• On Jun 28, 2021
    Rebecca 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! I know Florida is open with no restrictions but Disney is not. My family is traveling to DisneyWorld in early December, will characters be back to signing autographs by then? What character experiences will be available?

    Hi Rebecca! Seeing some of our favorite Disney characters remains one of the most magical experiences of a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    At the present time, Disney characters are not signing autographs, however, there are various ways of seeing characters throughout the Disney Parks and at hotels in the Disney Resorts Collection!

    One of the best ways to see characters is at a character dining experience! These take place at Chef Mickey’s, Tusker House, Garden Grill, Topolino’s Terrace, and Hollywood and Vine! While not considered character dining, Cinderella’s Royal Table and Be Our Guest Restaurant have also been known to have some royal appearances! Beast occasionally makes his way through his castle, while Cinderella has been seen waving and blowing kisses to Guests of her castle. Some dining locations will provide Guests with an autograph card at the conclusion of their dining experience! I received an autograph card in May following my dinner at Chef Mickey’s! It looks great in my office!

    Characters have also been showing up at the hotels in the Disney Resorts Collection! They can be seen waving to Guests in some hotel lobbies, entrances, and balconies! We were so surprised to find Goofy and Pluto in our hotel during our last visit!

    Of course, characters still make appearances throughout the day at all four of the Disney Parks! Characters can be found in motorcades, cavalcades, promenades, and even flotillas! These events magically “pop up” in the parks at any time! 

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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