File this under, “It’s so crazy, I can’t make this up” category. Walt Disney World will soon begin eliminating live Photopass photographers at indoor meet and greets in favor of a camera in a box taking automatic photos. Here’s the details:
What’s Anna and Elsa’s schedule?
As of today, February 23, Anna and Elsa move back to another 9:00 am start time. It’s been rather confusing with them switching the schedule back and forth each week, but they are supposed to continue with the 9:00 am opening for the foreseeable future and hope to expand from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm soon. I recommend arriving at Epcot one hour before park opening and making a run to their location. Get a Fastpass+ for either Test Track or Soarin’ and riding the other late at night. If you are willing to split your party, you could FP+ Soarin and do Test Track as Single Rider. Continue reading Updates on Anna and Elsa, what’s going on with Tink and Friends and Character Palooza
On February 4, 2014 Rosetta will replace Periwinkle at Tinker Bell’s Magical Nook in Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom. Periwinkle will not return for meet and greets after the switch.
In the long term, the Magic Kingdom is still planning to move Tinker Bell to Town Square Theater, but they are still working on the interior of the building to make it appropriate for Tinker Bell. Once Tink moves into Town Square Theater, she will be the only pixie at the meet and greet and the temporary kiosk for Fastpass+ will be relocated elsewhere.
No date has been announced at this time for the relocation.
I’ve already updated the Character Locator app to reflect this change.
Tinker Bell will soon be leaving Tinker Bell’s Magical Nook in Adventureland and relocating to Town Square Theater in the Magic Kingdom. When she makes this move, it’s been said that she will no longer have her pixie friends joining her. She will meet alone. It is supposed to become a Fastpass+ meet and greet enabled area. No firm date has been announced.
The wait times to meet her should drop, but we will no longer have the opportunity to meet Periwinkle, Terance, Rosetta, Vidia, Silvermist and the rest of the Disney Fairies.
What do you think? Would you prefer to wait longer and have more pixies or have a shorter wait and Fastpass+ for Tinker Bell?