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Rumor Round Up: Epcot Edition – Heroes and Emotions


11/23/15  Another installment of the Rumor Round Up for you today.  We’ll look into rumors concerning some possible character meet and greets in Epcot.Epcot photo with Spaceship Earth

Back in July I reported that the Big Hero 6 characters could receive a new home “in several months.”  Well, rumor has it that Epcot is ready to become Big Heroes to many fans.  Some forms of the rumor say that Baymax will meet alone, while others are stating it will include Hiro and Baymax.  I would expect this meet to begin in Innoventions in Mid December.  One twitter poster said to expect December 18.

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In related news the emotions of Joy and Sadness from Inside Out are also rumored to begin meeting in Epcot in a similar time frame.  My son and I had the opportunity to meet them at the Disney Parks Blog meet up and they were a lot of fun.  Joy and Sadness previously only offered regular meet and greets in Hong Kong.

Inside Out Emotions Joy and Sadness meet and greet KennythePirate

We should expect an announcement very soon on these meets, exact locations and start times.  Rumor hasn’t been stated whether this is just a Christmas holiday offering or a long-term offering.  I’m excited and hope the rumor comes true!  What about you?


  1. If Hiro doesn’t appear I’d be really upset and so will many Disney fans. Not the ones who give into the commercial of just Baymax for the movie, but the ones who really do love visiting the characters and love the movies.
    Hiro is the main character of the movie (more than Baymax, as it is Hiro’s story) and he’s one of the few male face characters who the story solely belongs too. Last ones were Herc and Aladdin.
    I’ve been hearing Baymax only. Which is great… but it’s not the same without Hiro.

    • As popular and cool as Baymax is, he’s kind of underwhelming by himself. He’s very large, cumbersome, and his movements are very limited, and so I hope Hiro is with him because in addition to him being the main character, being able to engage with him would make for a much more fulfilling experience

      • EXACTLY.
        Sure you’re meeting Baymax but interaction with him is very limited honestly. Hiro is the one creating the stories for Baymax to react to in the first place when the two were together. And also storytelling wise, the movie was advertised as the boy and his robot, even in its merchandise. Not… the robot by itself.
        And safety wise, Hiro protects Baymax from guests more than attendants can. I can see Baymax getting even more damage than before now.
        Hiro by himself have created two hour lines before in Studios when there’s no Baymax sometimes. He has proven his popularity enough with no Baymax.

  2. I can see part of Innoventions being turned into a Big Hero 6 meet/robotics exhibit. Is it safe to say that Joy and Sadness could be in the Imagination building?

  3. My theory/guess is that they’re coming out because of Soarin’s closure and they need more things to do in the park. Also on an unrelated note, are Tiana and Naveen back in their gazebo?

  4. We’ll be at Epcot in mid-Dec and it would be fun to surprise my 6yo with a meet ‘n greet with Joy and Sadness! Time will tell.

    If they do bring them, hope they stay for a while!

    • Very excited for Inside Out characters and also VERY EXCITED because I just got in the site and made my Fantasmic reservations for Minnie’s Seasonal Dine for March 26th at 6:00! MINNIE’S SEASONAL DINE FOR SPRING IS OPEN NOW PEEPS!!!!!!!

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