O.K. I’m 64 years old and I still want my picture taken with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, etc. There are a number of ways to do this and if you want specific characters in specific costumes, i.e. farmer outfits at the Garden Grill you have to go to those places. You can also hunt them down in the parks and wait in line for a quick shot and off you go to search out another one. This method can quickly overcome other plans and the character pictures become an obsession.
I’ve found that a stop at the Epcot Character Spot at park opening gets you a series of character shots with all of the “biggies” in a short time. It’s located right next to Club Cool on the west side of the Fountain of Nations and opens at park opening. Characters are there most of the day and each character has a Photopass photographer with them. If you get there early enough there is not much of a line.
Make sure and bring your own camera and hand it to the person helping the Photopass photographer. They will take pictures while the photographer is working. I found this to be important last trip because our shots with Mickey were missing in our Photopass shots but I had them in my camera. We have found that normally Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy and either Donald or Chip ‘n Dale (oftentimes both) are there. As you can see, you can get a lot of pictures in a short time and it’s indoors and air conditioned. Give it a try!!