• On May 29, 2019
    Katy from TX 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 18 month old daughter is obsessed with Moana so we will be bringing her to WDW in late June for the first time- are there any character meet and greets with the characters?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Katy!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is coming up this month! You are going to make so many magical memories with your sweet little one, and I’m so, so excited for your family.

    Your daughter has great taste. Moana is one of my very favorites because of her combination of adventurous spirit and deep empathy; I think she is such a fantastic role model for us all. At this time, Moana has set her course to find some brand new islands, and she is not available to meet at Walt Disney World. Hei Hei, Pua, Maui, and Moana’s other friends must be on the voyage too. My advice is to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog, as that’s where any announcement will be made about Moana and friends meeting Guests at Walt Disney World. I’m sending some pixie dust that the line where the sky meets Cinderella Castle calls Moana soon!

    Katy, the good news is that your daughter can catch a glimpse of Moana during the Happily Ever After fireworks spectacular at Magic Kingdom Park. The Moana scene in the fireworks is so amazing – I get tears in my eyes every single time. There is also a gift shop at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort called Moana Mercantile, and it is filled with great Moana merchandise. You could take your daughter there to choose a special souvenir, get a Dole Whip from Pineapple Lanai downstairs, and play in the sand at the resort’s beach. There is currently a Te Fiti cone being offered at Pineapple Lanai – it’s key lime soft serve garnished with an orchid, and is so pretty and refreshing. 

    I hope you have the very best time with your little Mouseketeer on your upcoming visit, Katy! Please take a look at this helpful Planning Guide for Preschool Kids & Little Ones; from Baby Care Centers to the best attractions for little ones, this guide has you covered with so many helpful tips. As you count down, please come back and see us if you have any questions!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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