Indoor character experiences, other live entertainment returning to Disney World this fall

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Guests at Walt Disney World will soon get the chance again to have individualized time with some of their favorite characters.

Disney announced Tuesday that indoor character experiences, which were put on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will return in November, allowing guests to meet characters in a themed location and snap a photo.


The meet-and-greets will still include social distancing protocols between guests and the characters, as “the environment is not right just yet for hugs and autographs,” Disney said.

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The character meet-and-greets that Disney announced are:

  • Disney Princesses at Princess Fairytale Hall in Magic Kingdom.
  • Minnie Mouse at Red Carpet Dreams at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • The stars of Disney Junior in Animation Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater on Main Street, U.S.A., sporting his all-new EARidescent look for Disney World’s 50th anniversary.

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Cavalcades, motorcades, flotillas and surprise sightings, which allowed guests to still spot their favorite characters around the parks at a safe distance during the pandemic, will continue, Disney said.

Disney also announced that other entertainment will return, including the music of Chakranadi and Kora Tinga Tinga at Animal Kingdom next week, and the Tam Tam Drummers in Africa in early November.

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At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, “Disney Movie” magic will return Nov. 7. The cinematic nighttime experience that celebrates Disney’s live-action film legacy will include a new sequence from “Mulan” when it reopens.

On Dec. 19, “Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular” will return.

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Some entertainment resumed on Oct. 1 to coincide with the first day of Disney World’s anniversary, Disney said, including “Let the Magic Begin” on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage.


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Adam Poulisse,

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.