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Disney Characters in their special Aulani costumes

 

Minnie Mouse on the Halawai Lawn at Disney's Aulani in Oahu Hawaii

One of the things we wanted to do during our brief stay at Aulani was to meet all the Disney characters available at the beautiful Hawaiian resort in their special costumes.  Each day they distribute something called an ‘Iwa that is a daily guide for the resort.  It lists 2 or 3 meets that will occur at the resort.  Continue reading Disney Characters in their special Aulani costumes

Easter activities at Walt Disney World

Easter provides Walt Disney World guests the opportunity to take part in a variety of fun activities, egg hunting and meet and greets.

Meet Mr. and Mrs Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunnies meet at the Magic Kingdom next to City Hall daily through Easter Sunday, April 5.  They meet together for photo ops and they do offer Photopass, but they do not sign autographs.  Instead they offer a special pre-signed, egg-shaped collector card.  Read this post for more information.

Meet the Southern Belles

On Easter Sunday a large number of junior Southern Belles will be available in the morning at the Magic Kingdom’s Town Square for photo ops.

Easter Pre-parade

Easter Sunday offers a special Easter themed pre-parade at the Magic Kingdom.  A few minutes before each Festival of Fantasy parade a variety of bunnies and other Easter themed characters will march down the parade route for the enjoyment of park guests.

Giant chocolate eggs at the Grand Floridian

Each Easter season presents new delacately designed oversized chocolate egg creations at the Grand Floridian lobby.  They are usually between 16 and 20 inches tall and are hand painted by Disney World chefs with amazing Disney movie designs.

Epcot’s Egg-stravaganza Egg Hunt

From March 27 through April 5, Epcot will offer it’s annual Egg-stravaganza.   Guests are allowed to purchase a map and sticker set for $4.95 at the Heritage Manor in the American Adventure pavilion, Pin Central on the bridge from Future World to World Showcase, Port of Entry gift shops and the International Gateway gift shop.  After hunting for the special eggs in each World Showcase Country, guests place the corresponding sticker on their map.  After completing their egg hunt, they return the map, (complete or incomplete) for a special surprise gift for each map purchased.

Easter resort characters and Easter egg hunts

On Easter Sunday morning, a variety of Disney World resorts offer special character meet and greets.  In 2014, we met visited the monorail resorts and met Mickey & Minnie, White Rabbit, Chip n Dale and the Easter Bunnies (separately at different resorts).  The Grand Floridian offered free pastries and drinks in their grand courtyard in addition to the meet and greet.  Each resort offered children the opportunity to gather candy-filled eggs for free.  The children are separated by age group and gather eggs at the same time.  We found that the Polynesian resort was the best as there were few guests.

Here’s the best list I could compose for recent years resort characters:

  • All Star Movies – Goofy
  • All Star Music – Pluto
  • All Star Sports – Minnie
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge – Mickey
  • Boardwalk – Donald and Daisy, Goofy
  • Caribbean Beach – Goofy & Donald
  • Contemporary – Chip n Dale, Mr. Easter Bunny
  • Coronado – Mickey & Minnie
  • Grand Floridian – Mickey & Minnie, White Rabbit
  • Old Key West – Mickey & Minnie
  • Polynesian – Chip n Dale, Mrs. Easter Bunny
  • Pop Century – Minnie
  • Port Orleans – Mickey, Goofy & Donald
  • Yacht and Beach Club – Mickey & Pluto

I’m sure there were more, but those were the ones that my friends or I met in recent years.

Are Anna and Elsa moving to Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom?

A number of people have been asking if Anna and Elsa are indeed moving to the Magic Kingdom’s Fairytale Hall beginning Easter Sunday, April 20th.   I have heard rumblings of this occuring, but haven’t been able to confirm it.  But I have been working a great deal lately as well.  We can hope that this will occur in order to provide FP+ for those who desire that option.

It appears that the notoriously glitchy My Disney Experience website is now advertising a meet and greet of Anna and Elsa with a visiting Princess and another listing of Cinderella meeting with Rapunzel. It shows Anna and Elsa meeting from 8:00 to 9:00AM for Extra Magic Hour and again from 9:00AM to 5:00PM

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/calendars/magic-kingdom/2014-04-20/#timeofday=allday

On the same date of April 20th, Anna and Elsa disappear from Epcot’s My Disney Experience schedule and they were listed on the 19th.  I’d take this as a good sign that the Frozen ladies are moving to the Magic Kingdom, but we’ll wait and see how the schedule shakes out.  If you have Fastpass+ options for these dates, you might want to keep an eye on the Magic Kingdom’s Fairytale Hall.

anna-and-elsa

Would you be happy to meet the Frozen ladies in the Magic Kingdom’s Fairytale Hall?  Would you like to meet them using Fastpass+?  It would increase the standby line wait.

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/calendars/epcot/2014-04-20/#timeofday=allday

Worldwide Wednesdays: Mickey Mouse as Indian Chief

EuroRob is currently in Disneyland Paris meeting some more great characters.  We look forward to seeing who he gets to meet and appreciate as always that he shares all these great photos with us!

Disneyland Paris, Character Meets, Mickey Mouse, Indian Chief
Chief Mickey meeting guests at Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne.

Meeting some characters at the Magic Kingdom with my little girl

My little girl and I set out to test some Touring Plan ideas for the Magic Kingdom today and met some great characters along the way.  If you’d like to see the results of our test, just check out my Facebook page.

Merida at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World
We were the first people at the rope, but didn’t run. We still ended up being the first guests of the day. It’s still silly that they make you wait 15 extra minutes for no real reason. They chatted about arrows and Princess lessons.

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