Disney Characters deal with a lot when it comes to meet and greets. Many Guests feel the need to have a “perfect” meet and greet with a happy encounter, lots of photos, and memories to remember their moment.
Walt Disney World Resort sees thousands of Guests daily. With this amount of Guests, you can easily see why wait times grow to astronomical levels during character meet and greets, especially for beloved characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Daisy, and Pluto.
Walt Disney World is known as “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Being the most magical place, Guests expect to feel the Disney magic all around them. Disney Cast Members help Guests feel the charm by assisting them with issues, making attractions run smoothly, and helping characters get from one location to the other.
Walt Disney World Resort is home to four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Each theme park includes iconic attractions for Guests of all ages and sizes to enjoy.
From the Fab 5 to Disney Princesses to your favorite Disney Pixar characters, there are probably certain characters that you always look forward to meeting, no matter your age.
In a recent Reddit thread, one user identified themselves as a former Disney Cast Member, who used to be friends with Goofy. This Cast Member shared that they were swarmed by children during this interaction and, unfortunately, was “completely blinded” during the experience.
“I was playing Goofy inside a restaurant and I got swarmed Aliens-style by a hoard of <10 kids. Unfortunately while I was playing around with them the inner hood below the mask slipped over my eyes and I was completely blinded. We had assistants around whom we could signal for help by flapping our arms, but the kids had made it a game of attaching themselves Tarzan-like to both my arms and to raise them I would have had to lift 3-4 kids per arm (dangerous even if I’d been strong enough to do that).
I found myself blind and completely rooted to the spot, unable to ask for help and with nobody realizing that I was in trouble. I spent like a solid 10-15 minutes in that sort of limbo reflecting on the life decisions that had taken me there until the assistant came over and whispered “set is over dude” and I finally managed to signal something was wrong.”
This former Cast Member was blinded by the hood inside the Goofy mask with a large group of children surrounding them. The Cast Member was signaling for help by swinging their arms, but the issue was that the children were on their arms holding them down.
Character meet and greets are a special moment for Guests to be up and personal with fan-favorite characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and many more. While most Disney Characters do not talk, they still have Cast Members who can understand what they are saying.
Outside of character meet and greets, you can enjoy plenty of Disney Park attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Manson, “it’s a small world,” Soarin’ Around the World, Spaceship Earth, Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Rewind, Star Wars Galaxy Edge, It’s Tough to be a Bug!, Dinosaur, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, and many more.