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Limited Time Magic: Dog Days of Summer at the Magic Kingdom. Photos and Video

Dog Days of Summer 2013

On Thursday, August 29th I met up with my buddy Josh and we hung out at the Magic Kingdom, had a bite to eat at Cosmic Rays (The half chicken meal was good and I only subjected Twitter followers to the photo of the food), did a few attractions and I wanted to stop in to see the Dog Days of Summer Dance Party.  First I noticed Stitch as Lilo’s dog with his new accouterments.

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EPCOT Male Character Plan

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Updated 10/3/2013

The purpose of this plan is to meet every MALE character available in Epcot.

Click on a character’s name to see character photo, map, interaction tips and trivia.

EPCOT Male Character Plan 

  • Arrive at the entrance to Epcot by 8:15am and look for a turnstile with little or no line. The park advertises that it opens at 9:00 am, but it actually opens at 8:45 am. Make your way at opening to meet Pluto. There will be NO LINE. He will be located on the far right in a alcove before you turn the corner to Spaceship Earth.
Pluto    Entrance (right side)
  • Next we head straight for Mickey & Goofy. “But don’t we need Soarin’ Fastpasses?” you ask. Well, trust me, they won’t be gone by the time you wait 3 minutes to see Mickey and Goofy. Minnie is in the room too, but your little pirate can skip her if he desires! Mickey and Goofy are located in the Character Spot. It is just past the Ice Cream shop on the right. Exact directions are located here.
Mickey, Goofy Character Spot
  • Very few people know when and where Chip and Dale meet. As you pass through the Innoventions breezeway on the right hand side, headed toward Soarin’, you’ll find a little curved out area on your LEFT. Chip n Dale are usually prompt to arrive about 9:30am. I usually just drop into the area about 9:25 to be first in line, otherwise the line is typically about 15-20 minutes.
Chip n Dale Outside Innoventions West
  • Duffy rarely has a long line, except during the busiest times at Epcot. To avoid any line at all, just show up at his location at 11:25am. To find his location head down the middle path from the Epcot Fountain toward World Showcase. When you reach the end of the path, turn left and Duffy’s gazebo is clearly identified on the left. He’s a hugger by the way!
Duffy World Showcase Plaza
  • Next we continue along the same direction toward the Mexico Pavilion, which is the first one to which you’ll arrive. Go just past the pavilion and you’ll see Mexican Donald on the LEFT. He rarely has a very long line, but by arriving early you’ll avoid any wait.
Donald Mexico
  • Enjoy some time in Epcot! Tour the World Showcase, play the Agent P game, ride a few rides. We’ll wait until the late afternoon to meet Aladdin. The 4:35 meet would be perfect because you can follow it up with Tigger and Winnie the Pooh shortly after. Arrive about 4:20-4:25. Aladdin meets across from the Morocco pavilion next to the water. If your young pirate doesn’t wish to meet Jasmine, just inform the Cast Member.
Aladdin & Jasmine Morrocco
  • Tigger and Pooh are located INSIDE the Toy Shoppe in the United Kingdom pavilion. Enter the streets of the UK and make your way toward the back. The Toy Shoppe is located on the RIGHT before you get to the back. Be sure to bounce with Tigger, he loves that.
Tigger & Winnie the Pooh UK inside Toy Shoppe

Animal Kingdom characters set to appear in Halloween Costumes

Mickey, Minnie, Donald Pluto and Goofy have traditionally dressed in special costumes in Camp Minnie Mickey to celebrate Halloween in the Animal Kingdom theme park.  Mickey has dressed as the scarecrow you see above (photo taken at recent Happy Haunted 5K run), Minnie has dressed as a cowgirl, Goofy as a cowboy, Pluto wears a special pumpkin collar and Donald dons his coonskin cap that he used to wear at the Magic Kingdom.

