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Minnie Mouse leaving animation area and moving back to the Sorcerer’s Hat

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Minnie Mouse is said to be moving from the Animation Building at Hollywood Studios and returning to meet at the Sorcerer’s Hat with the other classic Disney characters.

Her last day at the Animation Building is said to be September 27, 2014.

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RUMOR: Ralph and Vanellope’s last day is coming soon at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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According to a source, Wreck-it Ralph and Vanellope’s will soon be leaving Disney’s Hollywood Studios in preparation for transforming the meet and greet area for the characters Hiro and Baymax from Big Hero 6.

Ralph and Vanellope’s last day is said to be Friday, October 18, 2014   The Big Hero 6 characters should begin in late October to early November.

Rumor round up: Hercules, Big Hero 6, Elsa, Fastpass+, Star Wars Land & Agent P

Disney World Rumor Round Up

It’s been a little while since we discussed rumors that are flying around the Walt Disney World resort, so I thought I might catch you up on some things that I’ve heard.

Hercules, Megara and Hades could join Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party lineup

An interesting rumor has arisen lately that Hercules, Megara and Hades might be replacing Tarzan, Jane and Terk at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  Since Megara and Hercules made a few pop up appearances and special event appearances within the last year, guests have been clamoring to meet these classic Disney movie characters.  If the rumor is true, these characters would appear beginning September 1. Continue reading Rumor round up: Hercules, Big Hero 6, Elsa, Fastpass+, Star Wars Land & Agent P

Date set for Tinker Bell’s relocation to Town Square Theater in the Magic Kingdom

Back in January I posted that Tinker Bell would be relocating from Adventureland to Town Square Theater and the meet and greet would be only her, no other pixies and that the meet would offer Fastpass+ and Stand by availablility to meet her.  When I posted the info the reaction was pretty strong that people would be willing to wait longer in order to meet a wider variety of pixies, but that reaction apparently didn’t sway Disney’s decision to offer Tinker Bell all by herself.

Officially they are referring to the meet area as the “Garden Theater.”  Guests will be magically shrunk down to pixie size through the magic portal in order to meet Tink by herself.

According to a source, Tinker Bell will relocate to Town Square Theater (next door to Mickey Mouse) on May 20, 2014.  There currently is no listing for her yet on Fastpass+, but I expect that to come online very soon.

RUMOR: Carnotaurus and Conniesaurus may be returning to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

If the rumor that the bwanablog.com has posted recently is true, then the Animal Kingdom could be returning two characters that haven’t been seen there in like 10 years.

“So, Disney is getting ready to spring some old “friends” back at us at DinoRama. Those silly, campy dinos will be coming back, meeting folks out front of Chester and Hester’s near Primeval Whirl. It’s not T-Rex and Roxie but the later Carnotaurus (the brown one) and Conniesaurus.”

I’ll ask around and see what I can learn about them returning.
What characters do you wish would return to Animal Kingdom?
Source:  http://bwanablog.blogspot.com/2014/03/new-meet-and-greet-coming-to-dinoland.html

Emperor Palpatine Stitch may be coming to Star Wars Weekends 2014

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In 2013 Star Wars Weekends introduced Chip n Dale as Ewoks to their character meet and greet line up.  Chip n Dale proved to be very popular with guests waiting in long lines to queue up for these adorable guys.

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A rumor going around is stating that Stitch may be the next character to begin offering character meet and greets at Star Wars Weekends as an official character.  Rumor has it that he’ll be presented as Emperor Palpatine Stitch.  He can already be found in figure form and pin form in this costume, so it will be fun to actually have a meet and greet with him as well.

What do you think about Emperor Palpatine Stitch possibly joining the Star Wars Weekends character lineup?

Rumor Round UP: Anna & Elsa, Aurora, Snow White, Easter Bunny, Jiminy Cricket, Water Park Characters and someone named Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

In the always changing beast that is Disney World Entertainment…

Anna and Elsa relocation along with Aurora and Snow White

When Anna and Elsa relocate to the Magic Kingdom’s Fairytale Hall on Sunday, April 20, 2014, they are said to be meeting alongside Princess Aurora.  Snow White will then move back to the front of the park next to City Hall.   Anna and Elsa are only guaranteed to stay until 5:00pm daily, but I would expect them to stay until everyone using FP+ to meet them and possibly everyone in the stand by line that weren’t cut off could meet them.  We’ll have to wait and see how this all plays out.  Hopefully, someone has thought ahead concerning a cut off time.  I still don’t understand why they just don’t meet all day and eliminate confusion.

After Anna and Elsa are done for the day Snow White or Jasmine could be appearing alongside Aurora for the remainder of the evening.

Water Park characters have returned

It’s been confirmed for me that the Water Park characters have returned for the Spring and Summer season.  My daughter and I will be heading over this week to visit them and get some new photos.

Easter Bunny

Mr & Mrs Easter Bunny will now be meeting on Easter from 9am – 12:15pm at the Magic Kingdom.  So their schedule is April 13-19 9:00am-2:00pm & 3:40-5:10pm and April 20 9:00am-12:15pm.  They are meeting next to City Hall, where Snow White will move.  I’ll be heading over later this week to meet Mr. and Mrs Easter Bunny.

