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How to meet every Princess in Walt Disney World with no stress

how to meet every princess at disney world

How to meet every Princess in Walt Disney World with no stress

Meeting the all the Disney Princesses in one trip can seem like a daunting task to many first time visitors, but you don’t have to be stressed to meet the dresses!  Here’s some tips for meeting all the Princesses and I even threw in some bonus female face characters at the end of the post.

Anna and Elsa – Magic Kingdom’s Fairytale Hall (only)

Anna and Elsa, Frozen, Norway, Epcot, Meet and Greet

The best way to save time meeting the frozen sisters is to pre-arrange Fastpass+.  Guests who are staying onsite should book these around midnight 60 days before their trip, but choose the farthest out date during your trip.  If you are unsure when our 60 day window begins, check my Crowd Calendars.  If they still don’t show up, try using my tips on How to get hard to find Fastpass+ reservations (may be necessary for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train too).  If you don’t succeed at first, keep trying!

If you just can’t find Fasptasses and don’t want to wait 2 hours or more, then arrive at the Magic Kingdom 30-45 minutes early.  Go straight to one of the ropes on the sides of the train station.  When they count down to open the park, stay right on the rope and don’t let people cut you in line.  The Cast Members will escort the rope all the way to the Castle in a VERY slow fashion.  Once you reach the Castle, go straight through and bear left at the Prince Charming Carousel.  You’ll need to circle it to enter the regular Stand By line.

Another option may be visiting during LATE Extra Magic Hours, if you are onsite.  The ladies are available from park open to close and DO NOT appear at ANY character dining.

NOTE:  Anna and Elsa appear in the same room, but don’t appear in the same photo any longer! Continue reading How to meet every Princess in Walt Disney World with no stress

Ariel and I in her new grotto

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I met Ariel at Magic Kingdom on 10-18-2012/03:43 PM using @kennypirate’s app. Download http://tinyurl.com/9vu9db2 What a sweet mermaid. And I ran into two character attendant friends too!

Ariel

Ariel meets in the Magic Kingdom. You can find her schedule HERE

She may be found at Cinderella’s Royal Table and Akershus.  Eric no longer meets regularly.

New Grotto 2012
New Grotto 2012
New Grotto 2012
New Grotto 2012
New Grotto 2012
New Grotto 2012
New Grotto 2012
New Grotto 2012
Eric with Ariel in Magic Kingdom 2011
Eric with Ariel in Magic Kingdom 2011
Eric with Ariel in Magic Kingdom 2012
Eric with Ariel in Magic Kingdom 2012
Eric with Ariel in Magic Kingdom 2012
Eric with Ariel in Magic Kingdom 2012
Old Grotto 2005
Old Grotto 2005
Akershus Royal Dining 2005
Akershus Royal Dining 2005
Old Grotto 2005
Old Grotto 2005
California Adventure 2007
California Adventure 2007
Enchanted event at El Capitan 2007
Enchanted event at El Capitan 2007
Old Grotto 2008
Old Grotto 2008
New Grotto 2012
New Grotto 2012
Magic Kingdom 2011
Magic Kingdom 2011
Magic Kingdom 2012
Magic Kingdom 2012
Disneyland 2012
Disneyland 2012
Magic Kingdom 2012
Magic Kingdom 2012

Ariel returns to fins and Gaston moves in.

Ariel in fins photo @crushinator twitter feed.

Ariel has moved into her new Grotto today (officially soft opening) and Gaston began meeting guests in New Fantasyland as well.  The new Little Mermaid ride is open as well as Gaston’s Tavern.  The only portion of New Fantasyland that isn’t open, but is complete is Be Our Guest restaurant.  It will be quite a while before the Seven Dwarves Mine Train opens and the new Princess Hall will not open until 2013.

With Ariel relocating and Gaston beginning to meet day guests, Eric is no longer meeting guests at Walt Disney World.

Prince Eric to be retired from regular meets

According to sources Prince Eric is set to be retired from regular meets  after meeting guests (soon) on Saturday, September 29.  Ariel will meet guests alone at Adventureland Verandah beginning Sunday, September 30.  She will move to her new Grotto meet area next to her new ride and return to fin form in mid to late October.