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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Breaking WDW News: FASTPASS now to include character meet 'n greets

BREAKING WDW NEWS!

Anyone who has ever been at or near a character meet and greet at Walt Disney World knows that those lines can often rival even the hottest coaster queue. Well, good news -- FASTPASS is about to include character greeting spots.

According to the official Disney Parks blog, spring 2011 will begin character FASTPASS in the Magic Kingdom. This will be limited to one location, Mickey's new "home" at the Town Square Theater inside the current Exposition Hall area, near the park entrance. The Disney Princesses will also be in attendance while Fantasyland undergoes a long-overdue refurb.

How will it work? Well, here's the official explanation:

Magic Kingdon guests will be able to obtain a Disney's FASTPASS specifying a one-hour window when they can return to see the popular character for hugs, photos and autographs -- without waiting in the standby queue. This marks the first time the complimentary, computerized service has been utilized for a character meet-and-greet at any Disney park.

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