Character Hugs are BACK at Disney Parks!


Have you heard the news?! Disney theme park visitors will soon be able to hug characters again!! Disney has announced that traditional character meet-and-greets will return to Disney World and Disneyland starting April 18th. That’s right! Very soon, you will once again be able to hug Mickey Mouse, get an autograph from Mulan, and share a laugh with Goofy. We know many of you have missed these special moments, and your Disney character friends have missed you, too!


What You Need To Know
  • Traditional character meet-and-greets are returning to Disney World and Disneyland in April

  • The up-close character interactions will be brought back in phases

  • Character greetings have been physically distanced since the parks reopened

Disney said in a blog post that not all characters will available for up-close interactions initially, but we could not be more excited to see the pictures with characters again! Traditional character meet-and-greets will also return to Disney Cruise Line and the company’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii next month as well!

In recent months, Disney has been bringing back park offerings that were suspended or modified. At Disney World, the Festival of Fantasy parade returned to Magic Kingdom this month, while the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular resumed performances at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in December. At Disneyland, nighttime spectaculars such as “World of Color,” “Fantastic!” and the “Main Street Electrical Parade” will be returning soon.


So, with character greetings coming back this spring, who’s at the top of your “must meet” list for your next Disney vacation?


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