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  • On Feb 20, 2022
    Chris from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are you still taking precautions with no hugging of the characters? Thanks for the reply, one you do haha.

    Hiya, Chris.

    I'm so glad you flew off to Neverland with Peter Pan and found your way here to planDisney. We're all Lost Boys (and Lost Girls) too who won't grow up since we are having too much fun feeling like kids again thanks to Disney. I bet you are more than a little excited you will be partaking in The World's Most Magical Celebration at The Most Magical Place on Earth in a few short months. You know, it's never too early to start your trip countdown.

    Meeting Disney characters is one of the experiences that makes a trip to Walt Disney World Resort the stuff dreams are made of. There's truly nothing more magical than seeing your favorite Disney pals face-to-face. So many of my favorite memories from our trips back "home" over the years involve these meet-and-greets. My favorite was when Peter Pan pretended to officiate a wedding ceremony for my husband and I on our delayed honeymoon. He had us "renew" our wedding vows right then and there! It was an unforgettable interaction!

    I'm happy to report that many Character Experiences have returned to Walt Disney World Resort. Currently, all Character Experiences are modified. You will be able to interact with characters and snap photos from a distance, but you won't be able to get a hug or autograph at this time. Although meeting characters is not what it used to be, it is no less memorable or magical. My 8-year old niece got to spin and twirl alongside Rapunzel in her princess dress during their interaction in November. She was giddy with excitement and will remember that first moment with her favorite Disney Princess for the rest of her life! Embrace the experience for what it is now, and you will make a plethora of core memories to hold onto yourself.

    You can easily locate Character Experiences via the interactive map feature on your My Disney Experience App. Just click the drop-down arrow in the top-middle of the map and select "Characters" from the list of options that appears. This will bring up a list of characters and where you can see them throughout the four theme parks that day. You can even filter the results by theme park by clicking "Filter" in the top left corner.

    Of course, there is always a chance things can change before your trip in a few months. I'm crossing my fingers that's the case. I hope your trip is practically perfect in every way, Chris!

    Happy planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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