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Meeting Disney Characters!

It was sometime back in the 1980s, but I have a clear memory of spotting Snow White out of the corner of my eye and racing over to her (along with a bunch of other kids)  – hoping that I’d be able to get her autograph. We hadn’t been looking for her – we were just walking down a path in the Magic Kingdom – and when she signed my book it was like magic!

These days you aren’t likely to just run into a character walking down a path – there are schedules and meeting spots and fastpasses to think about – but I will tell you – it’s still magical!

There are many places you can meet characters in Walt Disney World – and if you check your My Disney Experience App, you will find a list of every character who will be out and about that day – what times – and where to find them.  For some characters in the Magic Kingdom, like Gaston or Woody and Jessie, you go to their meeting spot and wait in line, for others, like the princesses who meet in Princess Fairytale Hall and Talking Mickey in the Town Square Theater, you can either wait in line, or select meeting them as one of your Fastpass+ choices for the day.

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If spending time waiting for a character meet  is not something you want to spend your time doing, another option is to book a character meal!  My family loves to do this – that way we can meet 4 or 5 characters while we’re enjoying some delicious food.  You are seated at your table, and the characters rotate and come to you!  Some character meals we have enjoyed in the past are Chef Mickey’s Fun Time Buffet at the Contemporary hotel, Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner at 1900 Park Fare at The Grand Floridian, and both the Disney Junior Play and Dine and Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood and Vine in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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But are your kids ready to meet characters up close and personal?… I thought for sure that mine would be dying to meet their favorite Disney friends – they BEGGED for me to list meet after meet in our touring plan. Then when we got face to face (or face to mask in some instances) – they freaked.  Now we prepare by watching youtube videos of character meets to prepare – and we also usually stay more calm around “face characters” (characters where you see their actual human face).  On our last trip though – my older children did give a few characters hugs and high fives, so I think we may add a few meet and greets back into our rotation.

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I’ve found that having a plan for meeting the characters helps.  If you have autograph books you can practice with your child what they will say to ask for the autograph.  Sometimes we purposely wear clothes that have that character’s image on it so we can point it out them.  My kids have started coming up with fun questions to ask the characters.  Even the ones who don’t talk back have found ways to answer!  My son asked Sorcerer Mickey at Hollywood Studios if he could turn him into a frog.  After thinking about it for a moment – he led my son over to his spell book and “searched” for a spell – we LOVED it!

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Let’s say your children aren’t ready to get too close to their favorite characters – don’t worry – there are SO many shows and parades happening all day long where you get close, but not too close to your favorite Disney friends.

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What characters are you hoping to meet?  Do you have any great character stories to share?  We’d love to hear about it all – leave a comment here or on Sprinkling Pixie Dust’s Facebook page! And…be on the look out every Friday, when I’ll post some of my favorite “Disney Friend” pictures!

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Thank you to everyone who entered our Disney Collection by Jamberry Giveaway Contest!  I am pleased to announce, that the winner (selected at random) of “Just One Bite” nail wraps is…

Lisa!

Congratulations Lisa!  I’ll be contacting you via the email address you left to ask for your mailing address!

Thank you to my friend and Advanced Jamberry Consultant, Kerri, for generously providing us with the giveaway nail wraps!  Remember, you can always purchase these Disney Collection by Jamberry nail wraps by visiting her website – just click here!

As always, thank you again to everyone for following SPRINKLING PIXIE DUST!

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A while back I told you about the cool collaboration between Disney and Jamberry…well a few weeks ago they released some new and amazing nail wraps in their Disney Collection by Jamberry!

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Do you see what I mean?!…and these are just 2 of SO MANY new designs.

They even have wraps in a Disney Kids Collection!

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I just get very excited when I find a way to incorporate Disney into my everyday life in an EASY way, that looks immaculate without my actually needing to be skilled to make it happen!

Why not give it a try yourself?  This week I will be hosting a Disney Collection by Jamberry Giveaway Contest with my friend and Jamberry consultant, Kerri!  Check out all the new Disney Collection by Jamberry nail wraps and enter to win a set for free!  You’ll probably fall in love with them and order a few sets like I did!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Check out Kerri’s Jamberry website and view the new Disney Collection by Jamberry nail wraps (click here).
  2. Pick out your favorite Disney Collection by Jamberry nail wrap set and comment below with the official name of the nail wrap set you’d like to win.

Want another chance to win?…Sure!

3. Like Sprinkling Pixie Dust’s Facebook page and share this contest post on your Facebook page (please set post privacy setting to public so that it can be verified) and then comment “Liked and Shared” below.

You may enter the contest until Noon EST on Tuesday May 31, 2016.  One winner will be selected at random – good luck everyone!

 

 

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