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  • On Mar 3, 2022
    Sherrylynn from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning to come in May and I was wondering if we can hug and take pics w pooh and Mickey?

    Hi Sherrylynn, welcome to planDisney!

    I have my own little princess who is a huge fan of Mickey and his pals. We just came back from the Disneyland Resort and of course, she was a little sad that the character meet-and-greets were still unavailable. I'll be monitoring the Disneyland Resort website where you can read up on what to expect during your visit, for updates on the return of character meet-and-greets! I truly hope that they will return by the time you visit in May 2022, but as of today, there have been no announcements on when they will return to the Disneyland Resort.

    BUT I do want to highlight the Character Dining Experiences! Although not exactly the same as character meet-and-greets, my daughter absolutely loved the different character dining experiences we attended! I thought Mickey and his pals did a fabulous job, and my daughter was overjoyed at seeing her favorite friends.

    I recommend Goofy's Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel. We attended the breakfast buffet, and it was a blast! The food was delicious and Chef Goofy and his friends came out multiple times dancing to super catchy music. Highly recommend it! For a character dining experience in the parks, you must try the Minnie & Friends Character Breakfast at Plaza Inn inside Disneyland Park. My daughter LOVES Minnie, so seeing Minnie and her pals made my daughter's day! Dining reservations can be booked up to 60 days in advance, and the popular dining locations get booked quickly, so I recommend you set a reminder on your calendar and book as soon as your window opens!

    And speaking of experiences returning, I have GREAT NEWS! The Disneyland Resort is bringing back its nighttime spectaculars this spring on April 22, 2022! The Main Street Electrical Parade and Disneyland Forever fireworks will be returning to Disneyland Park, and World of Color will be returning to Disney California Adventure Park. So your trip in May 2022 is perfectly timed! You’ll be able to enjoy all these nighttime experiences!

    Please know that I'll be crossing my fingers for you, hoping that the character meet-and-greets return by the time you visit in May 2022!

    See ya real soon!
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