Spontaneous Characters at Disneyland Resort
Disneyland Resort provides spontaneous character interactions throughout both parks sure to entertain guests. The COVID pandemic has modified the experience, but they continue to be enjoyable. Both Disneyland and California Adventure provide meet and greets.
Disneyland has several areas guests can meet characters. One of the first areas guests come across is the famous Disneyland train station. We noticed several characters throughout the day greeting guests here. During the Halloween season the characters were dressed in their costumes.
Another popular spot for characters to be spotted in Disneyland is Haunted Mansion. During both the Christmas and Halloween season we spotted Jack Skellington and Sally.
We also saw the infamous lady Redd from the queue at Pirates of the Caribbean.
Near It’s a Small World we had the chance to see Mary Poppins and one of her Penguins. We also saw Captain Hook, Pinocchio, Geppetto, and Moana in this area throughout the day.
Mickey’s Toon Town featured several characters throughout the day. We saw Minnie, Mickey, and Pluto throughout the day wearing the holiday best.
Galaxy’s Edge is a great place to meet your favorite Star Wars characters.
California Adventure also has several places to spot your favorite characters. One of the most picturesque places to see characters is on the platform stage area near Carthay Circle.
We were able to see Anna, Elsa, Mickey, Snow White, Goofy, and the citizens of Hollywood in this area.
The characters rotate throughout the day so you never know who you might encounter.
Avengers Campus is another favorite spot to see characters. Black Panther, Spiderman, Black Widow, Ant Man, Wasp, Captain America, Loki, Shang-Chi, and more can be seen throughout the day.
Mickey and Minnie greet guests at the stage near the Monster’s Inc ride.
Judy Hopps can also be found near the Little Mermaid attraction in Paradise Gardens Park.
One of the most unique experiences is to meet the roaming Mater in Cars Land. During Halloween, Mater was dressed like a Vampire and wore a Santa hat during the holiday season. He will interact with guests which makes for a fun experience.
Lightning McQueen will also make appearances in Cars Land as well. Both Lightning McQueen and Mater will move and drive throughout the land as well.
During the holiday season, each Disney resort offers meet and greets with Santa himself. During our stay at Paradise Pier, we never had to wait to meet Santa. Each Disney resort (Grand Californian, Paradise Pier, and Disneyland Resort) were offering this.
Disneyland Resort offers many spontaneous character interactions throughout both parks and resorts.
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