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Do These Recent Character Meet and Greets Indicate who will be part of the Christmas Cavalcade?

Do These Recent Character Meet and Greets Indicate who will be part of the Christmas Cavalcade?
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A few special characters have been out and about at Magic Kingdom the last few days. Will they be part of the Christmas Cavalcade?

Christmas at Disney

Disney recently shared details about what the holiday season will look like across the theme parks and resorts. Here is a brief recap:

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the Candlelight Processional will NOT take place this year.

However, we can still expect decor to pop up around the parks. Specifically, Cinderella Castle will look a bit different this year.


Holiday seasonal dining will happen once again at Hollywood & Vine. I (Monica) am excited to try dinner there for the first time and see my favorite friends in some festive outfits!

A sampling of Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays will still happen this year. We can expect Voices of Liberty and JOYFUL! to return.

Disney Springs and the resorts will also be decked out for the holiday season. Unfortunately, the famous gingerbread displays will not appear this year.

The holiday season at Walt Disney World will run November 6 to December 30. More details on all things Christmas can be found HERE.

Disney has also shared a holiday commercial, which can be viewed HERE.

Christmas Cavalcades

Disney sent out special characters for the Halloween cavalcades that are currently taking place at Magic Kingdom. Mickey and his pals dressed in costumes, villains, and even the Nightmare Before Christmas gang can all be seen floating down Main Street U.S.A.

You can see photos for these cavalcades HERE.

As mentioned above, Disney will also have special Christmas cavalcades to help celebrate the season. We know we will see Santa, elves, and some reindeer. But who else will we see?

While we have to wait a bit longer to find out, we will probably also see Mickey and Minnie dressed up in festive outfits. It’s also likely we may see some face characters.

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Just yesterday, Peter Pan was seen outside Crystal Palace interacting with Guests (from a safe distance, of course). Today, Wendy was seen in the same spot as well.

Usually, when characters need a bit of practice, they will train at Character Training at EPCOT or Characterpalooza at Hollywood Studios. Unfortunately, those experiences are not happening right now.

But, that’s not such a bad thing, right? Because now we are seeing them out in the open at Magic Kingdom!

They may be gearing up for Christmas interactions!

We are hopeful this means Peter Pan, Wendy, and the rest of the Neverland crew will be greeting Guests from the mini pop-up parades.

Other “Rare” Character Meet and Greets

Peter Pan and Wendy are not the only ones who have been meeting lately. Since the parks reopened, we’ve also encountered Belle outside her cottage and Pinocchio on the upper deck of Pinocchio Village Haus.

Cinderella was also out greeting Guests outside Fairytale Princess Hall.

Have you seen any “rare” characters at Disney lately? Share your photos with us on Facebook! You can also join our KtP Crew and continue the discussion!

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