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Ultimate Guide to Face Painting at Disney World

Learn more about getting your face painted at Disney World, for another way to add more magic to your trip!

Our guide to face painting at Disney World will help you know what to expect on your vacation!

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With magic at every turn, there’s something for everyone at Disney World.

From world-class performers to immersive attractions and top-notch dining, there’s no shortage of amazing experiences.

And of course, we all like to show off our Disney fandom in the parks with special gear and attire, whether it’s Disney family shirts or fun and comfy Disney leggings.

But did you know that Disney World offers face painting? It’s a simple, affordable way to add some extra magic for your kids (or yourself!). Not only will they be excited, but it makes for some fun photos as well.  

We’re going to share some helpful information and tips so you’ll know what to expect and you can make the most of face painting at Disney World.  

We’ll look at the locations, how much it costs, allergy information, as well as suggestions for getting the best bang for your buck!

child getting their face painted in a tiger design

Disney Face Painting Locations

First things first, you’ll need to know where you can get your face painted at each Disney World theme park.

Luckily, there are several different locations for face painting kiosks throughout Disney property!

Some of the kiosks offer different designs, so you can find different design options in varying locations.

For instance, the face paint in Pandora glows in the dark, the Harambe village location specializes in animals, and the makeup artists at the Hollywood Studios location produce some impressive Star Wars designs.

Please remember these locations may change, and you can always ask a cast member for directions.  

space mountain in magic kingdom at disney world

Magic Kingdom Face Painting Locations:

  • Tomorrowland near the Space Mountain bathrooms, to the left of the Rockettower Plaza Stage.  

Hollywood Studios Face Painting Locations

  • Near Toy Story Midway Mania, between Toy Story Land and Walt Disney Presents.  
  • By the Rock n’ Roller Coaster on Sunset Boulevard

Epcot Face Painting Locations

  • The Outpost in World Showcase, between China and Germany Pavilions. 

Animal Kingdom Face Painting Locations

  • Colors of Mo’Ara in Pandora — The World of Avatar (by the Na’vi River Rapids Ride)
  • Harambe, across from Mombasa Marketplace and Ziwani Traders
  • Dinoland USA

Disney Springs Locations

tree of life at animal kingdom in disney world

Touch-Up Your Face Paint Design

You may be hesitant to spend money on face painting when everyone is probably going to get sweaty during the day, or if you’re going to be enjoying the water rides at Disney World.

Good news–Disney already thought of that!

If you keep your receipt, you can always go back for touch-ups throughout the day. Just keep in mind that you may need to wait in line again, so be sure to allot time for this if it’s important to you.

Between sweating in the Florida sun and eating, your kiddos are sure to need a refresh on their paint.  

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How Much Does it Cost to Get Your Face Painted at Disney?

Face painting prices at Disney World vary, but designs start at around $12, with the majority of the designs coming in at around $18. 

If you’ve been pinching pennies and taking advantage of the Disney payment plan, you’ll be glad to know these prices are a cost-effective alternative to the more expensive Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique makeovers or The Pirates League makeovers in Adventureland!

You may want to include this cost in your budget ahead of time to be best prepared, particularly if you have multiple children who will want their face painted.  

Adding Disney Face Painting to your Daily Itinerary

The best time to visit the face painting kiosks at the Disney parks is early in the day. This will allow you to make the most of your design and be able to wear it all day long.

Going early in the day ensures you get the best bang for your buck (and that you get plenty of great pictures of your kids sporting their designs!)  

The sessions are quick and usually only take about ten to fifteen minutes. Some simpler designs may only take five minutes which is perfect for the squirmier kids who don’t like to sit still. 

a child gets their face painting with a pink design at disney world

Additional Tips for Disney Face Painting

  • You may also want to opt for a smaller design in hopes that it will hold up better. Sometimes the full-face designs are more difficult to maintain, and you don’t want the majority of the design smudged off or sweated off.
  • You can customize many designs by requesting different colors. The professional face painters can also often accommodate special requests for designs not already on display.
  • There’s no age limit for face painting, so kids of all ages and adults can join in the fun, too!
  • Your receipt of purchase can be used for free touch-ups as needed.
  • Check out these tips for how to remove face paint at the end of the day when you get back to your resort!

Is Disney Face Paint Allergy-Friendly?

Walt Disney World parks report that their make-up is hypoallergenic and gluten-free.

The signs at the face painting station sometimes specify this, but if you or your child have any allergies, please be sure to talk to the cast members at the face painting kiosk. 

They will be able to inform you of the brand of face paint they’re using (so you can check out ingredients) as well as the sanitary measures used. 

You can also request to do a “swatch test” on your arm before having the make-up applied near your eyes and mouth.

One concern worth noting for those with sensitivities is that even if the makeup is hypoallergenic, there is a risk of cross-contamination from touching the faces of people who may be already wearing makeup, lotion, or sunscreen that is not hypoallergenic.

It’s also important to note that the brands of makeup used may vary by face painting booth location, so just because one location meets your needs doesn’t mean another location will, and vice-versa. 

DIY Disney Face Paint Ideas

An alternative to getting your face painted on Disney property would be to do it yourself! 

This is a great way to save some money and give yourself creative expression. Here are a few ideas if you decide to do it yourself.  

This is a simple design that’s sure to be popular for your princess loving kids! This Elsa inspired look is beautiful and looks quite doable.  

This Tinkerbell-inspired face paint design is another super cute option! 

Or maybe you want an animal design for your day at Animal Kingdom. Here’s an easy tiger design. 

Here’s one more princess design that would be great for a photo with the Disney princesses

Face Painting at Disney

Face painting is a great way to add a little bit more magic to your day in the park. 

Whether your child wants to transform into a Na’vi at Pandora or a princess dining in Cinderella’s castle they’re sure to feel the magic!

It’s just another special touch that makes a day in Disney fun and exciting.  We hope these tips help you prepare for your next trip to the parks!  

Be sure to save this article for later by pinning it to your Disney vacation board on Pinterest!

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