FINALLY, We Can Hug Characters Again at Walt Disney World!

April 18th, 2022 marks the day regular meet and greets returned to the topic parks at Walt Disney Earth. I immediately created a park reservation for Magic Kingdom when this news was declared. This day feels extremely particular to me for the reason that I was a topic park performer just before the COVID-19 closures, and to see issues coming back like this can make my heart so joyful. It’s about time that hugs created a return to the parks.

Town Square Theater

My to start with cease at Magic Kingdom was City Sq. Theater to see Mickey Mouse. Before the pandemic, Tinker Bell used to fulfill at this site as very well. Her fulfill and greet is not up and running however, but ideally, before long, she will be back again. Disney did say that they would be opening these meet and greets in phases. The figures are accomplishing autographs, so make sure to pack those people autograph guides for your upcoming holiday. I didn’t know what to hope with the hold out periods because I was not sure if people today would be as energized as I was. The wait around time for Mickey Mouse was 45 minutes, but I waited about 50 minutes, which wasn’t as well lousy. I would not commonly hold out that very long, but it staying the to start with working day again, I did not brain. Mickey appeared thrilled to see all of his close friends and give them hugs. The character attendant was terrific and did a excellent task capturing the minute. At this time, they do not have a PhotoPass photographer at the place, but the attendants are accomplishing their greatest to capture individuals exclusive times.

Mickey hugs

Right after meeting Mickey Mouse, I went to Princess Fairytale Corridor. Princess Fairytale Corridor is the other meet and greet location open at Magic Kingdom. Below there are two lines, and they each individual lead to two princesses. A single line normally takes you to Rapunzel and a checking out princess the other can take you to Princess Elena and Cinderella. I picked the Rapunzel line simply because I desired to see what princess was viewing currently. Ariel was the viewing princess, so I am pleased that I selected that line. That line also moved a good deal speedier than the a person that led to Cinderella. I waited 30 minutes, and the posted time was 40 minutes to satisfy Rapunzel and Ariel. The other line was a 60-minute wait, and it seemed to go slower, so I think it was in fact a 60-moment wait because the line was out the front door.

Rapunzel and Ariel Fulfill and Greet

The finest aspect of the working day was seeing all the children dressed up with their autograph books, thrilled to fulfill their preferred people. Finding all those autographs is a excellent memento and a terrific memory to preserve. I nevertheless have so a lot of autograph books from when I was more youthful, and I hold them close to my coronary heart, along with all the character photos I have from my initial character hug to now. I cannot wait to go to the other parks a see what other satisfy and greets are out there for hugs and autographs. Bit by bit but surely, factors are returning “normal,” and it feels terrific.

What’s your most loved fulfill and greet location? Permit us know in the responses.