Limited Time Magic – Long Lost Friends Week January 21-27

Long Lost Friends week is scheduled to be at Magic Kingdom the week of January 21st-27th.

2006 - Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar.  I'm glad that these two awesome characters now appear to dance with kids in the Frontierland Hoedown (which most guests don't know exists), but in 2006 they appeared at the front of the Magic Kingdom to meet guests.
2006 – Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar. I’m glad that these two awesome characters now appear to dance with kids in the Frontierland Hoedown (which most guests don’t know exists), but in 2006 they appeared at the front of the Magic Kingdom to meet guests.

UPDATE:  The actual dates will be January 21-27, not 21-26 as previously reported.

The MAGIC KINGDOM will host the third round of the Limited Time Magic from January 21-27, 2013

Characters who MIGHT appear include:

Clarabelle & Horace

Ludwig Von Drake & Scrooge McDuck

Scrooge McDuck at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2012
Scrooge McDuck at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2012

The Robin Hood unit – (I assume this to be Robin Hood, Prince John, Sherriff of Notthingham and Friar Tuck perhaps?  Wouldn’t it be great to see Maid Marion?)

We met the Sherrif of Nottingham and Prince John way back in 2004 at the Magic Kingdom.
We met the Sherrif of Nottingham and Prince John way back in 2004 at the Magic Kingdom.

3 Little Pigs (Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Pig) and the Big Bad Wolf

Big Bad Wolf Happy Haunted 5K Trail Run - Sept 2012
Big Bad Wolf Happy Haunted 5K Trail Run – Sept 2012

Pinocchio unit – (I assume this to be Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, Gepetto, Foulfellow and Gideon perhaps?  It would be awesome to see Stromboli)

Gepetto n Pinocchio MK Feb 12
Pinocchio and Gepetto at Magic Kingdom Feb 28, 2012
Foulfellow at Magic Kingdom 2006
Foulfellow at Magic Kingdom 2006
Pirate and Cricket in 2010
Pirate and Cricket in 2010

My thoughts:  Ludwig von Drake, the Robin Hood characters and the 3 little pigs with the Big Bad Wolf are a great offering for the lineup.  Clarabelle and Horace don’t make many meet and greets, but are avaialble to dance with at the Frontierland Hoedown.  I think this is a pretty good offering for a character week.  There are a number of characters who easily could have (and perhaps still may?) appear including John Smith, Li Shang, Shan Yu, Megara, Hercules, Launchpad McQuack, Darkwing Duck and more.  There are as many as 7 characters on the list that I haven’t met, so I might just run down for a day or two to meet them.

When Disney first listed this as a potential offer on its blog, they mentioned that fans would have the opportunity to VOTE on which characters will appear.  That doesn’t appear to be the case for Walt Disney World.  Perhaps it will take place at Disneyland or they could always add Long Lost Friends Week again to the schedule.

The source of this character list:  drew81 a member of a web forum (parenthetical and my thought information is mine)

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31 thoughts on “Limited Time Magic – Long Lost Friends Week January 21-27”

  1. I heard today from some of my friends that there will definitely be the 3 Little Pigs, Robin Hood, and Pinocchio unit. Though honestly, it wouldn’t surprise me if every month they had a different group of character “units” out.

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  2. I am so excited! We get there Friday and leave Tuesday – this way we hit both the Canadian Winter Wonderland and Long Lost Friends!!! The timing couldn’t be better. Thank you for making my day!!!

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  3. This is probably a long-shot, but can Miss Bunny be found anywhere at Disney anymore? She’s my daughter’s favorite. Also, do you think Doc McStuffins can be found anywhere now (maybe training meets for the new Disney Junior show)?

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    1. Miss Bunny was retired with Thumper last year. Doc isn’t a character and I haven’t heard of her becoming one beyond the puppet. Sophia is supposed to become a meetable. I’ve only heard “Spring”

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  4. thanks so much – will keep looking for times and updates – when will we know the following week – since we will cross over both of those time frames – the 26th is our first day into superbowl sunday – so will there be 1 more speical sets or 2?

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  5. This is seriously exciting! We start our vacation on the 26th, and my youngest has been asking to meet Clarabelle and Ludwig Von Drake since we told her we were going to Disney World…..which was in July! I know the characters aren’t guaranteed, but this is still enough to make me happy!!

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    1. I’m just guessing, but I would expect them to either have certain set times or rotations. Perhaps half of the Pinocchio crew then rotate to the other half or meet from 1:00-5:00 (just example). As soon as I see or hear something, I’ll let you guys know.

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  6. In regards to John Smith and Li Shang, there’s always a chance that they might come out with Pocahontas and Mulan respectively during LTM’s Valentine’s Week.

    So, if they don’t come out for Long Lost Friends Week, there’s always that possibility.

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  7. I hope this offer continues, maybe they’ll offer it again this summer? I would kill to meat Ludwig Von Drake. To whoever can make it down, have fun!

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