Tag Archives: Character Meet and Greets

Disney Performers Embrace Non-Verbal Autistic Guest By the Dozen

autistic nonverbal guest with jasmine and loki

Ardent Disney Fanatics will already be aware that a large portion of the famous Disney magic comes from interactions with Disney character performers during Character Meet and Greets, or during impromptu on-the-go interactions with said performers (such as this absolutely adorable interaction between Ariel and a tiny French Flounder)! Being a Disney performer is certainly not easy, but the performers ...

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Disney Fans Rally Behind Special Needs Adult Who Enjoys Character Hugs

Disney character hugs

Disney Parks hold a timeless appeal for anyone regardless of age, whether adults or children. However, Disney-loving adults sometimes feel the need to justify their fondness for these beloved vacation destinations as they are normally regarded as places for kids. There have been a lot of discussions lately around the adult presence in Disney theme parks, and a great deal ...

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Cramming Magic Kingdom Meet and Greets Into Your Vacation? This Disney Expert Has Your Back


Any seasoned Disney visitor will tell you that Disney Parks’ Character Meet and Greets are time-consuming. Everyone wants to meet their favorite Disney princess or non-royal Disney character, whether they are fur or face characters, and so long lines are accepted as part of the Character Meet and Greet territory. However, one Disney enthusiast just proved that you really can ...

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Disney World Solves ‘Two Mermaids, One Park’ Problem

animated ariel and live-action ariel both hugging fans

One of the biggest questions that have occupied Disney Fanatics’ minds since the premiere of the new live-action¬†Little Mermaid¬†movie — besides, of course, whether or not this new “Scuttlebutt” rap is as bad as everyone says that it is — has been how the Disney Parks are planning to operate with two very different versions of Ariel the little mermaid ...

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Halle Bailey’s ‘Little Mermaid’ Creates Dress Code Problems for Park Guests

Ariel Halle Bailey

The new¬†Little Mermaid¬†has caused quite a stir in the Disney Fanatic community — with some Disney fans flocking to theaters to see the new Halle Bailey version of the 1989 animated Disney movie simply because they love Ariel, and plenty of Disney fans also deliberately flocking to theaters specifically to support the film after Halle Bailey faced a shocking amount ...

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Guests Complain After Meeting the New Ariel

halle bailey staring at a disney character performer who is playing ariel the little mermaid

Once the controversial live-action reimagining of the 1989 movie The Little Mermaid arrived in theaters on May 26 (this past Friday), Walt Disney World Resort wasted no time in ushering in a new era when it came to the Disney Parks’ representation of Ariel the Disney princess. Now, the ‘new Ariel’ has already met her first few rounds of Disney ...

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Halle Bailey Lookalike Begins Appearing In Disney Parks

halle bailey smiles at disney world version of her character ariel

The brand-new live-action remake of the 1989 classic¬†The Little Mermaid¬†has just come to movie theaters today, and Disney Resorts are wasting no time in establishing the ‘new’ Ariel’s presence in the Disney Parks! Character Meet and Greets featuring the new live-action Ariel (portrayed in the controversial new film by actress and Beyonc√© prot√©g√© Halle Bailey) have just started, coinciding perfectly ...

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Guests Continue to Sexually Harass Disney Princess Characters

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It will, unfortunately, be no surprise to Disney Fanatics to hear that Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and international Disney Resort Guests are having a really hard time behaving in a civilized manner. Fistfights, Cast Member harassment, and reselling have all been enormous problems in Disney Parks as of late. We’ve even seen celebrities sexually harassing Disney performers in ...

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Bruno FINALLY Joins ‘Encanto’ Character Meet and Greets

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We may not talk about Bruno when we’re in Colombia or the Madrigal Casita, but now Disney Guests will finally have the chance to meet the enigmatic and endearingly-hapless character in person! The animated movie¬†Encanto¬†was a huge hit when it premiered on Disney+ in 2021, partly due to its vibrantly-colorful scenery and partly due to its record-breaking soundtrack. The song ...

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‘Turning Red’ Boy Band Makes Surprise Appearance In Epcot

turning red 4*town boy band appearing in epcot for first time

Nothing distracts a runner quite as well as a good playlist — especially if that playlist is being sung, in person, by their favorite boy band! During this year’s Walt Disney World Resort runDisney Springtime Surprise weekend, EPCOT runners (i.e. runners who were running in the Disney Pixar Monsters 10K) were treated to a special surprise that not only combined ...

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