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Character changes coming to Animal Kingdom – Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Pooh too

Mickey Animal Kingdom 2012 Camp Minnie Mickey
Mickey Animal Kingdom 2012 Camp Minnie Mickey

The new “Adventurers Outpost” character location in the former Beastly Bazaar building should open ‘this spring’ according to Disney.  It will be the new home for Mickey and Minnie and should be Fastpass+ equipped when that system rolls out fully.  It will enable guests to meet Mickey and Minnie with a shorter wait, AIR CONDITIONING and a one-stop-shop.  The “Adventurers Outpost” will be located on Discovery Island near the exit of It’s Tough to be a Bug and just before the bridge that leads to Asia.  It’s not confirmed, but I would guess that the photos would be with Mickey and Minnie together in one shot like they used to do at Town Square Theater.

Here’s how Disney describes the new meet and greet location:  “The all-new Adventurers Outpost on Discovery Island is home base for your globetrotting Disney pals, where they meet friends old and new, as they get ready to set off on their next adventure.  Adventurers Outpost is a gathering place, where explorers might come together to share tales from their expeditions around the world. This new, indoor retreat is the perfect spot for meeting Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.”

Pocahontas recently moved to Bradley Falls, she is back in CAMP MINNIE MICKEY, which really makes NO sense because she belongs in Camp and Louie and Baloo belong in Africa.  Someone in Synergy must have missed that detail?

There’s no word on costume changes, but it would be nice to see Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy get some new threads to match their new accommodations.

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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.

Winnie the Pooh and Hundred Acre Wood characters to leave Hollywood Studios AND Animal Kingdom?

Rumors have it that the Hundred Acre Wood characters would be cut from both Animal Kingdom AND Hollywood Studios meet and greets.  It is known that Pooh will cease to meet at Magic of Animation after Saturday in preparation for Wreck-it Ralph and Vanellope to move in late October.

If the Pooh characters do leave both parks, that would leave eeyore and piglet as being available only at The Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom.

Expect a number of changes on October 1st.

The Crystal Palace Character 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 Crystal Palace Character Dinner at the Magic Kingdom

Food/Dining Type:  American

Location:  Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom

Meal:  Dinner

Type of service:  Buffet

Price:  Adults $39.40-43.66; Child (3-9) $19.16-21.29  Tax included

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

Reservations:  Highly Suggested

Hours:  3:15-9:00pm

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

Tables in Wonderland Discount:  YES

Children’s Menu

Kid Friendly Vegetables Corn and Peas
Kid’s Fried Chicken Nuggets
Kid’s Macaroni and Cheese
Kid’s Italian Meatballs and Pasta

Adult Dinner Menu

Entree

Spice Broiled Shrimp
Chicken, Beef, Fish, and Vegetable Creations
Split-Roasted Carved Meats
Freshly Prepared Pastas
Creative Array of Salads

Dessert

House-Made Sweets and Ice Cream Cakes, brownies, cobbler, tarts, puddings, pies, soft-serve ice cream

Characters:  Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh

Piglet
Eeyore
Tigger
Winnie the Pooh

The Crystal Palace Character Lunch

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 Crystal Palace Character Lunch at the Magic Kingdom

Food/Dining Type:  American

Location:  Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom

Meal:  Lunch

Type of service:  Buffet

Price:  Adults $26.62-30.88; Child (3-9) $14.90-17.03  Tax included

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

Reservations:  Highly Suggested

Hours:  11:30am-2:05pm

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

Tables in Wonderland Discount:  YES

Children’s Menu

Entree

Kid Friendly Vegetables Corn and Peas

Kid’s Fried Chicken Nuggets

Kid’s Macaroni and Cheese

Kid’s Italian Meatballs and Pasta

Adult Lunch Menu

Appetizer

Freshly Baked Breads

Entree

Seasonal Fish and Vegetables

Split-Roasted Carved Meats

Freshly Prepared Pastas

Creative Array of Salads

Dessert

House-Made Sweets and Ice Cream Cakes, brownies, cobbler, tarts, puddings, pies, soft-serve ice cream

Characters:  Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh

Piglet
Eeyore
Tigger
Winnie the Pooh

The Crystal Palace Character 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
The Crystal Palace Character Breakfast at the Magic Kingdom

Food/Dining Type:  American

Location:  Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom

Meal:  Breakfast

Type of service:  Buffet

Price:  Adults $24.49-28.75; Child (3-9) $13.84-15.97  Tax included

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

Reservations:  Highly Suggested

Hours:  8:05-10:30am

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

Tables in Wonderland Discount:  YES

Freshly Baked Pastries Raspberry Crumb Cake, Croissants, Chocolate Croissants, Banana Nut Bread, Assorted Muffins, Fresh Baked Bagels

Assorted Breakfast Cereals

Scrambled Eggs and Omelette Station with bacon, sausage etc…

Characters:  Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh

Piglet
Eeyore
Tigger
Winnie the Pooh

Supercalifragilistic Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare

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
Supercalifragilistic Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare

Food/Dining Type: American

Location: Grand Floridian

Meal: Breakfast

Type of service: Buffet

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

Gratuity included: NO. Groups of 6 or more 18% required tip.

