Tips For Meeting Charcters At Disneyland
One of the questions I answer the most is about character meet ups. How do you meet multiple characters in one day without standing in line for most of it? The answer is character dining.
To make the most of your time, make character dining reservations at Goofy’s Kitchen, which will be expensive but has the best food. There is also the Storytellers Café at the Grand Californian with Brother Bear Characters. Surfs Up breakfast at the Paradise Pier Hotel is a fun option, where you can meet Stitch.
You can have breakfast before the parks open, meaning you can meet at least 4-5 characters before the park even opens. They come to your table, sign your autograph book, and pose for pictures. If you're traveling with kids, this is great.
Interested in meeting the Princesses? There is the Royal Court in Fantasyland, where the wait is anywhere from 5-30 minutes. You will meet three princesses. Sometimes there is a princess outside, which means meeting four if you stand in two separate lines.
Want a memorable meeting with a Disney Princess? Go to Ariel's Grotto. They offer character dining for lunch and breakfast. Lunch I like better than breakfast. You will meet at least four princesses who come to the table and sign autographs. This one is costly as well.
The best value breakfast is at the Plaza Inn. Plan to make the rope drop, and go straight for a ride like Space Mountain and get a fast pass, then go to Plaza Inn for breakfast. I am suggesting the Plaza Inn because you will meet the most characters. You will get 5-7 characters.
Characters appear in both parks. Download the Disneyland app free to find character locations. Some stay out for a short period. You will have to wait or possibly come back. I suggest character dining because of this you meet many characters in a small span of time.
Characters come and go from the Disneyland Hotel. Visit the hotel. There is plenty to look at in each tower.
Not every character can sign an autograph book. Some of the characters do not have opposable thumbs. Always have your autograph book open and your pen ready for the characters. It is a lot easier for them to sign.
If you cannot or do not want to spend money on character dining plan and use the application, it is about prioritizing and organizing your time.
Main Street is the best place to meet characters quickly in the morning.
In Fantasyland, you will meet Alice and the Mad Hatter. Sometimes Tweedle Den and Dum walk around with the Queen of Hearts. Peter Pan and Captain Hook will randomly make appearances. Mary Poppins and Burt walk around from time to time.
In New Orleans Square Woody and Jessie, make appearances. On the Mark Twain, you can meet Tiana and Dr. Facilier. If you are Disney Chase cardholders, there are a few card members’ exclusive photo ops. Check the app.
Enjoy your visit. If you have any questions, please ask.