Category Archives: Disney World

The Sunday Squeeze #2 – The Ariel Fiasco

 
The year was 2006.  My son was 7 years old and not very interested in girls at the time.  Okay, almost any female not named “Momma” was yuckie at the time.  My daughter wanted badly to complete her collection of princess autographs on her hat, so we talked him into meeting with her.  It started out innocently enough.  Ariel asked where we had swum in from and the kids laughed and joked with her.  Ariel offered my son a hug.  Then it went wrong, very, very wrong!
Ariel, in her typical gentile demeanor leaned over to give him a kiss on the cheek.  He attempted to lean away and she planted a good one on him!
 
He was not a happy camper! I had to promise him a Dole Whip to allow me to take the first photo. He still hates the photo and isn’t too fond of the memory, but it’s pretty special to us. He wiped the lipstick off his cheek as quickly as possible. I bought the Dole Whip as soon as we could reach Adventureland and we were off to ride Pirates of the Caribbean together!

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Every Sunday I’ll post a new photo of a great hug moment with a character and a description of what was taking place at that time.

Madame Rinata

Madame Rinata at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012
Madame Rinata at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012

Liverlips from Country Bears

Liverlips can often be found in the Frontierland Hoedown in the Magic Kingdom. He meets at the Christmas Party. He appears randomly at Epcot.

Liverlips at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2005
Liverlips at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2005
Liverlips at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2012
Liverlips at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2012

First meet furs

First meet furs

Tigger and Pooh Magic Kingdom 2013
Tigger and Pooh Magic Kingdom 2013

Many first time Disney World tourists are aware that Toy Story Midway Mania, Soarin’ and Space Mountain can have long lines and they plan accordingly to use Fastpass.  Perhaps the person did a bit of research a discovered that Rapunzel and Tiana can have long lines too.  Many tourists are not prepared for the lengthy lines they will experience for the “furs.”  Furs, what are furs?  Disney World fans divide characters into two categories:  furs and faces.  Furs are the hugable plushy characters like Winnie the Pooh, Tigger or even Phineas and Ferb.  Face characters are those that you meet in costume with a human face like Cinderella, Mulan or Cruella De Vil. Continue reading First meet furs

Red the Fire Engine

Red the Fire Engine meets in Cars Land in California Adventure.

Red the Fire Engine at Cars Land in California Adventure 2012
Red the Fire Engine at Cars Land in California Adventure 2012
Red the Fire Engine at Cars Land in California Adventure 2012
Red the Fire Engine at Cars Land in California Adventure 2012