(San Antonio, Texas )
Hi Dad! I have just confirmed my very first trip to Disney World…whoo-hoo! My nine year old son and I will be attending Star Wars Weekend (he is an absolute fanatic)! My question to you is how hard will it be to actually find and take a pictures with the characters? Should we expect to wait in lines to snap a picture with Mickey and the crew or will we have to fight a mob? Are we allowed to use our own cameras or will we have to buy the Disney Photopass photos?
Thank you in advance!
Dad’s it can be a pain Answer
The Princess and the Man-Child Getting Pictures made with Characters
Getting pictures with Disney Characters at Disney World can be a bit of a pain, and sometimes you can stumble on to a gold mine.
We were strolling down the street at Disney Hollywood Studios on our first trip, when Roger Rabbit came rushing up to our kids and started messing with them. He stopped and signed the autograph books, and even posed for pictures (see above). It was the easiest character picture ever at Walt Disney World.
But, that was 15 years ago and times have changed. Now you usually have to line up or go to a character meal to take pictures with the Disney characters. You can use your own camera. Sure, Disney would prefer to make you buy the pictures from them, but they don’t make a big deal about it. Sometimes, they’ll even take your camera (yes, they return it) and take your picture so the whole family can get into the picture.
Dad’s Bottom Line
Vanessa, it’s become harder through the years to get pictures with the characters without standing in a long line or going to a meal. Sometimes you’ll see random characters, especially Mickey and Minny, show up and pose for pictures.
PS. I’m a bit mad at you for not letting Dad help make your reservations.