Where to Meet Santa at Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

Santa Claus will meet and greet guests at the Tour Guide Gardens next to City Hall.


Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet guests and listen to Christmas wishes at the American Adventure Pavilion in the World Showcase. It’s very similar to what you might find at a local shopping mall and is a great opportunity for one-on-one interaction.

Hollywood Studios

Goofy dons a Santa suit during the holidays at Hollywood Studios. The photo opportunity is located where the entrance of the Backlot Tour used to be. Santa Goofy will meet park guests from 10am-5pm and 6:30pm – park close.

It’s a very popular attraction during the Osborne lights, as a lot more guests are in the area and willing to wait, so I’d recommend going earlier in the day.


You can meet Santa in the lobby of most resorts from 5pm-7pm on Christmas Eve. At Fort Wilderness, he will be on the porch of Crockett’s Tavern.

Disney Springs

You can find Santa at his chalet, across from the Ghiradelli ice cream shop. Santa will be available to meet and greet shoppers from 12:00pm to 10:00pm, November 13 to December 24. Santa Goofy (the same as Hollywood Studios) will be available December 25th to December 29th from 12pm to 10pm.

I’d recommend this spot, as unlike the parks, you will receive a pager if the wait exceeds 30 minutes (or you can choose to receive a text message instead). Return to the podium within 10 minutes for your turn to meet Santa or Goofy Santa!


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