The Best Character Fast Pass Options at Walt Disney World
Part of the Disney experience is seeing and meeting your favorite characters! I know that with each vacation, that first time I see Mickey Mouse, I instantly become a kid again! It’s all part of the magic that we love and look forward to with each visit. I find this to be true for guests of all ages…toddlers, older kids, teens, young adults, parents, grandparents and all others who are truly young at heart.
So basically, almost everyone would love a chance to meet and snap a few photos with their favorite characters, which means sometimes, there can be a lengthy wait for this to happen. Did you know that there are several meet and greets and shows, starring some of your favorites, that you can actually FastPass? Believe me, as someone who has done several big family trips with “children” (ranging in age from 2-22) this is a no-brainer! In my experience, if we are waiting for a while in line to meet the characters, kids can get cranky and by the time it is their turn, that perfect photo of your child and Mickey that you had planned to frame and hang in your family room turns out to be not so magical! Or how about when you’ve waited in line to see a show, only to have to leave once it starts because your child is not wanting to sit after waiting?? So my suggestion is to take the stress out of this situation and grab some FastPasses for your must-do character experiences!
- Cinderella and Elena at Princess Fairytale Hall
Step into the princess world and meet Cinderella and Elena, while getting a couple of royal autographs and photos!
- Rapunzel and Tiana at Princess Fairytale Hall
Rapunzel and Tiana fans…here is your chance to meet these princesses in the most magical place on earth. Talk about a Happily Ever After!
- Ariel at Ariel’s Grotto
See the Little Mermaid in her favorite meeting spot as she greets friends in her grotto!
- Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
Meet the mouse who started it all at Town Square Theater! You may even be in for a big surprise at this meet & greet!
- Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater
Everyone’s favorite, spunky fairy is waiting to meet you at Town Square Theater! Maybe you’ll even get a little pixie dust!
- Enchanted Tales with Belle
You will truly become part of this enchanted tale! This interactive experience stars Belle, Lumiere and YOU!
- Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot
What’s better than meeting some classic Disney pals in their clubhouse? Here is your chance to meet favorites, such as Mickey, Minnie and Goofy!
- Turtle Talk with Crush
Duuude! Your children can actually talk with Crush, the most gnarly sea turtle around, through a real-time Q&A session! They’ll get to see Crush and some of his friends through a window to the ocean!
- Beauty and the Beast- Live on Stage
Watch this Broadway-style show and relive the classic “tale as old as time.”
- For the First Time in Forever: Frozen Sing-a-Long
Join Elsa, Anna and Kristoff in a funny and interactive retelling of Arendelle’s royal story. Sing-a-long to your favorite Frozen songs and get ready for some surprises along the way.
- Disney Junior- Live on Stage!
Join friends from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Sophia the First and Doc McStuffins in this fun and interactive puppet show, where kids are invited to sing, dance and play!
- Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
Do you love incredible stunts and awesome special effects? Then join Indy and Marion in this one-of-a-kind show!
- Voyage of the Little Mermaid
Head under the sea for this live puppetry show, highlighting some favorite moments from The Little Mermaid!
- Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
Stop by and say hello to Mickey and Minnie as they get ready for their next adventure!
- Festival of the Lion King
Celebrate Sibma, as future king, in this Broadway-style show for all ages! You’ll feel as if you are part of the journey through the Pride Lands, from start to finish!
- Finding Nemo- The Musical
This stunning puppetry show is not to be missed! Join Nemo and his ocean friends in an adventure through the underwater world!
So if characters and shows are high on your wish list, and you have little ones that may do better not waiting in longer lines, I absolutely recommend picking up some FastPasses for these experiences! You can do this before your trip, or add them on while you are in the parks, based on availability! The My Disney Experience app and FastPass Kiosks, located in the parks, continually update availability throughout each day!
Many of these are on my family’s itinerary for our upcoming vacation and we couldn’t be more excited! Nothing beats watching your little ones meet characters and see them up close! The magical looks on their faces will be imprinted in your memory forever! And more likely than not, you are going to capture that magic and get that perfect picture to hang on your wall!
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