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Movies You Should See Before Heading to WDW and Character Reference List

About a year ago, the song “Be Our Guest” came on my Disney Pandora Station. My then three-year-old son says, “Mama, what movie is this song from?” You should have seen the look of pure horror on my face. It was at that moment that I realized I have failed as a parent. My son, who has been to Disney several times now, and even ate at the Beast’s castle (the restaurant is called Be Our Guest for crying out loud AND it’s his favorite restaurant), did NOT know that that song was from Beauty and the Beast. So, I figured I needed to correct this and make him watch as many movies as possible before our upcoming trip so that he knew what songs came from what movie. I compiled a list of movies from A to Z (technically 101-Z) that make some sort of an appearance in Disney World. Now, this doesn’t include merchandise or things like that. And this list also doesn’t include special events such as the Holiday Parties or other events. Hopefully, with this Disney World Reference list, you will be able to be a better parent than I 🙂 . Also, you can use this Disney World Reference List as a reference guide to find out where your favorite movies are located around the parks!


Nicole Ellington

101 Dalmatians


A Bug’s Life

  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug! (Animal Kingdom)


Aladdin

  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin (Magic Kingdom)
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic (Magic Kingdom)
  • Meet and Greet Aladdin and Jasmine (Magic Kingdom)
  • Meet and Greet Jasmine (Epcot)
  • Move It! Shake It! Dance Party – Genie (Magic Kingdom)
  • Fantasmic! (Hollywood Studios)
  • Happily Ever After Firework Show (Magic Kingdom)
  • Let the Magic Begin Opening Show (Magic Kingdom)

Alice in Wonderland

  • Mad Tea Party (Magic Kingdom)
  • Wonderland Tea Party at 1900 Park Fare (Grand Floridian Resort)
  • 1900 Park Fare Restaurant – Breakfast Only (Grand Floridian Resort)
  • Meet and Greet Alice (Magic Kingdom and Epcot)
  • Let the Magic Begin Opening Show (Magic Kingdom)

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Avatar

  • Flight of Passage (Animal Kingdom)
  • Na’vi River Journey (Animal Kingdom)
  • The whole land of Pandora (Animal Kingdom)
  • Satu’li Canteen (Animal Kingdom)

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Beauty and the Beast

  • Enchanted Tales with Belle (Magic Kingdom)
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic (Magic Kingdom)
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Restaurant (Epcot)
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant (Magic Kingdom)*
  • Meet and Greet Belle (Epcot)
  • Meet and Greet Gaston (Magic Kingdom)
  • Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage (Hollywood Studios)
  • Festival of Fantasy Parade (Magic Kingdom)
  • Fantasmic! (Hollywood Studios)
  • Let the Magic Begin Opening Show (Magic Kingdom)
  • Gaston’s Tavern (Magic Kingdom

*If you want to meet the Beast, you will have to have reservations at Be Our Guest for dinner.



Big Hero Six

  • Meet and Greet Baymax and Hiro (Epcot)
  • Happily Ever After Firework Show (Magic Kingdom)

Brave

  • Meet and Greet Merida (Magic Kingdom)
  • Festival of Fantasy Parade (Magic Kingdom)
  • Happily Ever After Firework Show (Magic Kingdom)

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Cars 1, 2, and 3

  • Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy (Hollywood Studios)
  • Cars Building / Rooms (Art of Animation Resort)
  • Meet Cruz (Hollywood Studios)

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Cinderella

  • Cinderella Castle (Magic Kingdom)
  • Prince Charming Regal Carousel (Magic Kingdom)
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Restaurant (Epcot)
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table Restaurant (Magic Kingdom)
  • Festival of Fantasy Parade (Magic Kingdom)
  • Fantasmic! (Hollywood Studios)
  • Let the Magic Begin Opening Show (Magic Kingdom)

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Dumbo

  • Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station (Magic Kingdom)
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant Ride (Magic Kingdom)


Finding Nemo / Finding Dory

  • Bruce’s Shark World (Epcot)
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends (Epcot)
  • Turtle Talk with Crush (Epcot)
  • Finding Nemo – The Musical (Animal Kingdom)
  • Finding Nemo Building / Rooms (Art of Animation Resort)

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Frozen

  • Frozen Ever After (Epcot)
  • Meet and Greet Olaf (Hollywood Studios)
  • Frozen Sing-Along Celebration (Hollywood Studios)
  • Meet and Greet Anna and Elsa (Epcot)
  • Festival of Fantasy Parade (Magic Kingdom)
  • Happily Ever After Firework Show (Magic Kingdom)
  • Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire Show (Magic Kingdom)

Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live!- Returning this Summer (Epcot)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Coster (opening 2021)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

  • Happily Ever After Firework Show (Magic Kingdom)


The Incredibles 1 and 2

  • Move It! Shake It! Dance Party – Mr. Incredible and Frozone (Magic Kingdom)
  • Celebrate with the Incredibles at Pixar Place (Hollywood Studios)
  • Happily Ever After Firework Show (Magic Kingdom)

Inside Out

  • Meet and Greet Joy and Sadness (Epcot)

Lady and the Tramp

  • Tony’s Town Square Restaurant (Magic Kingdom)
  • Lady and the Tramp Statues (Pop Century Resort)

Lilo and Stitch

  • ‘Ohana Restaurant – Breakfast Only (Polynesian Resort)
  • Move It! Shake It! Dance Party – Stitch (Magic Kingdom)

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The Lion King

  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic (Magic Kingdom)
  • Fantasmic! (Hollywood Studios)
  • The Festival of the Lion King Show (Animal Kingdom)
  • Happily Ever After Firework Show (Magic Kingdom)
  • Lion King Building / Rooms (Art of Animation Resort)

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The Little Mermaid

  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic (Magic Kingdom)
  • Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid Ride (Magic Kingdom)
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Restaurant (Epcot)
  • Trattoria al Forno Restaurant – Breakfast Only (The Boardwalk Resort)
  • Meet and Greet Ariel (Magic Kingdom)
  • Festival of Fantasy Parade (Magic Kingdom)
  • Fantasmic! (Hollywood Studios)
  • Happily Ever After Firework Show (Magic Kingdom)
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid Show (Hollywood Studios)
  • Little Mermaid Building / Rooms (Art of Animation Resort)

Mary Poppins

  • 1900 Park Fare Restaurant – Breakfast Only (Grand Floridian Resort)
  • Meet and Greet Marry Poppins (Epcot)
  • Let the Magic Begin Opening Show (Magic Kingdom)


Moana

  • Happily Ever After Firework Show (Magic Kingdom)

Can we just stop for a second and will someone please tell me why Moana HARDLY makes an appearance in Disney World? I feel like that’s a crime. Disney, you have some explaining to do…


Monsters, Inc. / Monsters University

  •  Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor (Magic Kingdom)

Mulan

  • Meet and Greet Mulan (Epcot)
  • Happily Ever After Firework Show (Magic Kingdom)

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Peter Pan

  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic (Magic Kingdom)
  • Peter Pan’s Flight (Magic Kingdom)
  • Meet and Greet Peter Pan (Magic Kingdom)
  • Meet and Greet Tinker Bell (Magic Kingdom)
  • Festival of Fantasy Parade (Magic Kingdom)
  • Fantasmic! (Hollywood Studios)

Pirates of the Caribbean (all of them)

  • A Pirate’s Adventure – Treasure of the Seven Seas (Magic Kingdom)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Ride (Magic Kingdom)
  • Pirate Rooms (Caribbean Beach Resort)

Pocahontas

  • Meet and Greet Pocahontas (Animal Kingdom)

