Today Chris Larys shares some photos from their morning of meeting Princesses. The photos were taken back in September and they completed the Princess meets by 11:30 before having lunch at the Crystal Palace. He said the boys insisted that they ride some rides after lunch 🙂
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Today’s submission is from Melissa Holmberg. Sarah said, “We recently took a trip to WDW and was there the week of Mardi Gras and President’s Day. We were lucky enough to get to meet Mushu – we were looking for Mulan, and she wasn’t there for her scheduled Meet and Greet. We had actually tried to catch her earlier in the week, also when she was scheduled and told she was “Out to battle” – I can’t help but wonder from a conversation with the lucky staff member that got to deliver the news, if Mushu’s appearance was more of an attempt to pacify the mom’s with kids eagerly waiting to meet Mulan. 🙂
My son is a huge Jake fanatic so the kids dressed up as Jake and Izzy (From Jake and the Never Land Pirates) for Pirate night on the Disney Cruise to have their pictures taken with Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Smee.”
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Today’s submission comes from Will Amos who is a blog follower and Character Locator app user.
“I wanted to send in a pic of my daughter Avery with Alice in Wonderland from a recent trip where we did the Character Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare. Since Alice is supposed to be a young girl, she’s always been my daughter’s favorite. Alice came over and was terrific with Avery, calling her her “Mini-me”. This meet and greet was one of the highlights of our trip.”
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Lisa Tilley is this Sunday’s guest contributor. If you’d like to submit photos or a story with photos, please email them to me at email@example.com
Lisa said she is a “HUGE fan.” It always makes me chuckle just a little to think I have “fans.” When I meet someone, I always tell em I only have friends that I haven’t met yet. Lisa had a great character tour last month seeing 48 different characters in 65 different meets. Her family even saw Minnie Mouse in all four parks.
“One of our highlights was getting to see Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee! I’m not sure if they are still meeting, but they were out daily during our visit (Feb 2-8th). Thought I’d share a photo of DD4 with the duo!”
The Tweedles are pretty rare in Walt Disney World these days.
Blog reader and Facebook follower (liker?) Tracy Hill sent along this adorable photo of her Toy Story obsessed daughter posing with a Green Army Man at Pixar Place in Hollywood Studios. Do you have any photos you’d like to share of great character meets for the Sunday Squeeze? You can email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post them on the KTP Facebook Page.
On each Disney park trip I ask my children if there is something special that each would like to do for that trip. Sometimes it involves riding a new ride, viewing a new show or meeting a new character. In 2008, my youngest daughter’s most important achievement was going to be meeting Darby from the Winnie the Pooh show that was active on the Disney Channel back then. She spotted her in the Hundred Acre Wood playland (now where the Seven Dwarves Mine Train is being constructed) with Tigger. There was quite a long line, but we had learned our lesson when we missed out on meeting Clarice, so we stood in a pretty long line to meet Darby. My daughter was thrilled that her little dream for the trip had come true and have her a giant hug. Darby was one of her heroes and she was happy to meet her. Little did we know that Darby would be a pretty short-lived character at the Magic Kingdom and we were glad that we didn’t miss out.
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Today’s Sunday Squeeze is brought to you by Reto Kurmann, a friend of the site who lives in Switzerland!
This photo was taken in early November 2010 at the Animal Kingdom. I was on my 2nd Walt Disney World vacation and since Baloo is my HUGE favorite character, kind of a childhood hero, I went to see him every day at least once. I wanted to do more than just pose for a standard picture and get his autograph. I had a copy of a Jungle Book storybook with me. “Papa Bear” really appreciated that and I got some great photos of him reading his story with me. Of course, he also signed the book. Since Baloo hardly ever had a line due to his remote location, I was able to meet him several times during my week-long visit. Got some great comments from CMs and other guests too. These were truly magical moments to me, being able to spend some real quality time with Baloo. I even let WDW Guest Communications know about that and sent them a letter with the photos.
The second magical moment also took place in November 2010, again with Baloo. He recognized me every time I went to him because I’ve met him so many times during that week. One day, when he came out for another set, I approached him and asked him, if he would walk hand-in-paw with me to his meeting location. He agreed, took my hand and so I strolled with Baloo on my side through the “jungle” of the Animal Kingdom. I felt like Mowgli. 🙂
The third magical moment: Baloo and I danced together in the Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party. One day, a Photopass photographer located in the hub noticed that and took some pics of me dancing with Baloo. I didn’t notice that photos were being taken of me and I was quite surprised and happy when the Photopass CM handed me the card after I hugged Baloo.
(Thanks for sharing your special moments Reto! Do you have special moments with characters to share?)