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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Character Meet and Greet Changes Coming to Walt Disney World




Some character meet and greet changes are happening at the most magical place on earth, mostly due to the New Fantasyland Expansion in the Magic Kingdom.

Beast will be greeting guests at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom prior to dinner ONLY.  This is a photograph opportunity as the Beast does not give autographs.  This makes sense as it is his castle, after all.

Marie from the Aristocrats will be leaving the France Pavilion in EPCOT and will be meeting guests in Town Square, near the flag pole, in the Magic Kingdom.  Marie is taking Daisy’s place as she is moving to the circus in the all new Pete’s Silly Circus in the Storybook Circus area of the New Fantasyland.  Note that the France Pavilion is currently under renovation with a new covered character meet and greet location coming soon.

Chip and Dale in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom

Donald will be joining Daisy in the circus and therefore will no longer be greeting guests in Frontierland.  Instead, guests will find Chip and Dale in Frontierland.  Chip and Dale will no longer be greeting guests in Tomorrowland.
Winnie the Pooh at the Magic of Disney Animation at Disney's Hollywood Studios

The Winnie the Pooh meet and greet in the Magic of Disney Animation at Holywood Studios will be transforming into an area to meet characters from Wreck It Ralph by November 1, 2012.
Winnie the Pooh at Character Landing in Disney's Animal Kingdom

Eeyore at Character Landing in Disney's Animal Kingdom

Tigger at Character Landing in Disney's Animal Kingdom

It is also rumored that the Character Landing at Animal Kingdom featuring the lovable Winnie the Pooh characters will be closing.  This means that guests will have fewer opportunities to meet the characters.  Tigger and Winnie the Pooh can be found at the United Kingdom Pavilion in EPCOT.  Tigger and Winnie the Pooh rotate with Piglet and Eeyore in the courtyard in front of the Sorcerer’s Hat at Hollywood Studios, and of course, all four characters can be found while dining at the Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom for any meal of the day.
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger in the United Kingdom Pavilion in EPCOT

Piglet in Hollywood Studios

Tigger and Eeyore in Hollywood Studios

Most of these changes will take place October 1, 2012, just in time for EPCOT’s 30th Birthday!

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