If you have ever stopped by the blog before you’ve probably noticed that Drew and I love meeting characters in the park. We randomly ran into Darth Vader at Hollywood Studios and that sparked both a love of character meet and greets and a mission to meet as many as possible.
At first we just met the character, posed, and went on our way. After a while that got a little boring and we started interacting with them more. I don’t have the most outgoing personality so what we usually do is pretty simple. When we met Belle in Epcot we discussed our love of books and at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Drew and Flynn compared smolders. If you don’t want to discuss a part of their film you can come up with a pose. Just look through photos before your trip and you can usually see a few poses that the characters typically use.
Our favorite character to meet is Donald Duck and Drew likes to tease the poor guy. If he’s wearing a Mickey t-shirt he tells Donald that he wore his favorite t-shirt for him. He is usually pretty happy until he realizes who is on Drew’s shirt. I always assure him that I still think that Donald Duck is number one. The best reaction from Donald was on the Disney Dream
The most important part is to just have fun. You can do something easy like crossing your arms like Pocahontas when you meet her but it adds to the experience. We have some really great memories from all of these meet and greets now and I think the characters love knowing that you know their stories.
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