I’ve had a number of people ask me which characters regularly appear in the different parades at Walt Disney World, so I composed this list based on my most recent trip in May. There are some very rare characters that don’t offer meet and greets, like Gus & Jac from Cinderella, Timon, Pixar characters and the Br’ers, so have those cameras ready! I will double check this week to make sure it’s accurate and as always characters that appear are always subject to change.
You may have thought this post would be about how some characters might have short tempers. While it may be true for some in the heat of summer, it’s usually not the case. Instead of being about anger problems, this thread is to demonstrate how many characters have been released and pulled only a few weeks or months after their introduction.We’re among the fortunate few in that we’ve been to Walt Disney World countless times, Disneyland 4 times (5 times soon) and we’ve been to Hong Kong Disneyland. We’ve meet hundreds of different characters. I’m still trying to best organize the photos of the characters in order to place them here on the blog. We often visit the park shortly after a character is released to the public in order to share some valuable time with them. Many families may find their children are excited to “Meet the Robinsons,” only to see them pulled weeks after the movie is released. Other characters with short shelf lives could include Darby, Chicken Little and Carl Fredrickson for example. I thought I’d present a few short fuse characters that we’ve met in the last few years.
I’ve tried not to focus merely on retired characters, but on those who met briefly in the parks before dissappearing quickly. Did you notice that we didn’t get to meet the Ratatouille characters? They were gone so fast, we never even saw them and we go rained out of seeing them at Pixar Weekend. Can you think of some that I didn’t mention?