During our trip to Disney in 2018 we celebrated our daughter’s 5th birthday. My mother joined us for part of our trip to join in on the celebration. On our Magic Kingdom day, my husband and I went on Space Mountain while she hung with the kids. Our son fell asleep but the birthday girl didn’t want to snooze so my mom spied a Face Painting kart and decided to get MacKenzie’s face painted. Honestly, before then I had never noticed these karts before. And I had never noticed anyone’s face painted. Our daughter loved having her face painted and it stayed on the whole day. Our most recent vacation we celebrated our son’s 5th birthday and one of the ways he wanted to celebrate was to have his face painted just like his sister did to celebrate her birthday. The cost varies depending on which face painting is chosen. The cost can range from $15 to $25. So here are the places where you can get your face painted at Walt Disney World.
Disney Springs. Marketplace.
The face painting kiosk at Disney Springs is found beside the Ghirardelli Fountain and Chocolate Shop in the Marketplace area of Disney Springs. There are options for girls and boys and the area is gender neutral making it a fun place to choose for any member of your family.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom. DinoLand U.S.A or Harambe Market, Africa.
I did not notice a face painting station at Animal Kingdom when we were there last January but according to my research there are two places you can find a face painting kiosk. One is in the Harambe Market area in Africa and the other is in the kid focused DinoLand U.S.A.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Sunset Blvd. and Animation Courtyard in In Character Shop.
There are two places you can get your face painted at Hollywood Studios. One station is found in the same area as Rock’n’RollerCoaster in Sunset Blvd. This is the area our son got his face painted during our last trip. The other face painting kiosk is found at the store In Character. This is more of a female oriented station. With a beautiful bureau and mirror, this station feels much more suitable to young princesses than princes in your group.
Disney’s Epcot. Outpost
In Disney’s World Showcase there is an area between the Chinese pavilion and the German pavilion called the Outpost. It’s here that you can find the Epcot face painting station.
Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Tomorrowland.
The perfect place to kill time with younger kids while older kids jump on Space Mountain. This kiosk is totally gender neutral and typically has two workers so you hopefully won’t have to wait too long to get your face painted.
Here’s a couple of tips about getting faces painted at Disney World. Give your child a few choices that are less likely to rub off on their clothing. The full face, face painting ends up on clothing and gets dripped off with sweat. When our son got his face painted he chose a full red face. After a couple of hours he got sweaty and it started coming off. Our daughter’s was a half face and stayed on much better. You can go back later in the day for a touch up.
The cast members who are doing the face painting are very talented and if you don’t see a picture of something your child fancies then ask them if they can create something closer to their desire.