On any given day at Walt Disney World ® you’re bound to run into one of Disney’s ® many characters greeting guests in the streets. But this year, the Orlando theme park is offering new meet-and-greet opportunities with more interaction, more details and more magic than ever before!
Wreck it Ralph - Hollywood Studios ® - Guests can travel into the world of video games with Wreck It Ralph and his sidekick Venellope in this out of this world meet-and-greet. The experience, which is similar to an attraction, begins as guests step into Game Central Station, passing portals to games including Fix-It-Felix Jr, Hero’s Duty among others. While you wait, you’ll also be treated to recognizable video game songs from Super Mario Brothers to Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker and more. After touring the queue area guests will get the chance to meet both Ralph and Venellope as they greet guests in the Sugar Rush world. The characters will happily pose for photos with fans and Venellope will even sign autographs. You can meet-and-greet with Wreck-It Ralph and Venellope daily from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. to 6 p.m at the Magic of Disney Animation.
Merida – Magic Kingdom ® - Hailing all the way from Scotland, the red-headed princess, Merida has made Magic Kingdom ® her home with a new meet-and-greet on the border between Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. This unique meet-and-greet opportunity lets guests choose from two lines, one that takes you straight to meet Merida and the mischievous three bears from the movie and the other that lets guests stop for a quick coloring and archery lesson. Whichever line you choose you’ll eventually meet the vibrant red-head dressed in her signature green dress with bow and arrow thrown over her shoulder. Behind her sit the three bears who are able to move their eyes and move but rarely look at the camera!
Gaston – Magic Kingdom ® - Disney’s ® favorite villain, the gorgeous, muscular and vain Gaston from “Beauty and the Beast” is now greeting Disney ® guests in the new Enchanted Forest of the New Fantasyland. You can snap a photo with the handsome character as he meanders through the area of Magic Kingdom ® just outside of Gaston’s Tavern. After your done taking pictures, Gaston assures guests the pleasure was all theirs.
Pete’s Silly Sideshow – Join Disney’s ® classic characters including Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Donald Duck in new circus-themed roles in the Storybook Circus of the new Fantasyland. Situated inside one of the area’s many Big Top tents, Pete’s Silly Sideshow offers side-by-side-by-side character greetings with Minnie Magnifique (Minnie Mouse), Madame Daisy Fortuna (Daisy Duck as a fortune teller), The Great Goofini (Goofy as a stunt pilot) and The Astounding Donaldo (Donald Duck as a snake charmer).For a new meet-and-greet experience in 2013 look for discounted Walt Disney World ® tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.What New character are you dying to meet? Tell us on Facebook, where you can find more tips and info about Walt Disney World.