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Hiro and Baymax Are on Their Way to Disney Parks This Fall

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

After Disney’s new animated feature “Big Hero 6” hits theaters in 3D in November, the stars of the film are heading to Disney Parks to greet their fans.


At Walt Disney World Resort, Disney’s Hollywood Studios guests can step inside The Magic of Disney Animation attraction to tour the lab from the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, and then meet Hiro Hamada and his huggable buddy Baymax in Hiro’s garage workshop.

When Hiro and Baymax fly west to Disneyland park in California, they’ll find a home-away-from-home in a recreation of Hiro’s robotics workshop near the Starcade in Tomorrowland. Disneyland guests can also get an exclusive preview of the film at the “Special Extended Sneak Peek of ‘Big Hero 6,’” now playing in Tomorrowland’s Magic Eye Theater.

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who’s catapulted into the midst of a dangerous plot and must transform his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and a diverse group of friends into a band of high-tech heroes.


  • When are Hiro and Baymax leaving Disneyland?

  • I met them and it was the best character experience I’ve had in all of my visits to the park! They were so friendly and interactive. I’m so sad to see them go! Will they ever come back to the parks? I know I’d want to see them again!

  • Any chances Baymax and Hiro will visit Tokyo or Hong Kong Disney?

  • Is there any idea when Hiro and Baymax will be leaving? We’re visiting in January and would love to see them.

  • Hi Shawn! Thank you so much for all the info. We’ll be in Disney World the entire week after the movie is released (Nov 10-16). Since you’re saying mid-November, do you think we’ll get to see Hiro and Baymax towards that last weekend? Thank you! 🙂

  • OMG! My Son absolutely freaked out last night when we read that Baymax and Hiro will be around when we hit Hollywood Studios at the end of the month. Sad that Ralph and Vanellope have to move elsewhere though.

  • Are Ralph and Vanellope already meeting this week at the Halloween parties (Specifically Thursday’s)? If not will Ralph and Vanellope be somewhere else at Hollywood Studios on Saturday…we were hoping to meet them then on Saturday and are sad to hear they won’t be there.

  • Will both Hiro and Baymax be interactive and social?

  • When will they debut? The movie releases on November 7th, so will they be out then?

  • Will there be pins for Opening Day of Big Hero 6? If so, where & when will the pins become available?

  • What will Baymax wear the red suit or the naked one?
    And will Hiro wear his super hero look or himself?

    • Celeste – You’ll be able to meet them in their more huggable and approachable looks, just as you see in the concept image above.

  • My 6 year old is so excited to see them when we go to WDW in 35 days!!!

  • Kyle–Yes, this post also says that Hiro and Baymax will have a meet and greet at Disneyland in California. 🙂

    I’m really looking forward to seeing them in Tomorrowland!

  • Will there be a Baymax and Hiro meet and greet at the Disneyland Resort as well ?

  • Will Hiro be able to talk to guests or will he be stasis? PLEASE let him be able to talk to guests.

    • Alyxandria – Yes. You can ask him about the little micro-bots he invented!

  • Does this mean Baymax will look like he does in the photo: all white, “non-threatening and huggable design,” no armour? I love that line of his in the one movie trailer. 🙂

    • Alison – Yes, he’ll be very huggable. 🙂

  • I’m sure we will love to mee Baymax and Hiro. But we will really miss meeting Ralph and Vanellope! Any plans for them a new meet and greet besides seeing them in the parade?

  • Any idea what date they will debut at HS?

  • I will be in WDW from Nov 6th through Nov 10th. I really hope my son gets a chance to have his picture with Beymax =) He is super excited for the film.

  • Any idea of a date for their first appearance?

  • Aww, thought it would be Baymax in his armor! Although suppose it keeps popping off.

    And waving at a character in a parade still isn’t -meeting- a character (as those Frozen fans at the Studio know)…Ralph and Vanellope need a new home! 🙂

  • Do you know what day or week they start their meet and greet in Hollywood Studios?

    • Stephanie – They’re expected to begin making appearances by mid-November.

  • I can’t wait to meet both characters! I know that there was a special Annual Passholders preview of the sneak peak for Big Hero 6 in Tomorrowland in September – will there be a special preview of the characters for Annual Passholders at Disneyland?

  • Will Wreck It Ralph and Vanellope be removed to make way for the Big Hero 6 characters at The Magic of Disney Animation?

    • Michael and Jennifer – Yes. The Wreck-It Ralph location inside The Magic of Disney Animation will close October 24 to prepare for “Big Hero 6.” You’ll still have a chance to see Ralph and Vanellope, though, when they appear in Mickey’s “Boo to You” Halloween Parade and “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime” Parade at Magic Kingdom Park.

  • Are they replacing Ralph and Vanellope?

  • 35 days until we get there, and my boy is happy! Just yesterday, he was asking me if they were going to be there.

  • So very excited for the new meet-n-greet opportunity! I’m looking forward to this movie.

    • Amanda – Baymax is really cute and fun! You’re going to love him!

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