ETA: the comeback pass is just in testing phase as noted on the blog linked below. Today is the last day of testing- if it comes back or not remains to be seen.
I know, I know… so many of us are kinda over it.? I’m in the kinda category.? But Disney seems to be catching on that sisters Anna and Elsa are kinda a big deal.? The snowball of publicity is starting and I don’t see a hot July stopping things anytime soon!
There’s been two recent changes to the meet and greet opportunities that you might need to know about, one affects guests at Walt Disney World and one affects guests on the Disney Cruise Line.
Personally, I love the movie.? But I love it because my 3 year-old #OhLucy loves it.
32 seconds of adorable right here:
Are you dead?? Did you die of cuteness?? #OhLucy- love this girl!
Walt Disney World Removes Standby Line for Anna and Elsa
This was reported by TemporaryTourist.com the night before it actually happened.
You can go to their blog and read the details but the long and short of it is this: there is only standby available at rope drop.
Once the standby line is full, guests will be directed to another location nearby where cast members will give out passes with new “comeback” times printed on them.? They are first come, first serve.? You know, like the old school paper fastpasses but without machines.
Which seems they would have been cheaper.
Basically, it’s 95% fast pass only for Anna and Elsa in the Magic Kingdom now.
Important to note:? you can still get a FastPass+ online in advance.? If you have one of those, they are still valid and will be honored.
If you do not get one in advance, you will need to try to obtain one at the park.
The good news for both guests and Disney is that it frees up guests time.? Guest will no longer wait 5 hours to meet the sisters.
You know what that means right?
They will be able to shop ($$), eat ($$), drink ($$) and buy their children’s love instead!? Oh, and maybe ride a few rides as well.? It’s a win for everyone.
Is this a glimpse of our future?? In the article this might be the way of Soarin’, Test Track, or Toy Story Mania.? A meet and greet I can accept, but rides?? Eh… this leaves me a bit worried.
The issue here is that we may be looking at parks that are 100% FastPass or pre-planned in the future.? I’m not a fan of this idea at all, especially when traveling with small children.? Or say you live locally and want to make a quick trip to the park after work: there won’t be anything available to ride at that point.
Parents need to juke and jive and change plans on the fly.? The FastPass+ system is not really flexible for this at this time and I’d hate to see my entire park day planned out this way.
Is it just me?
? Brandi (@wdwpres) July 23, 2014
Disney Cruise Line Announces Meet and Greet
Princess Anna and Queen Elsa from are appearing on some 7-night and longer sailings aboard Disney Magic, Disney Wonder and Disney Fantasy throughout the summer.
If you miss them in the parks, you can catch them on your cruise!
Your Personal Navigator once onboard the ship will have the meeting times and locations for you.
*Please note this summer?s royal tour does not currently include visits aboard the Disney Dream.
I joked that the sisters were taking over the World in this post.
Apparently I am on to something here.? But I’m still waiting for this announcement.
Are you on #TeamFrozen: ride that puppy until it pays for #StarWarsLand like me?? Or are you completely ready to Let It Goooooo….?
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)