Meet and Greet

  • Alice at the Mad Tea Party MK
  • Alice in the United Kingdom E

Aladdin

Rides

  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin MK

Dining 

  • Jasmine has been known to appear at Cinderella’s Royal Table MK

Meet and Greet

  • Aladdin and Jasmine in Adventureland MK
  • Jasmine in Morrocco E

Avatar

Rides

  • Flight of Passage AK
  • Na’vi River Journey AK#waltexpress #disneyworld #disneycharacters disney movies to watch before

Beauty and the Beast

Rides

  • Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage HS

Dining

  • Beast at Be Our Guest MK
  • Belle at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall E
  • Belle has been known to appear at Cinderella’s Royal Table MK

Meet and Greet

  • Enchanted Tales with Belle MK
  • Belle in France E
  • Gaston near His Tavern MK#waltexpress #disneyworld #disneycharacters disney movies to watch before

Big Hero Six

Meet and Greet

  • Baymax at Hiro’s Workshop E

Brave

Meet and Greet

  • Merida at Fairytale Garden MK

Cars

Rides

  • Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy HS

Cinderella

Rides

  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel MK

Dining

  • 1900 Park Fare (Dinner) MK
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall E
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table MK

Meet and Greet

  • Cinderella at Princess Fairytale Hall MK#waltexpress #disneyworld #disneycharacters disney movies to watch before

Dumbo

Rides

  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant MK

Finding Nemo

Rides

  • Bruce’s Shark World E
  • Finding Nemo AK 
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends E
  • Turtle Talk with Crush E

Frozen

Rides

  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration HS
  • Frozen Ever After E

Meet and Greet

  • Anna and Elsa at Royal Sommerhus E
  • Olaf at the Celebrity Spotlight HS

Haunted Mansion

Rides

  • Haunted Mansion MK

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Rides

  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular HS

Inside Out

Meet and Greet

  • Joy and Sadness at Headquarters E

Dining

  • Joy and Sadness at Pixar Party: A New Year’s Celebration

Lilo and Stitch

Dining

  • ‘Ohana (Breakfast)

Monster’s Inc.

Rides

  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor MK

Dining

  • Mike and Sulley at Pixar Party: A New Year’s Celebration

Meet and Greet

  • Mike and Sulley at Walt Disney Presents HS

Mulan

Meet and Greet

  • Mulan in China E

Peter Pan

Rides

  • Peter Pan’s Flight MK

Meet and Greet

  • Peter Pan in Fantasy MK
  • Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater MK

Pirates of the Caribbean

Rides

  • A Pirate’s Adventure – Treasure of the Seas MK
  • Pirates of the Caribbean  MK

Pocahontas

Meet and Greet

  • Pocahontas at Discovery Island Trails AK

Princess and the Frog

Meet and Greet

  • TIana at Princess Fairytale Hall MK

Sleeping Beauty

Dining

  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall E
  • Perfectly Princess Tea at Grand Floridian’s Garden View Tea Room
  • Aurora has been known to appear at Cinderella’s Royal Table MK

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Rides

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train MK

Dining

  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall E
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Story Book Dining at Artist Point (Dinner)
  • Snow White has been known to appear at Cinderella’s Royal Table MK

Meet and Greet

  • Snow White in Germany E

Star Wars

Rides

  • Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple HS
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run HS
  • Star Tours – The Adventure Continues HS
  • Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away HS

Dining

  • Oga’s Cantina

Meet and Greet

  • BB-8 Astromech on Duty HS
  • Darth Vader at Star Wars Launch Bay HS
  • Chewbacca at Star Wars Launch Bay HS
  • Disney Visa Card-member Character Experience HS

Swiss Family Robinson

Rides

  • Swiss Family Tree house MK

Tangled

Dining

  • Rapunzel and Flynn Rider at Bon Voyage Adventure (Breakfast)

Meet and Greet

  • Rapunzel at Princess Fairy-tale Hall MK

The Incredibles

Dining

  • Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl at Pixar Party: A New Year’s Celebration

The Lion King

Rides

  • Festival of the Lion King AK

Dining

  • Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night AK

The Little Mermaid

Rides

  • The Voyage of The Little Mermaid HS
  • Under the Seas – Journey of the Little Mermaid MK

Dining

  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall E
  • Ariel and Prince Eric at Bon Voyage Adventure (Breakfast)
  • Ariel has been known to appear at Cinderella’s Royal Table MK

Meet and Greet

  • Ariel at Her Grotto MK

The Muppets

Rides

  • Muppets Vision 3D HS

The Three Caballeros

Rides

  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros E

The Twilight Zone

Rides

  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror HS

Toy Story

Rides

  • Alien Swirling Saucers HS
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin MK
  • Slinky Dog Dash HS
  • Toy Story Mania! HS

Dining

  • Buzz, Woody, Jessie and Bullseye at Pixar Party: A New Year’s Celebration

Meet and Greet

  • Buzz Lightyear in Tomorrowland MK
  • Buzz, Woody and Jessie in Toy Story Lank HS

Up

Rides

  • UP! A Great Bird Adventure AK

Dining

  • Dug and Russel at Pixar Party: A New Year’s Celebration

Meet and Greet

  • Russell and Dug at Discovery Island AK

Winnie the Pooh

Rides

  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh MK

Dining

  • 1900 Park Fare Breakfast
  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends at The Crystal Palace MK

Meet and Greet

  • Winnie the Pooh and Tigger at The Thotful Spot MK

Wreck it Ralph

Meet and Greet

  • Ralph and Vanellope inside ImagineWorks E

BONUS!

**Mickey, Minnie and Friends-The Fab Five

Dining

  • Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast
  • Chef Mickey’s
  • Chip and Dale and Pals at Garden Grill Restaurant
  • Goofy and Pals at Ravello for Breakfast
  • Minnie and her Friends for Seasonal Dining at Hollywood and Vine HS
  • Safari Donald Duck and Friends at Tusker House AK

Meet and Greet

  • Disney Visa Cardmember Character Experience E
  • Daisy near World Showcase Plaza E
  • Daring Disney Pals as Circus Stars at Pete’s Silly Side Show MK
  • Dashing Disney Pals as Circus Stars at Pete’s Silly Side Show MK
  • Disney Pals at Epcot Character Spot E
  • Donald Duck in Mexico E
  • Disney Pals at Adventure Outpost AK
  • Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater MK
  • Pluto at Legacy Plaza West E
  • Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams HS
  • Move! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party MK

**Disney Junior Shows

Rides

  • Disney Junior Dance Party! (Currently Doc McStuffins, Vampirinia, Timon and Mickey) HS

Dining

  • Disney Junior Characters at Hollywood and Vine (Breakfast) HS

Meet and Greet

  • Disney Junior Pals in Animation Courtyard HS

**Fantasmic! HS

  • Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs HS

**Mickey’s PhilharMagic MK

  • Music from Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Peter Pan, and Aladdin MK

Disney Movies To Watch BEFORE You Go!

This should be enough to really get you started! LOL! This list may not contain every single Disney movie related to something at Disney World, but it should definitely be enough to have you prepared!

What is your favorite Disney movie? We would love to hear from you in our Facebook Group, DISNEY EXPRESS LANE!


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Jenni Napier

Jenni is a wife, mom of a little prince, and lover of all things Disney! Her obsession began at age 7 when she first visited Walt Disney World. Since then, she has spent her time trying to spread the magic to everyone she meets. She knows how important it is to spend time with those you love and she prides herself on helping you create those memories!
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