Mom And Son On Run
  • On Jun 16, 2010
    Navin from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is it possible to AVOID running into the Dress - up characters. My daughter has a fear of the oversized, face covered characters (also called MASKLOPHOBIA), and I am trying to figure out a way to avoid seeing them. Thanks

    Hi, Navin!   To avoid the masked characters, avoid the following:

    -Any of the parades
    -Character Dining
    -Character Meet & Greets

    Although animatronic, be aware that there are "characters" on some of the attractions - Splash Mountain, Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan, and others.   If you have any questions about what will be in an attraction, ask the cast member who stands at the beginning of the queue. 

    Your daughter will probably still enjoy the Magic Kingdom fireworks, Illuminations at Epcot, many of the attractions, and non-character dining.  

    There will be some characters out in the open who will be stationed for guest Meet and Greets, but they will not approach her, and you will see a line of people so you can do your best to avoid  that area. 

    Best of luck to you!  
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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