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  • On Dec 30, 2016
    Richard from FL Asked

    My family and I are going to the Magic Kingdom next month. Can arrangements be made at our Disney hotel to set up times to meet certain Disney characters in the park for pictures or is that not available?

    Hi Richard,

    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. Your visit to Walt Disney World is coming up so soon - you must be getting very excited! Magic Kingdom Park is truly the heart of Walt Disney World, with so much magic and fun to be had!

    While I am sure that a cast member at your Walt Disney World resort hotel would be happy to assist you in planning character meetings once you arrive at your hotel, you can make these plans yourself from your home using the Disney FastPass+ system. Since you mentioned that you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel, you will be able to make these selections 60 days before you arrive, so you can do so now. Be sure that you have set up a My Disney Experience account, and that you link a valid Walt Disney World theme park ticket for each member of your party.

    Then, use the system to make Disney FastPass+ selections for the day that you will be at Magic Kingdom. For character meetings at Magic Kingdom, you will be able to select from meeting characters such as Ariel, Cinderella, Elena, Mickey Mouse, Rapunzel, Tiana, and Tinker Bell. At any of these meetings, you will be able to take photos. Some of the areas include two or more characters, such as meeting Cinderella and Elena at Princess Fairytale Hall. You will be able to choose three of these attractions ahead of time to be sure that you will be able to meet those characters with a shortened wait time.

    I hope that these thoughts are helpful for you, Richard. Please do let us know if you have any further questions! 
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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