Trying to keep up with Character Palooza is like juggling snowballs. It seems like things change more than they stay the same. They change the times, they change the locations and they change the characters that appear. It’s pretty funny in a way because Disney World has moved to the Hyper Planner model of vacationing with pre-arranging your resort stay, rides and dining months in advance, but they try to keep character meets as some sort of top secret, black ops program.
If you ask the average Cast Member (who is doing what they are told) they will deny that Character Palooza even exists or act very coy about it all. Every time the Fantasmic! schedules change, I venture over, very low-key spy style, and try to discern the latest schedules.
Today I observed that the new 8:00pm schedules included a 3:30pm meet (expected) and a 5:05pm meet. The 5:05pm time was a pretty big shock to me because they arranged the time to fall right when everyone is leaving Lights, Motors, Action. Both meets were held on New York Street closer to the Writers Stop. If you aren’t sure where that is, use my Hollywood Studios Map.
Characters meeting today included: Belle, jasmine, Aladdin, Max, Pinocchio, Jessie, Stitch, Green Army Men, Pocahontas.