Most Disney parks are now open, but guests are missing their favorite characters. Character meet and greets are a Disney staple. You take your child in, and they get to come face to face with Mickey Mouse! Unfortunately, Covid – 19 prevents traditional character meet and greets from being safe (see example below).
Since no one wants Piglet to get Covid – 19, Disney has come up with a creative solution! Now, you can meet your favorites from a safe distance. Check out exclusive footage of Timon and Rafiki as they sail through Animal Kingdom. Look from above as they wave and blow kisses, an experience you aren’t likely to forget.
These character cavalcades are taking over Disney. At each park, they run a few times throughout the day, with characters specific to the park. These are a replacement of the parades, and supplemented with characters hanging out, socially distanced, throughout the park.
Most guests say they like these new cavalcades. They allow more flexibility of your day at Disney, as you don’t have to plan around just 2 showings. For some guests, they take away the awkwardness of meet and greets. They also allow guests with children the ability to see all their favorite characters at the same time. This opens up more time to go on more rides and have more fun.
For now, these are the future of Disney. What are your thoughts on character cavalcades?