Guests will not be allowed to hug characters or get autographs but can enjoy one-on-one time with the characters and take photos, not unlike the outdoor character appearances throughout the parks. Exactly how much distance between guests and characters will be required has not been announced.
A return date for these “sightings” has also not been announced, but guests will be able to see the following characters starting in November:
Disney Princesses at Princess Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom
Mickey Mouse in his 50th Anniversary EARidescent outfit at Town Square Theater in the Magic Kingdom
Minnie Mouse at Red Carpet Dreams in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney Junior Stars in the Animation Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
The Walt Disney World website only refers to “sightings” with Cinderella and Tiana at Princess Fairytale Hall, indicating Elena and Rapunzel may not be appearing.