The best part of having started this blog just over a year ago is all the new amazing friends I’ve met as a result of the information that I’ve been fortunate enough to share. Some friends say hello and strike up a conversation in one of the parks, some spend a couple of days touring around with me, some are cast members who are the unsung heroes of the parks and some are coming forward to provide great photos and information from around the world. EuroRob is providing us great photos from Disneyland Paris and now I’d like to introduce you to Rich Muller. Well, you can’t see Rich because he hasn’t sent me a photo of himself, just lots of great character photos from Disneyland (California). Some of the photos include his terrific son and others are shots of the characters alone.
|Disney World Character Meals|
|1900 Park Fare – Breakfast||1900 Park Fare – Dinner||Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Breakfast||Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Lunch|
|Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Dinner||Cape May Café – Breakfast||Cinderella Royal Table – Breakfast||Cinderella Royal Table – Lunch|
|Cinderella Royal Table – Dinner||Chef Mickey’s – Breakfast||Chef Mickey’s – Dinner||Crystal Palace – Breakfast|
|Crystal Palace – Lunch||Crystal Palace – Dinner||Garden Grill – Dinner||Hollywood & Vine – Breakfast|
|Hollywood & Vine – Lunch||Mickey’s Backyard BBQ – Dinner||Ohana – Breakfast||Perfectly Princess Tea Party – Brunch|
|Pirates and Pals Fireworks – Dinner||Tusker House – Breakfast||Tusker House – Lunch||Wonderland Tea Party – afternoon|
Mickey’s Backyard BBQ
Food/Dining Type: American
Location: Fort Wilderness
Type of service: Buffet
Price: Adults $55.99; Child (3-9) $36.00 Tax included. Full payment is required at the time of booking. Cancellations with 48 hours of the event will result in full refund.
Gratuity included: YES.
Reservations: Required. No seat assignments, guests are seated as they arrive.
Hours: 6:30-8:00 pm
Disney Dining Plan: YES (2 Table Services per person)
Tables in Wonderland Discount: YES
Characters: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Chip n Dale
When does it take place: Thursdays and Saturdays (Seasonally)
Barbeque Pork Ribs
BBQ Baked Beans
Corn on the Cob
Macaroni and Cheese topped with Goldfish crackers
Tossed Garden Salad
Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars
Nestle Triple Blast
Fruit Punch, Lemonade, Ice Tea, Beer, and Wine (Hot Cocoa in colder weather)
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Mickey, Minnie, Donald Pluto and Goofy have traditionally dressed in special costumes in Camp Minnie Mickey to celebrate Halloween in the Animal Kingdom theme park. Mickey has dressed as the scarecrow you see above (photo taken at recent Happy Haunted 5K run), Minnie has dressed as a cowgirl, Goofy as a cowboy, Pluto wears a special pumpkin collar and Donald dons his coonskin cap that he used to wear at the Magic Kingdom.
The tradition of dressing for Halloween will continue this year in Camp Minnie Mickey. The characters will wear these special costumes from October 28-November 3. This mini-celebration will displace Baloo and King Louie, who will return to Stanley Falls in Africa for this week only.
Winnie the Pooh has traditionally appeared in his Super Slueth costume, Eeyore as a mummy and Tigger dresses for the occasion as well at Discovery Landing. If you’re in Animal Kingdom next week, be sure to stop by and see these characters in their special costumes.
Effective tomorrow morning, as a result of the closing of the current Character Spot for refurbishment, Sailor Donald will no longer offer regular Walt Disney World meets. He does appear as a sailor often in training locations around Epcot, but will not offer regular meets in his sailor suit. He will continue to meet in Mexico in his Caballero costume on a daily basis.
Goofy will relocate to the position that used to host Stitch next to Daisy on the right of the Lagacy Plaza just before Spaceship Earth.
Mickey, Minnie and Pluto will move onto the new, temporary Epcot Character Spot. The new location is just beyond the Fountain View ice cream shop and just before Club Cool.
After entering the doors above, you’ll walk down a hallway where the restrooms are located and make a quick left. The new room is immediately on the left.
The room was closed to the public, but I was given an opportunity to enter the room. For a temporary location, it looks quite nice with an Epcot style backdrop and there’s some short railings and greenery that will remind one of Epcot itself. There’s a monorail, spaceship earth, Imaginations pavilion etc in the backdrop. This photo was taken on the grand opening day.
The manager I spoke with told me that one can enter from any of the 4 entrances, but the preferred one is listed here. The only entrance that isn’t being used is the old entrance.
When the Character Spot returns from refurb, it will only offer Mickey, Minnie and Pluto. It is said to offer Fastpass+ at that time too.
Evidently Stitch will no longer be offering scheduled meets at Epcot. He wasn’t out today when I stopped to meet Daisy. I asked the attendant where Stitch is located and she said, “Magic Kingdom.” (He’s still at Hollywood Studios at the hat too). Other character schedules around Epcot should remain the same for the time being and Aurora is now meeting in gazebo on the far right hand side of France.
Happy character finding!
Rumor has it that Pete’s Silly Sideshow will be open for day guests tomorrow, and be open for MNSSHP guests beginning with Thursday, October 4th’s party and continuing through the run of MNSSHP. No word on MVMCP yet. Daisy, Minnie, Donald and Goofy will use their Disney magic and also be found in their regular MNSSHP meet locations.
As of the moment, when Pete’s Silly Sideshow opens, Guest Assistance Cards will not be accepted to bypass the line, only Make A Wish kids will be allowed to bypass the main queue. Fastpass is not said to be offered at this time.
While the queue line is divided into male (Donald and Goofy) and female (Daisy and Minnie) characters, one will still be able to see the other characters within the room, but will only be able to meet them if they exit and re-queue for the other characters.
Pete’s tent is scheduled for open to close hours but will not be offered for Extra Magic Hours.
Minnie Mouse’s last day in Town Square Theater is said to be today, October 3rd. Daisy will no longer meet in Town Square, Donald will no longer meet in Frontierland and Goofy will no longer meet in Adventureland after today.
Chip n Dale are scheduled to take over Donald’s spot in Frontierland tomorrow as well. Marie took over at the flag pole on September 30.