Thanks to several different Limited Time Magic events, some characters offering new regular meets and some Epcot character training, 2013 provided me with the opportunity to meet more than 20 new characters. I thought it might be fun to rank the top 13 meets that were new to me and open up the rankings for some discussion.
We’ve had the opportunity to meet Liverlips, Wendell and Big Al numerous times at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot training, but Shaker was always elusive to us. Many years ago, he appeared at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, but things changed. In 2013 the Magic Kingdom entertainment decided to bring him back with the other Country Bears for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for a group meet and greet. We met them right after the parade for a very short wait.
I dropped into Epcot today to see if there were any special character training going on and found Megara training at the International Gateway! She is SUPER rare these days. She could have been training for the Villains event on September 13th, but there’s no guarantee that she’ll offer meet and greets there, so I was happy to find her out on my birthday. She returned once more while I was there and appears a couple of times this afternoon according to some of the Cast Members nearby.
She was really in character and a fun interaction.