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  • On Dec 23, 2022
    Kaila from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    At Disneyland, are we able to meet and hug characters now? Or is it still from a distance? Thanks!

    Hi Kaila! Welcome back to planDisney! Thanks so much for stopping by again and sending another great question our way! 

    Seeing characters at the Disneyland Resort is such a magical part of visiting! I'm happy to say that you see and hug characters again! You can also have your photo taken by a Disney PhotoPass photographer, depending on the location, and you can also get an autograph! The best way to meet and greet your favorite characters is to look for their locations in the Disneyland Mobile App. You can do this by tapping the location icon at the bottom of the screen, and then selecting "Characters" from the drop-down menu at the top. This will allow you to see, on a map, where characters are located at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park

    Another way to get an up close and personal experience with characters is to consider making an advanced dining reservation for character dining. This is one of my favorite ways to see characters while having a great sit-down meal during our park time. A tip I have for you is to always be on the lookout for characters that are strolling down Main Street, U.S.A., or in Fantasyland. You never know when you might run into Cruella de Vil looking for dalmatians or Peter Pan teasing Captain Hook! One of my family's favorite memories is when Alice and the Mad Hatter joined us on the Mad Tea Party

    If you have more planning questions, please visit us again at planDisney. We would love to help you have the happiest vacation at The Happiest Place on Earth

    Happy Planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Lisa, Colorado

Hi everyone! I’m Lisa from Colorado where I live Happily Ever After as a mom, wife, and kindergarten teacher! I was raised on all things Disney and fell in love with Walt Disney World Resort on my first visit at six years old. I'm lucky to be an annual Passholder at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World and I love visiting my laughing places as often as possible! I’m so excited to help you plan special memories at The Happiest Place on Earth and The Most Magical Place on Earth! Learn More About Lisa

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