• On Aug 4, 2018
    Jared from GA 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.

    Which resorts have characters visit the pools? How do you know when they will come?

    Hi Jared,

    One thing that makes Walt Disney World Resort vacations so magical is the chance to meet and interact with some beloved Disney friends! While I have seen pictures of a few characters visiting Guests at Disney Resort hotel pools, those were definitely some pixie-dusted moments for the pool-goers and not a regularly scheduled experience that you should plan on. Of course, it can't hurt to ask the Cast Member at the check-in desk when you arrive if they know of any special character visits planned during your stay! One thing you definitely could do at your Resort hotel, though, is schedule a wake-up call. There's no better way to start a magical day than to hear from a Disney friend!

    For the chance to interact with your favorite characters personally, I recommend trying some character meals. Not only will you find a wide variety of delicious food, but the characters come right to you during your meal! You'll also find many opportunities to meet the characters around the theme parks. Definitely check the Times Guide when you arrive to see who will be available to meet at various locations and times. In the all new Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, and Green Army Men often roam the land, giving a much more casual and impromptu feel to your time with them. Oh, and while you won't be able to meet any characters personally, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom Park and Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios are two excellent chances to see LOTS of beloved characters.

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jared, and please let us know if you have any other questions as you're planning your trip. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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