In past years Disney bunnies have been known to pop up at other parks on Easter as well.  No guarantees if, who, where or when they will appear.  Just keep your eyes open if you’re looking for a Disney bunny.

Don’t forget to check out the resorts I listed recently to meet special characters on Easter Sunday.

After Easter schedule adjustments

Fairy Godmother will return to her old schedule on the 19th

Gaston will return to his old schedule on the 20th.

Peter Pan will return to his regular Fantasyland location on the 21st and only meet in the early morning again.

Frontierland Hoedown will return again right after Easter to it’s normal 4:45 & 5:40pm schedule.

Jiminy Cricket

Jiminy Cricket has become really difficult to locate in the last several months.  I was told he was removed from Epcot Training, so he’s been basically non-existent.  I was informed recently that Jiminy Cricket could be appearing on Tuesday, which is Earth Day, at the Animal Kingdom.  It’s said that he’s appeared there for this event in the past.  He was in the Oasis area before you enter the park.  Keep your eyes open, maybe you’ll find him after the park is open.

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

Oswald recently began appearing at Tokyo Disneyland.  The Disney Parks Blog hinted that he could be coming to the American parks as well.  It’s just a rumor at this point, but I’ve heard that he may be coming to Hollywood Studios this fall.  If the rumor is accurate, he would be taking the space now occupied by Ralph and Vanellope.  No specific dates were attached to the rumor.

Tinker Bell to relocate to Magic Kingdom’s Town Square Theater

Tinker Bell will soon be leaving Tinker Bell’s Magical Nook in Adventureland and relocating to Town Square Theater in the Magic Kingdom.  When she makes this move, it’s been said that she will no longer have her pixie friends joining her.  She will meet alone.  It is supposed to become a Fastpass+ meet and greet enabled area.   No firm date has been announced.

The wait times to meet her should drop, but we will no longer have the opportunity to meet Periwinkle, Terance, Rosetta, Vidia, Silvermist  and the rest of the Disney Fairies.

What do you think?  Would you prefer to wait longer and have more pixies or have a shorter wait and Fastpass+ for Tinker Bell?

Possible changes coming to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party characters

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I’ve heard that Mary Poppins, Bert and the Penguins may be moving into Fantasyland near the Carousel for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties this year.  I also heard that the Tremaine Family will not be returning for 2013.

Princess Fairytale Hall Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Cinderella and Charming. (4)Cinderella and her Prince will meet in Princess Fairytale Hall along with Aurora & Phillip.  On the other side of Fairytale Hall, it will still be Rapunzel and Flynn along with Snow White and her Prince.

Belle and Beast at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2006
Belle and Beast at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2006

Many people have been hoping for the return of the Beauty and the Beast meet and greet in her beautiful Christmas dress, but I’ve still not received any information that they will be returning as a couple to the party.  They could, but no solid rumors that I’ve heard.  She should begin meeting at Akershus in this dress sometime after Thanksgiving.

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

I would expect Scrooge to meet in the same location as Daisy and Donald.  I’m not sure if the 3 of them will meet together or rotate in some fashion.

I’ve heard that we should not expect Jack and Sally to return for the Christmas Parties as it is the same location that is used for the Santa Claus meet and greet in Town Square.

Celebrate the Magic should offer a special Christmas version before the fireworks each night as well.

Remember, rumors aren’t NEWS, they are posted for discussion of events that MAY or may not happen.

 

NOTE:  The Disney Parks Blog just announced that the Jingle Cruise and Merida’s meet will remain open for the parties.

Disney confirms the arrival of Anna and Elsa from Frozen to appear in Norway in Epcot

I’ve been telling you since February that the characters, Anna and Elsa, from the upcoming movie Frozen would begin making appearances in Walt Disney World.  In July I has able to confirm that those characters would appear in the Norway pavilion in Epcot.  The Disney parks blog specifically mentions a “November” start date.  I’ve heard they could appear as early as October 27th, but that date isn’t confirmed, so don’t book a vacation around that date.

In the comments section of the Disney Parks Blog Shawn Slater stated that these characters are “only expected to appear in Norway at Epcot through January 4, 2014.”  I’ve heard that the date could be extended depending upon the popularity of the meet and greet and the popularity of the movie.  People are speculating that the meet and greet will take place inside the Puffin’s Roost store while the new gallery will be in the Stave Church.

This information comes from Disney Parks:

anna and elsa norway epoct meet and greet“This November, the enchanting story and characters from “Frozen” will be brought to magical life with new experiences coming to Disney Parks. At Disneyland park, Olaf is preparing a special, snow-capped spot in Fantasyland, where you can spend time visiting with Anna and Elsa. When the royal sisters travel east to Walt Disney World Resort, they’ll be appearing at the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, where you’ll also find a new gallery exhibit exploring how the culture and beauty of Norway-inspired the filmmakers in the creation of “Frozen.”

And in the evenings this holiday season, a sequence celebrating “Frozen” will join “Celebrate the Magic,” the nighttime projection show that transforms Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park. Olaf will also play host for the wondrous all-new nighttime experience, “World of Color – Winter Dreams” at Disney California Adventure park.”

Are you excited to meet these two new characters?