|The Disney Parks Blog just announced a confirmation of the rumors that I’ve been listing for a while that Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Minnie will relocate into Pete’s Silly Sideshow and even included some great artwork! The new costumes and meet areas look to be amazing!The all new character meet area will offer two separate lines that guests can enter. One line will lead you to Minnie Magnifique and Daisy the Fortuneteller, while the other line will offer meets with The Great Goofini and The Astounding Donaldo (was previously going to be called Amazing. You can still see the word Amazing in his artwork).Mickey Mouse will continue to offer meet and greets in the Town Square Theater.The obvious question would be: Where is Pete? It is his sideshow after all.Rumors point to mid to late October soft openings with actual public opening in November.|
|Here’s an out take from the Disney Parks Blog post:“Many of you have been asking for details on what’s happening in the big-top tents in the Storybook Circus area of New Fantasyland. I’m happy to share that one tent will house Pete’s Silly Sideshow character greetings, a place where guests can meet some of their favorite Disney circus stars who wait to show off their special talents.Once inside the tent, guests have two options: Join a line that leads to Minnie Magnifique (Minnie Mouse as a circus star) and Madame Daisy Fortuna (Daisy Duck as a fortuneteller), or head to see The Great Goofini (Goofy as a daredevil stunt pilot) and The Astounding Donaldo (Donald Duck as a snake charmer).”Here’s a list of the threads that I mentioned Pete’s Silly Sideshow.First mentioned: http://kennythepirate.com/2012/04/19/character-rumor-round-up/Detailed actual characters: http://kennythepirate.com/2012/04/27/new-fantasyland-opening-early/VIP costumes: http://kennythepirate.com/2012/07/28/rumor-petes-silly-sideshow-to-introduce-new-vip-costumes/|
Sometimes characters appear outside the gates of Hollywood Studios before the park opens and you can meet them with little or no wait. Today it was Minnie, Piglet, Daisy and Donald. We met them all in only 7 minutes!
The removal of characters continues at the Animal Kingdom. I’ve been informed that Timon, Thumper, Bunny, & Meeko have stopped regular meets at Walt Disney World effective today. Daisy will no longer offer her lunch-time meeting and Goofy will no longer meet in Camp Minnie Mickey. Goofy is supposed to continue to meet in Dinoland and Baloo and King Louie will move to Camp. No word if any characters will replace Thumper, Bunny or Meeko at this time. I’ll change the schedule as I receive information.
As they did last year, Donald, Daisy, Minnie, Goofy and the gang will NOT meet outside at the Sorcerer’s Hat in the moring hours during Star Wars Weekends. Instead, they will meet inside the Animation building from 8:30 until 11:30 am Friday-Saturday until Star Wars Weekends concludes.