OMG can they just not wander around? Do they always have to be in a designated cordoned off area with specific times to meet. Perhaps if dumb parents would quit needing to be guaranteed to see every character during their holiday we could get the characters to just walk around and then we could actually be surprised with who we meet! What a concept. Now we promised little Susie she'll meet all her favorite friends and their holiday will be ruined if they don't meet them all! Sad!
NO they can't wander anymore...because when they do, there would be a mob of people all flocking around a character, and then try to shove their child forward (in other people's pictures). There would be chaos and not knowing if your child would even get to meet the character, or get an autograph! And with the larger characters you would have accidents and incidents of knocking people over or touching people.
I agree with the first poster, and disagree with the justification of stupidity with the second poster.