Friday, May 28, 2010
Here is a picture of my sister and I (I'm the older one) eating breakfast with Meeko. I'm around four in this picture, and as you can tell, I'm very happy to be meeting the characters from my favorite movies. Now that I'm in college, looking back on this picture makes me wonder if there's ever an age where you're too old to hang out with the characters.
In my opinion, there isn't. My boyfriend and I are both in college, yet we're going to be eating breakfast with the princesses one morning on our next trip (I may or may not have bribed him - princesses aren't exactly his thing). I'm also thinking about checking out Crystal Palace on a future trip because I've heard so many good things about it. And the people that talk about loving Crystal Palace don't necessarily have kids. Adults are definitely welcome at character meals, and many choose to enjoy them even if they're not with children.
So what about your regular meet and greets? Is it weird for a couple, a group of friends, or even an adult going solo to wait on line to meet a character? I hope it's not because if I see a character I love, I'm going up for a picture. I don't think that just because someone is an "adult," they shouldn't be allowed to be a kid at heart. It's Disney... everyone should be a kid.
So I'm going to look forward to my princess breakfast. I'm going to buy my autograph book. And if I see a character I love, I'm not going to hesitate to act like I'm four years old meeting Meeko for the first time (okay, not EXACTLY like I'm four, but you know what I mean). Plus autographs are a cool, cheap thing to collect (just buy the autograph book and a pen, and you're good), and I think I might try to get a bunch. They even make awesome souvenirs.
Now I want to know what you think. Does meeting the characters have an age limit? Is it weird for adults to go to character meals or wait on line at meet and greets if they don't have kids? Or should everyone be a kid at heart and meet the heck out of those characters? Tell me your opinion in a comment, a tweet (@discollegeblog), or on Facebook!