Little girl with Tinker Bell
  • On Mar 3, 2022
    Nicole from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are the characters doing autographs since the mask mandate has been lifted?

    Hi Nicole!

    I love seeing so many restaurants and entertainment experiences returning to Walt Disney World Resort and it feels refreshing for our vacation "home" to feel more and more like home! One of the things I'm most excited about is that the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade is opening later this week. Plus, as you mentioned, the face covering policy was recently updated to make face coverings optional for fully vaccinated Guests in both outdoor and indoor locations, except for enclosed Disney transportation.

    Currently, Character Experiences at Walt Disney World Resort are still modified to allow for distancing and we don't have any information about a timeline for the removal of these distancing requirements, so we don't know when Characters will return to giving hugs or signing autographs. I recommend that you keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog as you continue making plans for your upcoming trip to get the latest announcements. Hopefully, we will hear word soon that the Characters will be able to meet with Guests more closely in the near future!

    Nicole, be sure to consider adding Character Dining to your vacation itinerary. This is a fantastic way to see multiple Characters while enjoying an excellent meal. Plus, you will be able to see some unique Characters and exclusive outfits by visiting with them during these special dining experiences!

    Let us know if you have additional questions. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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