Rare Characters at Disney World

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By placing the character locations and schedules (which I’ll update tonight) on this blog, it was my hope to help some people locate their favorite character more easily. Some characters were listed on the Times Guide, but others were (are) left off the Times Guide. The official Disney line was “ask a Cast Member.” That can be helpful at times, but other times the hard-working cast members just don’t know the answers or haven’t worked there long enough to answer guests questions. At other times the schedules were guarded like State secrects in a black box with handcuffs attached. Recently, one blog/twitter follower said she was given 5 different answers when she asked where Mary Poppins was meeting for Limited Time Magic – True Love Week. I hoped to help people know where to go and when to go there to meet their favorite characters. It was my experience on Ultimate Tours that character meets were always the longest lines, even when the meets were well-planned. Of course, we were trying to do EVERY attraction and EVERY character in the same day which we first accomplished in June, 2011.

Currenlty, there are 58 different characters available for regular, scheduled, in-park meets. There another 9 characters that can be met by paying a fee for a meal or character experience that don’t meet regularly. But, what about the “Rare” characters? Where do they meet and how can you find them? Some characters like Abby Mallard, Angelica, Chicken Little, Iridessa, Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable, Prince Caspian, Rhino, Silvermist and the Power Rangers are just gone from Walt Disney World. But there are other characters who do show up from time to time in set locations, but NO SET SCHEDULES. Well, no set schedules that the public will see.

Some characters may only appear once or twice a year like Shang (right before Christmas parade) or Shan-Yu in Epcot.  Recently, Eric appeared for several meets in Epcot and in the past Megara might pop in once or twice a year.  Other characters who regularly appear in the parks use Epcot to train their attendants and photographers.  One might also see characters training for the Halloween Party in mid-August in Epcot or Animal Kingdom.  A rare, random meet, like seeing Mushu in Epcot might happen from time to time, but the list below are characters that are a bit more difficult to find.  Maybe you’ll get lucky and find Governor Ratcliffe or the Brers in Camp Minnie Mickey.

With the help of a good friend, I was able to compose this non-exhaustive list of characters who don’t make scheduled appearances, but are most likely to appear in a park.

Training and Random Meets at Walt Disney World
These characters are considered more difficult to locate in Disney World. Epcot Training is random and can occur at any time or not at all. They are most common between 11am and 3pm. The training meets are open to all guests. Frontierland Hoedown is a scheduled experience that often allows a brief time of meet and greets. Check the Magic Kingdom Entertainment Schedule above for weekly times. MNSSHP stands for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and MVMCP stands for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. They are ticketed events that any guest can purchase tickets to attend. (Some dates sell out well in advance).
Annie Disney Jr Dance Party    
Big Al Epcot Training Frontierland Hoedown MVMCP
Bolt Character Palooza Epcot Training  
Brer Bear Epcot Training Frontierland Hoedown  
Brer Fox Epcot Training Frontierland Hoedown  
Brer Rabbit Frontierland Hoedown    
Captain Hook Character Palooza Epcot Training MNSSHP
Clarabelle Cow Frontierland Hoedown    
Dopey Epcot Training Magic Kingdom  
Genie Character Palooza Epcot Training Magic Kingdom
Gepetto Character Palooza Epcot Training  
Gideon Epcot Training    
Horace Horsecollar Frontierland Hoedown    
J. Worthington Foulfellow Epcot Training    
Jafar Character Palooza Epcot Training MNSSHP
Liverlips Epcot Training Frontierland Hoedown MVMCP
Max Character Palooza Epcot Training  
Meeko Character Palooza Epcot Training  
Mr. Smee Character Palooza Epcot Training  
Perla Epcot Training    
Penguins Character Palooza Epcot Training Magic Kingdom
Pinocchio Character Palooza    
Queen of Hearts Character Palooza MNSSHP  
Quincy Disney Jr Dance Party    
Rabbit Epcot UK Magic Kingdom  
Shaker Epcot Training    
Snow Queen Character Palooza MNSSHP  
Suzy Epcot Training    
Terk Epcot Training    
Tweedles Character Palooza Magic Kingdom  
Wendell Epcot Training Frontierland Hoedown  
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8 thoughts on “Rare Characters at Disney World”

  1. While going through some old pictures from sometime in the early (2000’s)
    I found a picture of myself with a character I’d never seen before the Character was a Hippo wearing a green (looks like a tank top or a life jacket) Navy Blue shorts with red and yellow flowers on them
    and a hat.
    Who is this Character and where is he from????


  2. I know this is for Disney World, but we saw several of these characters in Disneyland. Brier Bear and Rabbit were near Splash Mountain, Terk at the Grand Californian (for breakfast) and Max at Minnie’s character breakfast.


  3. The Queen of Hearts can also be found at an EPCOT training. I saw her in January at one. Also Marie the cat and Gepetto



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