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Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios on March 20, 2014

My daughter and I set out from the apartment at 5:00 to make it to the 5:40pm Character Palooza on the Streets of America today.  If you need to know the details of what Character Palooza is and how it functions just click this link.  The info is ALWAYS on the left hand bar and is found weekly in my www.characterlocator.com app.

We arrived at 5:38 pm on the San Francisco Street part of the Streets of America and found a few people waiting around for Character Palooza to begin or just resting.  Those with advance knowledge would have been prepared for the 5:40pm arrival and shown up a few minutes early.

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At 5:41pm according to my camera, Snow White was the first to arrive on the Streets of America.  If you aren’t sure where the Streets of America are located, check out my Hollywood Studios Character Location Map.Character Palooza Schedule, Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios, Character Palooza at Disney World, snow white

Debbie was interested in visiting with Mulan.  Mulan took her by the hand and walked her to the meet and greet location of Mulan’s choosing.Character Palooza Schedule, Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios, Character Palooza at Disney World.

So, in the brief moment that my phone was working properly, I snapped this photo and posted it to my Twitter account.  I didn’t even notice the backdrop.  Many people found the setting pretty funny.

My daughter enjoyed chatting with Mulan before deciding who she’d like to visit next.  She usually isn’t just a photo and leave girl, she likes to chat and often comes up with special Interaction Tips that I add from time to time to the list and the app.

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She said that Geppetto and Pinocchio are fun and they are hard to find these days, so she chose to meet them next.  Pinocchio gave her the biggest hug.  Debbie loves character hugs.  I asked them to pose as puppets and Gepetto chose the puppet master role.Character Palooza Schedule, Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios, Character Palooza at Disney World. pinocchio, gepetto

In my previous post about when and where to find Character Palooza, I mentioned that the characters were walking in right beside Lights, Motors, Action.  That changed slightly a while back and I haven’t documented it.  They appear on the very end of the street to the right of the giant backdrop.Character Palooza Schedule, Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios, Character Palooza at Disney World.

Jessie is a favorite, so we met her with a huge 3 minute wait!  I know, why the pain, right?  I mean we could go to Magic Kingdom and wait 20-30 minutes instead!  Remember, there’s no guarantee what characters will appear and they don’t appear for inclement weather or lightning in the area.Character Palooza Schedule, Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios, Character Palooza at Disney World, jessie from toy story

We saw Aladdin and Jasmine, but Debbie skipped them because she saw them last time here.Character Palooza Schedule, Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios, Character Palooza at Disney World. aladdin and jasmine

The Green Army men were patrolling the area and keeping the lines in order.  I’m sooooo glad that Disney took my advice and allowed lines to form.  (Humor for those who miss that sort of thing) All the running around and screaming that there was no line with pushing and shoving wasn’t much fun.  If you have soldiers at your disposal, use them.  Everyone respects men with grenades on their belt.Character Palooza Schedule, Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios, Character Palooza at Disney World, green army men

Meeko can be a bit difficult to find these days.  I do have a list of rare characters and uncommon characters that might help you find him, but he’s not guaranteed at any park these days.  He is pretty likely at Character Palooza though.  As it relates to the rare/uncommon characters, I have no way to give you an accurate probability of appearances.  I can just point you in the right directions like Epcot Training and you can hope to see someone.Character Palooza Schedule, Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios, Character Palooza at Disney World, meeko

Did I tell you that she loves her character hugs?Character Palooza Schedule, Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios, Character Palooza at Disney World, Stitch

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After meeting Stitch, she chose to visit with Snow White.  Snow asked who her favorite Dwarf would be.  Debbie said it’s “Happy.”  Pretty good choice for my daughter who is happy about 98.2% of the time.  Snow said to feed her some gooseberry pie the other 1.8% of the time.  We talked about how exciting it is going to be to ride inside the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.  The Mine Train should begin soft openings by early April with an official opening on May 1.

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Goofy was chilaxifying on the stairs while waiting to give out another hug.Character Palooza Schedule, Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios, Character Palooza at Disney World, goofy

She thought about meeting Aladdin and Jasmine at this time, but the line was too long because the characters are only out 20 minutes and we had 5 minutes left.  We opted to meet Chip n Dale in separate locations.  It’s the only place you meet them separately.Character Palooza Schedule, Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios, Character Palooza at Disney World, chip Character Palooza Schedule, Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios, Character Palooza at Disney World, dale

Minnie was out distributing some love, but we had planned to meet here inside the Animation area and only waited 4 minutes to see “Sparkly Minnie”Character Palooza Schedule, Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios, Character Palooza at Disney World, minnie

Not the best photo, but it tells the storyminnie mouse at hollywood studios

I went over to the exit to snap some pics of the characters as they departed.Character Palooza Schedule, Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios, Character Palooza at Disney World, meeko Character Palooza Schedule, Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios, Character Palooza at Disney World, gepettoCharacter Palooza is a great way to meet a bunch of characters.  Some may be rare and some times villains appear, but don’t count on it as there is no way to know who will appear from behind the magical entry point.

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21 thoughts on “Character Palooza at Hollywood Studios on March 20, 2014”

  1. Is this the norm in June and July too? Going to HS June 27 and June 30. My daughter is actully in a special Night Parade on the 30th!

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  2. Thanks for this Kenny! I told my family about this on our trip in late January and they had never heard of you. When all of the characters appeared by brother yelled out “Kenny the Pirate”! I was so excited to meet Aladdin and Genie (I’m 28 years old), I abandonded my wife who was nursing our 6 month old and ran off to meet them by myself. We both love to tell that story so it’s okay….

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  3. We were there Thursday also, we looked for you later, but missed you. Got a great picture with Pinocchio and Geppetto that is hard to get. Thanks for all your your tips as this is a hidden gem for Character Meets.

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  4. I love Character Palooza, thanks for informing me about it! I’ve gone 6 times and I have met so many rare characters! I still can’t find Genie or Max Goof at the Palooza, though. Hopefully next time I go I’ll find them!

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  5. I wanted to let you know that we followed your advice regarding Character Palooza in early March and saw Pinocchio and Geppetto, Captain Hook, the Genie, Chip, Stitch, Belle, Mulan, and Pocahontas. Mary Poppins and a Penguin grabbed my daughter’s hand and walked down the street. It was magical-thanks so much!

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  6. We experienced characterpalooza thanks to your website when we went in jan/feb. I am so thankful for the info you provide especially regarding the characters ! My daughters love meeting and interacting with all the characters. We met the queen from Snow White, belle, gepetto, Pocahontas with Meeko and got aladins aurogragh quick before characters headed back in (chance of rain as Snow White and Mary poppins came out abd then left quickly).

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  7. Hey I was there right when they walked out. Sorry I missed you. I scanned all ur pics. Darn I didn’t photo bomb. They look great. We hit everyone too. Thanks again for your great posts. Maybe catch ya next time.

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  8. Great article!! Mulan did the same thing with my 12 year old daughter back in August, thanks to your blog we were the first ones in China that day & the first to line up for Mulan. We weren’t standing in the right spot but that was great because when Mulan asked J. to walk with her, she was so excited! I only wish I had a picture of J’s face when Mulan asked her that!

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  9. I really hope we get to experience character palooza when I’m there next. According to your notes on the experience, it seems more promising now that it will happen in November (which is when we get to go again). Thanks for all your wonderful documentation!

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