Secret criteria, page 1
Ghost Gramma Tala (Moana)
Play as Gramma Tala and die 25 times to unlock this ghostly apparition.
Flower Mane Simba (Lion King)
Play as Simba and find the line of Zebras in the stage. After you hop on through, you'll get this character at the end of that run.
Bagpipe Player (Haunted Mansion)
Score over 150 points as Horn Player
Harp Player (Haunted Mansion)
Now, score over 150 points as Bagpipe Player
Drummer (Haunted Mansion)
Secret criteria, page 2
Sim Kid (Monsters Inc.)
Play as a monster, and find the Sim Kid laying in his bed to scare him. Do it 10 times to unlock this character.
The Orator (Haunted Mansion)
Play as Sally Slater (also from Haunted Mansion) and get a score of 100 to unlock The Orator.
Play as any character from the Haunted Mansion set and light up 30 candles to unlock the Lantern. This can be done of the course of multiple runs.
Butch (Mickey & Friends)
Hop 100 times with Pete from Mickey and Friends to get this dog.
Golden Harp (Mickey & Friends)
Get a score of 100 with Willie the Giant to get the Golden Harp.
Secret criteria, page 3
Ezra Beane (Haunted Mansion)
Play as Phineas Plump and get an armour to chase you - then hop away to stay alive. Do this 25 times, across multiple runs, to grab Ezra Beane.
Horn Player (Haunted Mansion)
This hidden character can be unlocked by playing as Hookhand in the Tangled theme, and playing the piano (the brown instrument that shows up on the track) 10 times. This can be done across multiple goes.
Mufasa (The Lion King)
To get Mufasa you need to play as Simba and spend 12 seconds near stampedes.
What this means is you should stand behind the rock when the stampeding animals come through, then quickly switch to the other side of the rock for when they come from the other direction. If you manage this you'll unlock the character.
Adult Nala (The Lion King)
You'll need to play as a Jungle Book character to get Adult Nala. Just get struck by lighting twice during a run and you'll grab this lion for your roster.
Scar (The Lion King)
Play as Mufasa from the Lion King set and get trampled by a herd of wildebeest to unlock this mean ol' lion.
Secret criteria, page 4
Abstract Bing Bong (Inside Out)
While playing as Bing Bong (and you've made sure you've updated Disney Crossy Road to the latest version), hop along until you see a weird grey and red door. Try to open it and you'll be squished shut - and will unlock Abstract Bing Bong at the end of your run.
Abstract Sadness (Inside Out)
Once you have Abstract Bing Bong, all you need to do is play as that character and then die to unlock Abstract Sadness. Easy!
Abstract Joy (Inside Out)
Again, play as Abstract Bing Bong and find Joy standing on the path. Go up to her and she'll transform into Abstract Joy. You will then unlock this character when you next die.
Frank (Inside Out)
Play as Dave and hop through the Inside Out level until you come across Bing Bong. Bash into him and you'll unlock Dave when you next die.
Gloyd Orangeboar (Wreck-It Ralph)
To get Gloyd you need to play as Rancis Fluggerbutter and then score over 1500 in one run. That sounds intimidating, but remember that picking up candy will multiply your score greatly in no time.
Secret criteria, page 5
Play as Taffity Muttonfudge and get a score of at least 1,500.
Play as Candlehead and get a score of at least 1,500 points.
Classic Baloo (The Jungle Book)
To get this hidden character you first need to buy or win Baloo. Then, find the fruit trees and stand next to them for a second - Baloo will reach up and eat from the tree. Do this ten times to unlock this retro character.
Vegetable Soldier (Alice Through the Looking Glass)
To get this character you must play as the Green Army Man from the Toy Story universe, and then play until you see a magnifying glass shining a beam of light down. Step into the light and allow yourself to be melted to unlock this veggie warrior.
To get this horsey version of Rapunzel, first play as Rapunzel in the Tangled set and then let her get trampled by five different horses, across five runs. On the last one you'll get this character.
Secret criteria, page 6
Wreck-It Rhino (Zootropolis)
Another animal version of a Disney hero. To get this guy you need to play as Wreck-It Ralph and smash 50 objects. You do this by collecting a cherry, and then bashing into objects to make them shatter. Once you wreck 50 (over the course of multiple runs) you'll unlock this guy.
Fred's Dad (Big Hero 6)
Play as Fred from the Big Hero 6 set and then jump at least 250 steps in one run to unlock Fred's pop.
Yama (Big Hero 6)
Play as Hiro Hamada of Big Hero 6 and jump 50 times in 15 seconds to unlock Yama. This one is quite tricky, but seems like it can be done across runs so just keep tapping as fast as possible until you get it.