Reservations: Highly Suggested

Hours: 8:00am-11:30am

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

Tables in Wonderland Discount: YES

Breads and Pastries Table: apple and strawberry turnovers, apple, granola and blueberry muffins, bagels, breads, cheese Danish, croissants, English muffins, pecan sticky buns, jams and jellies.

Cold Buffet: cereals, chilled strawberry soup, cottage cheese, yogurts, fruit, granola

Hot Buffet: bacon, biscuits and gravy, blueberry pancakes, bread pudding, cheese blintz, corned beef hash, eggs made to order, French toast, Mickey waffles, mini pancakes, oatmeal, sausage, scrambled eggs, shredded potatoes

Characters: Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore.

Mary Poppins in her winter wear at 1900 Park Fare 2005
Mary Poppins in her winter wear at 1900 Park Fare 2005
Mad Hatter at 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian 2005
Mad Hatter at 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian 2005
Alice in Wonderland at 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian 2005
Alice in Wonderland at 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian 2005
Winnie the Pooh at 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian 2005
Winnie the Pooh at 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian 2005

Walt Disney World Character Rumor Round-up. Much to discuss today!

It’s a really busy time at Walt Disney World in the rumor department.  Mickey’s No So Scary Halloween characters are currently training in multiple parks, so that always adds to the chatter.  I’ve tried to track down as many rumors and potential for said rumors as I can, but some things are difficult to verify due to how early some of them may be.  Management could just be talking about potential moves, but haven’t actually formulated the plan for example.  Changes can always be made right up to the last second as well.  The official line is, “Entertainment is subject to change without notice.”  That’s why you may show up at 9:20 to see Mary Poppins on Main Street, but she doesn’t appear on a given day.

With that said here is a rumor round-up of things I’ve read and been told in Walt Disney World.  Let’s start with the Magic Kingdom and we’ll tackle it alphabetically.

Magic Kingdom

Ariel – When her new grotto is completed in New Fantasyland, Ariel will return to fin form to meet guests daily.  Bring those dinglehoppers and snarfblats to enjoy your time with her.  I’m making an assumption that Eric will not meet with her, as he didn’t in the old grotto. (Ariel move will happen)

Beast – I’ve been hearing chatter that Beast may appear for photo opportunity during dinner ONLY.  Beast would not be moving table to table, but he would have a stationary location somewhere in the general dining area.  It wouldn’t be billed as “character dining.” I first heard of this from TubaGeek on wdwmagic in July.  The all new Be Our Guest Restaurant is said to look amazing.  The restaurant will be counter service during the day and serve fine French inspired food in the evening.  August 20th  at 7:00 a.m. is the date/time to begin booking your dining reservations by phone for November 19th.  August 22nd will be the beginning date to book online.  (Likely)

Belle – Belle’s new story area will be located inside the library of Beast’s castle.  She will take a few minutes to explain her time with Beast.  Belle will not sign autographs at this location.   I believe this is so they can reset more quickly for the next show.  She will continue to sign at other locations including France and character dining.  (Will happen)

Chip n Dale – Once Donald relocates to the new Pete’s Silly Sideshow area, Chip n Dale will be moving into his spot frontierland.  Hopefully, they will be in cowboy gear like a ten gallon hat and scarf? (Likely)

Gaston – Gaston will begin offering daily meet and greets in New Fantasyland near Gaston’s Tavern.  This is exciting news because he was previously only available during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party or for training meets. (Will happen)

Hook and Smee – I’ve heard that Hook and Smee would take over the Pirates of the Caribbean meeting area after Goofy departs for Pete’s Silly Sideshow.  This is not a definite yet, but more of a 50/50 possibility. (Maybe)

Lone Ranger – The Lone Ranger and/or Tonto may offer meet and greets or a Captain Jack’s style small scale show.  It’s much too far from the spring 2013 movie date to know anything definite. (Who really knows?)

