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The Character Locator Challenge

The Character Locator Challenge
The Extreme Character Locator Challenge

The Character Locator Challenge isn’t for wimps!  You’ll walk and stand, walk and stand, walk and stand for an entire day.  You must have park hopping privileges in some form and can either use your own transportation, public transportation or Disney transportation.

The goal is to meet as many characters in Disney Parks as possible in a single day by following the rules below.

Here are the rules:

  1. The characters must have appeared in an official Disney / Pixar / Marvel / Star Wars production.  Characters such as Streetmosphere, Main Street Citizens, iCan, DiVine or Norway Vikings do not count.
  2. You may only count unique characters met. If you meet them in different costumes, it doesn’t add anything to your total.
  3. No line jumping or line holding allowed.
  4. You must appear in all photos together in the same clothing all day.  No change of clothes allowed.
  5. At Walt Disney World you may use Fastpass, but it must be according to Disney rules with 3 advance Fastpass and extra ones obtained using only your ticket(s)
  6. At Walt Disney World you must share screenshot of all Fastpass used throughout the day.  Screenshot must contain your names.
  7. You may include characters met at any character meal during the same day,  but must include a photo of your receipt to prove you paid to eat there.  This is to eliminate the chance that someone just ran in and took photos with the characters without paying.
  8. Use of Extra Magic Hours is okay
  9. Use of Halloween or Christmas parties is okay
  10.  You must meet Mickey in at least one park.
  11.  You must meet at least 1 character in each of the 4 Disney World parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom).  At Disneyland Resort, you must meet at least one character in each park.
  12.  Each meet photo must be shared on Twitter with #CharacterLocatorChallenge @thepiratekenny on each post.  Example 1. Pluto #CharacterLocatorChallenge @thepiratekenny  
  13. You may not use a private Twitter account
  14. Your attempt must be on a single operating day.
  15. Dance parties do not count.
  16. Photos must be taken by another person. “Selfies” do not count.
  17. Characters appearing in a “Dance Party” environment do not count.

Using Character Locator will make this challenge MUCH easier!


Below I’ll list everyone who meets all of those qualifications here on the Pirate’s Wall of Fame.  Are you ready to take on the challenge?

KtP’s Character Locator Challenge Wall of Fame

Walt Disney World

Character Locators Date Characters
Debbie (14) & Kenny White10/15/1772
Debbie (8) & Kenny White4/28/1260
ColshopS 11/22/1356*
marvelousdisney 8/18/1854
scottkumka 2/24/1848
marlon_jose5 8/20/1746
DisneyDude_71 10/18/1846
The Roaming Home2/12/2045
HalsMommy 7/28/1744
The Splash Guys 7/7/17 43
eirecait1  2/15/18 39
eirecait1  11/2/17 38
VikkiMouse321 5/3/1836
Disney Daily Dime12/23/1835
VikkiMouse321 2/9/18 32

*In the past I scored the count based on unique characters and characters in different costumes.  Debbie and I met 68 characters with different costumes and 71 total meets.  The Lamb family met 73 characters with different costumes!


Character Locators Date Characters
Lisa Lytle, Tonya Sanders and Julie Livingston8/26/17 62
Kenny White 7/12/17 56
Loraine La 1/13/18 41

Universal Orlando Character Challenge

Character Locators Date Characters
Kenny and Debbie White12/16/1974
Ryan and Heather Crosby4/7/16 53

Are you going to take on the challenge? Sign up by leaving your Twitter handle and the date of your attempt in the comments below and make sure you’re very familiar with the rules.


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Varner Family @TheRoamingHome

Tuesday 11th of February 2020

We are planning to do the Character challenge tomorrow 2/12/2020 but the form to sign up is broken. We participated 2yrs ago and are hoping to break our record of 39 this time!


Monday 3rd of June 2019

I haven't being at Disney yet. I'll be for the first time in forever on August this year, and meeting characters is the thing that makes me more illusion to me. I'll be 11 days at Disney parks, the idea is 2 days each park, 1 day Blizzard, 1 day Typoon, and 1 day for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Springs... The idea was to meet the most characters a possible but without stress along those 11 days, but perhaps it's better to try this challenge and have just one entire day at Hollywood Studios, and if I want more use the "water days". At least I will have hopper plus... What do you think? What do you think would be a better first experience at Disney?

dennis harriger jr

Sunday 7th of April 2019

I am preparing to make an attempt. Just need clarification. Will country bears about when they do meets AFTER a dance party I.e during Xmas party I got them roaming before a parade l. They had done a short dance party before.


Sunday 7th of April 2019

As long as someone else takes your photo it would count. But they do meet and greets through the day

Anthony Gomez

Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

Our family will attempt the Character Challenge on 1/27. Hoping to find as many as possible on a short day. The Gomez family, Twitter @anthonyg82


Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

Have fun!


Friday 7th of December 2018

I have a couple questions: do water parks count, do non-disney hotel character meals count, do marathons count, and should the genera rule of thumb be that it only counts if the meet is open to the general public.


Friday 7th of December 2018

No No No Yes Only theme parks

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