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New character meet title may signify changes to the lineup

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New character meet title may signify changes to the lineup
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Disney World is no longer calling character experiences a “meet and greet.” The new title may provide some clues that there are already changes to the lineup before an official announcement has even been made.

Character experiences

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If you have been to Disney World since last July, the only ways to see characters are from a distance, on a cavalcade, or during a character meal. It is not ideal by any means, but it was necessary during the initial reopening phase.

Disney recently announced the return of character meets with a few modifications. First, these will not be up close meets where you can get an autograph and hug them.

Which Disney Characters will be available for modified Meet-and-greets?
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It remains to be seen if masks will be required, but as of now it looks like yes judging off the photo Disney provided and the current mask situation.

Second, not every character experience will come back. Right now, we have a preliminary unofficial list, which you can see HERE.

Title change

Screenshot: Disney World website

Instead of calling this a character meet, Disney has changed all descriptions on the website to “sighting.” This is what those distanced character meets are called at the After Hours events and what we see occasionally when Buzz is on the Tomorrowland Stage or the princesses are in their respective pavilions in the World Showcase.

Disney has changed the title to “sightings.” This erases any hope we had of getting close to the characters.

Screenshot: Disney World website

Some of the character meets under the “unavailable entertainment” page of the website does still have the word “meet” which leads me to believe those are not part of the initial return.

In the photo above you can see where it says “Returning November 21” next to the characters we have previously written about.

Adding New Characters?

Credit: Ashley

Taking a look at the various character sightings, I see that Anna and Elsa’s description also says sighting instead of meet. Right now, they do meet outside for Guests to come up and chat with them in a very laid back style.

Although there is no date listed next to them, it would make sense to the move the meet indoors and totally plausible. The official description does read, “Chill out with royal sisters Elsa & Anna from Frozen, and enjoy an enhanced Character Greeting in their charming summer cabin.”

Credit: Maggie

Other princess meets like Mulan and Jasmine also state “sighting” so it’s possible they will also get moved indoors. Or, they could have just changed the title and description under the radar without any of us noticing.

Time will tell who we actually “sight”, and until Disney does so consider this unofficial speculation.

Who do you think will be part of the character sighting lineup? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.




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10 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t think that things will be like this forever. I mean if they were really getting rid of the regular way like that one article said then why go through the effort of making them closer. The only way to know the truth is to send a letter to them and ask. It worked for me. Also tell I met Kenny when Harmonious debuted so tell him I said hi.

  2. Stop making sound like they are coming back. It’s just for drama It’s not ture. They might still come back. Make a follow up on it or send a letter and ask.

  3. RAISE THE PRICES ON TICKETS! CHARGE NOW FOR FAST PASSES! NO MORE MEET AND GREETS WITH THE CHARACTERS.. PARKING KEEPS GOING UP.. HOTEL PRICES ARE UP.. HALLOWEEN AND CHRISTMAS PARTY TICKETS FOR NOW ONLY 3 HOURS IS WAY OUTTA LINE.
    The average person will now.not be able to have a Disney Vacation!! When will the madness stop!!
    Oh and don’t forget no more magical express after December 31st.
    Time to tell Bob Chaepak to resign!

  4. Don’t worry. Cheapek will soon be offering LL reservations for the personal character opportunities that were free in the past.

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