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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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Extreme Plan      

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

Rundown of possible September 30th Disney World character changes

Animal Kingdom

Update:  Pooh characters remain in their place and Camp Minnie Mickey will stay at least until Fall 2013

Rumors have been that Winnie the Pooh an the Hundred Acre Wood characters will be removed from the Animal Kingodm.  This move is to provide space for some of the  characters from Camp Minnie Mickey while the new Bazaar area is being constructed.

Epcot

  • Marie will definitely move to Magic Kingom.
  • Beast has been heavily rumored to be removed from Epcot  but the date is unconfirmed (plausible)
  • Stitch  will need to move or be removed at some point to make room for construction to begin on the new Epcot Character Spot, which is right behind where these characters currently meet.

Hollywood Studios

  • Mrs. Incredible will be retired from the scheduled meet at Magic of Animation.  Mr. Incredible will then meet only with Frozone.
  • Winnie the Pooh will definitely leave the Magic of Animation in order for the area to be remodeled into Wreck-it Ralph’s new meet area.  Rumors have it that Winnie and the gang might be leaving the park, but that is unconfirmed (but highly plausible).  It is known that two character attendant positions will be cut from the next budget, so the assumption is that it is the Pooh characters that are being cut.  Stitch would make good sense to me, because he is the least popular of all the hat characters.

Magic Kingdom

  • Pete’s Silly Sideshow will begin soft openings. Daisy, Minnie, Goofy and Donald will relocate to join the circus and take on all new costumes in this brand-new indoor character meet area.
  • Marie the cat will relocate from France in Epcot to the Magic Kingdom flag pole.  She will take Daisy’s vacant spot and meet next to Pluto.
  • Prince Eric  will be retired from the schedule and will no longer meet at the Adventueland Verandah.  Ariel will continue to meet alone until she moves to her new Grotto and takes on fins again.
  •  Chip n Dale will move from Tomorrowland to Frontierland to fill Donald’s vacant spot.
  • At this point it appears that Goofy’s spot at Pirates of the Caribbean may go unfilled.

Beast (Dinner only Be Our Guest)  and Gaston (regular in park meets) will be added to New Fantasyland once the area opens to guests in November.

There could be additional changes coming to which I’m not privy

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

Wreck-it Ralph and Vanellope VonSchweetz confirmed to be coming to Hollywood Studios

Wreck-it Ralph

The Disney Parks Blog has confirmed the rumors that this blog has been posting for some time that Wreck-it Ralph and Vanellope VonSchweetz are indeed coming to Hollywood Studios this fall.  Their blog states that the characters will be arriving in “November.”  I’ve been hearing for a while that the characters would arrive in late October.  Either the characters are being delayed a bit or the late October timing is more of a soft opening?  The actual movie opening date is November 2, 2012.

Here’s a description of the meet and greet that comes from the Disney Parks Blog:  “Wreck-It Ralph” is going to be great, and meeting Ralph and Vanellope in the parks will be just as fun. At The Magic of Disney Animation attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’ll step through Game Central Station, catching glimpses of the various game worlds from the film on your way to “Sugar Rush,” where Vanellope and Ralph are waiting to meet you at the finish line.

Winnie the Pooh will cease meeting guests in the Animation area in October and is supposed to rejoin the other Hundred Acre Wood characters for meet and greets at the hat in the mornings.

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