• On Feb 12, 2019
    Jana from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How common is it for adults alone or with only tweens/teens to do character greetings/dining? My 13 y/o thinks she is too old & would be embarrassed to meet characters (but in her heart really still loves Mickey & the princesses).

    Hey there, Jana!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thanks so much for your fabulous question. The Walt Disney World Resort is truly a destination for the young and young-at-heart. There is something for everyone at any age, and since we are all there to soak up the magic, I have never seen anyone judged for experiencing something that makes them happy in the parks.

    As someone who often went on Disney vacations as a teen, young adult, and newlywed without children, I would say it is extremely common for all of these age groups to meet their favorite Characters! Now having a toddler of my own, I am not even ashamed to admit that I have had my autograph book signed and have posed with Characters while my son was taking a nap! I also have many adult friends who are super excited to meet Characters on their own and even make it a hobby to see how many new ones they can meet each trip.

    What I love about Disney vacations is that I can bring out my inner-child, forget my worries, and just plain have fun. Being in my 30's and wearing Mickey Mouse ears might get me some funny looks if I was in my local grocery store, but obviously it's totally acceptable and common on a Disney vacation, just like meeting Characters!

    If your daughter truly does not feel comfortable meeting Characters, there are still SO many ways for teens to enjoy the parks. There are thrills, amazing snacks, great entertainment, fun merchandise, and even new interactive experiences on the Play Disney Parks app.

    I hope this helps, and I know that you will both have an unforgettable vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, New Mexico

Hi there!  I'm Jennifer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a toddler mom, military wife, and dentist who is constantly inspired by Disney. One of my greatest pleasures is helping others experience the magic of a Disney vacation! I can't wait to answer your questions so that you can easily explore the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy at the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jennifer

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