With Walt Disney World rescinding its face covering policy around a week and a half ago, guests aboard the Halcyon nor the actors aboard need to wear face coverings if they are fully vaccinated, and many official photos and videos as well as previews from the recent media event show characters aboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser closely interacting with guests aboard the ship.
Meanwhile at all Disney theme parks worldwide, character greetings are still held at a distance away from guests, generally locked behind a rope or within a taped line. The domestic Disney parks terms these “Character Sightings”, keeping characters a safe distance away from guests to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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The possibility also exists that with the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser being a closed environment with the same couple hundred people for two days rather than thousands of transient guests and an astronomical price tag, Disney does not believe they can provide an adequate premium experience for their high-roller guests with Character Sighting-like technology.
No matter what, Character Meet-and-Greets will return in the future, but the opening of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser could be a positive sign for those who long for the return of Character Meet-and-Greets at the Disney parks.