More automated cameras have been installed at Walt Disney World, this time at the Mickey and Minnie Mouse meet and greet in Magic Kingdom. Set inside the Town Square Theater, we noticed the cameras installed in the book shelf across from the Mickey and Minnie photo op.
Here’s a look around!
We’ll say this about the experience: despite the absolute best efforts by the attendant, the experience is devoid of magic. We can’t stress enough how wonderful of a job the Cast Member did while we were there watching families go through the experience. She clearly articulated the process and did her best to keep guests in the perfect spot for the automated camera. The experience with the camera is where the magic is lost. Staring at a “magic bookcase” and waiting for a flash every 3 to 5 seconds isn’t what people are paying for. We’ve seen Disney install these automated cameras in some pretty big character meet and greets such as Tinker Bell and even Kylo Ren and Chewbacca. Now, with the biggest star the company has, you’re limited to a single vantage point, hoping that your young child understands the importance of staring at a bookcase. Many children that we saw didn’t. We don’t inject our opinion often in the news that we cover, but this is a situation where Disney can dramatically improve the guest experience and provide a true Disney difference by simply putting their talented Cast Members back behind a real camera to capture real memories.
As for the rest of the experience, you collect your things and scan your MagicBand at a kisok to link your tickets.
As a reminder, Mickey and Minnie will no longer be meeting in their celebration costumes later this month.