Stray Cat (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Play as Jack Sparrow and jump through the ship until you come upon a treasure chest (you should hear a cat's meow). Open the chest to unlock Stray Cat.
Jubileena (Wreck-it Ralph)
Unlock Gloyd Orangeboar and then get a score of 1500 points in 35 seconds or less to unlock Jubileena.
Secret criteria, page 7
Adorabeezle Winterpop (Wreck-it Ralph)
Unlock Crumbelina and get a score of 1,500 points in 35 seconds or less to unlock Adorabeezle Winterpop.
Golden Scarab Beetle (Aladdin)
The Golden Scarab Beetle requires Jafar and Gazeem. You need to find one half of the golden scarab beetle as each character. When you've got both, the beetle is unlocked.
(Mickey & Friends)
Get run over by a police car five times as Chief O'Hara from Zootopia to add Detective Casey to your roster. Remember: to unlock Chief O'Hara you need to make 50 criminals surrender while playing as Chief Bogo.
Priscilla is fun to unlock. You need to play as Flash and then move through the level reeeeaalllly sloooowlly. You've got to hop 30 tiles in no more than 30 seconds. Just take your time with each hop, but don't stand in the middle of the road!
Magic Lamp (Aladdin)
Unlock or buy The Genie, and then zap 25 objects. When you die, the Magic Lamp will be added to your roster.
Secret criteria, page 8
The Business Lemming (Zootopia)
Play as Nick Wilde and find a popsicle in the ice. You'll now have access to the Business Lemming on your next game.
General Li (Mulan)
Hop 100 times with Captain Li Shang
Play as Little Brother and run through the chicken pen
The Underminer (The Incredibles)
Play as Mr Incredible and find The Underminer’s drill
Helen Parr (The Incredibles)
Play as Mrs. Incredible and find Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack.
Secret criteria, page 9
War Hero Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
Play as Gaston and score over 250
Bullfrog (Lilo and Stitch)
Get hit by a car 10 times as Space Suit Stitch
Rescue Lady (Lilo and Stitch)
Play as Lilo and find five dogs
Ghost Shark (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Get caught by Ghost Sharks 10 times
Undersea Gal (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
Throw Sally into green water 25 times
Secret criteria, page 10
Complete a lap in less than 20 seconds as Lightning McQueen
Complete 3 laps in a race as Rusty
Florida 500 Ramone (Cars)
As Ramone, die on exactly 99 hops
Cars 3 Ramone (Cars)
As Florida 500 Ramone, die from pursuing cars 10 times
A number of characters can be found in the game. You just have to hop up to them, and then finish your run, to unlock that character. Here's a list.
||While playing as...|
|Bloat (Finding Dory)
|Gurgle (Finding Dory)
|Deb (Finding Dory)
|Bubbles (Finding Dory)
|Gil (Finding Dory)
|Mortimer (Mickey & Friends)
|Mint in Box Prospector (Toy Story)
|Mrs. Nesbit (Toy Story)
|Robert Callaghan (Big Hero 6)
|Prison Dog (Pirates of the Caribbean)
|Tiny (Pirates of the Caribbean)
||Any Pirates Character|
|Big Baby (Toy Story)
|Brazillian Helicopter Pilot (Inside Out)
|Cass (Big Hero 6)
|Garbage Cube (Monsters Inc)
|Healthcliff (Big Hero 6)
|Clock Cleaner Goofy (Mickey & Friends)
|Abigail Callaghan (Big Hero 6)
||Hiro Super Suit|
|Easter Bunny (Nightmare before Christmas)
|Jewel Finkelstein (Nightmare before Christmas)
|Mrs. Hopps (Zootopia)
|Mr. Hopps (Zootopia)
|Maui's Fishhook (Moana)
|Wedding Tuxedo Felix (Wreck-it Ralph)
||Wedding Dress Calhoun|
|Faclcon Rider Mushu (Mulan)
|Prisoner Jumba (Lilo and Stitch)
|Mosquito (Lilo and Stitch)
|Ghost Seagull (Pirates of the Caribbean)
|Mummy Boy (Nightmare Before Christmas)
|Charlie (Finding Dory)
|Jenny (Finding Dory)
Collecting cakes, apples, bones, bananas and more
When playing as certain characters, you'll notice that there are small objects littered on the track that disappear when you run into them.
These often are linked to mystery characters: if you collect 50 of the objects (not necessarily in one run - you can pick them up over the course of many attempts) you'll unlock a special character. Such as...
- Warthog (Tangled) - 50 cakes while playing as Attilla.
