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Long-lost Friends 2.0 is confirmed for July 15-21. Limited Time Magic with my thoughts and plan ideas


Reunite with Long-Lost Friends Week

July 15 to July 21, 2013

This is from the Limited Time Magic website:

Attention Disney lovers and Character enthusiasts alike! Once again, Limited Time Magic is bringing back a few old pals for an unforgettable return to Magic Kingdom park! During Long-Lost Friends Week, some familiar faces will step back into the spotlight at Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A. Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with rare Disney Characters you may have helped select in an online poll! From Robin Hood and Br’er Rabbit to Louis and Dr. Facilier from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, drop by to see who got the most votes and enjoy a few memory-making photo opportunities too.

This is from the Disney Blog

During Long-Lost Friends week (July 15-21), rarely seen Disney characters will be stepping into the spotlight at Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A. You’ll have the chance to get up-close and personal and enjoy photo opportunities with the friends you selected in our online poll.

  • From “Robin Hood”: Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, Sheriff of Nottingham and Prince John
  • From “Chicken Little”: Chicken Little and Abby Mallard
  • From “Song of the South”: Brer Bear and Brer Fox

There will also be more long-lost Disney characters to see, so be sure to visit Magic Kingdom Park July 15-21 to find out who else will be visiting during “Limited Time Magic” at the Walt Disney World Resort.

My thoughts:

The two lists point to the same characters that were mentioned in the Rumor thread from July 8th.  It’s odd that the blog didn’t mention Brer Rabbit but the LTM site did mention him specifically.   There will still be one more group.   The Chicken Little group, Louis with Dr. Facilier and Brer Fox are the best ones mentioned in the grouping.  The Shadowman only appears for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties and Brer Bear and Brer Rabbit appear daily for the Frontierland Hoedown.

It have a job interview in Orlando on the 22nd, so I’ll catch the final day on the 21st.  I can tell you from experience that you’ll want to visit the Flag Pole Characters FIRST, then catch the ones where Mary Poppins usually meet and the other two sets.


  1. Hi Kenny. Hope you’re doing fine. Do you have an idea as to when the next Long Lost Friends Week will take place? I’d love to see The Three Little Pigs with the Big Bad Wolf come this time, and maybe Flora, Fauna, Merryweather, Merlin from Sword in the Stone, and maybe characters from Pocahontas. I’m missing Governor Ratcliffe, and he’s one of the few villains I don’t have on my character list. Take care.

  2. Got all four groups yesterday morning although we had to go through the Brer line twice since Brer Rabbit left in the middle of a set. About 6 – 6:30 we saw Suzy and Perla meeting where Snow White was meeting during the day.

  3. The best most rarest characters u get the most in one movie has got to be Hercules.That would be the best Hercules,Hades,Megara,Phil,and pain and panic.It dont get much better than that.Now that should be long lost friends best group next time!!

  4. Hi Kenny. Hope you’re doing fine. I went last Tuesday for Long Lost Friends Week, and I had a wonderful time. For the first time in 8 years since I did my character hobby at Disney, I finally got a picture with Robin Hood, and I was so glad for that, and I already had the rest of the Robin Hood characters, but just to get all four of them together was great, just like getting the Brer characters together was great too. Louis the Alligator kind of reminded me of the crocodile from Peter Pan in some ways, and I already had Dr. Facilier from the Halloween Parties at the Magic Kingdom. I now have 159 characters on my list now, and hope to get some more added. Still trying to find Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh, and he would make a great addition to my list. If they decide to do another Long Lost Friends Week, they need to bring these characters next: Three Little Pigs with the Big Bad Wolf. Next, they should have the Pocahontas characters: Pocahontas, John Smith, Meeko, and Governor Ratcliff(another character I don’t have). Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather from Sleeping Beauty, and maybe Merlin from Sword in the Stone(another character I don’t have either). Those are the ones I’d like to see next if they do another one. I also think they should have the Huntsman from Snow White. Even though he had a small part in the movie, he should be included in with the Magic Kingdom characters. Take care and have a good weekend. Jason.

  5. Glad to see the characters out for rope drop (which occurred around 8:50). All 4 groups had PhotoPass. Met all characters (except Robin Hood unit, whom I met at LLF 1.0) by 8:56.

  6. Hi Kenny. I’ll be there tomorrow for Long Lost Friends Week. I’m so glad I’ll be getting a picture with Robin Hood finally, and getting the rest of the Robin Hood gang again. Kenny, whatever happened to Little John? I think they had him out many years ago, and back in the 70’s they had Maid Marian, and I think I remember her when my family and I went to Disney World for the first time back in 1975. Take care and look forward to seeing Robin Hood tomorrow. Best, Jason.

    • They were still around in the 90’s at Hollywood Studios, but haven’t been seen at WDW in quite some time. Little John was on an ABC TV show not too long ago made in Disneyland. Enjoy meeting Robin Hood at the LEFT side of the Flag Pole.

  7. we were at MK for park opening today. Saw Brer Rabbit, Brer Bear and Brer Fox. Then Robin Hood, the Sheriff of Nottingham, Prince John and Friar Tuck. Next up was Chicken Little and Abby Mallard. Finally there was Dr Facilier and Louis. We managed to see them all in 50 mins as the lines moved quickly. There was a photopass photographer at all but the Song of the South characters.

  8. Have seen two different reports today for long lost friends 2.0. So far both only show the four groups that were listed and no additional groups. Have you heard if there will only be the four groups after all or if the characters not announced are only coming out at certain times? Will be there on Saturday and want to be as prepared as possible.

  9. Louis and Dr. Facilier aren’t mentioned on the WDW blog… And the Limited Time Magic site references them, but doesn’t truly imply they’ll be there… Are we sure they’re part of the lineup?

  10. Long Lost Friends 3.0? LoL, if they do, I would hope there is a better, more long lost than the ones we got this time around. I’ll be there either Monday or Thursday depending on the weather forecast and my work schedule. Good luck with your interview Kenny!

    • Good question, to which I don’t know the answer :) It didn’t rain the first time. I was really surprised when they mentioned a mid-summer LLF because of heat and rain. I had heard they were thinking of one for fall.

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