This article is your complete guide to 2023 Disneyland princesses! One of the best parts of any Disney trip is the opportunity to meet your favorite Disney characters. But specially if you have a big fan of Disney Princesses! Between the two parks at Disneyland, there are many different opportunities to meet and interact with Disney Land Princesses. Meeting characters on your Disney vacation create memories that last for a lifetime. Theres nothing like a little Pixie Dust from your favorite Disney Princess.
As a former Cast Member of the Disneyland resort I’ve used my insider tips to help you meet your favorite Princess! You can use this guide as your game plan when trying to meet your favorite Princess. We include all there is to know about meeting Disney princesses on the West Coast. So keep reading to learn the best way to meet every Princess at Disneyland.
2023 Disneyland Princess Overview
There is nothing more magical than being greeted by royalty when visiting Disney, especially coming from princesses in Disneyland. Guests both visiting Disneyland and Disney California Adventure park have the opportunity to participate in Disneyland princess meet and greets. As well as, dining experiences, shows and other special events.
There are so many different opportunities to interact with princesses at Disneyland. That’s why we’re going to give you all of our best tips and tricks to meeting them! But first, let’s go over what princesses can you meet at Disneyland?
What Princesses are at Disneyland in 2023?
- Snow White
That’s right! You can meet every Disney Princess at the Disneyland Resort. The only exception to meeting a princess in the park is Pocahontas. She will only be found at the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures located at the Grand Californian. You can also now find Raya, the newest Disney Princess in the parks! Keep reading to find out where.
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Where to Meet Princesses at Disneyland in 2023
When visiting Disneyland park, you can expect to see princesses in their normal meet and greet spots until 5pm. The only time you’re going to see princesses after dark is if you attend a special after hours event. At these events you can go to Disneyland to meet princesses in unique settings. These events are are exclusive and require a separate event ticket. Lets go over every location for Disneyland princess meet and greets during normal park hours.
Where Are the Disneyland Princess Meet and Greets?
- The Royal Hall
- Fantasy Faire
- Snow White’s Wishing Well
The best place to meet Disney princesses at Disneyland at their designated meet at greet location, The Royal Hall. Before the closure in 2020, the Disneyland Princesses were available to meet at the park entrance. This has yet to return after the park reopened in 2021. The other locations will be at random and are unreliable.
The Fantasy Faire Princess Meet and Greet
Fantasy Faire is the name of the little area to the left of Sleeping Beauty’s castle. The Disneyland Princesses are completely dedicated to this area. Fantasy Faireis a popular spot to find Rapunzel and Flynn at Disneyland, Elena of Avalor, and we’ve even heard of meeting Jasmine at Disneyland there, as well.
Royal Hall Disneyland Princess Meet and Greet
The Royal Hall is located in located to the left of the castle in Fantasy Faire. And it is a guaranteed spot for meeting a Disney Land princess. Guests can expect to meet up to three Disneyland princesses inside of the Royal Hall. You can typically find Belle, Ariel, or Cinderella at Disneyland in the Royal Hall. Princesses are always subject to change at this location, but those tend to be the most common.
Other Princesses at Disneyland Meet and Greet
Pre-pandemic times, we used to see a lot more random interactions with any princess at Disneyland. In the past we have also seen Belle at Disneyland wandering around Fantasyland, near Prince Arthur Carrousel.
Snow White’s Wishing Well
The Wishing Well is located to the right of Sleeping Beauty’s castle. This is a popular place to have a randomized Disney princess meet and greet. Most popular princess to meet here is Snow White. You can sometimes find Aurora, or Jasmine.
If you were looking for a place to find Moana in Disneyland, she has been known to make an appearance by Tarzan’s Treehouse. Like we mentioned above, these random interactions with Disneyland princesses and characters haven’t been as frequent as they used to be.
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Where to Meet Princesses at Disneyland – Disney’s California Adventure Park
You might not expect to see a Disney princesses in Disneyland’s California Adventure Park, but you actually can meet some fan favorites! Disney’s California Adventure Park is a wonderful park to have exclusive character meet and greets for special festivals or after hours events, but you can also meet them during regular park hours. In this next section, we are going to talk about where you can meet Disney princesses in DCA.
