Walt Disney World's Character meet locations to reopen along with more shows and entertainment

Oct 05, 2021 in "Magic Kingdom"

Distanced meet and greet with Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
Posted: Tuesday October 5, 2021 12:20pm by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced that modified character meet and greets will be returning to Walt Disney World in November 2021.

In a post on the official Disney parks blog, Disney said, "Although the environment is not right just yet for hugs and autographs, you’ll soon be able to have individualized time with some of your favorite characters, getting to visit with them in a themed location and snap a photo or two."

Since reopening from the COVID-19 shutdown, character appearances have been limited to distanced outdoor locations. 

Beginning in November, Disney Princesses will return to Princess Fairytale Hall in Magic Kingdom.

At Disney's Hollywood Studios, you'll find Minnie Mouse at Red Carpet Dreams and the stars of Disney Junior in Animation Courtyard.

And when you stop in to see Mickey Mouse backstage at Town Square Theater on Main Street, U.S.A., he'll be sporting his all-new EARidescent look designed just for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration.

At Disney's Animal Kingdom next week, guests visiting Asia can once again enjoy the music of Chakranadi, and Kora Tinga Tinga returns to the streets of Harambe in Africa. The Tam Tam Drummers will come back to Africa in early November.  Live entertainment is returning to Disney's Boardwalk, and Yeehaw Bob is back at Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside from October 14.

November 7 marks the return of "Disney Movie Magic," the cinematic nighttime experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios celebrating Disney's live-action film legacy, and when this projection show resumes, it will feature a new sequence from Disney's "Mulan."

Finally, December 19, will see a return of "Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular."

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DisneyDreamer085 days ago

Aw I love Clarabelle! Much more than Mirabel. She’s one sassy cow 😘🤣

tcool1235 days ago

Mirabel replaced Clarabelle Cow in the calvacade. The timing of characters change with Mulan and Pocahontas swapping with Judy and Nick from the floats.

DCBaker5 days ago

happymom258 days ago

I was so happy with this update during our May trip. The 50th outfit didn’t fit at all with the old set up.

DCBaker8 days ago

The Harambe Village Acrobats are returning to Disney's Animal Kingdom June 26th. Showtimes available in MDE currently show 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.

MagicHappens19718 days ago

Last I saw him it met Mickey it was the same, its been a more recent update (or may have just taken longer to roll out to all of the rooms)

WorldExplorer8 days ago

Oh, that's good to know! The pictures were in front of the red curtain when I saw him.

MagicHappens19718 days ago

They have put up a 50th esque backdrop behind Mickey, leaving the other side of the room where the Photobox is.

WorldExplorer9 days ago

Character news is the best news! Even vague news. I'm excited to go see the ones coming back! I just wish they would decorate Mickey's "dressing room" if they're going to have two 50th outfit characters in there. It doesn't have to be a complete room overhaul, just something would be nice to make them match their surroundings like they normally do. (I mean, it would have been nice for just him, too...)

DisneyDreamer089 days ago

Thank you. I knew I wasn’t crazy. At least not about this 🤣

drew819 days ago

Yes l do. It’s pathetic the way WDW operates. They should be embarrassed.

brb10069 days ago

Remember when newer Disney Characters used to available at both WDW and DL not long after their respective film was released?

Thumper 329 days ago

Yes, she was most recently typically at the garden next to City Hall, and then would get bounced to somewhere else like the TS Theater exit garden whenever Santa or the Easter Bunnies took over. Never was a well advertised or promoted location in recent years, prior to the shutdown.

Thumper 329 days ago

Likely just a typo. I think they meant to say Max Goof, using the full name of Goofy’s son, who is already in the cavalcade. An extra comma made it say Max, Goof, which was probably an error. High quality writing from the DPB once again. :rolleyes: