Disneyland Paris: Meeting the characters

Let's face it, it's the characters who make Disney, and I was more excited this time round meeting them than I was when I first went to Disneyland as a seven year old. (They really scared me back then - I was so shy!)

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are obviously, it goes without saying, the number one and number two characters on your to-meet list. You'll find Mickey in Fantasyland, where he hangs out most of the day; Minnie can be found on Main Street in the morning, and in the Studios in the afternoon. (You can pick up the schedule at the park entrances which will tell you when and where everyone is.)

Not all characters have a PhotoPass photographer waiting to snap your picture, but usually some nice person will take a few pictures of all your group if you ask. Just remember to return the favour if someone asks you to take a snap! Woody can be found in the Walt Disney Studios, and we also spied Buzz hanging around in Andy's room - we quickly got his autograph, but no photo with him.

Chip and Dale were probably my absolute faves because of how they interacted with my youngest nephew. Joshie wanted to show them his Jedi Stitch toy - the cheeky chipmunks pretended that Stitch had attacked them with the lightsaber and a few minutes of high jinx ensued! We were all highly delighted.

You can be in a queue up to an hour to meet the characters but they really do spend a good few minutes with everyone taking photos, signing autographs, and making you feel like you are their new best friend. Promise me you'll queue to meet at least one character if you visit the park - you'll be glad you did! x

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