Sofia the First with Kids
  • On Sep 20, 2021
    Amanda from SC Asked

    Are characters able to sign autographs yet? Due to my understanding of reading others questions, they have not been able to due to the global pandemic. I am just curious if anything has or will be changed about this policy by December 2021

    Hi there, Amanda!

    There's nothing better than getting a big hug from one of your favorite Disney Characters on a Disney vacation! Through the years, we've made treasured memories during Character Greetings at the Walt Disney World theme parks.


    At this time, during Walt Disney World's phased reopening, Character Experiences have been modified to meet current health and safety guidelines. Characters are not signing autographs at this time, and there are currently no traditional meet-and-greets with Disney friends. So far, there's no information about when we will once again get to interact with Mickey and Friends in an up-close setting. While things are a bit different, no need to worry - you'll still be able to see lots of your Disney friends when you visit the theme parks! 

    Throughout the day, you might see Disney Characters make appearances in random spots in the theme parks - on a balcony, on a stage, on a porch...distanced from Guests, but ready for a socially-distanced selfie! You'll also see lots of characters in pop-up "mini-parades" in all four parks. Magic Kingdom Park features Character Cavalcades, Epcot has the Mickey and Friends World Tour and the Princess Promenade, Disney's Hollywood Studios is home to Character Motorcades, and you'll see fun flotillas on the waterways of Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. I feel like I see more and more Disney Friends each time I visit. 

    I hope that some of our favorite Disney traditions, like Character Greetings, can safely return soon. Until then, Guests can continue to enjoy lots of magical moments, just in a different way!

    I encourage you to stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for the latest updates and announcements about what's happening at the Disney Parks. 

    Thanks for visiting planDisney!
    Diane W. 
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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