Guests at Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom park got a surprise today if they happened to be passing by Princess Fairytale Hall at the right moment.
This afternoon, Princess Cinderella greeted Guests from a safe social distance outside of the Princess’s usual meet-and-greet location! Twitter user @ThenaWasHere wrote:
“This is new (to me, at least). Cinderella is doing a socially-distant meet-and-greet at Princess Hall. #MagicKingdom”
— Save Dr. Fauci. Wear a mask! 😷 (@ThenaWasHere) September 22, 2020
This is a major turn of events in regard to Disney World character interactions lately. Walt Disney Company officials temporarily suspended all meet-and-greet experiences during the Florida Disney Resort’s phased reopening process, which began in July.
Instead of the usual meet-and-greets, characters have been visible via cavalcades (similar to parades, but often without set times) and waving from various locations, including the Magic Kingdom train station, where the Disney Princesses can often be found right now.
Cinderella’s appearance at Princess Fairytale Hall indicates that Walt Disney World officials might be looking to add certain socially distanced character interactions back to the Disney experience at the property’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Tokyo Disney Resort Meet & Greets
Tokyo Disney Resort, which has entered Phase 2 of its phased reopening, recently added some new character greetings to its daily schedule. These include the Woodchuck Greeting Trail with Donald and Mickey’s House in Toontown with Mickey Mouse.
Tokyo Disneyland’s official website notes:
Greetings are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice due to Park operating conditions or inclement weather.
Greetings may end when capacity is reached even before the scheduled end time.
Guests are requested to limit their photo-taking to one shot per party when using their own camera.
If Walt Disney World Resort does begin offering more socially distanced character meetings soon, rules like these are likely to apply. It is important to remember that Disney has not yet officially announced any changes to the current Disney character meet-and-greet schedule at Disney World.
What do you think about Cinderella’s social distancing appearance at Princess Fairytale Hall?