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  • On May 29, 2009
    Nadav from Select a State Asked

    How long do you think we should invest on the characters for each park each day, saying that we don' t want to waist to much time.

    Hi, Nadav!  This is a really tough question to answer, because meeting the characters is way more important to some people than it is to others.  Also, you might only want to meet some of the characters and not others, so your wait time would be shorter than someone who wants to meet everyone.

    We have waited, on average, about 15 minutes to see the characters - sometimes a bit longer, especially during a busy season.  The good thing is that often, you will find multiple characters in the same location, so you'll wait the 15 or 20 minutes, but you'll see three or four characters.

    If you go to places like Character Connection in EPCOT, you can see a good collection of characters at one time, and it saves you from having to wait in individual lines.  You might find five or six characters there all in a row, so you just go from one to the next. 

    So, you can invest as much - or as little - time as you'd like waiting on the characters, depending on how many you want to see.  A great option is to do a character meal, where you are spending your "wait time" eating, and the characters come to you.  That's another great way to see four or five characters in the same spot, but you will lose about 45 minutes to an hour of theme park time at a character meal.

    Have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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