This last week, we took 2 of our grandchildren to Walt Disney World! This was their first experience doing anything like this and to say it was overwhelming for them would be quite the understatement.
We had purchased the Memory Maker prior to leaving so we planned to have pictures taken everywhere and see every character we could. We missed some of their favorites, but I honestly don’t even think they realize it yet. I had booked a fast pass for the Mickey and Pals Meet and Greet at Epcot one night. I thought this might be a little disappointing to the 12 year old, but I knew the 4 year old would love it. Honestly, booking Fast Passes for this span of age group was tough, but that is another story! Ended up, the 12 year old loved it as much as the 4 year old! Ok and yes, we thoroughly enjoyed it also!
Throughout the years, meeting characters hadn’t necessarily been my top priority, but when we did see them, I had to get a picture or two! I was astounded on how many characters we saw and for the most part we were able to stand in a fairly short line to see them. Looking over the list of characters available during the day at each of the parks was amazing. Was it me or have they increased these in the last years? Or maybe I was just more aware having a little one with me this trip!
Another thing I noticed was the areas for meeting the characters, not just in the park but some of them seemed to have their “own” places too! Very convenient to say the least!
Do you seek out the characters or stumble upon them as you make your way through the parks?
Debbie and her husband live in Collegedale, TN where her youngest son is going to college. She is a huge Disney fan who dreams of someday retiring and working as a tour guide at Walt Disney World. She has enjoyed many trips to WDW with children, grandchildren and sometimes adults only. It is her ultimate goal to make sure everyone who visits WDW has the same magical time that she enjoys every time she visits.