UPDATE: I have friends who reported waits in excess of 165 minutes for Flynn Rider and used Fastpass+ to meet them and it took them 90 minutes!
Some of Disney’s most popular Princes made a special appearance today to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Magic Kingdom. It was kind of funny, because the Cast Members were either being really coy about the experience in an attempt to keep the somewhat surprise or they had no knowledge who would be available.
Upon reaching the TTC, they had a bunch of pretty red and white Valentine’s Day balloons. Most of them were totally gone by lunch.
Character Palooza can be like shooting at a moving target at times. Cast Members are instructed to act as if it doesn’t occur until they characters actually appear and the schedules aren’t published publicly except on my site and others who borrow it. I’m able to get basic schedules from an uncredited friend because the friend wants guests to be able to access these characters. Sometimes the schedules that I’m provided can be adjusted slightly based on conditions and desires of the Character Palooza team. I try my best to keep the schedules updated, but recommendation is to arrive a little before the times I list and wait around. Characters will NOT appear during inclement weather.
Here’s who we visited yesterday: Belle, Mulan, Snow White & Snow Queen Grimhilde, Green Army Men, Penguin, Mary Poppins, Stitch, Genie, Chip n Dale. Belle didn’t return for the second set and the third set was cancelled after only a minute or two on stage due to rain in the area.
(Click on a pic for a larger image. Sorry some of the photos are a little blurry, it was user error on my part)
I was hoping with the weather in the upper 30’s and low 40’s today that I might get a chance to say hello to Mary Poppins in her nanny costume, but she was wearing the winter version of the Jolly Holiday costume instead. I still had a lovely meet and greet with the graceful lady after the wind blew us in the same direction.
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