Family with Mickey and Minnie
  • On Jan 15, 2023
    Brandi from AB Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is social distancing for Character meet and greets at Disneyland still required? We are visiting in March and hoping our kids can hug and interact with the characters - is this possible?

    Hi there, Brandi!

    Welcome to planDisney! I'm so happy you're here, and I'm even more excited about your question. Get ready, because there are warm hugs heading your way!

    The Disneyland Resort is always magical, even when we have to be a little extra cautious. But I'm thrilled to say that there are currently no social distancing requirements in place for character interactions! Be ready with your camera, because those "first time in forever" hugs are truly something special, I was surprised by how emotional it was for my family!

    Finding a favorite character friend in Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park is just the best. To make it easier, I recommend downloading the Disneyland Mobile App before your trip! To find out what characters are in the park during your visit, just follow these steps:

    1. Open up the Disneyland Mobile App and tap on the map pin icon, just to the left of the "+" sign at the bottom of the screen.
    2. Tap on "Attractions" at the top and change the selection to "Characters".
    3. Explore the map to find the Mickey icons, or tap "Show List" in the top right to view a list of characters for both parks.
    4. Tap on a character pin or icon in the list to see where and when that character will be visiting.
    With all these friends to see, I definitely recommend checking out the photos from Disney PhotoPass photographers from your meetings! Digital downloads of all of those photos are included in Disney Genie+, so this might be the perfect day to add a little extra pixie dust to your park tickets.

    Please give Mickey an extra hug for me, Brandi! If you have more questions about your trip I'd love to help you. You can reach me directly here!

    Keep moving forward!

    Amanda
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Utah

Hi! I'm Amanda—a pixie-sized wife, mom, engineer, content strategist, and Disneyland Resort specialist! I fell in love with science as a kid at Disneyland Park, learning about physics while I waited to ride Space Mountain. I love how Disney combines art, words, science, and music to create incredible experiences. Solving challenging problems is one of my favorite things, I'm so excited to help you design the perfect strategy for a magical day! Learn More About Amanda

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