Beginning November 1, 2023, Asha from Disney’s Wish (2023) will be meeting Guests at EPCOT. We have all the latest details on where you can find Disney’s newest princess.
At Destination D23, a conference this past September, Disney debuted a first look at Asha’s walk-around character. It was announced that Asha would eventually begin meeting guests in EPCOT, Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris. While she begins meeting guests in EPCOT today, she will begin meeting guest in Disneyland and Disneyland Paris starting November 22, 2023.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film Wish will arrive in theaters this month on November 22, 2023. The film was initially scheduled to be released on the 24th of this month, but the premiere date has been moved up. Additionally, an early access screening is available to select Disney fans on November 18, 2023. Fans can visit Fandango’s website for more details and to check if the film will offer early access at a theater near you.
Where to meet Asha in EPCOT
Asha has traveled all the way from her home, Rosas, to begin meeting with guests near EPCOT’s World Showcase. Asha is described as “an optimistic dreamer and leader-in-the-making,” and she’s excited to meet you and share more about what it’s like to live in the Kingdom of Wishes.
You can meet Asha from 9:30 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. at the gazebo near World Showcase’s entrance and Disney Traders. According to the My Disney Experience app, Asha will be meeting Guests daily at 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 1:50 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. To get directions to this meet and greet location or find the next available time, visit the My Disney Experience app.
Asha is the main protagonist of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest film. Asha, together with Star and her cute goat sidekick Valentino, must work to save her community, Rosa, from “formidable foes.” The film is described as a musical-comedy, and just recently, we got a closer look at the film’s villain, King Magnifico, voiced by Chris Pine, and one of his featured songs, “This Is The Thanks I Get?”. Currently, Disney has only released the song’s single without a music video.
Wish is directed by Chris Buck, known for directing Frozen (2013) and Frozen II (2019), and Fawn Veerasunthorn, known for directing Raya and the Last Dragon (2021). Along with these iconic directors, well-known producers Peter Del Vehco, producer for the Frozen films, and Juan Pablo Reyes, producer for Encanto (2021), are also behind this upcoming film.
While Disney fans have had mixed reactions to the film’s recent promos and songs, we don’t have much longer to wait until the film’s release date later this month to see how it stacks up against the Disney classics. Until then, we’ll have to find Asha herself in EPCOT’s World Showcase and ask her what she thinks of the thrilling tale.
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