The tradition of dressing for Halloween will continue this year in Camp Minnie Mickey.  The characters will wear these special costumes from October 28-November 3.  This mini-celebration will displace Baloo and King Louie, who will return to Stanley Falls in Africa for this week only.

Winnie the Pooh has traditionally appeared in his Super Slueth costume, Eeyore as a mummy and Tigger dresses for the occasion as well at Discovery Landing.  If you’re in Animal Kingdom next week, be sure to stop by and see these characters in their special costumes.

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!

The Garden Grill Dinner

Disney World Character Meals
1900 Park Fare – Breakfast 1900 Park Fare – Dinner Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Breakfast Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Lunch
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Dinner Cape May Café – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Lunch
Cinderella Royal Table – Dinner Chef Mickey’s – Breakfast Chef Mickey’s – Dinner Crystal Palace – Breakfast
Crystal Palace – Lunch Crystal Palace – Dinner Garden Grill – Dinner Hollywood & Vine – Breakfast
Hollywood & Vine – Lunch Mickey’s Backyard BBQ – Dinner Ohana – Breakfast Perfectly Princess Tea Party – Brunch
Pirates and Pals Fireworks – Dinner Tusker House – Breakfast Tusker House – Lunch Wonderland Tea Party – afternoon
The Garden Grill Dinner at the Land Pavilion in Epcot

Food/Dining Type:  American

Location:  Garden Grill, Land, Epcot

Meal:  Dinner

Type of service:  Family style table service

Price:  Adults $37.27-41.53; Child (3-9) $18.10-20.23  Tax included

Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 8 or more 18% required tip.

Reservations:  Highly Suggested

Hours:  4:00-8:00pm

Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)

Tables in Wonderland Discount:  YES

Garden Grill Dinner Menu

Appetizer

Basket of Warm Breads with Maple Butter

Salad

“Living with the Land” Harvest-inspired Farmer’s Salad

Entree

Roasted All-Natural Turkey Breast with Lemon Caper Sauce
Sustainable Fish of the Day with Roasted Tomato and Pepper Compote

Dessert

Fresh-baked Harvest Fruit Cobbler with Hand-whipped Vanilla Bean Cream

Garden Grill Children’s Dinner Menu

Entree

Baked Macaroni & Cheese
Oven-roasted Chicken Drumstick

Dessert
Cupcake Cone with Crisp Pearls

Characters:  Mickey, Chip n Dale, Pluto

Farmer Mickey
Chip
Dale
Pluto

Chef Mickey’s Fun Time Dinner Buffet

Disney World Character Meals
1900 Park Fare – Breakfast 1900 Park Fare – Dinner Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Breakfast Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Lunch
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Dinner Cape May Café – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Lunch
Cinderella Royal Table – Dinner Chef Mickey’s – Breakfast Chef Mickey’s – Dinner Crystal Palace – Breakfast
Crystal Palace – Lunch Crystal Palace – Dinner Garden Grill – Dinner Hollywood & Vine – Breakfast
Hollywood & Vine – Lunch Mickey’s Backyard BBQ – Dinner Ohana – Breakfast Perfectly Princess Tea Party – Brunch
Pirates and Pals Fireworks – Dinner Tusker House – Breakfast Tusker House – Lunch Wonderland Tea Party – afternoon
Chef Mickey’s Fun Time Dinner Buffet at the Contemporary Resort

Food/Dining Type:  American

Location:  Contemporary Resort

Meal:  Dinner

Type of service:  Buffet

Price:  Adults $41.53-$45.79; Child (3-9) $20.23-$22.36  Tax included

Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 8 or more 18% required tip.

