Private Character Meet and Greet for Disney Visa Cardholders

by Casey Morris on December 17, 2013

There are many reasons why I love my Disney Premier Visa Card. I receive 0% financing for 6 months on every Disney vacation package or Disney Cruise Line vacation I book, I earn Disney Reward Dollars (like a Disney gift card), receive discounts at many dining and shopping locations, and the list goes on. I have to say that one of my favorite perks for being a card holder, is the private character meet and greet located at Epcot!
Every day, from 1pm – 7pm, in Innoventions West, a card holder can stop  by for their private meet and greet, and also receive a free 5X7 photo of your choice! Did you catch that I said EVERY DAY…..that’s right, if you visit Epcot 4 times in one trip, you can get 4 different free photos! This works great when you have a park hopper ticket. Here are the details:
First, you enter Innoventions West,
Innoventions West in Disney

and just across from Where’s the Fire?,  you will find where to show your card and get in line.

Disney's Visa Photo Place

My recommendation is to not go when it first opens, at 1:00, the line tends to be much longer at this time. As you see, I showed up a little later that afternoon, and did not have a wait at all!

Free photo with Disney Visa

Be prepared to show your credit or debit card, this is what gets you into the meet and greet.

Ticket for Disney Visa photo in Epcot

The cast member will fill out a slip for you, and be sure to hang on to that slip.

Disney Free Photo with Visa

This meet and greet is always the best. You do not have other families in a line watching you, and making you feel rushed. They only let one family in this room at the time. There will always be more than one character, but they will rotate the characters daily. The kids feel so special with the amount of time that is taken with them. I always hand my camera to one of the cast members, and let them take pictures with it, as well as the Disney photographer which is taking photos for us to choose from for our free 5X7. Here are just a few of the many photos that were taken with my camera.
Free Photo Minnie, Mickey, Goofy
My youngest, at the time, 18 months, meeting the characters
 

My oldest getting sweet hugs from Minnie
Goofy, just being goofy…trying to eat the autograph book
…and then he pretended to eat the spaghetti in the photo on the wall
Minnie pretending she was going to leave with us
After we are all finished playing, hugging, and waving bye for several minutes, we head over to pick out our free photo. This is located in the Epcot Camera Center, just under Spaceship Earth at the front of the park.
Remember that slip I wanted you to hang onto? You now give it to the cast member in the Camera Center. When they put your code in, you will have a computer screen all to yourself to choose which photo you want, and can also add special effects to it!
Once you choose the one you want, they print it up right there and give it to you!
If you have a Disney Visa card, but have never taken advantage of the private meet and greet, it is a must do! If you do not have a card, here is a link to all the perks of having one!
Blog by: Casey Morris
casey@old.pirateandpixiedustdestinations.com

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