Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Feb 27, 2009
    Heather from NH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, We are going to WDW MK with my 3 1/2 year old in March. It is his first trip and I was a little concerned about the size of the characters. Can you tell me about how tall they are so I can help him understand before we go? Thanks

    Hi, Heather!  It can be a little bit scary for children to meet the characters for the first time!  My oldest daughter was at least six before she would even get near them, and my three year old has good days and bad days.  My middle daughter has always been a huge fan, and no matter how big they are, she would run right up to the characters - sometimes without waiting her turn in line (I apologize to all of the families with pictures of my daughter in their character shots!). 

    Just like people, the characters come in all shapes and sizes.  The Disney princesses and princes are Mommy and Daddy sized - average height, and not scary at all.  Mickey is about my height - maybe five and a half feet tall or so.  Goofy, as you might imagine, is in the six foot tall range.  Beast is a little taller than that!

    I would say most of the characters are probably somewhere shy of six feet tall - maybe 5'8" to 5'10" tall.  They aren't too big, but to a three year old, they probably seem giant and scary sometimes.  I hope your little one enjoys interacting with them!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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