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  • On Oct 12, 2022
    Karen from MA 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 visit Disney World in December, which character experiences are available in the Magic Kingdom? They all appear to be unavailable when I look on My Disney Experience.

    Hiya Karen!

    Welcome to planDisney, the most magical place on the internet, and thank you for sending this magical question our way! Although I am in my twenties, I still always enjoy meeting the characters while on my trips to Disney destinations. In fact, no Disney vacation is complete until you have met Mickey Mouse, in my opinion! 

    When looking at hours of operation online, availability is only posted up to 60 days in advance, much like dining reservations and Enchanting Extras. However, I can see that on the day of your arrival, for example, Cinderella and Tiana will be meeting Guests at the Princess Fairytale Hall from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. EST (though times are subject to change). Although these hours of operation are available on the Walt Disney World website now, I highly recommend that you check back in the weeks leading up to your trip. Indeed, not only will there be more information on the calendar, but we will also have a better idea of the general hours of operation in the parks.

    Another great way to stay updated on character meet and greets is to download the My Disney Experience mobile app. I always like using the interactive map as you can filter by theme park and only select the offering you are looking for, such as attractions or character experiences. Then, you will even be able to choose those experiences and get instructions on how to get there. Don't forget, however, that Magic Kingdom Park will have shorter hours of operation on select nights due to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. If you enjoy meeting characters, however, this experience is right up your alley, as so many characters only meet Guests during those special events! Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party requires special tickets, so make sure to purchase yours as soon as possible.

    I hope this was helpful, Karen, and that you and your Ohana will have the best day ever on your next Disney vacation. If you have any other questions in the time leading up to your trip, please don't hesitate to reach back out. Much like with the Mickey Mouse Club, you're as welcome as can be!

    Have a magical day,

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