We had the opportunity to be among the first families to meet Doc McStuffins at her new home at Hollywood and Vine today at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We made an 8:00am breakfast reservation in order to meet her today. We had a great time meeting Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Handy Manny and Jake. The entire experience took about one and a half hours. We were waiting on Doc to make her way over to us. The meal appeared MUCH more popular than it was when Secret Agent Oso and June met there.
I personally think this is a great mixture of characters. There’s two male and two female characters and many little boys like Doc McStuffins. The characters are willing to spend as much time with your family as you’d like to interact and Doc was uber popular, so don’t expect to run in, consume some egg dish and run out in 30 minutes. I think one to one and a half hours is reasonable for this and any character rotation meal.
We began with meeting Handy Manny. Not a lot to say. The guy loves tools, so he and I have a lot in common. We’ve seen him a number of times in the past when he offered the in park meet and greet. I need to get one of those pencils though.
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.