Mickey and Minnie

Earlier this month Disney announced that after more than a year of distanced character sightings as part of daily cavalcades, guests will once again be able to have one on one time with their favorite characters beginning this fall in a modified setting as "the environment is not right just yet for hugs and autographs". And now it looks like Disney is  officially rebranding its character interactions, now referring to them as "sightings" on its official website

This change in name likely reflects the fact that these new character experiences will still likely be socially distanced, with guests able to wave at (and in some cases talk to) characters from a distance before taking a picture. 

Image: Disney

Currently, the character sightings that are confirmed to be coming to Walt Disney World this fall include Disney Princess meet and greets at the Princess Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom Park, Minnie Mouse at Red Carpet Dreams at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Mickey Mouse (in his 50th-anniversary outfit!) at Town Square Theater on Main Street, U.S.A. In addition to these indoor character meet and greets, guests will also be able to meet Disney Junior characters in the outdoor animation courtyard at Disney's Hollywood Studios. 

Guests who can't wait to meet their favorite characters will be excited to learn that these special experiences will be returning to the parks this November, just in time for the holiday season. 


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