Those of you who’ve been- is this experience going to be okay for a shy hesitant 4 year old? She did great meeting characters on our last trip. I’m just not sure if she would get up and dance with them.
I don’t have any experience with a shy child as my son would talk to anyone and do anything lol. But I thought I would reply because no one else as chimed in. We went twice when he was 5 and 6 years old. I think that it can still be enjoyable without dancing out in the crowd. There is a guy who does a rope show and a band playing. I have seen kids just dance by their tables. Also at certain times you can line up to get your pictures with the characters. The atmosphere is fun and the food was fine imo.
I would definitely give it a try. You might be surprised what Mickey and Minnie might get her to do. My kids are 7 and 11 when we went. And I wished so bad they were younger and I could get picks of them dancing. Priceless. The 7 yr old only does what the 11 year old does, and for a preteen boy that was out of the question, lol.
We went last year when my son was 7. He tends to be a little shy at first and then warms up so we try to get to parties and events early before the crowd and that tends to help. We got Category 1 tickets to Mickey’s Backyard BBQ which lets you in early and gives you priority seating. During the time before the regular crowd comes in, the characters come out for pictures and the buffet opens. You also get a table close to the show. So at first, my son just sat at the edge of the table to watch, then moved to sitting on the floor. So once the dancing started he was out there and did some minimal dancing. I thought it was worth the extra money for all of us just to do pictures and eat before the show started.
Yes get the Cat 1 seating! We did this in March. My kids never actually danced with the characters because they were bombarded. They were happy on the edge of the dance floor next to our seats. And the trick rope is great! And if cat 1 seating isn’t available keep trying. Ours opened up 2 nights before!
Nobody HAS TO dance with them and TBPH only those who really want to are going to get very close to them. It’s a great time for families, whether or not you are into the characters.