While most character meet and greets are easy to navigate at Walt Disney World, I wanted to highlight one that can be a little tricky.
You can meet Princess Merida and the bear cubs from the movie Brave at the Fairytale Garden at the Magic Kingdom. It is located to the right of Cinderella Castle. While you are waiting to meet Merida you can practice your archery skills or if it isn’t raining, color.
On the right side of the area where Merida and the cubs are there is a ramp. But unfortunately there are stairs to the left where you exit. This area used to be used as just a stage which is probably why there are not ramps on both sides.
There are two solutions. We just waited in the area next to the stairs. The Cast Members at the entrance noted our place in line and told the Cast Member with Merida. Once our turn came around Merida joined us and we had our photo taken in front of some of the tapestries from the film.
The next solution is just an idea we had so keep that in mind. If you or your children would like the full experience and want to meet the cubs, ask the Cast Members at the entrance if you can go last. That way you can get up and down the ramp that is used for the entrance without anyone else being there. This could mean that you would have to wait longer depending on when you get to the meet and greet. And remember, this was just something we thought of. I think officially wheelchair users are asked to do what we did so if the Cast Members can’t do it don’t be upset.
UPDATE: I’ve read on a few Disney blogs that the bears may be leaving the meet and greet so getting on the stage would not be any different.