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Places to Meet Santa at Disney World

Where to find Santa at Disney World - Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Disney Springs.

Where to find Santa at Disney World - Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Disney Springs.

Mickey Mouse and the Disney Princesses are great, of course, but sometimes we just need to get a word in with Santa before he checks the naughty and nice list for the last time before making his rounds. Here are the places you can meet Santa Clause at Disney World:

Magic Kingdom - Meet Santa Claus in Town Square daily from 10AM to 5PM daily during posted times, typically at 12. Santa also appears in the Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade.

Epcot - Meet both Santa and Mrs. Claus daily in the American Adventure pavilion during posted 70-minute intervals, typically at 11:45AM, 1:45, 3:45, and 5:45PM.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios - Meet Santa Claus from November 9 to December 24 and Santa Goofy from December 25 to December 31, 2018.

Santa’s Chalet in Disney Springs - November 8 - December 24, 2018 from 11AM to 11PM. You’ll find Santa’s cottage near the Christmas Tree Trail close to the Once Upon A Toy store in the Disney Springs Marketplace area. Here’s how it works:

  • Check in at the podium.

  • Give your mobile phone number to one of Santa’s helpers

  • Shop, eat and enjoy the hustle ‘n’ bustle of the Marketplace

  • Upon receiving a text message from Santa’s helpers, return to the podium within 10 minutes

  • Take your place in line to meet Santa!

  • Photos with Santa are included in the Disney PhotoPass Memory Maker package or you can bring your own camera.

Disney Springs - Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Clause at T-Rex on December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16, 2018 with seatings at 8AM, 8:15AM and 8:30AM. Cost: $32 for age 10 - Adult, $20.50 for children ages 3 - 9; price includes tax and gratuity. Call 407-939-3463 to make your reservation.

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Meet Santa at Disney Springs from Nov. 14 - Dec. 30, 2016 (Free event)

Disney World Seasonal Freebie - From November 14, 2016 through December 24, 2016 (Noon to 10PM), Santa and his helpers will be greeting Guests at their cottage across from Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop in Disney Springs.  Santa Goofy will take over for December 25 - 30.   Check in at the podium and get a pager so you can enjoy the area until it is your turn.   When you're pager buzzes, you will have 10 minutes to return.  Photographers will be on hand and photos with Santa are included in the Memory Makers photo package.

 More Holiday Cheer at Disney Springs

  • While in Disney Springs, you may also want to see the nightly tree lighting ceremony at the Once Upon a Toy fountain play area and DJ Dance party.
  • Stroll through a trail of Disney themed, decorated Christmas trees near the Marketplace bus loop.
  • Take time to check out the holiday storefront window displays.  
  • Adding to the holiday cheer are toy soldier and snowflake stilt walkers, carolers, acapella groups and other live entertainment from November 13, 2016 - January 8, 2017 / 6:00PM - 10:00PM.    
  • Kwanza will be celebrated on the Waterside Stage in the Marketplace on December 26 & 27, 2016.   Hanukkah inspired songs and stories will be presented at Waterview Park in The Landing in the evenings from December 24, 2016 - January 1, 2017.

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Click on the photo for a list of crowd warnings, closures and special events at Disney World in December.

Click on the photo for a list of crowd warnings, closures and special events at Disney World in December.

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