• On May 20, 2018
    Abby from MB Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    hi! We are planning to go to Disney World soon. One of my friend asked me if I could bring one of her child’s favourite stuffy to take a picture with the Disney characters that I will meet, is this allowed?

    Hi Abby, 

    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question.  What a magical gesture you are planning for your friend's child, I can only imagine how excited they will be when you present them with the surprise!  

    Character appearances can be very fun as the characters are larger than life and love to let their personalities shine through.  Characters will typically sign most items and pose for pictures if they are deemed appropriate.  It is always up to the character's discretion, and they have every right to say no, if they aren't comfortable with the request.  In the past we have asked some of the Princesses to make a short video saying hi to our friends back home, and sent get well soon wishes as well.  What I would suggest is to ask the character's handler (the Cast Member that is standing with the character, who is usually wearing blue and white) if it would be okay to take a picture of the character holding the stuffed animal.  The Cast Member will usually give you the okay, but then, I like to ask the character as well, to be polite.  I have never had a character or Cast Member deny my requests, but it never hurts to ask first.  

    Another suggestion would be to have one or possibly two pictures taken with the characters and stuffed animal and then have the rest of the characters sign a photo mat to frame the photo.  You could also have the characters sign a pillow case or a storybook as well. 

    I hope you have a magical time at Walt Disney World Resort, Abby.  Please let us know if you have any other questions, we are always happy to help.  

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Ontario

I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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