Get a First Look at the Virtual Queue and Santa Meet and Greet at Disney Springs
It is the most wonderful time of the year Disney friends! If you’ve be following along with us here at MickeyBlog you’ll know that Santa is back at the Most Magical Place on Earth! We’ve already met him at Very Merriest After Hours, saw him in a cavalcade at Hollywood Studios and today we’re meeting him at Once Upon a Toy at Disney Springs.
The Santa meet and greet at Disney Springs has long been a popular spot as guests can combine a Santa visit with holiday shopping at Disney World’s downtown shopping district.
Because this experience is so popular, if you head over to Once Upon a Toy, you can register for a virtual queue to meet Santa!
Wait times are posted just outside of the shop.
As you can see, Santa is available daily from 10 am – 9 pm.
We popped over to the shop to get on the queue.
When you sign up, the virtual queue which you access via the My Disney Experience app tells you an estimated return time. Then you are free to explore Disney Springs while you wait.
The wait times will update as you get closer to your arrival time!
The message changes when it is your turn!
In addition, you get the pop up message once it’s your turn to return to the shop.
Guests then check in at the kiosks.
Inside there is a socially distanced line that guests must wait in until it is your turn.
In addition, facemasks are required inside the shop.
We absolutely love the way they decked this shop out. As you can see Santa has a huge area.
A barricade of toys has also been set up to keep him distanced rom guests.
However, as you can see from the photos of Greg and Elyssa, Santa is still happy to take an awesome selfie.
Santa really takes his time to chat with everyone!
There is definitely ample opportunity to tell him whether you’ve been naughty or nice.
Here’s Greg telling Santa what he wants for Christmas!
As you can see the area has been staged perfectly. Santa sits next to a beautifully decorated tree with decorations and gifts all around.
He looked absolutely love and was so happy to be meeting guests at Disney!
We wish we could’ve stayed and chatted with him longer!
However, he has lots of other boys and girls to meet before his big sleigh ride on December 24th.
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