Where are the Disney California Adventure Princess meet and greets?
- Animation Building in Hollywood Land
- Red Wood Creek Challenge Trail
Animation Building Disney’s California Adventure Princess Meet and Greet
The Animation Building in Disney’s California Adventure is a wonderful experience in itself and is a must-do with or without Disneyland princesses. But, we highly recommend stopping in to meet Anna and Elsa at the “Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome.” Here you can be at Disneyland meeting princesses in a way unlike any other as Anna and Elsa’s outfits are updated to Frozen 2, and you can sometimes even get special appearances from Olaf.
Other Disney Princess Meet and Greets at DCA
If you are looking for a unique Disney princess meet and greet at DCA, you can meet Raya from Raya and the Last Dragon at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. You can discover lights from festive lanterns and experience the magic of Kumandra when you meet Raya in this special experience. This is also the park where you can meet the Disneyland princess Mulan during the Lunar New Year Festival, which we will talk about later on.
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Are there any Disneyland Princess Shows in 2023?
So are there any shows with Disneyland princesses in either of the west coast Disney parks? If you aren’t so much concerned with meeting princesses in Disneyland, but maybe even waving or catching Disneyland princess pictures from afar is more your speed. It is very common to be unsure or nervous doing a typical meet and greet with a face character, as it can be awkward for some. That is why we are happy to share that you can absolutely find Disneyland princess shows in 2023.
Parades and Cavalcades
If there is a huge parade at Disneyland during the day, you can bet that you’ll see some Disney Land princesses being the star of the show. On Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland, there has been known to be a random occurrence of a Frozen themed cavalcade where guests can see Anna and Elsa from afar. Other than that, you can expect to see Disneyland princesses in the Christmas Parade that occurs during the holidays.
Storytelling at the Royal Theater
Another way to see our favorite Disney princesses is to watch Storytelling at Royal Theater in Disneyland park. Here there are retellings of our favorite films like “Tangled” and “Beauty and the Beast” where guests can meet Rapunzel at Disneyland and of course, a Disneyland Belle. We highly recommend this experience, especially if you have little ones with you. They will love these stories.
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Disneyland Disney Princess Dining Experiences
One of the best, and probably our favorite way to for meeting Disney princesses are by attending character meals. Character dining experiences are guaranteed ways to have amazing character interactions with your favorite princess in Disneyland, and you’ll have a delicious meal alongside it.
Which character meals can you meet Disney princesses at Disneyland?
- Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures at Napa Rose – Disney’s Grand California Hotel & Spa
Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures Disney Princesses Meet and Greet
You can truly experience some pixie dust by trying out the Disney Princess breakfast at Napa Rose, which is a restaurant inside of Disney’s Grand California Hotel. Before the meal even begins, Disneyland princesses are ready to take pictures, tell stories and create magic with classic princesses like Mulan, Aurora, Ariel and Belle at Disneyland. From there, you are given a wonderful menu of breakfast entrees and special desserts.
The Disneyland princess lineup is always subject to change day of. It is $125 per person (child or adult) to participate in the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventure.
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Disneyland Princesses – Special Events
Lucky for us, there are many different ways to meet Disney princesses at Disneyland, and one of our favorite ways is during the special events offered throughout the year. Special events at Disneyland can be extra ticketed After Hours events or as free, specialty festivals that celebrate holidays or important events during the year. At a handful of these Disneyland events, guests have the chance to meet Disney Land princesses and have exclusive encounters with characters.
What Disneyland special events can I meet Disneyland princesses at?
- Lunar New Year Festival
- Sweethearts Night
Lunar New Year Festival
One of the best times to meet Mulan in Disneyland is during the Lunar New Year Festival which is hosted at Disney’s California Adventure Park. The Disneyland Lunar New Year festival celebrates the traditional turning of the Chineses lunisolar year with specialty food, events and characters. Guests can meet Mulan and Mushu in the Paradise Gardens for an incredible exclusive photo op. Mulan can also be seen in the Lunar New Year Procession if you’re looking for an action shot of a Disneyland Disney princess.
