One of my favorite things to talk about with Disney are the great opportunities to interact with characters. We have been very fortunate to have the chance to have ALOT of character meet & greet’s over the years, and it has not only been on the “to do” list for my children, but also for me as well. I love seeing the excitement in their eyes as their on screen characters come to life.
I can not call this a “top” character meet & greet, because we have yet to run into a character that we didn’t love. For now, let’s just say these have been our top so far…… Let’s start with my featured image:
Joy and Sadness (Epcot): They. Were. Amazing. The time they spent with my children, the way they moved around them. Joy was literally hopping and dancing everywhere, and Sadness told my son she adored him simply because he wore glasses, just like her. When we left our meet and greet, they both fell to their knees in a “we’re not worthy” kind of manner” and left us all giggling for hours afterwards. I get the best feeling when I tell the stories about our time with them. They devoted great time to us, so much, that they earned a compliment card from us.
Sorcerer Mickey (Hollywood Studios): The area that we met him in was truly something “Fantasmic”. Mickey seemed truly larger than life during this character meet and greet. Maybe it was because we came in out of a torrential downpour to see him. Or maybe it was just the Pixie Dust that we felt had been spread over us. Either way, Mickey was great about spending time with us and we loved meeting him.
Cinderella and Tiana (Magic Kingdom): Both of these princesses were true to their character! They carried on conversations with us as if we were their best friends. Cinderella talked to my son until he was practically floating away on a cloud, and even called him her “Prince Charming”. Tiana talked to us about her mother and how we know she’s the best cook in all of N’Orleans! She was magical, graceful, and beautiful. When we mentioned how we would see her at her Riverboat Dessert party the following day, she told us all about how Naveen would be there too. We loved these ladies.
Rafiki (Animal Kingdom): Oh how we loved Rafiki! He took mutiple pictures with our kiddos and we just loved how he signed their autograph books. Very engaging and definitely worth our time!
O’hana Breakfast Characters (Polynesian Resort): Lilo, Stitch, Mickey, Pluto: Maybe it was the food, or maybe it was the music. Maybe it was the dance line. But when these characters came around to see us at our tables, they laughed with us, did sign language, signed autograph books, and interacted with our kiddos in the perfect way. The perfect way to start our day.
Tusker House (Animal Kingdom) Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Daisy: Again, tremendous food, followed by characters who weaved their way into our hearts. Daisy flirted and hugged on our boys, and Mickey was just as sweet as he could be. Donald and Goofy played around and signed autographs, and we all were full of smiles.
Cinderella’s Royal Table (Magic Kingdom) and Akershus (Epcot): Divine meals while being surrounded by the princesses. They spent so much time with us and we had opportunities for real conversations with them. It didn’t feel rushed at all and was definitely worth the time and money, especially being inside the castle .
This is my list of our top character meet and greets. For your opportunity to do this and more, please visit my website: www.magical-vacations.com/debbie.lands or feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org to get your vacation planning started. Remember that my custom quotes are free, along with all of my services. All of our resort packages come with a complimentary Minnie Box. Let’s create some magic today!