AttractionsDisney in a MinuteWalt Disney World (FL)

Disney in a Minute: What is a Meet & Greet?

Share This!

We’re here with a series of quick posts, “Disney in a Minute,” bite-sized nuggets of information that can better help you understand a Disney term or planning topic. Enjoy!

Disney theme parks and cruise ships offer numerous Meet & Greet opportunities. These are situations where guests (that’s you) can interact one-on-one with a Disney character. During most Meet & Greets you’ll be able to briefly chat with the character (if they speak), have hug, pose for a photo or two, and get an autograph (if the character has hands capable of holding a pen).

Some Meet & Greet sessions are regularly scheduled and advertised. To find those look at the app for your park or ship and look for the words “meet” or “character,” other Meet & Greet session are impromtu pop ups. At the theme parks, most Meet & Greets take place in the parks themselves, but you may also encounter them in the Disney-owned hotels during special circumstances. In most cases, you’ll have about 30 seconds to a minute with a character before you’ll need to relinquish your spot to the next guest in line. However, during slow periods, you may be able to have a slightly longer interaction. For tips on how to have better interactions with characters, see our full FAQ on meeting characters at Disney World and on Disney Cruise Line.

You can also meet characters at character meals.

Have a question about a Disney term that is unfamiliar to you? Suggest it here for an upcoming Disney in a Minute segment.

You May Also Like...

Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *