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Thanks for another great year!


Just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who supported my website and subscribed to Character Locator in 2014! It was the best year so far for little ole KtP. I’ve tried to provide you with information that will assist you with your Disney World trip planning, especially from a character fan’s perspective. 2015 will be a great year as I plan to add more great data and tools for you.

I like stats, so here’s a few:

  • I began the blog in December 2011 with 21,357 views. I had suddenly lost my job and decided to use the blog to help others and relieve some stress that I was feeling from the job search.
  • 2012 saw a total of 588,670 views. It was an average of about 49,000 per month. In the summer of 2012 we launched our first version of Character Locator, which was for Android users only.
  • 2013 saw a total of 2,319,003 views. That’s over 193,000 views per month. We redesigned the Character Locator app to increase functionality and added event character schedules, park hours, show schedules, ride information, and menus.  If it has a schedule in the 4 parks, it’s in the app!
  • 2014 was another year of tremendous growth with 3,379,921 views.  That’s over 281,000 views per month.  In 2014 I added my own character loving Touring Plans (I’ll be revising them and adding Hollywood Studios soon), added the Crowd Calendars, created my own custom park maps, moved the website to self-hosted (major headache that took two months, but allows me more flexibility), added my Best Weeks to travel chart.  I even got to travel to Disneyland Paris with my top notch guide EuroRob.
  • In 2015 I plan to add more information to the website and we’ll create editable Touring Plans for Character Locator.   I plan to add more helpful information including full Attraction information with wait time histories and video.  I’m sure there’s other crazy things rattling around in my head too.

A final farewell to attractions that died in 2014:

  1. American Idol
  2. American Film Institute
  3. Bullseye
  4. Camp Minnie Mickey
  5. Cinderella’s Holiday Wish
  6. Club 626 Dance Party
  7. Fairies other than Tinker Bell
  8. Fastpass – original paper version
  9. Hyperspace Hoopla
  10. Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow
  11. Maelstrom
  12. Mickey’s Jammin Jungle Parade
  13. Mo’Rockin
  14. Off Kilter
  15. Push the talking Trashcan
  16. R2-MK
  17. Secret Agent Oso
  18. Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps
  19. Storybook Circus Giggle Gang
  20. Storyteller – China “The Monkey King”
  21. Storyteller – Mexico “The Three Kings”
  22. Studio Backlot Tour
  23. Swim with sharks at Typhoon Lagoon
  24. Villains – most meets eliminated at MNSSHP
  25. World Showcase Players
  26. Wowzer the Clown
  27. Wreck-it Ralph and Vanellope
  28. Ziti Sisters



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  1. Thanks for all that you do KTP – you made my family’s May 2014 trip easy and stress free. I am a former cast member that hadn’t been to the parks since 1998 (because I moved away). We took my son on his first trip and we are already planning and saving for our next trip in 2015.

  2. I’m a little sad about the other fairies. Really wish more villains had meets for MNSSHP. And especially upset about only seeing Ralph in the parade. Hopefully they add some things next year. Fingers crossed.

  3. Thank you for all that you do. Your touring plans worked great for our family last year in magic kingdom, epcot, and animal kingdom. Can’t wait to see and try the Hollywood studios plan when it is finished. Also thanks for posting all of the information about the special events. Can’t wait to experience our first Star Wars weekend.

  4. Happy New Year, Kenny! Thank you for all of the valuable information you share with us! Looking forward to seeing what 2015 hold for WDW!!!!

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