Meeting Santa at Disney Springs will require a virtual queue reservation in My Disney Experience this year

Nov 10, 2021 in "Disney Springs"

Posted: Wednesday November 10, 2021 10:11am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World will be making use of the My Disney Experience virtual queue system to manage guests wishing to meet Santa this year at Disney Springs.

The virtual queue will open at 9am and 4pm, and you must be physically at Disney Springs to join. Disney has used various virtual wait lists before for Santa at Disney Springs, but relied on text message based systems and not the advanced system that is built into My Disney Experience. This will be the same system that has powered the virtual queue at Star Wars Rise of the Resistance, and currently for Remy's Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT.

Guests at Disney Springs will be able to meet Santa Claus for a photo opportunity at Once Upon a Toy at the Marketplace.

November 12 - December 14: 10am to 9pm.
December 15 - December 24: 10am to 11pm.

This is a departure from previous years where Santa has met with guests in his Chalet.

Last year Santa made appearances on the lake, and did not take part in any guest meets.

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Disney AnalystJan 13, 2022

Actually super cool! Never knew.

gerararJan 13, 2022

Disney Parks posted some BTS on what happens with the Grand Floridian gingerbread house after the holidays... The bees eat it!! Already trending with 2.5m views^

YodaManJan 08, 2022

Sunset Season Greetings? That ended on Monday the 3rd with the rest of the holiday offerings.

disneygeek90Jan 07, 2022

Oh yikes I guess I meant the Holiday projection on ToT and how long into January that runs. I am blanking on the name 😅

wdwmagicJan 07, 2022

18 months from Oct 1, unless it gets extended.

YodaManJan 07, 2022

Do you mean what time at night? Or what date it ends? I assume it runs all the way through the rest of the 50th Celebration.

disneygeek90Jan 07, 2022

Does anyone know when Beacon of Magic stops at HS? I tried to google but I couldn’t find any confirmed dates.

mm52200Dec 29, 2021

They were recently allowed to start wearing them. Omnicron is ripping through cast members.

TikibirdLandDec 28, 2021

My DS plays French Horn. They had a mask with a velcro opening for the mouthpiece. So, it's possible to do that. But, he was very happy to have that requirement stopped at that beginning of this month.

MisterPenguinDec 28, 2021

I don't recall anyone masked for Candlelight the first week of December except for a few instrumentalists... obviously not the wind instruments, tho.

PuertoRekinSamDec 28, 2021

We went to Epcot yesterday and saw the early candlelight show and my wife noticed that some of the performers were wearing mask while singing. Not just the golden choir but some voices as well. They looked like a solid color and not the blue pixie ones the average Cast wear. Has this been happening all season? Or was this new? I watched a you tube video of it earlier this year and don’t remember them being there.

mf1972Dec 25, 2021

myself remembering i have to work today….

TraumaDec 25, 2021

Merry Christmas everyone !!

CrazydisneyfanlukeDec 25, 2021

I believe they recorded it 2-3 weeks ago at DL.