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Princess and the Frog

  • Meet and Greet Tiana (Magic Kingdom)
  • Festival of Fantasy Parade (Magic Kingdom)
  • Happily Ever After Firework Show (Magic Kingdom)
  • Let the Magic Begin Opening Show (Magic Kingdom)
  • Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire Show (Magic Kingdom)

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Sleeping Beauty

  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Restaurant(Epcot)
  • Festival of Fantasy Parade (Magic Kingdom)
  • Meet and Greet Aurora (Epcot)
  • Fantasmic! (Hollywood Studios)


Snow White

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Magic Kingdom)
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Restaurant (Epcot)
  • Meet and Greet Snow White (Epcot)
  • Let the Magic Begin Opening Show (Magic Kingdom)

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Star Wars

  • Star Tours Ride (Hollywood Studios)
  • Star Wars Launch Bay (Hollywood Studios)
  • Star Wars Launch Bay Theater (Hollywood Studios)
  • Star Wars: Path of the Jedi (Hollywood Studios)
  • Meet and Greet BB-8 (Hollywood Studios)
  • Meet and Greet Kylo Ren (Hollywood Studios)
  • Jedi Training Academy (Hollywood Studios)
  • March of the First Order (Hollywood Studios)
  • Meet and Greet Chewbacca (Hollywood Studios)
  • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular (Hollywood Studios)
  • Galaxy’s Edge- Opening August 2019 (Hollywood Studios

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Tangled

  • Trattoria al Forno Restaurant – Breakfast Only (The Boardwalk Resort)
  • Meet and Greet Rapunzel (Magic Kingdom)
  • Tangled Toilets 🙂 (Magic Kingdom)
  • Festival of Fantasy Parade (Magic Kingdom)
  • Let the Magic Begin Opening Show (Magic Kingdom)
  • Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire Show (Magic Kingdom)

Tarzan

  • Happily Ever After Firework Show (Magic Kingdom)

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Toy Story (all of them)

  • Alien Swirling Saucers (Hollywood Studios)
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin (Magic Kingdom)
  • Slinky Dog Dash (Hollywood Studios)
  • Andy’s Backyard (Hollywood Studios)
  • Toy Story Mania (Hollywood Studios)
  • Woody’s Lunch Box Restaurant (Hollywood Studios)
  • Meet and Greet Buzz Lightyear (Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom)
  • Move It! Shake It! Dance Party – Woody and Jessie (Magic Kingdom)
  • Happily Ever After Firework Show (Magic Kingdom)
  • Toy Story Buildings (All Star Movie Resort)

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Up

  • Wilderness Explorers (Animal Kingdom)
  • Meet and Greet Russell and Doug (Animal Kingdom)
  • Up! a Great Bird Adventure Show (Animal Kingdom)
  • Happily Ever After Firework Show (Magic Kingdom)
  • Kevin at Animal Kingdom

WALL-E

  • Happily Ever After Firework Show (Magic Kingdom)

Winnie the Pooh / Christopher Robin

  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Magic Kingdom)
  • Crystal Palace Restaurant (Magic Kingdom)
  • 1900 Park Fare Restaurant – Breakfast Only (Grand Floridian Resort)
  • Meet and Greet Winnie the Pooh and Tigger (Magic Kingdom)


Wreck-It Ralph

  • Happily Ever After Firework Show (Magic Kingdom)
  • The VOID (Disney Springs)

Zootopia

  • Move It! Shake It! Dance Party – Nick and Judy (Magic Kingdom)
  • Happily Ever After Firework Show (Magic Kingdom)

So what do you think of this Disney World Reference List? Did I miss any? Are you going to have a Disney Movie Marathon now? Let me know in the comments of what you think of this Disney World Reference List!

I'm a lover of all things Disney! I have an adorable son named Andy (after Toy Story), and an amazing hubby named Aaron. For my family and I, Disney isn’t just a hobby or someplace we casually go when on vacation, it's a way of life. We try to go back 'Home' twice a year. My hope for this blog is to help families navigate their crazy, magical times through Disney and reach their Disney Dream!

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