WDWNT sources suggest that guests will be able to hug their favourite Disney characters sometime after the Easter weekend (17th April). An announcement has not been made at this time.
“For now, Walt Disney World has “character sightings,” with the characters appearing at least six feet away from guests. Many indoor character sightings have returned with this distancing, though some characters still only greet guests outside.”Shannen Michaelsen, WDWNT
Earlier this month, Christine McCarthy, Disney CFO, said character meet and greets would be returning to the Disney parks “soon”. Find out more here.
We highly recommend that you stay tuned for further updates.
Update: It’s official! Non-distanced, traditional Character meet and greets will be returning to Walt Disney World on the 18th April, 2022. Disney Parks tweeted the following video:
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