Disney is Bringing Back Character Greets in Select Parks

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We have good news for everyone missing Disney’s character meet-and-greets! Select Disney theme parks are starting to reintroduce character meets using a new Entry Request system. Right now, the parks offering the new meet-and-greet system are Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, and Shanghai Disneyland, but this new system and the reintroduction of character greets really gives us hope that in the near future we could see our favorite characters return to greeting guests here in our US theme parks too.

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What is Entry Request? Character greets will definitely be a little bit different than what we are all used to. There will be measures in place to promote social distancing and guests will have to utilize a new Entry Request system in advance. Instead of an up-close meeting, characters will be 6 feet away from guests. Entry Request is basically like a virtual queue that will hold guests spots in “line” until it is their turn to meet the character of their choice.

Here is the complete list of character experiences available at the Tokyo theme parks with Entry Request:

Tokyo Disneyland

  • Mickey’s house/Meet Mickey
  • Minnie’s Style Studio
  • Woodchuck Greetings Trail
  • Theater Orleans with Character Greetings (starting October 5, 2020)
  • Plaza Pavilion Bandstand Character Greetings (starting October 5, 2020)

Tokyo DisneySea

  • Mickey & Friends Greeting Trails
  • Mermaid Lagoon Character Greeting
  • Saludos Amigos! Greetings Dock
  • Broadway Music Theater with Character Greetings (starting October 5, 2020)
  • Dockside Stage with Character Greetings (starting October 5, 2020)

Shanghai

Shanghai Disneyland

  • Selfie Spot with Disney Jungle Characters at Happy Circle
  • Selfie Spot with Princesses at Storybook Court
  • Selfie Spot with Mickey at the Gardens of Imagination
  • Selfie Spot with your Favorite Toys at The Meeting Post
  • Selfie Spot with Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood
  • Selfie Spot with Minnie Mouse and Friends at Mickey Avenue
  • Selfie Spot with Baymax at E-Stage
  • Selfie Spot with Jack Sparrow at the Sparrow’s Nest

What we have seen since the Disney theme parks have begun to reopen around the world is that Walt Disney World Resort has been following the lead of the overseas parks. While we have no set dates for character greetings to return to Walt Disney World Resort, we can hope that the return of greets in other Disney parks is a good sign for them to return for us here in the US as well! Until then, guests of Walt Disney World Resort can enjoy seeing their favorite characters through special character cavalcades and boat parades put on throughout the day in all four theme parks.



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