New Paid Disney Character Meet & Greet options revealed

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New Paid Disney Character Meet & Greet options revealed

Yesterday we shared the news that Disney Character Meet & Greets would be returning starting on April 18th at Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise, and More!

You can read all about that here.

Today we have exciting news to share… New Paid Disney Character Meet & Greet options have been revealed ahead of their return! While guests originally thought they would be able to hug Mickey or get an autograph from Mulan for FREE that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Guests with deep pockets can now pay additional money for an enhanced Disney Character Experience.


New Paid Disney Character Meet & Greet options revealed

Here is a breakdown of the new pricing details:

  • Disney Character Hugs are $10 each
  • Autographs are $5 per autograph (limit 2)
  • Photographs are $2 each and you must provide your own device (does not include photo pass)
  • Guests can buy the Super Premium Platinum Package that comes with all of the items listed above for the discounted price of $19.95 and as an added bonus they will get additional time with the characters.

See terms and conditions at the bottom of the page

Cast Members will be on hand with portable on-demand payment devices or POPs for guests to use to swipe/tap their credit cards. Sorry, no cash, please.

It should be noted that guests will have a maximum of 5 minutes per character interaction unless they purchased the Super Premium Platinum Package and they will be given an additional 2 minutes of character time.

Proof of vaccination is required.

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During the past two years, Disney has taken a very gradual, intentional approach to health and safety protocols. Recent trends and guidance have provided opportunities for them to bring back some of their most beloved magic, like character greetings and dining experiences. While not all locations will be available immediately, they anticipate reopening in phases throughout the spring and early summer.

The new paid Disney Character options will be rolled out starting on April 31st at all Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney Resort locations. Disney Cruise Line rollout will begin on June 31st.

Related – Disney World Closure and Refurbishments for April 2022

New Paid Disney Character Meet & Greet options revealed

Terms and Conditions

If you haven’t quite figured it out yet this is a joke. April Fools! WE can’t wait for traditional character interactions to return for free! Watch out Mickey we have a Super Premium Platinum HUG coming your way!


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4 thoughts on “New Paid Disney Character Meet & Greet options revealed

  1. Don’t give big baldy CEO any ideas to squeeze every penny he can from everyone wanting to have a good time with their families. It is expensive enough as it is and always going up.

  2. So Disney is now pumping out characters?! I mean, seriously: guests have to PAY for a character huh. Disney is starting to disgust me…and we’re DVC AND AP! Disney should be ashamed of itself!

  3. Its so sad what they are doing they are pushing people away but i guess thats what they want the super rich to only go its supposed to be a place for everyday families to have fun with each other and escape reality for a while quality family time very sad

  4. Well, with the way things are going in the parks, you joke about it today and in a few months it might wind up being true. Just saying.

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