• On Dec 30, 2020
    Mary from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How are the character experiences with covid?

    Welcome to planDisney, Mary!

    Planning a trip to Walt Disney World is always magical, and as we do so for 2021 and beyond, there is so much more to bring smiles to Guests young and old alike.  At the top of that list is, of course, seeing Mickey Mouse and so many of his famous friends throughout the parks!

    While you look to pack as much pixie dust as possible into your visit, be sure to allow time to catch some glimpses of The Big Cheese himself (and his best buddies), along with regal royals, Pixar pals, vainglorious villains, and cute critters, too. As the phased reopening of Walt Disney World Theme Parks, Walt Disney World Resort hotels, and Disney Springs continues, you'll find all-new wonderful surprises lurking around so many corners. For example, there are pop-up Character Cavalcades throughout the day in Magic Kingdom Park, often along Main Street, U.S.A, at Cinderella Castle, and even at some other unexpected locations--all depending on the whimsy of the characters, of course! EPCOT boasts character sightings throughout World Showcase, and when touring Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park you may sight them cruising as you cross a bridge over any given waterway. At Disney's Hollywood Studios, you may see some famous friends cruising the park in style via a different mode of transportation--a creative car that's sure to please one and all.

    If you are craving a delicious bite to eat while keeping your camera ready for character pics, consider booking an Advanced Dining Reservation that features character appearances. While these VIPs will not be interacting with Guests up close, those who dine will be able to see some of their favorites as they make surprising appearances throughout their meal. At the time of this writing, such options include Chef Mickey's Family Feast - Character Dining for breakfast, Breakfast a la Art with Mickey & Friends, and Garden Grill Restaurant, located in EPCOT. Be sure to check this great post Dining: Know Before You Go, where you'll find links to Available Dining Experiences throughout the Theme Parks and Disney Springs as well as at Disney Resort Hotels. You can keep track of all of your reservations by downloading the super-handy My Disney Experience mobile app.

    I cannot wait to capture the magic in just about all of these unique experiences in 2021. I'm sure you'll have so much fun seeing Mickey and Pals throughout your fabulous stay, too!

    As you plan that upcoming vacation, Mary, be sure to send additional questions our way. We love to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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