Sweethearts’ Night is a Disneyland After Dark event, where guests pay for an extra ticket to be in Disneyland past hours and celebrate the season of love! The event runs for 4 hours and offers access to exclusive characters, short wait times and of course, everything that has to do with love and Disney! Here is where we’ve actually met a lot of Disney princesses at Disneyland, and can’t recommend enough if you want to see them with their sweethearts.
You can meet the following Disneyland princesses at Sweethearts’ Night:
- Snow White and the Prince
- Disneyland Belle and the Beast
- Rapunzel and Flynn at Disneyland
- Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen
- Cinderella and Prince Charming
- Jasmine and Aladdin
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Tips and Tricks for Meeting Disney Princesses at Disneyland 2023
Now that we’ve learned all there is to know about Disneyland Disney princesses, we are going to give you our best trips and tricks to meeting them!
Be the early bird!
Disneyland princesses can be VERY popular and we’ve seen that many Disneyland guests like to run to the rides, leaving character lines much shorter in the mornings. We’ve also found that some of the best days to have Disneyland princess meet and greets are on rainy days. The Disney Land princesses sometimes even have on special clothing if it is a cold day, making for a super special experience.
Download the Disneyland app
The Disneyland app is great to find the locations of the Disneyland princesses meet and greets, as well as, character appearance times. This is for regular Disneyland characters only, so it will not have unique or random character encounters. The Disneyland app is also helpful for not only Disneyland princess information, but for mobile ordering, Disneyland entertainment schedules and even the Disney Genie.
Look out for character attendants
We mentioned earlier that characters have been known to randomly appear throughout the parks, and one of our best tips to share is that they will never be alone! If a random Disneyland character is about to appear, you might see a Cast Member standing in the area where they are planning to be. These Cast Members typically can answer any questions regarding Disneyland princesses or where to find them throughout the parks, as well.
Dress the part
Children under the age of 14 are allowed to wear costumes to Disneyland, with some exceptions. Adults are allowed to “Disney Bound,” which is where you can wear outfits inspired by your favorite Disney characters. Either way, it makes the experience so much more fun if the Disney princesses can recognize you.
Catch a show
If you’re like me, you might be a little bit shy, especially when it comes to meeting Disneyland princesses. Sometimes finding the right thing to say to royalty can be difficult, but I still like to wave, say hi or even snap a photo or two! One of the best ways to see Disneyland princesses in action is during a show, where you can experience the magic of Disney but from afar.
Prepare ahead of time!
Like mentioned above, sometimes meeting Disneyland princesses or any face characters can be very intimidating. Prepping ahead can give you the ultimate Disney princess meet and greet experience.
- Ask princesses about your favorite part or character in a movie
- Ask Moana if she’s seen Hei Hei recently
- Ask Cinderella about the Fairy Godmother or the mice
- See if Ariel or Rapunzel have any hair tips
- Simply ask for a photo!
All of the above questions are totally fun and acceptable to ask the Disneyland princesses during a meet and greet. Remember, they aren’t always knowledgeable on the world outside of their own, so some questions might not be appropriate to ask our royal guests.
Make an autograph book
One of the most magical ways you can remember your Disneyland trip is by making an autograph book to capture all of your favorite’s signatures. Disneyland Disney princesses love partaking in this tradition and can offer up a rather unique character experience too. Little ones tend to love this tradition, and autograph books can be brought into the parks if you’d like it to be extra personalized. Don’t forget an extra pen or marker just in case something happens!
Disneyland Princesses FAQ
Q: Can adults dress as princesses in Disneyland?
For safety reasons, those over the age of 14 are not allowed to dress in costumes that could easily be confused with a Disney princess. Adults and teens are allowed to “Disney Bound,” which is where guests wear outfits that are heavily inspired by Disney princesses, but not the exact costume.
Q: Where are the princesses in Disneyland?
Princesses in Disneyland can be found in a few places: at Disneyland you can find them at the Royal Hall in Fantasy Faire and in Disney’s California Adventure, you can find them in the Animation Building.
Q: Is Moana at Disneyland?
Moana is at Disneyland, but unfortunately doesn’t have a permanent meeting area. You can find Moana randomly at Disneyland theme park or even for special events. But Moana in Disneyland is bit of a rare find.
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