• On Nov 12, 2018
    Eloisa from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    This will be are first time going to a Disney Park are we required to make reservations to take photos with the characters.

    Hi there, Eloisa! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Tomorrow is a BIG day! It is the day you begin your very first Walt Disney World Resort vacation. This trip will be very special for you and your family, and I am SO thrilled for you!

    I have wonderful news ... you do not have to have reservations for the character meet-and-greets! FastPass+ selections can be made for some characters once you have your Walt Disney World tickets. This helps reduce your wait time, but they are not required. As a matter of fact, my family rarely uses FastPass+ for Character Experiences because we prefer to use our FastPass+ to save time in lines for rides.

    During your vacation, you will probably see characters around the theme parks and you simply just get in line to meet them, get autographs, and take photos. The lines are not usually very long and in my experience they move fairly quickly. Two of my favorite character locations are Meet Anna and Elsa at Royal Sommerhus in Epcot and Donald's Dino-Bash! in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Make sure you do not skip these during your visit!

    I hope you have an absolutely magical visit, Eloisa! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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