• On Sep 4, 2017
    Christy from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My husband is a HUGE fan of Big Al and I have heard that we can meet him again. I was wondering when and where can we meet him? And is it a stand in line with an autograph book meeting or is it him just walking around and we have to jump in and get a pic?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Christy ~

    I have a special place in my heart for Big Al since we share a nickname! I am like you and thought I saw something about Big Al returning for appearances in Frontierland. I have looked high and low and can't find any information about current appearances for him. I have seen Big Al in Frontierland during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. He did not have a permanent meet and greet location but was near The Wildest Show in the Wilderness (A.K.A. The Country Bear Jamboree).

    These days, you may see characters walking in the parks to get to and from backstage but they will have a Cast Member assisting them to a specific spot where they will stop for pictures. The Cast Member will ask Guests to form a line for the characters to keep things a little more orderly.

    Here is what I would suggest:
    * Keep an eye on the online calendar for updates of appearance times.
    * Download the My Disney Experience mobile app prior to your trip. This is a great way to check for character appearances on the days you plan to visit the theme parks.
    * Pick up a printed Times Guide as you enter the parks.
    * Check with one of the Cast Members in the blue shirts that are with any of the characters. Sometimes (not always) they have a handy list of when characters (even those without permanent meet and greet locations) are appearing in the parks on that day. If Big Al is appearing during your visit, he will be in Frontierland.

    Please feel free to visit us again with all of your planning questions. We are hEAR for you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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