Marie – With Daisy leaving the flag pole to join Pete’s Silly Sideshow , Marie will move from France to join the Magic Kingdom crew.  The timing is fortuitous because The Aristocats is now on Blu-ray as well. (Will happen)

Minnie – Once Pete’s Silly Sideshow is complete, Minnie will leave Mickey to join the circus!  I tried to warn him that my son would steal her away.  (Will happen)

Periwinkle – Periwinkle will be joining her sister Tinker Bell in September at Tink’s Nook.  Expect her appearance in the Magic Kingdom by mid-september (I’ve heard the 17th).  Expect her to pop up for training from time to time previously in unlisted locations. (Will happen)

Pete’s Silly Sideshow – We’ve covered that pretty well already.  A quick reminder is that Daisy, Minnie, Donald and Goofy will relocate here this fall. (Will happen)

Princesses – The new Princess Fairy Tale Hall isn’t scheduled to open until at least 2013, but the Princesses will receive a makeover with some new hairstyles, dresses and shoes to match with their individually themed areas. (Will happen)

EP

Beast –  I’ve heard chatter that Beast will be leaving Epcot when he moves to dinner at the Magic Kingdom.  (Likely)

Daisy  – I’ve heard that Daisy would be relocated into the Character Spot.  A couple of different CMs have said that isn’t happening also.  The Character Spot will undergo major reconstruction to transform it to allow for Fastpass.  I’ve heard that some characters will meet in the back hallway while construction is done in two phases. (Likely – she will at minimum relocate somewhere or at worst be eliminated from Epcot)

Donald – Donald is leaving Character Spot but he will remain in Mexico for meet and greets.  In the short term that would mean that Donald would have no meet and greets in his traditional blue sailor suit.  Even Donald’s three character meals offer him in a different costume.  (Will happen)

Stitch – Stitch will be relocated somewhere in Future World.  The last thing we need is Stitch taking over the China pavilion! (Likely)

HS

Mrs. Incredible – I read  (Drew81 and Yzma) that Mrs. Incredible will be leaving Hollywood Studios and be retired from the schedule, but will she continue to appear in the daily parade?  I know it’s becoming more difficult to find slender friends for her.  That’s one of the reasons Flik was retired. (Likely)

Wreck-it Ralph – Ralph is supposed to appear at Hollywood Studios this fall, supplanting Winnie the Pooh.  That would mean that Pooh would rejoin the hat characters in the morning. (Likely)

Agent P – Drew81 reported a while back that Agent P would soon be joining Phineas and Ferb at their meet and greet.  I heard from many people that said it would ruin the story line, but Agent P had already appeared with the boys, at least twice on Disney property. (Probable)

Jake and the Neverland Pirates meal – It appears that this meal isn’t going to happen any time soon.  It took them a couple years to get Manny and Jake into the parks, no surprise that there isn’t any hurry.  I think by re-theming the meal, they would boost income, but I don’t run the park. (No time soon)

AK

Camp Minnie Mickey will be closing to make way for Avatar Land.  I’ve heard that this will take place in January, 2013.  I think Avatar Land will be beautiful, but don’t see the merchandising ability for this that Cars Land or Harry Potter have created.  But Disney is moving forward with Pocatar Gully anyway, which means that The Festival of the Lion King will close and all the furry animals will need to scurry for cover while they burn the place to the ground.  Oh sorry, that was a little Pocahontas of me, huh?  This park will have very few characters AND very few attractions.  2 hours in Animal Kingdom and you’re done for the next few years.  (Will happen)

Winnie the Pooh – According to Drew81 and Yzma the Winnie the Pooh characters will either be relocated to the new meet area at the Bazaar or they will be removed entirely from Animal Kingdom.  Some of the Camp Minnie Mickey Characters like Donald, Minnie and Mickey will relocate to the boat dock. (Likely to relocate or be removed entirely)

I haven’t heard what will become of poor Pocahontas.  Hopefully, they will find a nearby trail with a nice tree to meet her.

TL & BB

Swampy – Swamp is a tough one.  My friends are telling me that the mini-site www.swampyatdisney.com is merely a connection to the popular Where’s My Water? game.  My only doubt arrives because the site is set up in the “events” category on the website AND because Swampy mentions Blizzard Beach, but the game doesn’t yet have any Blizzard Beach connections.  We’ll have to wait and see if Swampy actually appears. (Curious?)

Wow!  That was one long Rumor Round-up  23 rumors down.  Sure to have more to come!