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 they are distanced and do not include autographs or hugs. These are chances to see characters as you roam around the park, and they really add to the atmosphere.

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 11-01-22 – Toy Story characters are doing meet and greets again at Toy Story Land.

Hollywood Studios Character Meet & Greets

  • Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight – near Star Tours in Echo Lake (Lightning Lane included in Genie+)
  • 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
  • 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 – Animation Courtyard
  • Sulley from Monsters, Inc – Animation Courtyard
  • Vampirina – Animation Courtyard
  • Doc McStuffins – Animation Courtyard
  • Fancy Nancy – Animation Courtyard
  • Pluto – Animation Courtyard
  • Woody – Toy Story Land
  • Buzz – Toy Story Land
  • Jessie – Toy Story Land

Hollywood Studios Character Sightings

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

  • 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

Chip and Dale - Hollywood Studios Character Sighting - Guide2WDW

  • Donald & Daisy – Near the Entrance
  • Chip & Dale – Near the Brown Derby

Sunset Boulevard

  • Goofy – Near Tower of Terror

Echo Lake

  • Goofy & Max – Near Dockside Diner
  • Genie – Near Indiana Jones

Hollywood Studios Cavalcades

Buzz Lightyear - Pixar Pals Motorcade - Guide2WDWThese 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