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Review - and Strategy - for the Rapunzel Meet and Greet

By Olan Suddeth [ 44 ]

Rating: rating is 5 out of 5 for Review - and Strategy - for the Rapunzel Meet and Greet (6 votes)  

The following review/strategy guide for the Rapunzel (and Flynn Rider) meet and greet was graciously provided by The 6 J's, a member of the Disboards forum (http://disboards.com). Note that the meet and greet for the Tangled characters takes place in the Fairytale Garden in Fantasyland, located behind and to the right of Cinderella's Castle (this is the former location of Storytime with Belle).


1. Be there for rope drop (park opening), but don’t worry if you're not first in line. Most people are racing to Space Mountain.

2. You can have one person holding the spot, and there are bathrooms right next door. If you talk to the people around you, they will hold your spot while you use the restroom or get coffee – especially if you buy some for them! Everyone was very friendly about it.

3. The wait from 8AM-9AM for the 9:15 show was worth it, considering that the guy behind us in line was on his third attempt that week to get in to the show.

4. If you are lucky enough to have a grandparent with you (or other adult willing to wait) you can run around getting fastpasses while you wait. I got both Space Mountain and Splash Mountain fastpasses before 9AM, and by the time we were done with Rapunzel we qualified for more. By the time the rest of the family showed up, I had fastpasses for all three Mountains.

With the way our schedule worked out we only had one shot at making it – our last day there, on a Saturday with an 8AM park opening. I gave my nine year olf daughter the choice of sleeping in or going for it, and she wanted to meet Rapunzel. So we got on the monorail at 7:10 at the Contemporary Resort and were first in line at a turnstile (barely), then first at the rope.

The cast member at the turnstile was very funny. He asked what we were going to do first and we explained that we were going to walk briskly (but not run) to the Rapunzel area. He said, “Oh no, if I were you, I’d run... kike my life depended on it! But you didn’t hear it from me.”

Anyway, we were lucky enough to be first in line at the meet and greet area, too. Just sitting around in the park, and walking around getting coffee and fastpasses is so enjoyable when the park is so empty. By the time we were taken in to the show area they were advising people at the end of the line that they'd be in the third show or later.

At 9AM, they take everyone into the meet and greet area and the kids do some coloring around the table. Tip: tell your child to stand at one of the long ends of the oval shaped table. My daughter was thrilled when she got to hold Flynn’s hand during the circle dance they do around the table.

Then, everyone gets an individual photo op with the characters – in the order you were in line. I was surprised at how much time they spent with each child. My daughter was pinky-sworn not to reveal what was in the satchel, and even though she knows that I know - cuz I’m the one who told her to ask - she won’t tell me.

Another advantage to being at the front of the line is when you are done with the pictures, you are free to hit the rest of the park and it is still relatively early.

Bottom line: it is definitely worth being at rope drop for this experience.

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