If I can give you one piece of advice about meeting characters at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it’s this: Let the Wookiee win. Hollywood Studios is the place to meet your favorite heroes and villains from Star Wars, plus see many of Pixar’s biggest characters. From Kylo Ren to Buzz Lightyear, here’s where you can find all of the characters at DHS.

Hollywood Studios has three main ways you can experience characters: Meet & Greets, Sightings, and Cavalcades.

Character Meet & Greets are back at Disney World. When guests get their picture taken with a character, they are now allowed to hug and get autographs. PhotoPass photographers will now also take a picture with your phone if you’d like.

Character Sightings are similar to meet and greets, but the characters will roam around and interact with guests, sometimes from a distance. These are great opportunities for selfies.

Cavalcades are mini-parades, usually with one or two vehicles and with some characters on foot. These run throughout the day, so they feel more spontaneous than a parade.

Update 3-01-23 – Hollywood Studios added Grogu, Mando, Rescue Rangers, new Goofy, Powerline Max, and Incredibles meet and greets and sightings.

Hollywood Studios Character Meet & Greets

Echo Lake

  • Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight – near Star Tours (Lightning Lane included in Genie+)
  • Mr & Mrs. Incredible – Near the edge of Echo Lake, close to the Dockside Diner
  • Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers – Near Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular

Commissary Lane

  • Mickey Mouse in Red Carpet Dreams, at Commissary Lane by Sci-Fi Dine-In
  • Minnie in Red Carpet Dreams, at Commissary Lane by Sci-Fi Dine-In

The Animation Courtyard

  • Darth Vader – Star Wars Launch Bay in the Animation Courtyard
  • Chewbacca – Star Wars Launch Bay in the Animation Courtyard
  • BB-8 – Star Wars Launch Bay in the Animation Courtyard
  • Pluto – Near Disney Jr Dance Party entrance
  • Vampirina – Animation Courtyard
  • Doc McStuffins – Animation Courtyard
  • Fancy Nancy – Animation Courtyard
  • Sulley from Monsters, Inc – Inside Walt Disney One Man’s Dream

Toy Story Land

  • Woody
  • Buzz
  • Jessie

Sunset Boulevard

  • Cruz Ramirez from Cars 3 – Near Lightning McQueen Racing Academy
  • DJ from Cars – Near Lightning McQueen Racing Academy

Grand Avenue

  • Goofy in Vacation Outfit
  • Max dressed as Powerline

Hollywood Studios Character Sightings

Mando and Grogu - Disney World Characters

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

  • Mando and Grogu – Mainly found around the Marketplace and surround area (starting March 1, 2023)
  • Rey
  • Chewbacca
  • Vi Moradi (Resistance Spy)
  • Kylo Ren
  • Stormtroopers

Tip: Say “Let the Wookiee win” or respond to “Ignite the spark” with “light the fire” to any member of the Resistance. These are code words that could unlock a mission.

Hollywood Boulevard

  • Donald & Daisy – Near the Entrance
  • Edna Mode
  • Frozone

Toy Story Land

  • Green Army Men Patrol and Drum Corps

Hollywood Studios Cavalcades

Buzz Lightyear - Pixar Pals Motorcade - Guide2WDW These mini-parades run throughout the day. Check the My Disney Experience app to find the showtimes. These cavalcades run down Hollywood Boulevard and past Echo Lake.

Mickey and Friends Motorcade – Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Chip and Dale

Pixar Pals Motorcade – Characters from Toy Story and the Incredibles