Attention Disney lovers and Character enthusiasts alike! Once again, Limited Time Magic is bringing back a few old pals for an unforgettable return to Magic Kingdom park! During Long-Lost Friends Week, some familiar faces will step back into the spotlight at Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A. Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with rare Disney Characters you may have helped select in an online poll! From Robin Hood and Br’er Rabbit to Louis and Dr. Facilier from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, drop by to see who got the most votes and enjoy a few memory-making photo opportunities too.
This is from the Disney Blog
During Long-Lost Friends week (July 15-21), rarely seen Disney characters will be stepping into the spotlight at Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A. You’ll have the chance to get up-close and personal and enjoy photo opportunities with the friends you selected in our online poll.
From “Robin Hood”: Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, Sheriff of Nottingham and Prince John
There will also be more long-lost Disney characters to see, so be sure to visit Magic Kingdom Park July 15-21 to find out who else will be visiting during “Limited Time Magic” at the Walt Disney World Resort.
The two lists point to the same characters that were mentioned in the Rumor thread from July 8th. It’s odd that the blog didn’t mention Brer Rabbit but the LTM site did mention him specifically. There will still be one more group. The Chicken Little group, Louis with Dr. Facilier and Brer Fox are the best ones mentioned in the grouping. The Shadowman only appears for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties and Brer Bear and Brer Rabbit appear daily for the Frontierland Hoedown.
It have a job interview in Orlando on the 22nd, so I’ll catch the final day on the 21st. I can tell you from experience that you’ll want to visit the Flag Pole Characters FIRST, then catch the ones where Mary Poppins usually meet and the other two sets.
It’s been posted on a web forum by Drew81 that the following characters will meet for Long-lost Friends 2.0 which is supposed to happen July 15-21, 2013:
Chicken Little and Abby Mallard
Brer Bear, Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox
Robin Hood unit (repeat from February)
Louis and Dr Facilier
I believe the list is pretty accurate, but you will see another more common group as well 😉
So, this Long-lost Friends is good to see Chicken Little and Abby Mallard, Brer Fox, Louis and Shadowman (for those who can’t make it to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Also, those who missed the first iteration of LLF will certainly enjoy meeting the Robin Hood gang. If I’m in town, I’d drop in to meet a few of them.
BUT, what if YOU were in charge of Long-lost Friends week? What characters would you present? I’ve listed 48 different characters or groups of characters from which you can vote. Here’s what we’re going to do. I’ll take the rankings and create brackets and we’ll vote on which ones we like best – Tournament Style! The winning 4 groups will be the ones that the FANS of characters would LOVE to see, if they do another Long-lost Friends Week. The actual vote count will appear after you make choices. Choose as many as you like and vote as often as you desire.
I arrived at the Magic Kingdom at about 8:30 a.m. ready to meet some characters that are difficult to find at Walt Disney World these days. For only one week (January 21-27) in Town Square at the Magic Kingdom they are offering “Long-lost Friends Week.” I had fully expected to see the exact characters that appeared but was surprised that Gideon wasn’t meeting with the Pinocchio gang. It’s funny to me that many guests have no idea where to line up for the quickest entry from the rope. I just waltzed right up to the rope while all the other people were forming a psuedo line behind the other section of rope. Continue reading Long Lost Friends day one – my experience and their full schedule and locations→
Update: Long-lost Friends Week character meet and greet hours are said to be 9:00 am to 2:10 pm in Town Square
As I reported to you earlier in the week, Walt Disney World’s first “Long Lost Friends Week” will take place January 21-27 at the Magic Kingdom. Disney has officially stated that the Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, The Three Little Pigs, Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow will be appearing. They promise other “surprises.” Hopefully those surprises include some that I mentioned earlier (Pinocchio group, Ludwig Von Drake and Scrooge McDuck). I could live without the Pinocchio group if it means getting some more really rare characters for a week.
What rare character would you like to see?
Additional Limited Time Magic coming in the future:
True Love Week Feb 11-17, 2013
Cinderella Castle will blush pink and red while lovebirds celebrate a week filled with royal Prince and Princess Meet ‘N’ Greets and limited-edition Disney Valentine collectibles.
Independence Week July 1-7, 2013
The 4th of July is seven days long this year as Disney salutes America with a spectacular 4th of July Fireworks Party. Everything will be red, white and blue, from the fireworks and Cinderella Castle down to special-edition U.S.A. shirts, ear hats and other patriotic souvenirs.
Unleash the Villains Friday, Sep 13, 2013
Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
The Disney villains are so excited about Friday the 13th, they’re taking over Disney’s Hollywood Studios®! Join in the fun for a night of mischief and a villainous dance party that will last until the 13th hour (1 a.m.).