Updated 1/15/21 – info on the Disney Princes and where to meet them in the parks!
Meeting all of the Princesses in the Disney theme parks is not overly difficult – a majority of the princesses have regular meet and greets. The Princes, however, are a lot harder to find. Some of them pop up frequently enough to check off the list, and others are almost impossible. For anyone who likes a more challenging bucket list item, this is a fun one to aim for. You can find a few of the princes more easily, but others will require patience (and usually attending special events). Throughout the years I’ve managed to meet almost all of them, so it is not impossible!
I wanted to share some of the information I’ve discovered along the way – including just who is considered a Disney Prince, if you can get a photo with them, and the best place to find them. If you’re looking to meet your Disney Prince I hope this is helpful to you!
Who are the Disney Princes?
- The Prince – Snow White (sometimes known as Prince Florian)
- Prince Charming – Cinderella
- Prince Phillip – Sleeping Beauty
- Prince Eric – The Little Mermaid
- The Beast – Beauty and the Beast (sometimes known as Prince Adam)
- Aladdin – Aladdin
- John Smith – Pocahontas
- Li Shang – Mulan
- Prince Naveen – Princess and the Frog
- Flynn Rider – Tangled
- Prince Hans – Frozen
- Prince Kristoff – Frozen
There is some debate and discussion over where characters like Li Shang or John Smith qualify as Disney Princes. However, Disney has an official line of princesses and both Pocahontas and Mulan are included in that. As a result their romantic counterparts are sometimes included in the list of princes and sometimes not. Some people don’t consider Hans a “Disney Prince” because he doesn’t ultimately end up with the princesses (and of course he’s a villain!). But for anyone wondering how many Disney Princes there are, this list would give us 12 Disney princes.
Can you find the Disney Princes in the theme parks?
Yes, though not all of them. Some of the princes are easier to find and have somewhat regular meet and greets, or at least show up occasionally. Character meals are a good place to meet some of the princes. Many of them are usually reserved for special events. You’ll be most likely to find them at things like the Halloween or Christmas parties, special after hours events, or RunDisney races.
Where to find the princes in Disney World theme parks:
“The Prince” from Snow White
He is definitely one of the more rare princes – your best chance of finding him is going to be at a special event, such as the Halloween or Christmas parties. I got the chance to meet him years ago at a private event.
Prince Charming from Cinderella
Prince Charming is one that you can be sure to meet by getting a dinner reservation at 1900 Park Fare. Otherwise he only makes rare appearances – he’s been available in the past at some of the parties or other special occasions, including on Valentine’s Day when he joined Cinderella.
Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty
He’s another toughie to find. In Disney World I’ve only seen him for special events – he’s made appearances during “True Love week” that they’ve had in the past in February, at the Christmas party, and occasionally during the Princess half marathon.
Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid
Prince Eric used to be almost impossible to meet – unless Trattoria al Forno introduced their character breakfast. Now with a breakfast reservation you should be able to meet Eric. I’ve also seen him (in a different outfit) during the Princess Half Marathon.
The Beast (Prince Adam) from Beauty and the Beast
The best way to secure a meeting with the Beast is to snag a reservation for dinner at Be Our Guest (though be ready to call on the 180 day mark because it’s hard to get!). He also occasionally appears in France in Epcot and at other special events.
Aladdin from Aladdin
He’s one of the easiest princes to meet, as he does regular meet and greets in Adventureland with Jasmine. You can also sometimes find him in Morocco in Epcot (though in the past this has at times been a Jasmine-only meet and greet).
John Smith from Pocahontas
I personally wouldn’t blame you if you decided not to count John Smith as one of the princes, especially as he is almost impossible to meet. The only time I have seen John Smith around was as a stop during the Princess half marathon. Like many of the others, keeping your fingers crossed that he’s at a special event may be your best bet.
Li Shang from Mulan
I personally have never been able to find Li Shang anywhere, even at the various special events I’ve seen and attended (and I’ve even met Shan Yu!). If you’ve ever spotted him I’d love to hear about it!
Prince Naveen from The Princess and the Frog
Prince Naveen is probably my favorite Prince to meet. He used to meet regularly with Princess Tiana when he was first introduced, but now he is not usually there on a regular day. It’s not unusual for him to join her for parties and special events.
Flynn Rider from Tangled
Though Flynn has technically become a prince since marrying Rapunzel, you won’t find him in Princely outfits! He is another one that is easier to meet due to his appearances at a character breakfast. Just like with Prince Eric, your best bet to meet Flynn is with a breakfast reservation for the character breakfast at Trattoria al Forno.
Prince Hans from Frozen
As far as I can tell Hans has never made any sort of in-park appearance, not even as part of a show or parade. If Frozen keeps growing in popularity I wouldn’t be surprised to see him eventually, but as of right now I wouldn’t count on it!
Kristoff from Frozen
While Kristoff also does not do meet and greets, I think we’ll be much more likely to see him in the future than Hans. He is in the parade and the Frozen sing-along, which means they have actors and costumes for him. Even if it’s just at special events I’m hoping to meet Kristoff at some point!
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How many of the Disney Princes have you met?