Characters are literally scheduled in 15-30 minute segments, in 2-hour blocks in the morning and in the evenings. You can call a character line to get the schedule or you can just look on your navigator. Characters also drop by unannounced (and announced) at the Kids Club. If you hang out on the sports deck area, they also like to walk by to greet the kids. Your DD will have SO many opportunities to meet characters left & right that you might have to figure out which character line NOT to get in, since you can't be in 2 places at the same time. So bottomline, you won't be lacking for character time. Plus there's always that princess gathering with 5 princesses at 9am. The Fab 5 always change their clothing daily, so everyday your pictures will not look the same. Have fun!