Reservations:  Highly Suggested

Hours:  5:00pm-9:30pm

Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)

Tables in Wonderland Discount:   NO

Soup & Salad Bar, baked salmon, broccoli and cheese, cheese pizza, chicken tenders, chorizo red beans and rice, green beans, macaroni and cheese, mango bbq pork ribs, Mickey cheese ravioli, oven-roasted turkey, oven-roasted chicken with bourbon bbq sauce, parmesan mashed potatoes, pasta with vegetable, spiced-rubbed carved beef

Desserts:  bread pudding, fresh seasonal fruit, peach cobbler, Rice Krispy treats, sundae and dessert bar,

Characters:  Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald, Goofy

Donald
Goofy
Mickey
Minnie
Pluto

Chef Mickey’s Fun Time Breakfast Buffet

Disney World Character Meals
1900 Park Fare – Breakfast 1900 Park Fare – Dinner Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Breakfast Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Lunch
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Dinner Cape May Café – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Lunch
Cinderella Royal Table – Dinner Chef Mickey’s – Breakfast Chef Mickey’s – Dinner Crystal Palace – Breakfast
Crystal Palace – Lunch Crystal Palace – Dinner Garden Grill – Dinner Hollywood & Vine – Breakfast
Hollywood & Vine – Lunch Mickey’s Backyard BBQ – Dinner Ohana – Breakfast Perfectly Princess Tea Party – Brunch
Pirates and Pals Fireworks – Dinner Tusker House – Breakfast Tusker House – Lunch Wonderland Tea Party – afternoon
Chef Mickey’s Fun Time Breakfast Buffet at the Contemporary Resort

Food/Dining Type:  American

Location:  Contemporary Resort

Meal:  Breakfast

Type of service:  Buffet

Price:  Adults $30.88; Child (3-9) $17.03 Tax included.

Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 8 or more 18% required tip.

Reservations:  Highly Suggested

Hours:  7:00am-11:20am

Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)

Tables in Wonderland Discount:  NO

Breakfast selections: Bagels, bacon, bacon and cheese potatoes, biscuits and gravy, breakfast pizza, breakfast potatoes, cereals, cheese blintz, cinnamon rolls, chocolate croissants, corned beef hash with corn muffin, danishes, French toast, Mickey waffles, muffins oatmeal, omelets, pancakes, Rice Krispy treats, sausage, seasonal fruit, scrambled eggs, tator crisps, vegetable lasagna, yogurt

Characters:  Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald, Goofy

Donald
Goofy
Mickey
Minnie
Pluto

Ohana Best Friends Breakfast

Disney World Character Meals
1900 Park Fare – Breakfast 1900 Park Fare – Dinner Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Breakfast Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Lunch
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Dinner Cape May Café – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Breakfast Cinderella Royal Table – Lunch
Cinderella Royal Table – Dinner Chef Mickey’s – Breakfast Chef Mickey’s – Dinner Crystal Palace – Breakfast
Crystal Palace – Lunch Crystal Palace – Dinner Garden Grill – Dinner Hollywood & Vine – Breakfast
Hollywood & Vine – Lunch Mickey’s Backyard BBQ – Dinner Ohana – Breakfast Perfectly Princess Tea Party – Brunch
Pirates and Pals Fireworks – Dinner Tusker House – Breakfast Tusker House – Lunch Wonderland Tea Party – afternoon
Ohana’s Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo and Stitch

Food/Dining Type:  American & Polynesian

Location:  Polynesian Resort

Meal:  Breakfast

Type of service:  Family style table service

Price:  Adults $22.36-$26.62; Child (3-9) $12.77-$14.90 Tax included.

Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 8 or more 18% required tip.

Reservations:  Highly Suggested

Hours:  7:30am-11:00am

Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)

Tables in Wonderland Discount:  YES

Hua Paka (Scrambled Eggs), Pua’a (Pork) – pork breakfast sausage links & smoked bacon, Uala Kahiki (Fried Potatoes) – island-style potatoes, caramelized onions & scallions, breads, seasonal fruit, juice, milk and coffee included

Characters:  Stitch, Lilo, Mickey, Pluto

Stitch
Lilo only appears for this breakfast!
Pluto
Mickey