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Epcot Character Spot temporary location

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Effective tomorrow morning, as a result of the closing of the current Character Spot for refurbishment, Sailor Donald will no longer offer regular Walt Disney World meets.  He does appear as a sailor often in training locations around Epcot, but will not offer regular meets in his sailor suit.  He will continue to meet in Mexico in his Caballero costume on a daily basis.

Goofy will relocate to the position that used to host Stitch next to Daisy on the right of the Lagacy Plaza just before Spaceship Earth.

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Mickey, Minnie and Pluto will move onto the new, temporary Epcot Character Spot.  The new location is just beyond the Fountain View ice cream shop and just before Club Cool.

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After entering the doors above, you’ll walk down a hallway where the restrooms are located and make a quick left.  The new room is immediately on the left.

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The room was closed to the public, but I was given an opportunity to enter the room.  For a temporary location, it looks quite nice with an Epcot style backdrop and there’s some short railings and greenery that will remind one of Epcot itself.   There’s a monorail, spaceship earth, Imaginations pavilion etc in the backdrop.  This photo was taken on the grand opening day.

Background for the new Epcot Character Spot

The manager I spoke with told me that one can enter from any of the 4 entrances, but the preferred one is listed here.  The only entrance that isn’t being used is the old entrance.

When the Character Spot returns from refurb, it will only offer Mickey, Minnie and Pluto.  It is said to offer Fastpass+ at that time too.
Evidently Stitch will no longer be offering scheduled meets at Epcot.  He wasn’t out today when I stopped to meet Daisy.  I asked the attendant where Stitch is located and she said, “Magic Kingdom.”  (He’s still at Hollywood Studios at the hat too).  Other character schedules around Epcot should remain the same for the time being and Aurora is now meeting in gazebo on the far right hand side of France.
Happy character finding!

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Epcot Character Spot to undergo refurbishment

If you read the blog regularly, you’ll remember that I have posted several different rumors concerning the Epcot Character Spot and other Future World character meets.  Well, it appears that the Character Spot will be closing until late January or February to provide a much needed face lift.  It will likely close Sunday.

Goofy will join Daisy toward the opening of the park.  Mickey, Minnie and Pluto will move elsewhere.  I’ve heard that Donald will only meet in Mexico.  I would love to see Mickey and Minnie together in futuristic costumes, but I’m not getting my hopes up.
I value the indoor meets for the AC and how it helps characters stay cool in the Florida heat, but I love how characters meeting in open spaces really bring life into the parks.  Of course, I would be willing to give up one of the fabs in order to see Figment return.

What do you think?

Pluto at Epcot Character Spot

Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2012
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2012
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2012
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2012
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2012
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2012
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2012
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2012
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2012
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2012
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2012
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2012
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2012
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2012
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2012
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2012
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2012
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2012
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2013
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2013
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2013
Pluto at Epcot Character Spot 2013

Sunday Squeeze #3

January 22, 2012

Before I start with my new Sunday Squeeze, I would like to apologize for the lack of updates.  I plan to return to posting regular columns again this week.  It’s been a difficult month after losing my job and didn’t realize how much it affected me emotionally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing compares to the joy of seeing your child happy.  Seeing those memories captured on film, or a computer file, helps us keep those great memories throughout our lives.  My daughter had just met with Chip n Dale at the Epcot Character Spot.  It was in the days before Samantha Brown told people about this little treasure.  We used to be able to meet all the headliner characters with little or no wait throughout the day!

Debbie was so excited to finally get to meet Chip n Dale that she could barely contain herself.  She was jumping and dancing in circles and singing.  We had met Mickey, Minnie and Donald and it was time to finally meet the chipmunks.  They played with her and jumped and danced.  After getting their autograph and photo with her little friend, I took this photo of her as she completed the meet and greet.  Words can’t describe the joy she expressed.

What about you?  Do you have moments you’d like to share?

Next week a Friend of the Site (FOS) Reto will be sharing a moment he had with his favorite character Baloo!