While we impatiently await the reopening of Disneyland and continuously celebrate every milestone of Walt Disney World’s returning glory, there are still plenty of experiences we can’t help but miss. Character meet-and-greets have to be one of the things I miss the most about the parks pre-closure.
Anyone with children will have a few special memories tucked away of that one special character their kids just had to meet. Disney Princesses are among the most popular. But while it’s common to see Cinderella or Belle, there are a few princesses that seem harder to find. Pocahontas is one of them, and since American Disney Parks closed in 2020, her usual spot at Animal Kingdom has been closed off to guests. We miss her! But apparently, we’re not the only ones. Hong Kong Disneyland has brought back Pocahontas meet-and-greets!
As one of the few Disney Parks currently operating, Hong Kong Disneyland has been working to slowly bring back character encounters. Right now, there are more than 10 Disney Princesses at the Royal Reception Hall in Fantasyland in Hong Kong Disneyland. These princesses include Rapunzel, Mulan, Snow White, Tiana, Moana, Merida, Jasmine, Anna and Elsa, Cinderella, Belle, Aurora, and Ariel. They are all located inside the Castle of Magical Dreams. Other character meet-and-greets are available around the park as well.
Though we are still waiting for a number of experiences to return to Walt Disney World, it is encouraging to see some of our favorites being revived around the world. Maybe it won’t be long before we’re telling Pocahontas “Wingapo!” again.
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