There was a lot to take in with today’s Dumbo-sized drop of information about Disneyland’s reopening, but we also got some additional new details on the modified character experiences that will open with the park on April 30, 2021!

Similar to what has been seen at Walt Disney World, typical character greetings are temporarily changing to more playful, socially-distanced options where guests can still experience the magic of the Disney characters.

Beloved characters will pop up in new ways and sometimes in unexpected places as they remain mindful of physical distancing. From surprise appearances along Main Street, U.S.A., and Pixar Pier to playful interactions, characters from favorite Disney stories will entertain and delight.

Here’s some specific character interactions that have been confirmed by Disney:

At Disneyland

  • Guests may see Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse waving from the train station
  • Disney Princesses such as Mulan appear at the Royal Theatre to wave and pose at a distance for guests taking selfies

At Disney California Adventure

  • Pixar pals may wave from the bandshell at Pixar Pier
  • Mater and Lightning McQueen will be found along Route 66 in Cars Land

Magic Returns to Disneyland Resort as Theme Parks Plan to Reopen April 30