Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Dec 2, 2020
    Melissa from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! My family is heading to Florida in Jan. 2021. It is my children's first time at Disney and we are excited to experience it together. I was recently told that you are not doing the autographs with the characters right now. Is that true?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Melissa! 

    It is a pleasure to help you plan magical memories for your family as you take your children to the Walt Disney World Resort for the first time!

    My all-time favorite vacation photo at the Walt Disney World Resort was taken during my oldest daughter’s first visit to Magic Kingdom Park, and captures the moment she meets Princess Tiana for the first time. She is hugging her favorite Disney Princess tight, her eyes are closed and her smile shows that a dream was coming true at that exact moment. 

    We all love hugging our favorite Disney friends, taking special photos and asking them to sign autograph books. Please note, however, that as the phased reopening of the Walt Disney World Resort continues, character meet and greet opportunities are temporarily unavailable in an effort to promote physical distancing measures. You will still have the opportunity to see Disney pals at all four theme parks, and interact with them in fun and exciting new ways as detailed by my fellow panelist Samantha, including special cavalcades and modified character dining. 

    planDisney tip: If you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel, how about adding extra pixie dust to your kids’ first visit with a welcome basket from Mickey and friends? Disney Floral & Gifts can definitely help you plan magical ways to create memories for this very special first visit!

    Thank you for stopping by, Melissa! I hope this helps you while planning and that you come back soon for more tips and advice.

    Best magical wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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