Can you meet Rapunzel at Walt Disney World?
For those of us who were lucky enough to have met “Punzie” AND Flynn Ryder at the same time you will remember a time of coloring, mini-show from Rapunzel and Flynn, dancing, and THEN a meet and greet. Oh, and you also likely remember that LONG LONG line to meet them. However, when Flynn went on the “rare character” list and no longer was a regular at the Rapunzel Meet and Greet, Walt Disney World changed things up a bit. So what do you need to know if you want to meet Rapunzel at Walt Disney World now?
WHERE is the meet and greet? The Rapunzel Meet and Greet happens in Fairytale Garden. If you’ve been to Walt Disney World before you will recognize this as where Storytime with Belle use to be. If not there are two easy ways to get there. You can either take the path AFTER the Tomorrowland Bridge towards Fantasyland and then turn left, OR you can go through the castle and take the first path on your right down to Fairytale Garden.
WHEN should I go? I know the tendency is to sprint towards Dumbo or Peter Pan after rope drop at Magic Kingdom, but if you are SERIOUS about seeing Rapunzel then you really should make a bee-line for her. Someone from your party needs to stay there and hold your spot and the rest of you can go on to Dumbo or Peter Pan and rejoin you before 9am, as the character greet BEGINS AT 9:15am. I have consistently heard that the wait climbs to well over an hour after the first 45 minutes the park is open. So unless you’re willing to camp out for “Punzie” you probably should go first thing in the morning. Oh, and get there at rope drop!!!
WHAT will happen? The cast member will only allow a certain amount of people in the meet and greet at a time. There is a period of time where the kids color some coloring sheets from the movie Tangled, while the adults all line up along the stone wall. (Photo credit Christie Gera)
After approximately 10 minutes, Rapunzel comes out, the kids rejoin their adult in line and in order you can take photos and get autographs and get back on your way!
Rapunzel is a delight, and any time with face characters when you have really little children with you is a good idea! Just make sure you plan ahead so that the dream of seeing Rapunzel doesn’t turn into a NIGHTMARE of a wait!
Love, The Diva
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