- Captain of the Guard (Tangled) - collect 50 apples while playing as Maximus.
- Jessie (Toy Story) - collect 50 cherries while playing as Bullseye.
- Fifi (Mickey and Friends) - collect 50 bones while playing as Pluto.
- Classic King Louie (The Jungle Book) - collect 50 bananas while playing as King Louie.
- Wilkins (Alice Through the Looking Glass) - collect 50 Roman numerals while playing as Time.
- Pig Hero 6 (Zootopia) - collect 50 batteries while playing as Baymax.
- Candy Corn (Wreck-It Ralph) - collect 50 cherries while playing as Wreck-It Ralph.
- Chief O'Hara (Mickey & Friends) - make 50 criminals surrender when playing as Chief Bogo from Zootopia.
- Blue Beetle (The Lion King) - collect 50 grubs while playing as Pumba.
- Christmas Elf (Nightmare before Christmas) - collect 30 presents while playing as Santa.
- Rhino (The Lion King) - collect 20 fish food while playing as Bailey from Finding Dory.
- Chicken Feed (Moana) - collect 25 piles of chicken feed while playing as Heihei.
- Lucius Best (The Incredibles) - Play as Frozone and collect 25 cups of water
- Winter Coast Belle (Beauty and the Beast) - Play as Belle and collect 50 books
Unlocking character sets
Many mystery characters are only unlocked if you have previously unlocked a bunch of characters in a specific set.
The tricky thing is that it's really hard for anyone to know exactly which characters do and don't belong in each set, but we've listed what we known, below.
|Don (Wreck-It Ralph)
||Short and Stout
|Deanna (Wreck-It Ralph)
||Citizens of Niceland
|Rancis Fluggerbutter (Wreck-It Ralph)
||Citizens of Sugar Rush
|Fritz (Inside Out)
|Bobby (Inside Out)
|Fred (Big Hero 6)
Go Go Tomago
|Fred Super Suit (Big Hero 6)
||Hiro Super Suit|
Go Go Super Suit
Wasabi Super Suit
Honey Lemon Super Suit
|Alistair Krei (Big Hero 6)
|Rapunzel Braided (Tangled)
|Mother Gothel (Tangled)
||Feels Good To Be Bad
|The King (Tangled)
|Hippo (The Lion King)
|Giraffe (The Lion King)
||Big and Tall
|Gus (Haunted Mansion)
||Prof. Phineas Plum|
|The Cat Lady (Haunted Mansion)
|Lenny (Toy Story)
||Toy Story 1
|The Prospector (Toy Story)
||Toy Story 2
|Chip (Mickey & Friends)
|Dale (Mickey & Friends)
Polka Dot Minnie
|Elephant Finnick (Zootopia)
||Masters of Disguise
||Top of the Food Chain
|Elephant (Jungle Book)
||Welcome to the Jungle
|Bandar-Log Monkey (Jungle Book)
|Humpty Dumpty (Alice)
|Vegetable Servant (Alice)
||Born to Serve
|Jaques (Findy Dory)
||The Sydney Crew
|Otter (Findy Dory)
||The Oxygen Lovers
|Pintel (Pirates of the Caribbean)
||Heroes of the Caribbean
|Ragetti (Pirates of the Caribbean)
||Cursed at Sea
|Tony (Monsters Inc)
||Man at Work
|Spike (Monsters Inc)
||Rough Around the Edges
|Phlegm (Monsters Inc)
||Monsters Inc Heroes
|Pink Flamingo (Aladdin)
|Begga Jaffar (Aladdin)
||Cave of Wonders
|Devil (Nightmare before Christmas)
||Heroes of Halloween Town
|Harlequin Demon (Nightmare before Christmas)
||This is Halloween
|Frog Monster (Moana)
||Heroes of Mota Nui
|Sloth Monster (Moana)
|Training Dummy (Mulan)
||I'll Make a Man Out of You
|The Matchmaker (Mulan)
||Honor to Us All
|Little Girl Doll (Mulan)
||Big Trouble In Little China
|Bob Parr (The Incredibles)
||All In The Family
|Incrediboy (The Incredibles)
||Sidekicks and Superfriends
|Rusty McAllister (The Incredibles)
||Nothing To See Here
|Garderobe (Beauty and the Beast)
||Dressed for Success
|The Rose (Beauty and the Beast)
|Ice Cream Man (Lilo and Stitch)
||Paradise in Hawaii
|Space Suit Stitch (Lilo and Stitch)
|Murtogg (Pirates of the Caribbean)
||An Outfit for Every Occasion
|Primer Lightning McQueen (Cars)
||Fast As Lightning