One of my favourite activities when I have some spare time at Walt Disney World is to go character hunting. I’ll have a couple in mind that I really want to see and then utilise either guest services to help, or I’ll just keep a very close eye on the My Disney Experience App and stay nearby where I know they usually are based. It is also a good way to really utilise Memory Maker as it will help fill up with lots of pictures!
Without a doubt, my favourite character interaction thus far has been Gaston. He was one that I spent a whole afternoon watching and stalking to find out when he would be out….I realise this may make me sound stalker-ish, but I promise I’m not haha I had heard a lot about his interactions and knew I had to meet him! It was one of those moments where the interaction felt like something out of the movie. He was brash and self-boasting, but hilarious at the same time – most of my pictures have me laughing!
I found him outside of Gaston’s Tavern – of course! He apparently came out periodically during the day, but I only saw him once over the course of an afternoon.
In Tomorrowland, I ran into Buzz Lightyear, who tried to recruit me to help defeat Zurg!
And there was Rapunzel in the Princess Fairytale hall. Cinderella was there too, but I much more enjoyed the interactions with Rapunzel as we had a good chat about Pascal.
Then I found Rafiki, Chip & Dale and Woody all in Frontierland…
In Hollywood Studios, I only saw Kylo Ren – I could only handle the long wait once, so didn’t wait again for Chewbacca – it’s on the list for next time!
I had fun jumping from country to country, finding the Princesses in their natural country areas…
I also love meeting Baymax in Innovations – he’s like a big teddy bear to hug haha
Despite being known for it’s actual animals, I like some of the unique costumes that the characters wear, plus the different character roaming around…
And as a small extra, this isn’t exactly a character picture, but it’s one of my favourite photo’s from the Magic Kingdom…
Who is your favourite character to meet? Have you had any funny/memorable experiences?