Mickey in Front of Vintage Car
  • On Jun 1, 2021
    Michael from CA Asked

    Are traditional meet and greet gone forever. Are hugging characters banned.

    Hey there, Hi there, Ho there, Michael!

    It’s so nice to see you here visiting us at planDisney, welcome. Character meet and greets hold a special place in my heart. Watching my kids interact with them is probably one of my favorite parts of a Disneyland Resort vacation. It’s so magical to see them run up and hug the Characters and Princesses they’ve known to love from books and movies.

    We recently visited the Walt Disney World Resort, where Character interactions are similar to those happening at Disneyland Resort. Characters are greeting from a distance and even though it was different, my kids still enjoyed waving to all their favorite Characters. I’m hoping that one day we all will be able to hug all of our favorite Pals once again, but in the meantime, seeing them from a distance is just as magical. 

    I do recommend keeping your eyes on the Disney Parks Blog, as well as the official Disneyland Resort website, for the most up-to-date information. This is where you will find the newest information on what is happening in the parks.

    Michael, I hope this helps please be sure to give Mickey Mouse an extra wave for me.

    Have a Magical time!
    -Shantel
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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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