For the first time since 2019, guests are once again able to meet Santa Claus at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the holidays. This year, however, Santa is meeting in a new location than previous years.
Meeting Santa Claus at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Prior to the pandemic, guests could meet Santa Claus (and later Santa Goofy) in the Once Upon a Time merchandise location on Sunset Boulevard.
To meet Santa, guests have to sign up for a waitlist via text message. This sign reads:
Please provide us wiht your US 10-digit mobile number to recieve text message alerts when it is time to return.
You will receive two (2) text message alerts from us.
Upon signing up, you’ll receive a message confirming your spot on the waitlist. When it’s your turn, you’ll get a second text message asking you to return to It’s a Wonderful Shop.
The exterior of the former shop is perpetually decorated for the holidays. Stanchions have been set up outside where guests can to line up.
The displays inside the store have been removed to make room for Santa’s set-up.
The cash wrap, however, is still present at the back of the shop next to a large Christmas tree.
Various holiday décor is set up throughout the shop.
Santa wears his trademark red suit, and sits on a plush green couch.
A Disney PhotoPass photographer is present to take photos of guests.
Watch our meet and greet with Santa Claus:
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