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  • On Oct 26, 2022
    Michael from Tyne and Wear Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Where and what time can you get Character portraits in Disneyworld

    Hi Michael!

    My family likes to put together a "must-do" list for each of our Walt Disney World Resort vacations and our list always includes meeting our favorite Disney Characters and Princesses. Whether you're getting a hug from Mickey Mouse or asking Tiana for the recipe for her famous beignets, the Character Experiences at Walt Disney World Resort will make your vacation truly unforgettable!

    You'll find that there are many opportunities to get photos with Disney Characters throughout the theme parks and these Character Experiences are available throughout the day. It looks like you've just started your vacation at the "Most Magical Place on Earth" and the best tool to determine the Characters you can meet today is the My Disney Experience mobile app. In the app, click the location marker to use the app's interactive map (which looks like a pin drop or an upside-down teardrop). Then click the arrow at the top of the screen next to "Wait Times" and select "Characters." This will update your map to display all the Characters meeting with Guests throughout the theme parks today and if you click on the Character you're interested in meeting, you'll be given the times that the Character is meeting with Guests today. You'll also find a complete list of available Character Experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort website.

    You'll find that Disney PhotoPass photographers are generally available at Character Experiences, which is particularly perfect if you've added Memory Maker to your trip. If a Disney PhotoPass photographer isn't available at a Character Experience you visit, you can politely ask the Cast Member with the Character if they can take your photo using your camera or phone.

    Michael, if you've added the Disney Genie+ service to your magical day, be sure to consider grabbing Lightning Lane reservations for Character Experiences you're interested in. It's a great way to meet some of the most popular Disney Characters while minimizing the time you spend in their queues!

    Feel free to come back to see us if you have additional questions. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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