Since early 2020, Walt Disney World has stopped its in person meet and greets. Today, the company changed the name of its beloved character interactions to keep with the social distancing that’s still in the parks.
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Goodbye, Disney Meet and Greets
My family loves character interactions in the Walt Disney World (WDW) Disney Parks. When. Fastpass+ was still around, selecting one for Mickey Mouse in Town Square at Magic Kingdom was already a top priority.
Today, WDW announced that character interactions are coming back but with a physical distancing kick. Now called Character Sightings, the experience is coming back this year. Woot! While we won’t be able to hug or get close to the characters, we will be able to chat and get photos.
Character Sightings Return Date
At the time this post was written, Disney is giving November 2022 as the start date. As soon as we get an official day, I’ll add it here.
Disney World Sightings Locations
- Disney Princesses at Princess Fairytale Hall featuring Cinderella and Elena of Avalor, Rapunzel & Tiana
- Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater wearing his 50th Anniversary attire
Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
- Minnie Mouse at Red Carpet Dreams in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Disney Junior Stars in the Animation Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
There’s no listing for Animal Kingdom or Epcot yet.