• On Jun 13, 2021
    Laura from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When does Disney expect to have character experiences again? Specifically the meet and greets and autographs

    Hi Laura! I’m so glad to see that you’re asking all the right questions as you prepare for your March 2022 visit! 

    Like you, many Guests are hoping and wishing for the eventual return of traditional character meet and greets! At the present time, the Walt Disney World Resort has not made any announcements regarding a possible return of meet and greet and autograph opportunities. I recommend keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and the Walt Disney World Resort website for the most up-to-date announcements!

    While we wait for some additional news, your best chance to see characters up close is to make a reservation for a character dining experience! You can visit characters at locations such as Chef Mickey’s, Topolino’s Terrace, Tusker House, Hollywood and Vine, and Garden Grill Restaurant! I recently had dinner at Chef Mickey’s! Each character visited our dining area at least twice! Each time, I was able to get great selfie-style photos with the characters standing behind me! Of course, the characters really “play it up” when the cameras are out! At the end of the dining experience, Guests are provided with an autograph card signed by all of the characters!

    Laura, you can make your Disney Dining reservations 60-days prior to your vacation arrival date! Be sure to be online or on the My Disney Experience app (early) on the morning that you can begin making reservations! Character dining reservations are usually booked within minutes of reservations opening! I recommend being logged in by 5:45 AM EST for the best chance at getting those reservations!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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