1. Know where your favourite characters are
In the past, Characters would sometimes roam freely in the Parks and you could go up to them for a cuddle or an autograph but, in order to create a more harmonious meet and greet situation for all involved, you’ll now find the Characters in designated meet and greet spots dotted throughout the parks. Do your research before you go and find out where your favourite characters generally hang out. To find out more about meeting classic Disney characters, click here and for Disney princesses, click here.
If getting your favourite character’s autograph is really high up the priority list for you or your children, make sure you set aside a little time in your day to wait in line and get that picture-perfect moment.
2. Book a character dining experience
One place you will be guaranteed to have an amazing meet and greet experience with your favourite character Is by booking a character dining experience. Whether you go for breakfast at your Disney Resort hotel, book a Disney character breakfast with transport from a nearby hotel, or bag yourself a reservation at one of the character dining venues, we guarantee the experience will be something you and your children will never forget.
For the best character dining venues, we recommend Be our Guest (for Beauty and the Beast fans!) and the Akerhus Royal Banquet Hall for all your favourite Disney princesses. If it’s classic characters like Pooh Bear and Eeyore you want to meet, don’t miss The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom.
3. Use your FastPass+ reservations wisely
If you’d like to meet very popular characters like Anna and Elsa from Frozen, we highly recommend using your FastPass+ reservation for this meet and greet for the day you’re at Epcot. You can book your FastPass slot up to 60 days in advance if you’re staying in a Disney hotel or 30 days in advance if you’re staying off-site.
Other character meet and greets which are much easier to navigate with a FastPass reservation include Peter Pan at Magic Kingdom and the Princess Fairytale Hall, also at Magic Kingdom.
Follow these tips and you’ll have the best chance of filling your free autograph book! To get your free autograph book, get your 2017 or 2018 Walt Disney World tickets today!
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