Walt Disney World Character News: Mirabel Debuts, Favorites Return

By Joey McElroy, Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

One of the most rewarding parts of the regular return of live entertainment to Walt Disney World Resort has been seeing guests once again create special moments with their Disney Character friends. Whether it’s a wave in a parade, a family photo or a warm embrace, these encounters bring even more magic to each visit. That’s why I can’t wait to share what’s next for new and returning characters as we continue the most magical celebration ever!

Let’s start with some exciting news for Magic Kingdom Park. We may not be talking about Bruno, but we can definitely talk about Mirabel who will be making his debut in the “Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade” on June 26! The young hero from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hit ‘Encanto’ will join Miguel from ‘Coco’, Nick and Judy from ‘Zootopia’, Max, Goof, Moana and more as this super cavalcade winds its way through the park multiple times. Every day.

Ahead of July, the ever-iconic Minnie Mouse will join Mickey Mouse starting July 6 at the Town Square Theater in Magic Kingdom Park. The two will be ready for hugs and photos in their EARidescent outfits designed specifically for Walt Disney World 50e Birthday party!

July 6 also marks the return of Chip ‘N Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, where you can join the crazy friends for a campfire celebration followed by a classic movie of Disney under the stars. Then, on July 10, keep an eye out for familiar Fantasyland friends Peter Pan and Snow White as they once again welcome guests to Magic Kingdom park.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Star Wars Launch Bay returns July 17! A celebration of the legendary space saga, Star Wars Launch Bay is your perfect place for a warm embrace with Chewbacca, a face-droid encounter with BB-8, or an encounter with Darth Vader himself for the bravest.

And those are just the next few weeks! We have even more fun, hugs and memories on the horizon. In the coming months, a visit to Magic Kingdom park will give you the opportunity to meet friends from Aladdin, Jasmine, Merida, Pooh, Tigger and Storybook Circus like The Great Goofini in Pete’s Silly Sideshow. Your favorite toys will be ready for playtime in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Donald Duck and friends will join their prehistoric party at “Donald’s Dino-Bash!” at DinoLand USA at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.

These exciting character encounters add to the many great offerings returning across Walt Disney World Resort, including Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue entering Pioneer Hall on June 23 and Harmony Barber Shop creating magical memories on Main Street at new from July 31.

Details on additional return dates will be shared as they become available, but for now, who are you most looking forward to seeing? Be sure to follow #DisneyWorld50 and keep reading the Disney Parks Blog for all the news and updates throughout Walt Disney World 50e Birthday party!

Gray has been a lifelong Disney fan! From Disney+ to the parks, he loves it all. Her favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast, and her favorite attraction is The Haunted Mansion.