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Belle’s new style

Belle’s new dress, hair and accouterments premiered at Disneyland on the date that I had previously announced, but she will not receive the new look at Walt Disney World for a week or two.   I would expect her to wear this attire at Enchanted Tales with Belle and Akershus character meals.  Her dress is more of a light gold instead of the bright yellow.  I like the new look.  What do you think?

Sofia the First to come to DHS?  

Photo Banks Lee from Attractions Magazine

I’ve heard for a while to expect Sofia to begin appearing at Hollywood Studios beginning in “the Spring.”  No exact dates have been given.  Sofia has only been seen in the Walt Disney World Christmas Parade.  I’ve still not heard any solid rumors that would point to Doc McStuffins joining the meet and greet group.  Guest will be able to see Sofia and Doc in puppet form in the new version of Disney Junior-Live on Stage at Hollywood Studios.  Handy Manny and the Little Einsteins are being eliminated.  The new show is scheduled for a mid-February opening.

Periwinkle meets coming to an end?  

I’ve heard that Periwinkle will no longer be a set character at Tinker Bell’s Magical Nook.  I was given the date of March 15.   I’ve heard that she will join a rotation of Terance, Rosetta and Vidia or that she will be eliminated entirely.  The reason I was given is because the Winter Woods theme won’t play as well in the Spring and Summer.  It wouldn’t make sense to bring her into a standard set without the Winter overlay, so we’ll see what happens.

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Peter Pan to get pointy ears?

I was recently informed that the character department is testing new pointy ears on Peter Pan.  At first, I was thinking “What kind of weirdness is that?  Are they making him into Mr. Spock?”  Then I quickly remembered that Peter has pointy ears in his movie, so it just adds another element of realism to the meet and greet.

Character Spot to open soon

Barring any delays, the new Epcot Character Spot is supposed to open in mid-February.  It will continue to offer only Mickey, Minnie and Pluto.  Each character will still have a separate photo.  The new location is being equipped with Fastpass+.

Wreck-it Ralph leaving?

Wreck-it Ralph was recently removed from Disneyland, leaving only Vanellope.  However, in Disneyland, they met separately and Ralph can’t autograph and really isn’t much for interaction with his limited movement.  He just wants to wreck everything it seems.  I realize that the location that Ralph is using is always cast for new movies, so it could be used to move the Monster’s Inc characters when Monster’s University releases or they could move other characters into that location, perhaps Sophia?  I haven’t heard any solid removal date rumors at this point.

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Will Pinocchio return?

The rumor is still floating around that Pinocchio will return to the Magic Kingdom and meet in Fantasyland near his restaurant.  I’ve heard that he could join the rotation in the spring.

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Tuesday 17th of March 2015

It would be really helpful if you, KtP put the date of the article right at the top.


Wednesday 18th of March 2015

It's in the link :) I put Updated and a date if it changes.

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Friday 17th of May 2013

I think Ralph might stay in Disney World. I met him in April, but I do agree with you that Ralph can't do much. The line is decreasing, as I got to Ralph and Venellope in around 5 or 10 minutes. That's a huge difference from the 15 minute lines for Mr. Incredible and Frozone, as well as another 15 minute line for Sorcerer Mickey. Ralph just stood there and did nothing. Venellope was interactive, though, and gave me a hug when I was there. Ralph just stands there and flops his loose arms around. However, Ralph may appeal more to boys and people will know Ralph a little more than Venellope, so I think Ralph's staying.


Sunday 7th of April 2013

What is the chance that Sofia the First and/or Doc McStuffins being available for meet and greets or meal at H&V by beginning of November? That's my daughter's one wish for this trip!


Sunday 7th of April 2013

Any more word of Doc Mc Stuffin's or Sofia the first for meet and greets or the Hollywood Vine? We are headed for the world April 20. I'm hoping that's late spring enough:)


Thursday 14th of February 2013

Belle was in her new dress yesterday in WDW at enchanted tales with belle I have photos if you wanted them x


Thursday 14th of February 2013

Leanne, I'd love to see your photos and share them with other fans! KtP

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