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Old 07-03-2011, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Characterpalooza!

I all of our trips we have somehow missed Characterpalooza in DHS. Can someone please give me more information about it. And if you have been there recently which characters did you see.
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I don't think I've been to that. I think I read it's from 4:50-5:30 in Art of animation bldng. Times may change with Fantasmic.
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I all of our trips we have somehow missed Characterpalooza in DHS. Can someone please give me more information about it. And if you have been there recently which characters did you see.
So that is what it's called! We call it the Character Explosion at our house.

DHS, Magic of Animation, 5:00-7:00 pm but ONLY on NON-Fantasmic nights. So, now that Fantasmic is nightly, it is highly unlikely for the characters to be available. We are certainly going to ask though, as we had planned to be at DHS on a non-Fantasmic night prior to the Fantasmic schedule change.

Characters: Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Jafar, Pocahontas, Meeko, The Evil Queen, Pluto, Stitch, Minnie, Goofy, Max, Tweedle Dee, and Tweedle Dum have been the characters we've seen in addition to Socerer Mickey and the Incredibles, who are housed here regularly.

Good luck and let me know if this will happen even on Fantasmic nights!
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We called Disney to see if Characterpalooza will still be occuring on our trip. We were told that will not be Characterpalooza due to the nightly fantasmic occuring, too bad.
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Thanks for posting so I could find out what it is though!
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Here's our reviews: Williams Family: Character Explosion

Williams Family: More. . . at the Character Explosion!
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Just wanted to give an update. We are at WDW and went to DHS tonight. At 5:20 I decided why not take a chance and see if any characters are there. There were, and Disney told me it wouldn't take place! We saw the following characters. Mickey,Pooh,Jafar,Max,Goofy,Pochahantas,Miko,Capta in Hook, Smee, Chip,Dale, Mulan, Jasmine,Minnie Mouse,Pluto,Ponochio,Gepetto,Stitch,Rafiki,Mary Poppins & Penguin, Handy Manny, all four Little Einsteins, Frozone, & Mr & Mrs Incredible.I think that is everyone we saw. So if you are in the parks take a chance, you might just luck out!
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Is it like the Character Spot at Epcot where you can take individual photos with each character using the one line system?
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I've never heard of this, but I just scribbled a note down for it. Between 5 and 7 you say? I must check this out!

And as was just asked, is it one big line like the character spot, or lots of different lines?
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Just wanted to give an update. We are at WDW and went to DHS tonight. At 5:20 I decided why not take a chance and see if any characters are there. There were, and Disney told me it wouldn't take place! We saw the following characters. Mickey,Pooh,Jafar,Max,Goofy,Pochahantas,Miko,Capta in Hook, Smee, Chip,Dale, Mulan, Jasmine,Minnie Mouse,Pluto,Ponochio,Gepetto,Stitch,Rafiki,Mary Poppins & Penguin, Handy Manny, all four Little Einsteins, Frozone, & Mr & Mrs Incredible.I think that is everyone we saw. So if you are in the parks take a chance, you might just luck out!
We stopped by here last year, but didn't see anywhere near this many characters. We saw Mickey and the Incredibles (of course) as well as Aladdin, Genie, Snow White and Stitch. Do they continue to circulate through during the entire 2 hour period? We simply left after seeing the ones we needed...
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I never heard of this either. It sounds fun. I'll have to see if it is going on when we're there next week. Thanks for the info!
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Is it like the Character Spot at Epcot where you can take individual photos with each character using the one line system?
No it is in the animation courtyard in DHS. You have to take your own photos.
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We stopped by here last year, but didn't see anywhere near this many characters. We saw Mickey and the Incredibles (of course) as well as Aladdin, Genie, Snow White and Stitch. Do they continue to circulate through during the entire 2 hour period? We simply left after seeing the ones we needed...
They did change after a certain period of time. I believe Handy Manny and Little Einsteins joined because it was raining.
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No it is in the animation courtyard in DHS. You have to take your own photos.
I think what Tigger (and definitely what I) meant was do you get in one line and go from character to character the way they do at Epcot (but taking your own photos) or do you have to get in a separate line for every character?
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I think what Tigger (and definitely what I) meant was do you get in one line and go from character to character the way they do at Epcot (but taking your own photos) or do you have to get in a separate line for every character?
No you have to run from one spot to another.
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