Magic is what makes the Disney Parks so unique. Part of this magic comes when guests can meet their favorite Disney character. From meeting Mickey Mouse himself to meeting the newest character like Asha from Wish (2023), these meet and greets are an essential part of the magic at Disney Parks worldwide.
Meet and Greets at Disney Parks
There are different ways that guests can enjoy meet and greets at Disney Parks. Even though they are slightly different depending on which Disney Park you visit, they are all unique.
Walt Disney World
At Walt Disney World, guests typically meet characters through “traditional” meet and greets. During these meet and greets, guests typically wait in line to experience a 1:1 experience with that specific character.
This more traditional interaction allows guests to get hugs, take pictures, and get autographs with these characters. Guess can plan these experiences by planning to visit the meet and greet areas, such as seeing Mickey Mouse at the Tony Square Theatre in Magic Kingdom or Chewbacca and BB-8 in Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s Star Wars Launch Bay.
Although we have started to see some more characters walking around, such as Stitch in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World, this Disney Park focuses on meet and greets that are more structured and planned.
When visiting Disneyland, guests can experience interactions with characters more relaxed and informally. Often, in Disneyland, characters are seen walking around. Although guests can often get pictures with these characters, they won’t sign autographs.
What is fun about this is that Disney often brings unique characters for guests to meet. Characters like Loki, Ahsoka, and even Asha from the newest Disney film show up in Disneyland, as Disney is more likely to bring new characters to their West Coast park.
Like Walt Disney World, guests can find traditional meet and greets at Disneyland. Princesses such as Cinderella, Belle, and Rapunzel are found at Princess Royal Hall throughout the day.
These meet and greets are unique, and even though the experiences are slightly different at each Disney Park, they all provide the magic.
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) November 17, 2023
Newest Adorable Meet and Greet
Just this week, Disney brought a brand-new character meet and greet to guests, which is to be noticed. Mossie is a cute baby troll that guests can now interact with during their visit to the World of Frozen at Hong Kong Disneyland.
Mossie became the surprise star during the grand opening of this new land. This adorable baby troll took social media by storm, even with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Oaken in the area.
Hong Kong Disneyland celebrated the opening of World of Frozen, which will open its gates to guests on November 20, 2023. Mossie is all about learning about where people are fun. Meet and greets with Mossie include lots of questions, photos, and magic.
This is now a Mossie fanaccount! 💚 pic.twitter.com/z6CVDnJn8v
— Holly Jolly Wezz 🎄✨️ (@ikbenwezz) November 17, 2023
The Arendelle Forest near Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs is where Mossie and her “Nari” or teacher, can be found in the new land.
Although we are saddened that Mossie is only hanging out in World of Frozen, we are thrilled that Disney is bringing these new experiences to the parks. We hope similar experiences will also start to show up in Walt Disney World and Disneyland.