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  • On Apr 13, 2022
    Marissa from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello. I am wondering if the kiddos are able to meet and greet and hug and take pictures with the characters this year? I know in the past they weren’t out due to Covid. I was wondering how it was now? We are looking to book for the summer and aren’t sure

    Hiya, Marissa!

    Welcome to planDisney! I am delighted to hear that you are planning an upcoming adventure to The Most Magical Place on Earth this summer. How exciting. This is such an amazing year to visit. All four theme parks are currently in the middle of The World's Most Magical Celebration. This 50th Anniversary spectacular has brought so many new experiences and a few new attractions to Walt Disney World Resort! Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be joining this list in May! So if you are planning a summer trip, you will have the chance to check out this fantastic new addition to EPCOT. 

    I have great news for you, Marissa! The Disney Parks Blog recently announced the return of traditional Character Greetings. Hip, Hip, Hooray! Starting in late April Guests will be able to hi-five and hug their favorite Disney Pals for the first time in forever. So pack those autograph books and get ready to take some amazing photos while creating some lifelong memories. 

    Speaking of photos, if you are going to be taking a bunch of adorable shots of character interactions and a few family pictures in front of park icons, I suggest looking into Memory Maker. This service includes all of your Disney PhotoPass pictures, attraction snapshots, and my personal favorite, Magic Shots. Be sure to let your PhotoPass photographer know you would like extra magic in your picture. When your photos are available on the My Disney Experience app (typically within a few hours or less) you will be delighted with the surprise! 

    I hope that your upcoming vacation is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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