Source: Disney Parks
If you’ve missed that hug from Mickey Mouse during your visit to the happiest place on earth, Disney announced character interactions at U.S. Disney parks will soon return.
A new post on the Disney Parks blog revealed the parks will gradually move away from the current six-foot distance costumed characters have been required to maintain due to the coronavirus pandemic, with character interactions returning as early as this month.
It’s time to embrace the magic again! ✨ Character greetings begin as early as April 18 in Disney Parks, Resorts and Disney Cruise Line. Get all the details on the Disney Parks Blog: https://t.co/r6SOkja1E6 pic.twitter.com/jhcaUmbfbo— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) March 31, 2022
“As early as April 18, we will start reintroducing traditional character greetings at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, as well as aboard Disney Cruise Line,” Disney announced on their official blog. “That’s right! Very soon, you will once again be able to hug Mickey Mouse, get an autograph from Mulan, and share a laugh with Goofy. We know many of you have missed these special moments, and your Disney character friends have missed you, too!”
“While not all locations will be available immediately, we anticipate reopening in phases throughout the spring and early summer,” the blog post revealed.
And it’s not just character hugs Disney is bringing back!
“This spring, Disneyland will see the return of several beloved nighttime spectaculars, including “World of Color,” “Disneyland Forever,” “Fantasmic!” and “Main Street Electrical Parade,” celebrating its own 50th anniversary,” Disney Parks announced. “And aboard Disney Cruise Line, we’re once again delighting guests with fireworks at sea and magnificent, Broadway-style shows on every ship.”