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  • On Jan 10, 2016
    Jennifer from IL Asked

    Do we have to schedule a time to meet characters throughout WDW? It would be nice to just snap a quick a photo so we can spend more time exploring and checking out the rides. Thank you! -Jenny, IL

    Hey Jennifer-

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Disney Character experiences release the true magic and smiles during a visit to Walt Disney World Resort.

    There are four types of Character Experiences:

    1.Character Dining where you will have a meal and meet the characters visiting that day. This is a perfect opportunity for photographs, video and autographs.

    2. Character Locations where Disney characters are scheduled to meet to Guests. Some of these allow FastPass+ reservations while others do not and others allow both. You will also have unique opportunities for photographs, video and autographs. Meeting Ana and Elsa at Princess Fairytale Hall is an example of both while meeting Gaston in Fantasyland is only walk up.

    3. Parades and dance parties where Disney character interactions are in motioned not typically available for photos or autographs.

    4. Random Character sightings where Disney Characters are not scheduled on the Times Guide and show up.

    If there is a specific Disney character you wish to meet then please make time in your schedule. Without a Character Dining or FastPass+ experience you could be waiting 30 or more minutes to meet your favorite Disney friends.

    Disney Dad Tip: I love Character Dining experiences because you get time with each Disney personality while you eat and as you know, we all have to eat. Also, instead of waiting in line you get to sit comfortably while enjoying a delicious meal.

    Jennifer, enjoy making many Magical Memories!

    ~Jason ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found all over the "Most Magical Place on Earth" and have “yEARS” of knowledge! I am so excited to share my pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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