We chose the latter - and we have a few family pics with the characters. We were fairly lucky as the wait was minimal the day we went - there were only a few people in line ahead of us. The longest wait we had was after Mr. J saw Pluto - but Pluto decided to make the best of it - and he attacked Mr. J - with tickles.
He held him tight and started tickling him, then started to roll around on the floor with him - it was so spontaneous, Mr. J LOVED it and the PhotoPass photographer captured it ALL on camera! How lucky we were....Check below for the sequence - it's quite priceless