Daughter on Dad's Shoulders
  • On Jan 24, 2022
    Troy 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 a trip in February for our daughter's first trip. I'm curious if the cast members will be doing meet and greet or doing signatures during our trip?

    Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to planDisney you go, Troy! Thanks so much for stopping by with your question. 

    How exciting to be visiting the Disneyland Resort for your daughter’s first trip in just a few short weeks! Here’s the Entertainment Schedule for your day of arrival, to help you get started. Here, you’ll find park hours, entertainment schedules, and see any attractions that are scheduled to be closed for refurbishment.

    Character meet-and-greets and autographs are such a special part of a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth, so I can relate to your question, Troy! Unfortunately, Characters aren’t currently signing autographs at the Disneyland Resort, and the traditional meet-and-greets look a little bit different right now. However, I’m happy to report that you can still find your favorite Disney Characters throughout Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, and even at the Disneyland Resort Hotels! You’ll be able to catch a distanced selfie, or even have a nice chat with them, typically from behind a distanced rope. One of the biggest perks of this type of meet-and-greet is that you can watch the Characters for as long as you and your family want to, no line required!

    Currently, my family’s favorite Character Experience is on Main Street, U.S.A., on the steps leading up to the Disneyland Railroad. Here, you can usually find Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto throughout the day. Chip and Dale have been known to make a stop by here, too! Another great spot in Disneyland Park is to the right of Disney Showcase, also on Main Street, U.S.A. Just last week, my daughter received a big “heart” in the air from Minnie Mouse, who posed sweetly for a picture with her from a distance.

    Another special way to connect with Disney Characters is through one of the Character Dining experiences offered throughout the Resort. My family loves Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park, which features a delicious breakfast at Plaza Inn in Disneyland Park. During these experiences, you’ll often get a special photo opportunity, along with prime viewing of a fun Character “parade” through the dining area, so you can wave and take pictures of your daughter with her favorite Characters from a distance. 

    If your daughter would still like to purchase an autograph book, I have a fun idea for you! Take pictures with each of her favorite Characters, then cut them out and glue them into her autograph book for a fun look back at your magical vacation! You and your family could also write down favorite memories throughout the book, to preserve those magical moments for years to come.

    I hope this information helps, Troy! Please stop by with any additional questions as you continue planning your vacation… we’re all EARs!
    Kristin
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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